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Watch: Cillian Sheridan Proves Once Again Why He Deserves An Ireland Call-Up

NICOSIA, CYPRUS - AUGUST 26: Cillian Sheridan from Apoel Nicosia in action during the match between Aalborg BK and Apoel Nicosia in the Second Round of the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs on August 26, 2014 in Nicosia, Cyprus. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images)

Speaking to Pundit Arena’s Irish football podcast, The Mixer, a couple of weeks ago Jagiellonia Bialystok striker Cillian Sheridan put his brilliant form in Poland’s top flight down to the momentum he had carried through from playing in Cyprus.  Looking at his form in Poland in isolation, though, it is clear the Cavan native has adapted particularly well to the Ekstraklasa, having …

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Martin O’Neill Will Not Involve New Players In Summer Friendlies

Celtic DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 28: Martin O'Neill, coach of Republic of Ireland gives instructions during the International Friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Iceland at Aviva Stadium on March 28, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

The Irish Independent has reported that Martin O’Neill will not blood any new talent in the upcoming summer friendlies against Uruguay and Mexico. The matches will mainly be used to give his first choice options some game time with the World Cup qualifier against Austria the main priority. Ireland play Mexico in the United States and Uruguay in the Aviva Stadium. “We …

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Premier League Duo Pursuing Future Ireland Prospect Ryan Manning

Premier League Duo Pursuing Future Ireland Prospect Ryan Manning

Ryan Manning’s impressive first season for Queens Park Rangers has attracted Premier League interest, according to The Mirror. The 20-year-old midfielder made the breakthrough at Loftus Road this season, with Ian Holloway promoting him to the first team in December. Manning has shown tremendous promise since given the opportunity and this has reportedly led to interest from fellow London side Crystal Palace …

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Ireland’s John O’Shea ‘Distraught’ Over Sunderland’s Relegation From The Premier League

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: John O'Shea of Sunderland leaves the pitch following the full time whistle in the Premier League match between Sunderland and AFC Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light on April 29, 2017 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

While the other clubs to be relegated from the Premier League, and all the permutations that could come out of that for Republic of Ireland internationals, have yet to be decided upon, Saturday afternoon saw Sunderland, captained by John O’Shea, demoted to the Championship. The 35-year-old could well be facing into his final four games as a top flight player now …

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Players To Opt For Other Nations Having Represented Ireland

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Bacary Sagna of Manchester City (L) attempts to black Lynden Gooch of Sunderland (R) shot during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Etihad Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Irish football has been long associated with the famous ‘granny rule’. FIFA regulations have served Ireland well with many recruits becoming key players in the past. However, in recent years some players have jumped back to the country of their birth with some Ireland born and raised players even opting to represent other nations. High profile players like Michael Keane, Patrick Bamford …

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What Would A British And Irish Lions Football Squad Look Like?

LENS, FRANCE - JUNE 16: Adam Lallana of England and Aaron Ramsey of Wales compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between England and Wales at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on June 16, 2016 in Lens, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

With the Lions squad recently announced, we take a look at a potential British and Irish football Lions squad.  It is impossible to please every fan with these kinds of selections and is always open to opinion and discussion. The following squad consists of 25 players and tries to involve players from each of the five countries. International form is …

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Cork City Legend Colin Healy Calls Time On Lengthy Playing Career

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 6/11/2016 Cork City vs Dundalk Cork's Colin Healy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Former Cork City, Sunderland and Celtic man Colin Healy has announced his retirement.  Healy, who recently turned 37, calls time on a career which saw him represent Ireland 13 times whilst winning the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Cup with Celtic as well as the FAI Cup twice with Cork City. Last year’s cup triumph at the Aviva Stadium was …

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Seven Points Of Reflection From Ireland’s International Week

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Ireland's James McClean reacts to missing a chance late in the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

With another week of internationals over, attention now turns to Ireland’s tie with Austria in June. There may be some disappointment given the fact that Ireland failed to secure a victory during the week but there will be some positives to take. Here we examine seven of the talking points from the two games as the international scene breaks for …

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Twitter Reacts To Ireland’s 1-0 Defeat To Iceland

Three International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 28/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Iceland Iceland’s Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson scores their first goal from a free kick Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

On a night dominated by debuts, Ireland’s new recruits could unfortunately just could not gel quickly enough to get past their Icelandic opponents.  Cork natives John Egan and Conor Hourihane dominated the pre-match discussion, being the only two to start the game who were earning their first senior caps. Whether Martin O’Neill saw any immediate roles for the duo looking …

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Martin O’Neill Names Experimental Ireland Team To Face Iceland

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 27/3/2017 Conor Hourihane Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With so many injuries to contend with once again, Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has been forced into selecting a less than familiar XI.  Following the huge blow that was Seamus Coleman’s injury versus Wales last Friday the first place most fans will likely look to on tonight’s team sheet is to see who has filled in for the Donegal man. …

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Three Iceland Players Who Could Cause Problems For Ireland

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 19: Aron Gunnarsson of Cardiff City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday at Cardiff City Stadium on October 19, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Ireland welcome Iceland to the Aviva stadium on Tuesday night in a friendly match that sees two of last summer’s Euro 2016 surprise packages clash. Eidur Gudjohnsen is arguably Iceland’s most high profile player, with the former Chelsea man retiring following a dream end to his international career in France. However, a number of players have put their hands up …

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Martin O’Neill On Seamus Coleman’s Surgery And Timescale For Return

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Ireland’s Seamus Coleman is comforted by Assistant manger Roy Keane Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Ireland’s hard-fought point against Wales paled into insignificance on Friday night once the news of a double leg break to captain Seamus Coleman was confirmed in the aftermath of the World Cup qualifier.  Neil Taylor’s collision with the Donegal man immediately had the watching Ireland and Everton fans hugely concerned, but there is now at least some semblance of positivity coming …

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Five Talking Points From Ireland’s 0-0 Draw With Wales

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Ireland's Seamus Coleman leaves on a stretcher Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

On a night of many emotions for the Republic of Ireland, Nick Menezes takes us through all the major talking points from the Boys in Green’s stalemate with Wales. ________ 5. Ireland Contain Gareth Bale Martin O’Neill set up a side capable of getting stuck into the Welsh with the midfield trio of  Glenn Whelan, Jeff Hendrick and David Meyler …

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Five Alternative Ireland Lineups Martin O’Neill Could Select For Wales Clash

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 22/3/2017 Manager Martin O'Neill Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The build-up to Ireland versus Wales has been dominated by talk of injuries and a reshuffling of Martin O’Neill’s pack. With five players missing from the starting eleven that defeated Austria, enforced changes are guaranteed with a change of system a strong possibility. Considering the large number of pull outs, O’Neill has still assembled a relatively strong squad. Shane Long …

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