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James McClean Blasts ‘Hypocritical’ & ‘Stupid’ English FA

James McClean has fired shots at the English FA after once again coming under abuse from QPR fans as they played Stoke City over the weekend.  It wasn’t the first time the Derry-native has been forced to make himself heard following attacks from rival fans and all things considered, it likely won’t be the last. His Stoke side were involved …

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Keith Andrews Joins Kenny’s Coaching Ticket As Squad Announced

Republic of Ireland U21 manager, Stephen Kenny, has appointed former international, Keith Andrews, to his coaching staff. Andrews, who is part of the current FAI UEFA Pro Licence course, will become assistant coach alongside Jim Crawford, who leaves his role as Ireland Under-18 Head Coach. The Dubliner, who earned 35 caps for Ireland, was previously part of Colin O’Brien’s coaching staff …

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McCarthy Has “Total Faith” In Coleman Despite Everton Struggles

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Republic of Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy insists he has total faith in captain Seamus Coleman despite his recent struggle for form at Everton.  Coleman has come in for some criticism this season after he battled back to full fitness following a horrific leg-break in 2017. However, McCarthy claims to have no worries about the Irish captain’s form and knows that …

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McCarthy Sympathises With Declan Rice Over Ireland Decision

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Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has sympathised with Declan Rice over the impending decision on his international future.  Newly appointed Ireland boss McCarthy has said he would build his team around Rice if the West Ham midfielder opts to represent the Republic. The 59-year-old manager reiterates the fact that this is a huge decision for a young man to make …

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Watch: Irish Trio Score In Festive Championship Action

Sheffield United maintained their spot in the Championship play-off places on a busy St. Stephen’s Day. The Blades went in front against Derby five minutes before half-time through Billy Sharp. On-loan Liverpool winger Harry Wilson equalised early in the second half with a fine free-kick before Ireland’s David McGoldrick put the home side back in front again in the 64th …

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Kevin Kilbane: ‘Liverpool Once Tried To Sign Me’

Kevin Kilbane has revealed that he had a big decision to make in the late 90s. Having started his career at Preston, Kilbane was snapped up by West Brom in 1997 for a then-club record fee. Just two years later, one of the biggest clubs in football came calling. On Boylesports’ Bogglebox Christmas Special, Ireland’s fourth most capped player ever …

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Irish Fans Get 500 Tickets For Opening Euro 2020 Game

The ticket details for Ireland’s first game in the Euro 2020 campaign have been confirmed. Mick McCarthy’s first competitive match in charge of Ireland in over 15 years will take place on Saturday, 23 March. The boys in green are away to Gibraltar, and considering the circumstances, the ticket allocation for the tie is generous to the away support. The …

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Ireland’s Alan Kelly Wins Third MLS Referee Of The Year Gong

Alan Kelly has won the Major League Soccer ‘Referee of the Year’ for the third time in four years. The former League of Ireland referee made the move to the States in 2014 and has flourished in the MLS thanks to his domestic experience. With the combined submissions of MLS clubs, players and media, the Corkonian claimed over 46% of …

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Watch: Michael Obafemi Provides Assist In First Premier League Start

Relegation-threatened Southampton are in the lead against Manchester United, thanks in no small part to an Irish debutant. Some early chances were available in what is a must-win game for both sides at St. Mary’s. Romelu Lukaku has yet to score in the league since mid-September, and he really should have punished an early error from Saints keeper Alex McCarthy. …

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Mick McCarthy On Potentially Consulting With Martin O’Neill

The newly-appointed Ireland manager Mick McCarthy spoke to the media today during his official unveiling in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. McCarthy touched a myriad of topics and in general seemed to be in good spirits – first explaining to why the opportunity to manage Ireland again was one that was too good to turn down. Taking the reins from the now-former …

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Paul McGrath Calls For Mick McCarthy To Be Named Irish Boss

Ireland legend Paul McGrath has given his take on the vacant managerial position for the country’s national football team. Yesterday came the news that the Irish management duo of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane had both resigned from their positions. And while there were tributes aplenty, the focus has slowly turned towards speculating over the identity of the manager who will …

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Niall Quinn Wants FAI To Prioritise LOI In O’Neill Fallout

Former Ireland international Niall Quinn has had his say on the state of Irish football. The post-mortem continues after the departure of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane from the Irish managerial set-up. Attention has focused on the senior level, with some clamouring as always for either a change in playing style or the dropping of FAI chief executive John Delaney. …

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Matt Doherty Dicusses ‘Old School’ Martin O’Neill Ireland Training

The resignation of Martin O’Neill as Ireland manager has reignited the long-running debate over the style of play under the Derry man. Ireland have never been renowned for their expansive, attacking football, particularly under the likes of Giovanni Trappattoni. But Martin O’Neill’s tenure was particularly partial to dull football in which possession was a dirty word. While a forward-looking O’Neill …

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