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Top 10 Players Most Likely To Break Into The Ireland Squad In 2017

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: John Egan of Brentford applauds supporters during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Fulham at Griffin Park on November 4, 2016 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

With 2016 drawing to a close, a number of Irish players will be hoping to break into Martin O’Neill’s plans. This time last year very few would have anticipated Shane Duffy becoming an automatic starter or Callum O’Dowda making the grade at senior level. Here we take a look at some players hoping to establish themselves in the squad and …

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A Football XI For Each Irish Province

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Dublin 23/5/2016 Shane Long, Jeff Hendrick and Callum O'Dowda Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gary Carr

With Munster set to tackle Leinster in Thomond Park on Monday and with Ulster having beaten Connacht on Friday, we look at what Ireland’s provinces might look like when it comes to football.  Ireland is a country that thrives on provincial and inter-county rivalry. This hasn’t always transferred to football, but these lineups could certainly make for some interesting games. _______ …

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Watch: Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick Scored An Absolute Belter Against Bournemouth

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Jeff Hendrick of Burnley celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and AFC Bournemouth at Turf Moor on December 10, 2016 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Goal of the season contender, anyone? It certainly is up there with the best. The Republic of Ireland international midfielder netted a stunning volley to give Burnley an early lead against Bournemouth at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon. Hendrick joined Burnley at the end of the transfer window from Championship side Derby County for a club record fee of £10.5 million, …

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Daryl Horgan Fails To Shine As Dundalk Fall Just Short

UEFA Europa League Group Stage, Tallaght Stadium Dublin 24/11/2016 Dundalk vs AZ Alkmaar Az Alkmaar’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Daryl Horgan of Dundalk Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Dundalk went into Thursday’s Europa League game against Dutch side AZ Alkmaar with qualification to the later stages of the tournament still an achievable goal. Zenit St. Petersburg were the group’s runaway leaders leaving second place a possibility for the other three teams. Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and his assistant, Roy Keane, were both in attendance and rumours had been …

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O’Neill & O’Donoghue’s Relationship Reminiscent Of The Cosell-Ali Dynamic

Three International Friendly, Turner's Cross, Cork 31/5/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Belarus Martin O'Neill announces his squad for Euro 2016 to RTE's Tony O'Donoghue Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Since Martin O’Neill took charge of the Ireland team there have been far more ups than downs. RTÉ’s Tony O’Donoghue has been there to cover them all. The pair’s post-match interviews have ranged from spiky disagreement to mutual jubilation. There is, though, an underlying mutual respect throughout. The RTÉ man isn’t afraid to ask difficult questions and O’Neill doesn’t hold …

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Ireland: The Myth That Martin O’Neill Doesn’t Trust Wes Hoolahan

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau, Moldova 9/10/2016 Moldova vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's Wes Hoolahan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Criticism when he’s out of the team and no praise when he’s in it. Martin O’Neill is getting hammered for a perceived lack of trust in playmaker Wes Hoolahan. But, the stats don’t back it up. Can we really summarise the Irish manager’s philosophy in the treatment of one player? Proof that Ireland are more than brute-strength and aggression, diminutive Hoolahan …

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We Speak To IRUPA & The PFAI About Life After Sport In Ireland Today

Aviva Stadium Opening Ceremony 14/5/2010 General view of the Tricolour, IRFU, FAI flags Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Venture capitalist and Angel investor Chris Sacca, who became a billionaire after investing in tech companies like Twitter, Uber and Instagram, is a big name in California’s famed tech hub Silicon Valley. Located just south of the San Francisco Bay Area, the valley is home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world and it’s a place where start-up companies …

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Throwback Thursday: Jackie Charlton’s Last Wacky Adventure With Ireland

Republic of Ireland v Holland 13/12/1995 Jack Charlton and Maurice Setters say a final farewell to the Irish Fans ©INPHO/James Meehan

When we think back to USA ’94, it’s hard to look past that astonishing victory over Italy. We often reminisce joyously about McGrath frustrating Roberto Baggio, Ray Houghton confounding Gianluca Pagliuca and Jack Charlton berating every nearby FIFA official. It’s quite easy to forget whatever else occurred during that tournament. We prefer to envisage the team as heroes and the …

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Opinion: Ireland Shouldn’t View France Tie As Revenge Mission

French forward Thierry Henry (L) and Irish defender Richard Dunne are pictured at the end of the World Cup 2010 qualifying football match France vs. Republic of Ireland on November 18, 2009 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, northern Paris. Former champions France secured their World Cup spot after a 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France. France won the two-legged tie 2-1. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The events of 18th November 2009 are well known to those who consider themselves fans of the French or, more pertinently, the Republic of Ireland national team. Sunday’s rematch between these two sides in the second round of the European Championships has been billed in most quarters as a chance for the Irish to finally exact their revenge upon their …

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Ireland Defender Richard Keogh Looking Forward To Testing Himself Against The Best

ZENICA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - NOVEMBER 13. Richard Keogh (C) in action during the EURO 2016 Qualifier Play-Off First Leg match at Bilino Polje Stadium on November 13, 2015 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland defender Richard Keogh wants to test himself against the very best players at Euro 2016 after holding his own against Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski during the qualifying campaign.  After starting on the fringes of Martin O’Neill’s squad at the beginning of the qualifying campaign, Keogh became an integral part of the side towards the end of the qualifiers – forming …

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Republic Of Ireland: Rob Elliot Injury Sours O’Neill’s Night

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 29: Rob Elliot of the Republic of Ireland suffers a suspected serious injury during the international friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and Slovakia at Aviva Stadium on March 29, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland shared the spoils with their Slovakian visitors on a night that was overshadowed by what looks like a season-ending injury to Newcastle Untied goalkeeper Rob Elliot and denting his chances of a place in the Irish squad heading to France this summer. The Slovakians kept the hosts busy throughout the game. However, star player Marek Hamšík had a …

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Republic Of Ireland Recap: Judge Was Misused While Duffy Shined

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 25: Alan Judge (L) of the Republic of Ireland and Fabian Schar (R) of Switzerland during the international friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on March 25, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

On a night commemorating revolutionary leaders of 100 years ago, the Republic of Ireland football team may have identified a leader of their own as Blackburn Rovers defender Shane Duffy was outstanding during Ireland’s 1-0 win over Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium on Friday night.  Much of the pre-match focus centred around commemorating the likes of Padraig Pearse, Joseph Plunkett, James Connolly …

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