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Opinion: Is Ireland Making The Most Of Its Sporting Talent?

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 22/11/2014 Ireland vs Australia Ireland flags at the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Colm O'Neill

‘Are we wasting our time playing football in Ireland?’ An absurd statement that can’t possibly have any base, foundation or logic to even consider the thought of Ireland without football, but nevertheless, should we focus our sporting talents somewhere else other than football? Football is the world game, the most popular sport in Ireland, at least by playing numbers, and …

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What’s Happened Since Shamrock Rovers’ Europa League Breakthrough?

Shamrock Rovers’ breakthrough as the first Irish team to qualify for the group stages of a major European competition was supposed to herald an era of domestic domination. However, it hasn’t worked out that way, writes Macdara Ferris from Póg Mo Goal Magazine, Issue 3.  For Shamrock Rovers, 2016 marks a number of anniversaries in their recent history. This year …

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Reaction To The Latest John Delaney Headlines Highlights The Discontent Among Fans

The Germans have been responsible for a lot of useful inventions over the years with the computer, the MP3 and the smart card all attributed to German creators. In an Irish context though, their invention of the term ‘Schadenfreude’ may be the most applicable. Schadenfreude can be described as ‘pleasure derived from the misfortune of others’, and Irish people are experts …

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The Significance Of Dundalk’s Historic Progress In Europe

UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 2/8/2016 Dundalk vs BATE Borisov The Dundalk Team Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ciaran Culligan

Dundalk became the first Irish team to reach the final Champions League qualifying round since Shelbourne in 2004, when the Dubliners were ultimately defeated by Deportivo La Coruna. Dundalk’s stunning 3-0 win over BATE Borisov in Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday night was significant and historical in several ways. The obvious place to start is to look at the cash injection the Lilywhites …

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Rangers Legend Novo Joins Irish League Club

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: Nacho Novo of Rangers celebrates scoring his second goal during The Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Dundee United at Ibrox Stadium on May 10, 2008 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Irish Premiership side Glentoran have announced a magnificent signing this summer, with former Rangers striker Nacho Novo joining the east Belfast-based club on a one-year contract. The 37-year-old Spaniard arrives at the Oval with a wealth of experience, having played in Spanish football with Huesca and La Liga side Sporting de Gijón. However, Novo is best known for his career …

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We Speak To IRUPA & The PFAI About Life After Sport In Ireland Today

Aviva Stadium Opening Ceremony 14/5/2010 General view of the Tricolour, IRFU, FAI flags Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Venture capitalist and Angel investor Chris Sacca, who became a billionaire after investing in tech companies like Twitter, Uber and Instagram, is a big name in California’s famed tech hub Silicon Valley. Located just south of the San Francisco Bay Area, the valley is home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world and it’s a place where start-up companies …

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Throwback Thursday: Jackie Charlton’s Last Wacky Adventure With Ireland

Republic of Ireland v Holland 13/12/1995 Jack Charlton and Maurice Setters say a final farewell to the Irish Fans ©INPHO/James Meehan

When we think back to USA ’94, it’s hard to look past that astonishing victory over Italy. We often reminisce joyously about McGrath frustrating Roberto Baggio, Ray Houghton confounding Gianluca Pagliuca and Jack Charlton berating every nearby FIFA official. It’s quite easy to forget whatever else occurred during that tournament. We prefer to envisage the team as heroes and the …

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FIFA World Rankings Review: Wales, England, Northern Ireland & Rep Of Ireland

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 25: (L to R) Neil Taylor, Aaron Ramsey, Chris Gunter, Jonathan Williams and Gareth Bale of Wales celebrate their win after the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between Wales and Northern Ireland at Parc des Princes on June 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

The FIFA world rankings were announced today, taking into consideration Euro 2016 and the Copa America Centenary finals. With three of the home nations and the Republic of Ireland taking part in this year’s championships, Pundit Arena looks at how they fared, particularly compared to the July 2012 (post-Euro 2012) rankings. Considering how much has changed in these teams, it …

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The New FIFA World Rankings Make For Interesting Reading

NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: Iceland players celebrate their team's 2-1 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The first FIFA world rankings since Euro 2016 and the Copa America have been released and they make for some interesting reading. After an astonishing final win over France, Portugal have moved from eight in the rankings up to sixth while France themselves have jumped all the way from 17th to seventh. Surprisingly Belgium still remain as Europe’s highest ranked team in second place …

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Watch: Ten Of The Most Memorable Moments From Euro 2016

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 10: Dimitri Payet of France celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match between France and Romania at Stade de France on June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

It may not have been the most memorable of tournaments but Euro 2016 still provided us with some unbelievable moments. Here we look back at the stories that captured the imagination of the football world during June and July. _____ 10) Dimitri Payet’s late strike versus Romania The scoreboard reads 1-1 in the Stade de France, this is not how the …

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Opinion: Ireland Shouldn’t View France Tie As Revenge Mission

French forward Thierry Henry (L) and Irish defender Richard Dunne are pictured at the end of the World Cup 2010 qualifying football match France vs. Republic of Ireland on November 18, 2009 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, northern Paris. Former champions France secured their World Cup spot after a 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France. France won the two-legged tie 2-1. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The events of 18th November 2009 are well known to those who consider themselves fans of the French or, more pertinently, the Republic of Ireland national team. Sunday’s rematch between these two sides in the second round of the European Championships has been billed in most quarters as a chance for the Irish to finally exact their revenge upon their …

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