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Watch: Bale Breaks Irish Hearts With World-Class Finish

Welsh star-man Gareth Bale managed to produce a sublime finish to put his side 2-0 up against an admittedly poor Irish outfit. Things managed to go from bad to worse for Martin O’Neill’s men as Real Madrid’s Bale scored his first and Wales’ second to usher in the Ryan Giggs era. Overall, the Welsh seemed to be control – putting …

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Alan Browne Out Of Wales Game Due To Injury

International Friendly, Antalya Stadyumu, Turkey 23/3/2018 Turkey vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's Alan Browne

Alan Browne came into the international break off an early goal of the season contender. His strike against Bolton Wanderers at the weekend was the culmination of some fine form with Preston North End, and he looked set for his first competitive cap with the Republic of Ireland. Some goal by @Alan__Browne #pnefc pic.twitter.com/VhP0Pvjnw9 — Anthony Ⓜ️ (@mcainey88) September 1, …

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Wes Hoolahan Reportedly Close To Signing With New Club

Irish cult hero Wes Hoolahan has been a free agent since his decade-long stint at Norwich City came to an end in April. Now 36-years-old, Hoolahan is unlikely to play most games for his new destination, but he remains a potent attacking option for many clubs in the Championship. He has been linked with a move to Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, …

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Harry Arter Reportedly Won’t Be In Ireland Squad For Wales Game

Ireland are in action this Thursday in the opening game of the inaugural UEFA Nations League. The tournament is a level above international friendlies, given that places in Euro 2020 are up for grabs. But a regular starter for Ireland in Harry Arter is not expected to play a part in proceedings. The Independent report that the midfielder likely won’t …

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Watch: Alan Browne Scores A Genuine Stunner Against Bolton

Irishman Alan Browne set Deepdale alight on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to secure all three points. He scored on the opening day of the season, and after a string of good performances which didn’t contribute to the scoresheet, Browne returned to it with a bang against Bolton Wanderers. Callum Robinson gave the Lilywhites an early eleven minute lead, and …

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Jack Byrne Gets New Start, Joins Irish Contingent In Scotland

UEFA Under 21 EURO 2017 Qualifier, RSC, Waterford 7/10/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Serbia Ireland's Jack Byrne

On Friday night League Two side Oldham Athletic announced that they would be terminating the contract of 22-year old Irish midfielder Jack Byrne. Byrne who had previously been a star on the rise at Manchester City only joined Oldham permanently in January of this year but the club announced in a statement on their website that both parties had mutually …

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Jack Byrne’s Contract With Oldham Athletic Terminated

Irishman Jack Byrne will no longer represent Oldham Athletic. The club have released a statement confirming that both they and the player have mutually agreed to terminate the contract between them. “Oldham Athletic and Jack Byrne have mutually agreed to terminate his contract”, the League Two side stated on their official website. “The 22-year-old attacking midfielder initially joined the club …

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Irish International Eunan O’Kane Secures Loan Move Away From Leeds

Leeds United are flying high under new boss Marcelo Bielsa, but a club favourite likely won’t feature in their title charge. Eunan O’Kane was made captain of the side back in February under previous manager Paul Heckingbottom, but Bielsa made comments recently to the effect of saying that the Irishman was not a part of his plans. This came after the revelation …

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Big Green Ladder: Duffy Solid As Hendrick & McClean Bag Goals

The third in Pundit Arena’s season-long weekly look at how the Irish contingent are faring in the English leagues. With all four English divisions in full swing let’s take a look at who is positioned where in the third instalment of Pundit Arena’s Big Green Ladder _____ 1) Darragh Lenihan – Up 2  Another week another clean sheet for Darragh …

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Stephen Elliott Blasts Rice Decision And FIFA Rules

Former Irish international Stephen Elliott has given his take on the recent controversy surrounding Declan Rice. It has been a strange day for Irish football – one that saw the sport’s community sent into a wave of emotion following the announcement from Martin O’Neill that hotly-tipped prospect Declan Rice was considering his international future. After revealing that England were in …

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Non-League CIE Ranch Almost Cause Almighty Shock In FAI Cup

A monumental upset almost took place on Friday night in the FAI Cup. The second round of the tournament saw two non-league sides in Maynooth University Town and CIE Ranch visit Premier Division champions Cork City and First Division leaders UCD respectively. While Maynooth expectedly lost out 4-0 to Cork, CIE Ranch pushed UCD all the way in normal time of …

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Watch: Graham Burke Fires Home Lovely Volley Against Stoke

Graham Burke’s good start to life at Preston north End continues in earnest. The Irishman joined the Deepdale side from Shamrock Rovers in the summer, and already has a goal under his belt, coming against Morecambe in the Carabao Cup during the week. His second goal for Preston came against much stronger opposition in the form of Premier League veterans …

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Cathal O’Hanlon On The Dark Side Of The Football Dream

In association with  As part of our search for the Vodafone X Irish University Sports Journalist Of The Year, Thomas Stafford interviewed UCC goalkeeper Cathal O’Hanlon about the negative side of professional football in England. Thomas Stafford, along with three other finalists, is vying to be crowned ‘Vodafone X Irish University Sports Journalist Of The Year’. The final stage of the competition …

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Preston Manager Reveals Why Daryl Horgan Left The Club

Former Dundalk star Daryl Horgan joined Hibernian from Preston North End at the weekend. Horgan had joined the Championship side in 2017, and made a series of appearances in the latter half of the 2016/17 season. But after the appointment of Alex Neil as manager, the 26-year-old was restricted to making substitute appearances last season. This loss of game time …

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