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Ireland Winger Aiden McGeady Wins Championship Player Of The Month Award

PRESTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Preston North End's Aidan McGeady celebrates scoring his sides third goal with his team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Brentford at Deepdale on February 11, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Stephen White - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Castigated and celebrated in equal measure throughout his international career, Aiden McGeady is arguably the Republic of Ireland’s most marmite player when it comes to supporter opinion.  Ahead of Ireland’s qualifying campaign-defining game versus Wales later this month in Dublin, the Scotland-born wideman is, however, seemingly after hitting a new gear on loan from Everton at Preston North End. This …

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The League Of Ireland’s Greatest Graduates: Paul McGrath

In part one of a series celebrating Irish football’s most successful League of Ireland graduates, we take an in-depth look at the role the LOI had to play in the early years of Republic of Ireland legend Paul McGrath’s career. From George Best and Bobby Charlton to John Giles, from Dixie Dean and Jimmy Johnson to Damien Duff, many of …

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Martin O’Neill Has Responded To Those Worrying Leicester Rumours

Martin O'Neill Republic of Ireland Press Conference, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 2/11/2016

Following Claudio Ranieri’s controversial sacking on Thursday, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was one of the first names tipped to replace him. The Derry native enjoyed a very successful five-year period with the Foxes in the late 1990’s. With the side dropping into the relegation zone yesterday, fans were begging for the club to go after a proven coach …

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Exciting Young Striker Deemed Eligible To Play For The Republic Of Ireland

PRESTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Callum Robinson (C) of Preston North End celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Preston North End and Arsenal at Deepdale on January 7, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Preston have been hot on the lips of Ireland fans of late given their strong contingent of current and potential internationals. Between Daryl Horgan’s quick transition and Aiden McGeady’s resurrection at Deepdale, Preston North End has become a sanctuary for the Irish. The number of Irish internationals could be set to increase too, with Kilburn Times journalist Rob Brennan (via Balls.ie) …

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Has Aiden McGeady’s Club Form Put Him In Line To Start Against Wales?

DUBLIN, IRELAND - JUNE 03: Aiden McGeady (2nd L) is tackled by Glenn Whelan (L) of the Republic of Ireland during a training session at Aviva Stadium on June 3, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. The Republic of Ireland play England in a friendly game this coming Sunday, the first meeting between the two sides in Dublin since the abandonment of a game in 1995 due to hooliganism. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Over the weekend Preston, a club with a substantial Irish contingent, recorded a 4-2 victory over Brentford. Daryl Horgan scored his first goal for the Lilywhites since joining from Dundalk, but it was Aiden McGeady who grabbed all the headlines. McGeady’s place was said to be under threat by the Galwegian following his Europa League heroics. Horgan is a tremendous talent …

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Five Potential Appointments That Could Positively Impact The FAI

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Former Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard with Steve Heighway at The Academy on January 20, 2017 in Liverpool, England. Steven Gerrard has today been announced as a coach in the Liverpool Academy. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The FAI pulled off a major coup by appointing Englishman Colin Bell to the Republic of Ireland Women’s team. A Champions League-winning coach, Bell represents a signal of intent.  However, some appointments by the organisation in the past have been questionable. Signing up Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane has been a masterstroke so far, but many Irish fans have divided opinions on …

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Gareth Bale Expected To Be Fit For Ireland Clash Next Month

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 12: Gareth Bale of Wales warms up prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Gareth Bale is expected to be fit for next month’s crunch World Cup qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and Wales. The Irish Times report that the Real Madrid star is on course to return from injury to line up at the Aviva Stadium in March. Bale was injured while playing for Real Madrid in the Champions League and has been …

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The Ireland Team That Scraped Past San Marino 10 Years Ago: Where Are They Now?

Post San-Marino Papers 8/2/2007 Bad Reacation to Republic of Ireland's 2-1 win over San Marino in the paper headlines Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Although it is possibly still fresh in the minds of Irish football fans, Ireland’s bizarre 2-1 victory over lowly San Marino reached its ten-year anniversary this week (February 7). Despite being a strong Ireland team on paper, the Boys in Green struggled to get to grips with one of world football’s worst ever teams. Stephen Ireland popped up with a last-minute winner in …

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There’s Been A Major Twist In The Robbie Keane To Al-Ahli Story

LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 26: Robbie Keane of The Republic of Ireland warms up during the UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16 match between France and the Republic of Ireland at Stade des Lumieres on June 26, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/UEFA via Getty Images)

Robbie Keane will not be signing for Al-Ahli after photos of him training with the club fuelled a wildfire of speculation. The Irish Independent claim that the 36-year-old was invited to train with the Dubai-based side during a family holiday in the Emirates. After months as a free agent, it was widely expected that Keane would sign with the wealthy club …

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Why Ireland Captain Seamus Coleman Doesn’t Require A Big Move

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Seamus Coleman of Everton celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Everton team mates during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on January 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

As the transfer window reached its climax, Seamus Coleman’s name appeared in more and more transfer headlines. A move to Manchester United has been touted for years now with the full-back’s odds slashed over a move to Old Trafford in the dying embers of the transfer window on Tuesday night. The rumours never developed into reality with Coleman himself confirming that no …

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Burnley Join Lengthy List Of Clubs Linked With Ireland Star Robbie Brady

Derby, ENGLAND- November 26: Robbie Brady of Norwich City and Alex Pearce (l) and Bradley Johnson (r) of Derby County in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Norwich City at iPro Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

The Irish Mirror are reporting that Burnley have joined the list of clubs looking to sign Robbie Brady. Since the opening of the transfer window, Brady has been heavily tipped for a move away from Norwich City who have struggled in their promotion push this season. Brady was expected to leave the Canaries following their relegation last season, colliding with Brady’s …

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Watch: The Moment Of Brilliance From McGeady Which Set Up Preston’s Opener Vs Arsenal

PRESTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal challenges Aiden McGeady of Preston during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Preston North End and Arsenal at Deepdale on January 7, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Aiden McGeady on Saturday afternoon displayed some absolute brilliance to set up Callum Robinson for Preston North End’s lead goal against Arsenal. The Irish international winger showed some quick feet and an outrageous turn before feeding striker Jordan Hugill, whose collision with an Arsenal defender meant the ball fell neatly to Robinson who finished sublimely. With the Scottish-born player a much criticised …

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Assessing Each Of Robbie Brady’s Possible Transfer Destinations

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria 12/11/2016 Austria vs Republic of Ireland Austria's of Ireland Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Since the opening of the transfer window, Robbie Brady has become the subject of a speculated bidding war. Expected to leave last summer, the Norwich City man was one of Ireland’s star performers at Euro 2016. The Irish Independent have linked Brady with moves to Leicester City, West Ham United and Crystal Palace while Newcastle-based outlet Chronicle Live have linked the Baldoyle man with …

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