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Why Sheffield United’s Irish Quartet Will Be Key To Premier League Survival

On Saturday, Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium will play host to Sheffield United’s first Premier League game for nearly 12 years. After over of a decade of hovering between the second and third tiers of English football The Blades finally returned to where so many of their fans believe they belong after achieving promotion from the Championship  in stylish fashion last year. …

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How Sheffield United’s Irish Quartet Became Key To Premier League Return

On Sunday, Sheffield United’s promotion back to the Premier League was confirmed following Leeds United’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. The result for third-placed Leeds as well as United’s victory over already-relegated Ipswich on Saturday meant that the Blades ensured their spot in the top flight for the first time since the 2006/2007 campaign. Chris Wilder’s men, in only their …

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Sheffield United Complete Deal For Cork Native John Egan In Club Record Deal

John Egan has completed his move to Championship outfit Sheffield United from fellow English second-tier club Brentford.  Egan made 81 appearances for Gillingham from 2014-2016 before moving to Brentford where he made 34 appearances in all competitions last season. The 25-year-old Cork native has made two appearances for the Republic of Ireland and he will hope the move to Sheffield …

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Five Overlooked Players For Ireland’s World Cup Play-Off Squad

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Martin O’Neill named a 34-man Ireland squad on Thursday that was, for the most part, light on surprises. As expected, James McCarthy has been included after completing an hour in Everton’s League Cup defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday night, while the ties have come too soon for captain James McClean to be considered for selection. Jon Walters’ is another name …

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Brentford Manager Gushes With Praise For Ireland Defender John Egan

Three International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 28/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Iceland Republic of Ireland's John Egan with Jon Dadi Bodvarsson of Iceland

Brentford manager Dean Smith has been speaking very highly of Ireland international defender John Egan. The 24-year-old has had a highly promising debut with the Bees in the Championship after joining from League One side Gillingham, and was rewarded for his fine form by being handed his first international cap by Martin O’Neill in a friendly against Iceland in March …

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Brian Kerr Hammers Ireland’s Poor Performance Against Iceland

Ireland Iceland Kerr O'Neill

Ireland’s friendly against Iceland on Tuesday night turned out to be something of a damp squib. Martin O’Neill’s side lost 1-0 courtesy of a first half free-kick from Hordur Magnusson, and although the match had little on the line other than pride (and FIFA world ranking points), the performance was still enough to irk former Irish manager Brian Kerr. The RTE Sport …

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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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Are New Ireland Caps Completely Out Of The Question Against Wales?

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 21/3/2017 Daryl Horgan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Ireland enter tonight’s game against Wales with a somewhat depleted squad but also a collection of fine in form individuals. Aiden McGeady has been grabbing headlines of late while James McClean has starred so far in this qualifying campaign. However two of Ireland’s best players domestically this season remain uncapped. Conor Hourihane has managed 13 assists and 7 goals this season …

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How Will Martin O’Neill Line Ireland Up Against Wales?

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Martin O’Neills squad selection signalled the start of the build up to Ireland’s qualifier against Wales on March 24th. A 39 provisional squad was announced with that number to be trimmed to a match-day 23 with some of the players not involved possibly taking to the pitch against Iceland. The Ireland manager will be forced into change from the side …

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Five Talking Points From Martin O’Neill’s Ireland Squad Announcement

Republic Of Ireland Press Conference, Three HQ, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 13/3/2017 Manager Martin O'Neill

Martin O’Neill named a 39-man provisional Republic of Ireland squad on Monday for the upcoming international matches against Wales and Iceland, which has created a number of talking points. 1.A strong squad of in-form players Martin O’Neill has a tendency to pick large provisional squads leading up to games and this 39 man selection is no different. However, this might …

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