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Ronald Koeman Tweets Out Hugely Uplifting Photo After Visiting Seamus Coleman

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Leighton Baines of Everton is mobbed by team mates including Seamus Coleman (top) after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on January 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Things are looking better and better for Seamus Coleman… On Monday, former Manchester United and Southampton physiotherapist Matt Radcliffe stated that despite suffering a horror leg break vs Wales last month, Seamus Coleman could well return to action before the year is out. Explaining the precise nature of the Irish international’s injury, Radcliffe stated that given the clean nature of the …

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Martin O’Neill In Disbelief With Gareth Bale’s Comments Regarding That O’Shea Tackle

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Wales' Gareth Bale fouls John O'Shea of Ireland

Martin O’Neill is not pleased with Gareth Bale after the Welshman made some baffling comments regarding his dreadful studs up challenge on John O’Shea. The Republic of Ireland manager was adamant that Bale’s reckless foul and Neil Taylor’s horror challenge, which left Seamus Coleman with a broken tibia and fibula in his right leg, were both “very, very poor.” The …

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Martin O’Neill Cuts 11 Players From Irish Squad Ahead Of Wales Clash

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

The Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifying tie against Wales on Friday and friendly versus Iceland on Tuesday has been cut from 39 to 28 by manager Martin O’Neill.  Injuries to Ciaran Clark, Harry Arter, Paul McShane, Rob Elliot, David McGoldrick and Liam Kelly have ruled them out of the squad. Meanwhile, Darron Gibson, Adam Rooney, Anthony …

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Martin O’Neill Absolutely Slated Samir Nasri After Leicester City vs Sevilla

Martin O’Neill certainly doesn’t seem to rate Samir Nasri very highly… Samir Nasri’s red card was the hot topic of conversation after Leicester City’s incredible Champions League victory last night but, it seemed none of the Sky Sports panel had any sympathy for the former Arsenal man. Speaking about the incident involving Jamie Vardy that saw Nasri receiving his second …

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James McCarthy Looks Set To Miss Crucial Ireland-Wales Clash

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: James McCarthy of Everton (R) scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on February 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

James McCarthy has emerged as a real doubt for the Republic of Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales later this month in Dublin. As reported in the Daily Mirror, the midfielder missed Everton’s 3-0 win over West Brom and is said to be “one or two weeks” away from fitness, according to his club manager Ronald Koeman. Martin O’Neill names …

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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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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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Six Nations Team-By-Team Previews: Champions – Ireland

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Rory Best, Captain of Ireland (L) and Joe Schmidt, Head Coach of Ireland (R) pose with The Six Nations Trophy during the 2017 RBS Six Nations launch at The Hurlingham Club on January 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

“Come the day and come the hour.” The first seven words of Ireland’s Call will never be more apt than if the dream grand slam battle with England becomes a reality.  Ireland have not won a home grand slam since they beat Wales at Ravenhill back in 1948. In fact, they’ve only managed that feat twice in the history of the …

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Noel King’s Ireland Under-21 Side Receive Tough European Championships Draw

UEFA Under 21 EURO 2017 Qualifier, RSC, Waterford 2/9/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Slovenia Republic of Ireland manager Noel King Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Ireland’s under-21 side face a tough task in reaching the 2019 European Championships in Italy. The underage Boys in Green have been drawn against Germany, Israel, Norway, Azerbaijan and Kosovo. Noel King’s side have failed to impress in their last several Euro qualifying campaigns, with the 2015 version resulting in a fourth place finish behind Italy, Serbia and Slovenia. This …

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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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Eoin Reddan Reveals Exactly Why He Is Still In Awe Of Joe Schmidt And Leo Cullen

This summer was the first summer in 15 years that Eoin Reddan missed a pre-season. For 15 straight years the Limerick native had been preparing both his mind and body for the gruelling rigours of a professional rugby season. The 35-year-old bowed out of professional rugby earlier this summer when he replaced Conor Murray during the final 12 minutes of Ireland’s third …

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Watch: Alan Shearer And Gary Lineker Corner Thierry Henry About Infamous Handball

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Never forget. _____ Thierry Henry is about as popular as rain, prohibition or bankers in Ireland. A win over France today for the Boys in Green would’ve represented a measure of revenge on the French after Henry’s handball debacle back in 2009 World Cup playoff game against the Irish. Thierry Henry admitted to Richard Dunne at the time that he had illegally handled …

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Ireland’s Ultan Dillane Will Have To Wait But His Time Is Now

Cape Town , South Africa - 7 June 2016; Ultan Dillane of Ireland, centre, with team-mates Jared Payne, left, and Dave Kilcoyne of during squad training in Westerford High School, Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It’s difficult to think of another player who has been as impressive as Ultan Dillane for Ireland but had to wait this long for their first start in international rugby. There have been other players besides Dillane who have had to bide their time before cracking their country’s first team, but they’ve generally had imposing figures in front of them who have delayed their promotion …

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