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Republic Of Ireland Team To Take On Moldova Named

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 5/9/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Serbia Ireland manager Martin O'Neill during the post match press conference Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named his side to take on Moldova in what is the first of two do or die games for the Boys in Green.  BREAKING: David Meyler captains Ireland as Martin O'Neill names his starting team to face Moldova! #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/DjtRsBFPHz — FAIreland (@FAIreland) October 6, 2017 As expected, in goal is Darren Randolph …

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John Giles Absolutely Tears Into Robbie Savage Over Recent Comments About Irish Side

Robbie Savage’s recent criticism of RTÉ’s Eamon Dunphy, his claims that Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side can be labelled overachievers if they even finish third in their 2018 World Cup Qualification group, and his suggestion that only one current Irish player – the recovering Seamus Coleman – is good enough to fit into the Welsh team have obviously drawn the ire …

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Watch: Sean Boyd Almost Pulls Off Screamer In Rovers’ Pre-Season Friendly Against Celtic

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Celtic have been ramping up their preparations for the new season this week with a series of friendlies across Europe.  Brendan Rodgers’ side are this afternoon taking on Shamrock Rovers in the Tallaght Stadium with a strong side named despite their upcoming Champions League qualifiers. Moussa Dembele, Scott Sinclair and Kieran Tierney all started the game in Dublin and the …

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The Mixer: Danny Morrissey On His New Adventure At Harps & LOI Clubs In Europe

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Richmond Park, Dublin 13/3/2017 St. Patrick's Athletic vs Finn Harps St. Patrick's Athletic's Patrick Cregg with Danny Morrissey of Finn Harps Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

This week on Pundit Arena’s Irish football podcast The Mixer, we speak with Finn Harps’ Danny Morrissey on his new adventure in Donegal, look ahead to the LOI’s European adventure, which begins next week, and, as usual, review all of last week’s action and look ahead to this weekend’s match-ups in the Premier Division.  We kick-off the show by discussing Dundalk’s …

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‘Lucky For Us He Was A Spanish Referee’ Austrian Defender Thinks Duffy ‘Goal’ Should Have Been Allowed

Austria just about kept their hopes of World Cup qualification alive on Sunday night, securing a point against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva. The game finished 1-1, as a first-half goal from Austrian defender Martin Hinteregger was cancelled out by a volley from the Republic’s Jonathan Walters in the 85th minute. Austria moved to eight points and they …

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Quiz: Can You Name Ireland’s Starting XI From When They Last Played Austria?

Vienna , Austria - 12 November 2016; Republic of Ireland and Austria supporters prior to the FIFA World Cup Group D Qualifier match between Austria and Republic of Ireland at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland go into this weekend’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier versus Austria knowing that a victory would propel them towards Russia next summer. Currently joint top of group D with Serbia on eleven points, Martin O’Neill’s men have the chance to seriously dent Austria’s hopes of qualifying with a win whilst potentially simultaneously moving clear of both …

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Martin O’Neill Will Not Involve New Players In Summer Friendlies

Celtic DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 28: Martin O'Neill, coach of Republic of Ireland gives instructions during the International Friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Iceland at Aviva Stadium on March 28, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

The Irish Independent has reported that Martin O’Neill will not blood any new talent in the upcoming summer friendlies against Uruguay and Mexico. The matches will mainly be used to give his first choice options some game time with the World Cup qualifier against Austria the main priority. Ireland play Mexico in the United States and Uruguay in the Aviva Stadium. “We …

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Watch: U19 UCD Keeper Recreates Bicycle Kick That Went Viral On Soccer AM

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UCD’s under-19 goalkeeper Conor Kearns made headlines around the world recently after scoring a last-minute bicycle kick equaliser against Cork City. The two sides met in City’s training ground in Bishopstown recently and the Leesiders held the lead for much of the game but Stephen Birmingham’s side only left with a single point after the visitors grabbed the most unlikely …

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny The Latest Person To Condemn Neil Taylor’s Leg-Breaking Challenge On Séamus Coleman

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: (AFP OUT) The Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny speaks during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the U.S Capitol on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) COLEMAN

Séamus Coleman’s horrific double-leg break on Friday night unfortunately overshadowed what was one of the most eagerly anticipated Irish games since the Aviva Stadium opened. Neil Taylor’s nasty collision with the Killybegs man earned him a deserved red card after 70 minutes and has been universally slated since for such a dangerous challenge. Taoiseach Enda Kenny is the latest to criticise …

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The League Of Ireland’s Greatest Graduates: Paul McGrath

In part one of a series celebrating Irish football’s most successful League of Ireland graduates, we take an in-depth look at the role the LOI had to play in the early years of Republic of Ireland legend Paul McGrath’s career. From George Best and Bobby Charlton to John Giles, from Dixie Dean and Jimmy Johnson to Damien Duff, many of …

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Tributes Pour In After Irish Ex-Footballer Paul McCarthy Passes Away Aged Just 45

10 Mar 2001: Roy Essandoh and Paul McCarthy of Wycombe celebrate after beating Leicester City in the quarter final of the FA Cup after the Leicester City v Wycombe Wanderers match in the FA Cup Sixth Round at Filbert Street, Leicester. Digital Image. Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird/ALLSPORT

Former Brighton, Wycombe Wanderers and Oxford United defender Paul McCarthy has died of a suspected heart attack, aged just 45 years old, according to Talksport. Cork-born McCarthy, who played at youth level with Roy Keane, was a former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international and played over 400 league games in the lower divisions of English football. He started his career …

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Five Potential Appointments That Could Positively Impact The FAI

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Former Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard with Steve Heighway at The Academy on January 20, 2017 in Liverpool, England. Steven Gerrard has today been announced as a coach in the Liverpool Academy. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The FAI pulled off a major coup by appointing Englishman Colin Bell to the Republic of Ireland Women’s team. A Champions League-winning coach, Bell represents a signal of intent.  However, some appointments by the organisation in the past have been questionable. Signing up Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane has been a masterstroke so far, but many Irish fans have divided opinions on …

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