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Serbia 2-2 Ireland: Player Ratings From A Frustrating Night In Belgrade

Ireland's national football team players pose prior to the World Cup 2018 qualifier football match Serbia vs Ireland in Belgrade on September 5, 2016. / AFP / Pedja MILOSAVLJEVIC (Photo credit should read PEDJA MILOSAVLJEVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland took on Serbia tonight as their qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup got underway. Martin O’Neill’s side got the best possible start after just  four minutes, as Jeff Hendrick’s volley deflected off Serbia defender Branislav Ivanovic and past goalkeeper Pedrag Rajkovic. Serbia grew in attacking threat from there on out, and but for some poor finishing could …

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Ireland V Serbia: Confirmed Lineups, And A New Irish Number 10

LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 26: The Republic Of Ireland team pose before the UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16 match between France and the Republic of Ireland at Stade des Lumieres on June 26, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/UEFA via Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland begin their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign tonight with a tricky tie against Serbia in Belgrade. Martin O’Neill’s side are still on a high from an impressive Euro 2016 campaign, but know that they will face a battle tonight against a Serbian side looking to make up for their dismal European Championship qualifying attempt. For tonight’s …

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28-Man Ireland Squad Named For Oman And Serbia Fixtures

2016.06.26 Football UEFA Euro 2016 Round of 16 game between France and Republic of Ireland team photo Shane Duffy Richard Keogh Daryl Murphy Stephen Ward Darren Randolph James McCarthy James McClean Robbie Brady Seamus Coleman Shane Long Jeff Hendrick Credit: Lukasz Laskowski / PressFocus/MB Media

Martin O’Neill has named the Republic of Ireland squad for next week’s friendly against Oman. It is the first time the squad has come together for an international since their impressive showing at the European Championships earlier this year. A number of players, including Harry Arter and Callum O’Dowda, return to the squad having missed out on the 23-man squad …

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Sunderland In Talks With Ex-Man United Boss To Replace Sam Allardyce

METHIL, SCOTLAND - JULY 12: David Moyes manager of Real Sociedad looks on during the pre season friendly match between St Johnstone and Real Sociedad at Bayview on July 12, 2015 in Methil, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sunderland are set to lose yet another manager today, as Sam Allardyce will be confirmed as the new England manager in the next few hours. The Black Cats have already been looking ahead in terms of a replacement, with Sky Sports reporting that they have spoken to former Manchester United manager David Moyes about taking the role. Sunderland responded to …

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Ireland V France Preview: La Revanche Des Garçons En Vert

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (C) of Republic of Ireland is congratulated by Martin O'Neill (R) manager of Republic of Ireland after their team's 1-0 win in 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)

Ireland take on France this afternoon for the first time since Thierry Henry broke the hearts of a nation by nefarious means, in a World Cup qualifying playoff in November 2009. The fallout from that led to the sort of collective sporting outrage that we as a nation were not used, though at that very minute we gained a sense …

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Keane: Zlatan A ‘Good Fit’ For United But He’s No King Eric

Republic of Ireland assistant coach Roy Keane has spoken favourably of Manchester United’s pursuit of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, believing he has the capabilities to make a huge impression at Old Trafford next season.  The comments come in advance of Ireland’s pivotal clash with Sweden in the European Championships on Monday, a game in which the Swedish striker is sure to play …

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Exclusive: Ex-Leinster Man McLaughlin Changing The Face Of Sports Science

Professional sport is one of the fastest growing industries in the world with cable television, multi-million dollar broadcasting deals and lucrative sponsorship agreements transforming it from a weekend activity to a full-time industry. Players aren’t necessarily players in the same way they would have been viewed traditionally, they are athletes now; professional athletes, who are investments as much as they are people. No one typifies this …

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The Starting XI Martin O’Neill Should Pick Against Poland

With Ireland needing a draw at the very least to keep hopes of qualification alive, there is much debate surrounding what team Martin O’Neill will select for Sunday night. Here, Brian Barry offers the XI he would start with to beat Poland. Formation 4-4-2. _____ Goalkeeper: Kieren Westwood In what has traditionally been an easy call for Ireland managers, O’Neill finds …

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Three Times Pep Guardiola Showed His Love For John O’Shea

Pep Guardiola couldn’t hide his delight after Lionel Messi’s nutmeg on James Milner last night. However, our evidence shows John O’Shea was the Bayern Munich manager’s first love. You may have to see them to believe them, but here are the ‘Three Times Pep Guardiola Showed His Love For John O’Shea’.   1. The Time John O’Shea Nutmegged Luis Figo When an …

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Defensive Setup Key For Ireland To Succeed Against Scots

Scotland host Ireland at Celtic Park on Friday night in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier. Stephen Loftus argues that a strong defensive setup with a counter-attacking threat is the way to stifle what should be a raucous home crowd in Glasgow.  Contrary to many beliefs, a draw would be a great result for Ireland on Friday when they take on Scotland. …

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Starting XI Martin O’Neill Should Pick vs Scotland

Brian Barry discusses the XI that he believes Ireland manager Martin O’Neill should deploy against Scotland on Friday.   Formation: 4-4-2 Scotland are likely to line up as a 4-4-2, or 4-4-1-1. Although Ireland played with a more conservative 4-5-1 against Germany, Martin O’Neill’s side should go to Glasgow with more abandon, confident of getting a win. In this regard, …

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Sunderland skipper Looks For Redemption Against Arsenal

Sunderland skipper John O’Shea has urged his team-mate to pay back the club’s fans in the best way possible – by beating Arsenal on Saturday. The Black Cats players this week offered to refund the cost of tickets for supporters who made the trip to Southampton last weekend and witnessed a humiliating 8-0 Barclays Premier League defeat. However, the 33-year-old …

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It’s Been A Good Week/Bad Week For…

Sport can be a rollercoaster of highs and lows from week to week. Here’s a quick look back at who had a good/bad week in sport this week.   Good Week John O’Shea As if it wasn’t special enough to earn your 100th cap for your country, O’Shea then went on to captain Ireland in the last twenty minutes on …

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Premier League Preview – Southampton vs Sunderland

Southampton and Sunderland face off on Saturday, as Gus Poyet looks to build on the Black Cats’ victory against Stoke last time out. Southampton’s impressive start to the season has seen Ronald Koeman and Graziano Pelle take out the Manager and Player of the Month awards for September. Just reward for both men based on how things have been going for …

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