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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

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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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Ireland Striker Shane Long Reveals How He Feeds His Hurling Addiction

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 16: Shane Long of the Republic of Ireland is challenged by Emir Spahic of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier play off, second leg match between Republic of Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on November 16, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Southampton striker Shane Long is the latest Premier League star to consider a return to the GAA after Everton right-back Seamus Coleman made it known over the weekend that he wishes to return to his local side St. Catherine’s once his footballing career is over. The Ireland forward is currently in Abbotstown ahead of Ireland’s upcoming friendly with Switzerland on …

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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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Exclusive: Ex-Drogheda Man Graham Gartland Discusses Life As A Coach

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Kyle Lafferty of Rangers tackles Graham Gartland of St Johnstone during the Co-operative Insurance Cup Semi Final between Rangers and St Johnstone at Hampden Park on February 3, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Hampered by injury that would bring his career to a premature end, Graham Gartland gave everything as a player with Longford Town, Drogheda United and St. Johnstone; amongst others. That same enthusiasm drives him as a coach, now heavily involved in the underage set-up at Shamrock Rovers. Here, he talks to Brian Strahan about the transition from player to coach, …

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Forrester’s Call-Up Shows League Of Ireland Is Still Viable Pathway

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Chris Forrester of Peterborough United during the Emirates FA Cup match between West Bromwich Albion and Peterborough United at The Hawthorns on January 30, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Adam Fradgley - AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

There are many pathways into the Irish senior football team but not all of them are rewarding to late bloomers like Peterborough’s Chris Forrester. An attacking threat for St. Patrick’s Athletic last year and a holding midfielder for Graham Westley’s Peterborough this season, Forrester is the latest former League of Ireland player to be drafted into Martin O’Neill’s Irish squad …

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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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Exclusive: Shelbourne Boss Relishing Another Season With The Club He Loves

Shelbourne may not be a Premier Division side, but that didn’t hinder considerable interest in the vacant manager’s position at Tolka Park in late 2014. As November drew to a close, Johnny McDonnell resigned his position to take the reigns at Drogheda United. Assistant manager Kevin Doherty wasn’t the obvious choice. Speaking to Pundit Arena, Doherty said: “I’ve been at …

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Limerick FC Secure Signing Of Aaron Greene

Limerick FC have secured the signature of striker Aaron Greene. Greene, who is 26, has signed for the First Division side from St. Patrick’s Athletic. Limerick manager Martin Russell has heralded the arrival of the former Sligo Rovers and Bohemians front-man as a step forward for his side, who are building towards the new season and the prospect of a …

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Former Ireland Manager Predicts A Positive Euro 2016

IBARAKI - JUNE 5: Coach Mick McCarthy of Ireland shouts instructions to his players during the Germany v Republic of Ireland, Group E, World Cup Group Stage match played at the Ibaraki-Prefectural Kashima Soccer Stadium, Ibaraki, Japan on June 5, 2002. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Whilst difficult to envisage as sour an experience as Giovanni Trapattoni’s team suffered in Poland and the Ukraine four years ago, there is still the practicality that Martin O’Neill’s side didn’t qualify comfortably for this summer’s European Championships in France and are in a tough group with Italy, Sweden and the world’s top ranked team, Belgium. However, Ireland have delivered …

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