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Martin O’Neill Adds Nine Players To The Ireland Squad To Face Uruguay

International Friendly, MetLife Stadium, New Jersey, USA 1/6/2017 Mexico vs Republic of Ireland Ireland Manager Martin O'Neill

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has significantly strengthened the Ireland squad from Thursday night’s 3-1 defeat to Mexico in New Jersey. As expected, the 19-man collective that travelled to the US has been added to, with nine additions and one withdrawal taking the panel for Sunday’s match in Dublin to 28. The player in question to drop out is Birmingham’s Stephen …

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Ireland’s John O’Shea ‘Distraught’ Over Sunderland’s Relegation From The Premier League

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: John O'Shea of Sunderland leaves the pitch following the full time whistle in the Premier League match between Sunderland and AFC Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light on April 29, 2017 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

While the other clubs to be relegated from the Premier League, and all the permutations that could come out of that for Republic of Ireland internationals, have yet to be decided upon, Saturday afternoon saw Sunderland, captained by John O’Shea, demoted to the Championship. The 35-year-old could well be facing into his final four games as a top flight player now …

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Relegation For Ireland’s Sunderland Duo May Bring About Contrasting Fortunes

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: John O'Shea of Sunderland arrives for the Premier League match between Sunderland and Liverpool at Stadium of Light on January 2, 2017 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sunderland’s 1-0 defeat to Middlesborough all but condemned them to a long expected relegation. Unfortunately, from an Irish perspective, this means two of Ireland’s most high-profile players in recent years will drop out of the top flight. Six years ago, John O’Shea and Darron Gibson were both crowned Premier League winners with Manchester United. Both had played Champions League football and …

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Five Alternative Ireland Lineups Martin O’Neill Could Select For Wales Clash

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 22/3/2017 Manager Martin O'Neill Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The build-up to Ireland versus Wales has been dominated by talk of injuries and a reshuffling of Martin O’Neill’s pack. With five players missing from the starting eleven that defeated Austria, enforced changes are guaranteed with a change of system a strong possibility. Considering the large number of pull outs, O’Neill has still assembled a relatively strong squad. Shane Long …

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Ireland Handed Injury Blow For Massive World Cup Qualifier Against Wales

2016 UEFA European Championship Group E, Grand Stade Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lille, France 22/6/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Italy Ireland's Shane Duffy celebrates after the game

Ireland’s preparation for their crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales has been hit with the loss of defender Shane Duffy. The centre-back limped out of Brighton’s surprise 3-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and while manager Chris Hughton seemed relatively hopeful at the time that the injury wouldn’t be a bad one, the club have since confirmed that Duffy …

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Which PL Relegations Would Have The Biggest Impact On The Ireland Team?

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: John O'Shea of Sunderland reacts during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland at Bet365 Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Having looked at the best outcome for the Republic of Ireland national team resulting from potential Premier League promotions, we now look at the scenario for Irish players in the relegation scrap. In the past the relegation of Reading, Wolves and Hull has wiped out a large proportion of Irishmen from the top flight. Last season, three regulars in Rob Elliot, Wes Hoolahan …

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The Ireland Team That Scraped Past San Marino 10 Years Ago: Where Are They Now?

Post San-Marino Papers 8/2/2007 Bad Reacation to Republic of Ireland's 2-1 win over San Marino in the paper headlines Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Although it is possibly still fresh in the minds of Irish football fans, Ireland’s bizarre 2-1 victory over lowly San Marino reached its ten-year anniversary this week (February 7). Despite being a strong Ireland team on paper, the Boys in Green struggled to get to grips with one of world football’s worst ever teams. Stephen Ireland popped up with a last-minute winner in …

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Watch: Republic Of Ireland’s Top Five Dramatic Late Goals

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (R) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland national side has become synonymous with late goals over the years, as a determined attitude from the Boys in Green has paid dividends time and time again. In fact, even on the road to France in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, the winner against Georgia and equalisers against Germany and Poland were all scored in injury …

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