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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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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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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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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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Euro 2016: An In-Depth Look At Six Tournament Dark Horses

OSIJEK, CROATIA - MARCH 23: (L-R) Dario Srna, Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric, Domagoj Vida, Nikola Kalinic and Marcelo Brozovic of Croatia celebrate during the International Friendly match between Croatia and Israel at stadium Gradski Vrt on March 23, 2016 in Osijek, Croatia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

France, Spain, Germany, England, Belgium, Portugal and Italy. It is widely expected that one of these seven nations will be crowned kings of Europe on July 10th. However, who are the dark horses for the tournament? History suggests there can a surprise package who can upset the odds. Euro 1992 winners Denmark are a prime example. A team that only …

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Ireland Defender Richard Keogh Looking Forward To Testing Himself Against The Best

ZENICA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - NOVEMBER 13. Richard Keogh (C) in action during the EURO 2016 Qualifier Play-Off First Leg match at Bilino Polje Stadium on November 13, 2015 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland defender Richard Keogh wants to test himself against the very best players at Euro 2016 after holding his own against Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski during the qualifying campaign.  After starting on the fringes of Martin O’Neill’s squad at the beginning of the qualifying campaign, Keogh became an integral part of the side towards the end of the qualifiers – forming …

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Debate: What Is Your Ireland XI For Euro 2016?

Shane Long and Jonathan Walters both of Ireland celebrate after goal during the International friendly football match between Republic of Ireland and Netherlands at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on May 27, 2016 (Photo by Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

On Tuesday, Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane finally named their 23 man squad to bring to France with little or no surprises. Robbie Keane and James McCarthy brushed off injury concerns to make the cut but there was heartbreak for Darren Gibson who misses out and Harry Arter left the squad on early Tuesday due to injury. Now that we …

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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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