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Josh Cullen: ‘Once I Committed To Ireland I Was Fully Committed’

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Josh Cullen has been called into the Ireland squad for Mick McCarthy’s big return against Georgia and Gibraltar. The West Ham academy product, currently on loan at Charlton Athletic has previously captained Ireland at U21 level despite being born in England. However, unlike another high-profile West Ham academy product who plied his trade with Ireland before defecting to England, Cullen …

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Six Nations Squad News – The Early Statistics That Suggest An Enthralling Championship Battle Awaits

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 14: The Six nations trophy is displayed during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Dan Mullan - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images)

Two weeks out from another glorious instalment of the Six Nations, all but Italy have announced their squad for the first pair of fixtures and if nothing else, the respective squads make for very interesting reading. Coming off the back of a blistering November Test Series that saw England, Ireland and Scotland deliver strong and, at times, emphatic, performances, things are …

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Brian O’Driscoll Is Absolutely Disgusted The Irish Squad Didn’t Go Boozing Together After England Victory

Former Ireland centre Brian O’Driscoll is in disbelief that one Irish tradition has been shelved so soon after he hung up his boots. Widely regarded as one of the greatest centres in the history of the game, Brian O’Driscoll retired after a hugely successful career in the summer of 2014. However, less than three years later, ‘BOD’ was shocked to …

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Stephen Kenny Hoping Daryl Horgan And Andy Boyle Can Both Earn Ireland Call-Ups

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny is hoping that former lilywhites Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle can both earn Ireland call ups following the duo’s selection to Martin O’Neill’s squad for the World Cup qualifier with Austria in November. Horgan and Boyle were both selected for O’Neill’s 28 man squad against Austria with Horgan named on the bench for the game in Vienna, …

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Johnny Sexton Has Only An ‘Outside Chance’ Of Making Italy Clash, Concedes Joe Schmidt

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 2, Stade de France, Paris, France 13/2/2016 France vs Ireland Ireland's Jonathan Sexton dejected after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt named a strong and familiar 23-man squad for the Six Nations curtain raiser against Scotland on Saturday. Having already been confirmed earlier this week, the most notable absence from the side is Leinster out-half Jonathan Sexton. Still suffering the lingering effects from a bruised calf muscle sustain a fortnight ago in the Champions Cup against …

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Five Uncapped Players Who Could Be Included In Ireland’s Six Nations Squad

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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will name his 2017 Six Nations squad on Monday as Ireland will attempt win their third Six Nations title in the last four seasons after back-to-back championship wins in 2014 and 2015. Last year Schmidt named an extended 35-man squad that included the previously uncapped CJ Stander, Ultan Dillane, Josh van der Flier and Stuart McCloskey, while the …

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Derby’s Loss is also Martin O’Neill’s Loss

Nobody can say that the English lower league play-offs fail to provide value for money, but how can Irish football benefit from all this drama? In a time when our representation in the Premier League is based almost entirely on being a feeder country for clubs like Hull and Everton, the arrival of new Irish players at the highest level …

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Best XI: Current Ireland Team vs 2002 World Cup Team

The media frenzy which will surround the upcoming World Cup will undoubtedly make the country nostalgic for the good times in Irish soccer, when we had a team who could compete with the big powers in the game, on the biggest international stage. Not since 2002 have we experienced the excitement of a World Cup build up, the naming of …

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Zebo In, Madigan Out as Schmidt Names Squad For Summer Tour

Ian Madigan’s week went from ecstasy to agony in less than 48 hours, with the Dubliner being omitted from Joe Schmidt’s thirty-man squad to tour Argentina next month. Madigan was the hero for Leinster in their superb 13-9 turnaround win at the RDS on Saturday night, but Joe Schmidt has decided to leave the Dubliner at home this summer, instead opting for …

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