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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group E


Ireland have again found themselves drawn against tough opposition in Group E, alongside Belgium, Italy and Sweden. The boys in green had a dismal display at Euro 2012, finishing as the worst side in the tournament. This time out though, Ireland will be hopeful of a better performance.  Belgium and Italy, who both have intentions of bringing the trophy home, …

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League Of Ireland: Not The Greatest League In The World But It’s Ours

DUBLIN, IRELAND - DECEMBER 15: A general view of the Tallaght Stadium on December 15, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

If Carlsberg did football stadiums, they wouldn’t be basing their design on Dalymount Park or other League Of Ireland strongholds around the country, they’d probably look to some of the more glamorous football cathedrals around Europe to draw inspiration for their perfect idea of where football should be played. The Santiago Bernabeu, the Camp Nou, the Olympiastadion and the Allianz Arena are just some …

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Opinion: Why I Don’t Have High Hopes For Ireland At Euro 2016

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 25: The Republic of Ireland team go into a huddle before the international friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on March 25, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

This summer, like millions of football supporters all over Europe, I will sit down to watch my country compete at the European Championships. In the past I would have done so with reasonable expectations and hopes that Ireland can do well and maybe progress far, just as they did when I was old enough to really appreciate the first major tournament …

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Pacesetters Limerick Take On Second-Placed Drogheda United

Limerick make the trip to Louth on Friday evening as they look to make it six wins from six and go ten points clear of second-placed Drogheda United. United find themselves sitting on eight points from five games, winning two, drawing two and losing one. The Boynesiders bounced back from their 3-0 defeat away to Shelbourne with an impressive and …

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Republic Of Ireland: Rob Elliot Injury Sours O’Neill’s Night

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 29: Rob Elliot of the Republic of Ireland suffers a suspected serious injury during the international friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and Slovakia at Aviva Stadium on March 29, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland shared the spoils with their Slovakian visitors on a night that was overshadowed by what looks like a season-ending injury to Newcastle Untied goalkeeper Rob Elliot and denting his chances of a place in the Irish squad heading to France this summer. The Slovakians kept the hosts busy throughout the game. However, star player Marek Hamšík had a …

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Republic Of Ireland Recap: Judge Was Misused While Duffy Shined

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 25: Alan Judge (L) of the Republic of Ireland and Fabian Schar (R) of Switzerland during the international friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on March 25, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

On a night commemorating revolutionary leaders of 100 years ago, the Republic of Ireland football team may have identified a leader of their own as Blackburn Rovers defender Shane Duffy was outstanding during Ireland’s 1-0 win over Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium on Friday night.  Much of the pre-match focus centred around commemorating the likes of Padraig Pearse, Joseph Plunkett, James Connolly …

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O’Neill Backs Ireland Striker Robbie Keane For Successful Career In Management

<> on September 4, 2015 in Faro, Portugal.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has backed LA Galaxy striker and Ireland’s all-time leading goalscorer Robbie Keane to have a successful career in management when the Tallaght native finally decides to call it quits on his illustrious playing career. Keane, 35, is in Dublin this weekend as part of an Ireland squad that will take on Switzerland and Slovakia in respective upcoming friendlies at the …

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Stephen Gleeson On What It’s Like To Be Back After Nine Years Out Of The Ireland Frame

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Stephen Gleeson of Birmingham celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Derby County at St Andrews (stadium) on August 21, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Birmingham City midfielder Stephen Gleeson has opened up on his relationship with his cousin, and Stoke City and Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan, after Gleeson was recalled to the Ireland squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia. The Dubliner has performed well this season for Gary Rowett’s Birmingham and his strong form for the Blues has earned him a …

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Terror Attacks in Brussels Cast A Shadow Over Euro 2016

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 12: The UEFA European championships Trophy is displayed prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 Final Draw Ceremony at Palais des Congres on December 12, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

On Friday 13th of November last year, the world came to a standstill as all over the globe people tuned into their TV sets, checked the internet or listened to their radios as the news filtered in of the Paris attacks. Today, our eyes turn to Brussels, as the world collectively gathers with a heavy heart. Being based in Ireland, this writer noticed …

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Drogheda Look To Maintain Unbeaten Start To The Season

Drogheda United look to keep their unbeaten start to the season intact as they host Alan Mathews’ Athlone Town at United Park this evening. The home side come into this game off the back of a hard-earned point from a 1-1 draw in Cobh last Saturday. The Boynesiders had found themselves ahead in the first half through a penalty scored …

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Irish Footballer Apologises After Being Filmed Urinating Into A Glass At Cheltenham

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Samir Carruthers of MK Dons shows his emotions during the FA Cup Second Round Replay match between MK Dons and Chesterfield at Stadium mk on January 2, 2015 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

MK Dons midfielder Samir Carruthers didn’t exactly have the best of days at Cheltenham yesterday. The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international made the front pages of several newspapers this morning after appearing to urinate into a pint glass in the corporate box at the annual racing festival before an accomplice, Northampton Town striker James Collins, threw the contents from the …

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Exclusive: Jason McGuinness – ‘I’m As Fit As I’ve Ever Been’

Jason McGuinness, the authoritative and experienced St. Patrick’s Athletic defender, grew up with football an inherent presence in his life. Positive and appreciative, here he speaks to Brian Strahan and looks back on the solid base he received in life and football and how he wishes to develop that learnedness when his playing days end.   Affable and assured, McGuinness …

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Drogheda United Begin Life In The First Division Against Waterford

Pete Mahon - Drogheda United manager.

Pete Mahon’s new-look Drogheda United begin life in the First Division as they host Roddy Collins’ Waterford United on Friday evening. A 5-3 defeat in Tallaght against Shamrock Rovers in October, on the last day of the 2015 season, relegated the Boynesiders to the First Division. Remarkably, the only time Drogheda were bottom of the Premier Division table last season was …

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60-Second Interview With Sligo Rovers’ Gavin Peers

Having just re-signed for Sligo Rovers for the eleventh consecutive season, Gavin Peers speaks to Brian Strahan ahead of the new campaign. Brian Strahan: Sligo had a tough season last year. But with a new season, a new manager in Dave Robertson and some promising new signings, presumably it’s a positive vibe at present? Gavin Peers: Yes everyone is looking forward …

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