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Martin O’Neill’s Forest Spell Bares Eerie Resemblance To Irish Struggles

The definition of insanity, they say, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  A horribly cliched phrase certainly, but one that is constantly applicable to the way certain managers view the game. Jose Mourinho’s stubbornness arguably got him the sack at Manchester United. Mauricio Sarri’s inability to change his system has led to criticism …

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Gordon D’Arcy: “Sport Is Inclusive, It Doesn’t Care Who You Are”

Gordon D'Arcy

Former Leinster and Ireland rugby player, Gordon D’Arcy, believes anyone who wants to participate in sport must accept and live by approved societal norms. His comments come as Rugby Australia announced the termination of Israel Folau’s contract due to a “high level” breach of the professional players’ code of conduct, while stating that he had ignored formal instruction not to …

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John Delaney Voluntarily Steps Aside Pending Investigation

The FAI have confirmed that John Delaney has offered to step aside as Executive Vice President of the association pending an investigation. The full statement from the FAI can be read below: The Board of the Football Association of Ireland met in Dublin today. Following that meeting, the sub-committee of the Board met with Executive Vice-President John Delaney. John Delaney …

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Sam Arnold: “The Blood Donors Literally Kept My Sister Alive”

Sam Arnold Munster

Munster player, Sam Arnold, has urged people to give blood, revealing that his sister receives regular donations for a rare genetic disorder.  According to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, only three percent of eligible Irish people give blood while 3,000 blood donors are required every week in this country. The Munster centre revealed that his sister has needed blood donations …

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“People Said ‘Jesus, Ireland Were Great,’ I Hadn’t Heard That In Years”

Former Ireland striker Kevin Doyle was one of the many onlookers impressed by Mick McCarthy’s side’s victory against Georgia in their opening home game of the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Ireland safely negotiated the tricky task of familiar foes Georgia, defeating them by 1-0 but looking much improved in McCarthy’s return to Landsdowne Road. The win was their second in the …

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Sean Cox To Attend Charity Legends Game In His Honour

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Liverpool supporter, Sean Cox, will leave his hospital surroundings for the first time since his attack, to attend a charity football match arranged in his honour.  This Friday, April 12, a team of Republic of Ireland legends will face a team of Liverpool legends in the Aviva Stadium to raise money for the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Fund. Mr Cox was …

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Rory Best On Jack McGrath Signing: It Makes You Want To Play On

Captain, Rory Best, has praised Ulster’s signing of “world class” player, Jack McGrath who will join from Leinster at the end of the season.  The 29-year-old has won 54 caps for Ireland to date and featured in all three Tests on the 2017 British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand. Having fallen down the pecking order in Leinster, McGrath …

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Michael Obafemi On Kenny & 21s: I Think We’ll Be Working Together Soon

Ireland and Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has outlined that his immediate international future may lie with Stephen Kenny’s U21s when the 18-year-old returns from injury. Obafemi is eligible to play for Stephen Kenny’s side as well as Tom Mohan’s exciting U19s who have reached the this summer’s European Championships in Armenia. The striker, however, has also been capped at senior …

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Ireland Climb Five Spots In Latest FIFA Rankings Update

Ireland’s recent pair of wins in the Euro 2020 qualifiers has seen them rise five spots in the latest update to FIFA’s national team rankings. Mick McCarthy’s men, of course, have some creases to iron out following back-to-back 1-0 victories over Gibraltar and Georgia but all in all, maximum points is nothing to complain about and as a result, the …

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