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Premier League Heroes: Ireland’s Robbie Keane

With Ireland playing Scotland at Celtic Park tonight in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier we look back at the magnificent career Keane has had since he first lined out as a teenager for Wolves.  Currently playing his football at MLS side LA Galaxy, Robbie Keane is showing top form for his side in the states, which was seen in their …

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Colin Healy Commits Future To Cork City

Colin Healy is the latest Cork City player to commit his future to the Leeside club following Dan Murray’s re-signing earlier today.  The former Irish international was nominated for the 2014 PFAI Player of the Year award as well as being named in the PFAI Team of the Year. It was one of Healy’s best seasons at Cork City, usually playing in …

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Ex-Shelbourne Player McDonnell Could Make U19 Debut Tonight

Former Shelbourne player Adam McDonnell could make his first appearance for the Republic of Ireland’s under 19 team tonight as the Boys in Green host Malta at the RSC, Waterford in what is the first game of their UEFA Under 19 Championships qualifying campaign. Kick-off tonight is 7:45pm. Mcdonnell joined Ipswich Town from Shelbourne over the summer following a trial …

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Cork City Re-Sign Murray: ‘The Club’s Going In The Right Direction’

Cork City stalwart Dan Murray has committed his future to the Rebel Army after what has been a dramatic 2014 season for one of City’s senior squad members.  Murray had this to say on re-signing for the club: “Delighted. No real surprise, just hopeful John [Caulfield] just wanted to keep me for another year. Obviously after last year it was great and great …

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Defensive Setup Key For Ireland To Succeed Against Scots

Scotland host Ireland at Celtic Park on Friday night in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier. Stephen Loftus argues that a strong defensive setup with a counter-attacking threat is the way to stifle what should be a raucous home crowd in Glasgow.  Contrary to many beliefs, a draw would be a great result for Ireland on Friday when they take on Scotland. …

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VIDEO: O’Neill Speaks About Roy Keane Incident

Martin O’Neill has released a video statement in the wake of an incident involving Roy Keane at the Irish squad’s hotel last night. O’Neill is quoted as saying in the video, “The FAI and I have been fully briefed about the circumstances of what happened at the team hotel last night. “Roy asked that the Gardaí be called and he has …

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Peamount’s Stephanie Roche Nominated For FIFA Puskás Award

Peamount United striker Stephanie Roche’s stunning strike from the edge of the area against Wexford Youths has been selected as a candidate for FIFA’s Puskás Award for the best goal of the year. This spectacular goal is one of just ten other strikes nominated for the prize of the world’s best goal. Roche is in some high quality company with world-famous footballers such as Robin …

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UEFA Clear Path For Home-Nations & ROI To Reach Euro 2016

With England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all currently experiencing good starts to their respective Euro 2016 qualifying campaigns, the dream that all nations could reach the finals has a distinct possibility of becoming a reality. If all Home-Nations and the ROI were to arrive in France in 20 months time it would be an inaugural …

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Scotland Vs Ireland: Previous Encounters

This Friday Scotland host the Republic of Ireland at Celtic Park in an important game for both sides’ chances of qualifying for EURO 2016 in France. We look at the most recent encounters between the sides. Ireland 1 – 0 Scotland Carling Nations Cup, Aviva Stadium, 29th May 2011. The inaugural (and so far only) Carling Nations Cup between the …

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Sunday League’s ‘Winter Break’ Is Fast Approaching

David Rusk discusses the consequences of pitches being unplayable throughout the winter period of Sunday League football and the implications this presents. We wait patiently, every member of the team from number one to sixteen. (Assuming your team has sixteen players.) The cold snap is about to come upon us, after only five league matches. Now, the big question on everyone’s …

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Keith Fahey Signs For Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers have today announced that Keith Fahey has swapped Inchicore for Tallaght. The 2014 FAI Cup winner with St Pat’s will line out for the Hoops next season.  Quoted on Rovers’ official website, Fahey had this to say: “I’m delighted to be here at Shamrock Rovers. This is my local club and it’ll be great to be playing so close …

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To Represent Scotland Or Ireland – Or Does It Matter At All?

Following Gordon McQueen’s comments regarding Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy’s decisions to play international football for Ireland, Stephen Twomey looks at the factors which would have influenced both players’ decisions.  There was always going to be at least one “pundit” who would stick their oar in with regards the national allegiances of James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady in advance of our …

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O’Neill Finalises Ireland Squad For Scotland & USA

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has today finalised his 27-man squad ahead of Ireland’s friendly clash with the USA on the 18th of November as well as the Euro 2016 qualifying tie against Scotland this Friday.  Ireland have been hit by some late and worrying injury news. Midfield star James McCarthy is a doubt ahead of the game and Stoke …

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Is There A Future For Longford Town In The Premier Division?

Last season, Longford Town made the breakthrough they had been pursuing for years on end with little success – promotion to the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. In a race with Shelbourne, which lasted the majority of the season, with a few games left they pulled away and never looked back; finally securing the league title on the 3rd of October following a …

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Brian Lenihan Completes Loan Move To Blackpool

Today it has been announced that Brian Lenihan will spend a month on loan with Blackpool. The young right-back moved from Cork City to Hull City in August, in which time he has earned enough recognition to be called into Martin O’Neill’s most recent Republic of Ireland squads. Blackpool manager Lee Clark had this to say, on Blackpool F.C.’s official website, about the loan deal. …

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Cork City’s Ross Gaynor Re-Signs: ‘I’m Delighted To Be Here’

Cork City have today announced the re-signing of left-back Ross Gaynor. The 27-year-old moved to Cork City midway through last season from Sligo Rovers.  Today he has extended his stay at the club with Gaynor himself delighted with the news saying that he is, “Delighted to be fair…I spoke to John [Caulfield] a month before the end of the season and …

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Liam Miller Linked With Cork City

Former Irish international Liam Miller has been linked with a move to Cork City following his departure from Brisbane Roar by mutual consent.  Cork newspaper Evening Echo report that Miller would be open to a move back to Ireland. There is no denying that Miller would add a large degree of experience of playing at the top level should he …

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