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Opinion: Ireland Have One Major Problem – Scoring Goals

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 5/9/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Serbia Ireland's James McClean reacts to a missed chance

The Republic of Ireland’s World Cup dreams hang by a thread after their 1-0 defeat to Serbia on Tuesday night. The reason their hopes have fleeted out in the last four days is relatively simple: they are just not clinical enough. Looking back to Saturday night’s meeting with Georgia in Tbilisi, Ireland had a multitude of chances to come away …

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Watch: Ryan Manning Scores 25-Yard Screamer For QPR’s Under-23s

Ryan Manning continued to build a reputation for himself with a well-taken strike for QPR’s under-23s on Friday afternoon.   The Galwegian scored a left-footed effort from outside the box as his side defeated Barnsley 3-2. Manning was also recently named in Noel King’s Irish under-21 side to take on Azerbaijan and will hope to reproduce the same magic in …

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Sean Maguire Has A Message For Martin O’Neill Following European Heroics

INPHO/Cathal Noonan UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round Second Leg, Turner's Cross, Cork 6/7/2017 Cork City vs Levadia Tallinn Cork City's Sean Maguire celebrates after the game. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

With 18 goals to his name domestically, and having just broken Cork City’s European goalscoring record, Sean Maguire has unsurprisingly been singled out as the League of Ireland’s brightest shining star at present.  These performances have not gone unnoticed by the Republic of Ireland coaching staff with some complimentary comments being directed his way, but up until now Maguire has …

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FIFA Charge McClean & O’Neill Following Criticism Of Referee

31 August 2015; Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill shakes hands with James McClean, during squad training. Republic of Ireland Squad Training, Abbotstown, Co. Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE (Photo by Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images)

Martin O’Neill and James McClean have been charged by FIFA over comments relating to the referee following Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Austria last week, according to RTÉ.  David Fernández Borbalán was heavily criticised by the duo following Shane Duffy’s disallowed goal that would have seen Ireland go clear at the top of their World Cup qualifying group, with Wales having also drawn …

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Video: Johnny McDonnell Hits The Nail On The Head During Sean Maguire Debate

Trepidation still surrounds including any player from the League of Ireland in Ireland’s senior international set-up, but over the last number of months in particular calls have grown stronger for Cork City’s Sean Maguire to be included in Martin O’Neill’s squad.  With Ireland suffering from somewhat of a post-Robbie Keane era slump in terms of talent in and around the …

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James McCarthy Could Miss Ireland’s Tie With Austria

Everton's James McCarthy during Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane, London, 05 Mar 2017 (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

James McCarthy is already a doubt for Ireland’s clash against Austria in June. According to the Irish Independent, the Everton midfielder could be ruled out for the Dublin clash with his ongoing hamstring injury again playing havoc with his season. McCarthy missed Ireland’s draw against Wales after aggravating the problem during the warm up for the game. The ex-Wigan man …

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Examining Ireland’s Potential Golden Generation At Under-19 Level

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Caoimhin Kelleher of Liverpool U21 in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between MK Dons and Liverpool U21 at Stadium mk on August 1, 2016 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, the Ireland under-19 team narrowly missed out on qualification for the European Championships on goal difference. However, their elite campaign heralded impressive victories against Italy and Belgium, two sides with a traditionally strong record of producing players at youth level. Despite the 3-0 loss to Sweden, this Irish side exuded signs that a golden generation is coming through. …

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Twitter Reacts To Ireland’s 1-0 Defeat To Iceland

Three International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 28/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Iceland Iceland’s Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson scores their first goal from a free kick Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

On a night dominated by debuts, Ireland’s new recruits could unfortunately just could not gel quickly enough to get past their Icelandic opponents.  Cork natives John Egan and Conor Hourihane dominated the pre-match discussion, being the only two to start the game who were earning their first senior caps. Whether Martin O’Neill saw any immediate roles for the duo looking …

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Martin O’Neill Names Experimental Ireland Team To Face Iceland

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 27/3/2017 Conor Hourihane Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With so many injuries to contend with once again, Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has been forced into selecting a less than familiar XI.  Following the huge blow that was Seamus Coleman’s injury versus Wales last Friday the first place most fans will likely look to on tonight’s team sheet is to see who has filled in for the Donegal man. …

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How Ireland Should Line Out Against Iceland On Tuesday

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 24: Martin O'Neill manager of the Republic of Ireland (R) looks on alongisde Roy Keane assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland (L) and Steve Walford coach of the Republic of Ireland (C) prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium on March 24, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

After drawing with Wales on Friday night to leave them in second place on goal difference in World Cup qualification Group D, Ireland’s attentions now turn to Euro 2016’s surprise package, Iceland. Here we select the team Martin O’Neill should put out for the friendly on Tuesday night. _________ Goalkeeper: Kieran Westwood Ireland are lucky to have such a capable understudy …

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James McCarthy Looks Set To Miss Crucial Ireland-Wales Clash

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: James McCarthy of Everton (R) scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on February 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

James McCarthy has emerged as a real doubt for the Republic of Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales later this month in Dublin. As reported in the Daily Mirror, the midfielder missed Everton’s 3-0 win over West Brom and is said to be “one or two weeks” away from fitness, according to his club manager Ronald Koeman. Martin O’Neill names …

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Michael O’Neill Hits Out At FAI’s Recruitment Of Northern Ireland Underage Stars

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 11: Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan at Windsor Park on November 11, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Michael O’Neill’s has expressed his disappointment with the FAI over their pursuit for young Northern Irish players. His comments come in the wake of Jordan McEneff’s debut for the Republic of Ireland Under-16s. The Arsenal youth and his brother, Aaron of Derry City, both recently switched their international allegiances from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland. “We know we will …

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Watch: Carlo Ancelotti Responds To Rumours Linking Seamus Coleman With Bayern Munich

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Leighton Baines of Everton is mobbed by team mates including Seamus Coleman (top) after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on January 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has distanced himself from a move for Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman. With Philip Lahm coming to the end of his career, the Italian tactician could be in the market for a new right-back and Coleman is a man that has been touted as a target for the Bavarian giants, according to the Irish Independent. Brazilian full-back …

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