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Exclusive Interview With New Cabinteely Striker Ollie Hamzat

Ollie Hamzat Cabinteely

Pundit Arena’s Gerard Grimes caught up with new Cabinteely forward Ollie Hamzat ahead of his first season in senior League of Ireland football to speak about his career since leaving the underage set-up at Drogheda United, pre-season so far and his expectations for the season. Following three years at underage level with Drogheda United and despite an offer from Drogheda …

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Republic Of Ireland Record Significant Ranking Milestone As Euros Excitement Builds

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.

The feel-good factor surrounding the Republic of Ireland team has shown no signs of abating, especially after FIFA’s release of the latest world rankings. One place behind Northern Ireland in 29th place, Martin O’Neill’s side have broken into the top thirty on the back of an impressive back-end to their qualification campaign, ahead of the European Championships in France this summer. While the relevance of …

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Derry City Legend Farren: A Humble Man Whose Legacy Won’t Be Soon Forgotten

Brian Strahan looks back at the career of one of the greatest League of Ireland strikers of all time, Mark Farren, following his passing on Wednesday.  The 2006 League of Ireland came right down to the final day. The quartet that had broken comfortably away from the remaining teams consisted of Shelbourne, Derry City, Drogheda United and Cork City.  Cork City’s visit to …

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There Are Lessons To Be Learned By The FA And FAI Ahead Of Euro 2016

during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group D match between Republic of Ireland and Germany at the Aviva Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

Ahead of Euro 2016, both England and the Republic of Ireland will be in positive mood, but could a lesser known footballing nation show both countries the way when it comes to developing young talent in the future? James Cox discusses.  Alan Hansen once said “you won’t win anything with kids”; these words have come back to haunt the BBC pundit time …

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St. Pat’s Midfielder James Chambers Heads Stateside

St. Pat's midfielder James Chambers

United Soccer League side Bethlehem Steel have announced the signing of James Chambers from St. Patrick’s Athletic. The former Shamrock Rovers, Drogheda and Hamilton midfielder will join the team after he receives his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa, according to the club’s website. The 28-year-old midfielder moves to America having won every trophy available in Ireland. At Shamrock Rovers he won …

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Bohemians Manager On Akinade: ‘He Needs To Have Ice In His Veins’

Bohemians manager Keith Long.

Bohemians manager Keith Long has said that the upcoming League of Ireland season will be a big year for 21-year-old forward Ismahil Akinade, following the Nigerian striker’s ten goals in 18 appearances for the Phibsborough club last season. Speaking after his side’s 3-3 draw with Cabinteely during a friendly in Ballybrack this week, Long was adamant that the young striker is …

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FAI Receives Extra Euro 2016 Tickets Following Record Number Of Applications

The FAI have reported that they have received an extra allotment of tickets following a record number of applications that will see the association rank as the third highest nation for ticket requests among qualifying nations. The Association has claimed that they have received an extra 6,502 tickets that will be distributed across Ireland’s Group E games against Sweden (June 13), Belgium (June …

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The Story Of The Irishman Who Helped Save Barcelona

FC Barcelona is one of the most supported teams in the world and has the largest social media following in the world among sports teams. They are arguably the most successful club in modern day football with 23 La Liga titles, 27 Copa del Reys, eleven Spanish Supercups, five Champions League titles, four UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups, five UEFA Super Cups …

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Republic Of Ireland Legend Damien Duff’s Career In Numbers

Former Republic of Ireland star Damien Duff announced his retirement from professional football on Monday evening. The legendary Irish winger released the following statement, explaining why he had taken the decision to hang up his boots having begun his professional career back in 1996: “After much deliberation, I have today decided to bring my professional football career to an end,” Duff told Shamrock Rovers’ …

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Collingwood Cup Draw Sets Up Dublin Derby In The Quarter-Finals

The 2016 Collingwood Cup draw has set up some interesting ties ahead of February’s big kick-off.  We already know that Dublin universities DCU and Trinity College Dublin will face each other in the quarter-finals while Limerick’s UL and Mary Immaculate College will make up one of the other predetermined last eight games. The first round of the tournament, which is to …

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Republic Of Ireland Will Face Belgium, Sweden & Italy At Euro 2016

It’s been a nervous wait since Jon Walters’s brace versus Bosnia and Herzegovina sealed the Republic of Ireland’s place at Euro 2016 and we now know who the Boys in Green will face in the group stage.  Martin O’Neill’s men have been pitted in Group E against Belgium, who we will play second. Ireland will also face Sweden, which is O’Neill’s side’s first …

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Transfers That Shook The League Of Ireland: Part Three

With the domestic transfer window well and truly underway, Pundit Arena continues its look back at some moves that sent shockwaves throughout the League of Ireland. In this, the third of a four-part series, Niall Newberry tells the story of how a German World Cup legend was ‘tricked’ into playing a match for Cork Celtic and of a superstar who arrived at Shamrock …

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Jonathan Walters: The player Of The People

Watching Jonathan Walters lately in an Irish shirt is a reminder of the previous first generation to represent Ireland. He strikes us as an honest man and someone who is proud to represent the country of which his mother hails from. There are shades of great men of the past about him, which have been missing from the Irish team …

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Walters The Star As Ireland Book Place At Euro 2016

Jonathan Walters booked the Republic of Ireland’s place at next summer’s European Championships in France with a fine display against a lacklustre Bosnian side in Dublin on Monday night. After a solid performance last week in Sarajevo, Martin O’Neill’s men knew that either a goalless draw or a win would seal their destiny. It was to be the Stoke man’s …

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