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Colm Horgan Named New Captain Of Galway United

Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup Second Round, Dalymount Park, Dublin 20/5/2016 Bohemians vs Galway United Bohemians' Ayman Ben Mohamed with Colm Horgan of Galway United Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Galway United fans are eagerly awaiting the new campaign to kick-off next month, with the visit of neighbours Sligo Rovers to Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday evening for the first pre-season game of the year. United fans have reason to be optimistic this season under a new management team led by former Wexford Youths manager Shane Keegan. Keegan has made …

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Exclusive: Dundalk’s Fitness Coach On What Sets The Lilywhites Apart

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Oriel Park, Dundalk 23/10/2016 Dundalk vs Bohemians Dundalk's Graham Byrne and manager Stephen Kenny celebrate winning the league after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The 8th of December 2016 signalled the end of a gruelling season for Dundalk. Ten months and 52 games later they again established themselves as the dominant side in Irish football after a phenomenal year. The Lilywhites successfully defended their league title, making it three in a row – only the third team to ever do so. There were question marks over …

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Dundalk Sign Former Chelsea Midfielder Conor Clifford

Republic of Ireland Squad Training 10/10/2012 Conor Clifford and Aiden McGeady Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Dundalk have announced the signing of former Chelsea player Conor Clifford. The 25-year-old has joined the League of Ireland champions following a spell at non-league Boreham Wood. Clifford captained the Blues to FA Youth Cup success in 2010 and has drawn comparisons to Frank Lampard in the past. The Dublin native previously played for Leicester City and Southend while he …

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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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Championship Striker Jutkiewicz Indicates Willingness To Play For Ireland

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND-JANUARY 2: Lukas Jutkiewicz of Birmingham City scores the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Brentford at St Andrews Stadium on January 2, 2017 in Birmingham, England (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images).

Lukas Jutkiewicz could be in line for an Ireland call-up ahead of a crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales in March after registering his interest in representing the Boys in Green. The England-born striker has said that he would ’embrace’ the opportunity of pulling on the green jersey. Jutkiewicz, who plays with current international Stephen Gleeson at Birmingham City, joined the …

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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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How The Irish Have Fared So Far In The Third Round Of The FA Cup

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Newcastle player Daryl Murphy scores the opening goal past Birmingham defender Che Adams on the goalline as striker Aleksandar Mitrovic (floor, right) is injured during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Birmingham City and Newcastle United at St Andrews (stadium) on January 7, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Daryl Murphy, Tom Field, Matt Doherty and Lukas Jutkievicz were all on target in today’s third round FA Cup ties with a number of other Irishmen also in action. Murphy earned a rare start for the Magpies having struggled for game time this season since joining from Ipswich Town. The Waterford man opened the scoring from close range after just five …

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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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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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Martin O’Neill Targeting Another Irish-Qualified Striker

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND-DECEMBER 17: Lukas Jutkiewicz of Birmingham City and Dale Stephens of Brighton & Hove Albion in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Brighton & Hove Albion at St Andrews Stadium on December 17, 2016 in Birmingham, England (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images).

Martin O’Neill’s search for a striker has led him to an unlikely source. The Ireland manager has spoken of his eagerness to find more options up front following the retirement of Robbie Keane. The Irish Daily Star (via the Irish Independent) have reported that O’Neill will attempt to encourage Lukas Jutkiewicz to switch allegiances to Ireland. The striker’s inclusion could soften …

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