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Villains XI – A Team Of Players That Have Broken Irish Hearts

Thankfully, John O’Shea’s fairytale equaliser prevented Ireland’s latest footballing villain from deciding the outcome of last night’s match. However, we have a history of villains popping up to break our hearts so here’s a team of players who have caused Irish fans untold suffering over the years.   Goalkeeper Dudu Aouate – Israel The ultimate pantomime villain, Aouate is the …

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Ireland Draw Is A Result For Bargain Transfers

Following last night’s 1-1 draw, Sean Curtain looks through how much the accumulated cost of Germany’s squad compares to Ireland’s in terms of transfer fees. Ireland’s fantastic late equaliser proves money can’t buy you happiness, or wins for that matter. This writer knows what Irish fans were thinking as 100-cap hero John O’Shea wheeled away from the outstretched Manuel Neur deep into stoppage …

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Ireland Vs Germany: Player Ratings

John O’Shea’s 93rd minute goal salvaged a 1-1 draw for Ireland in what will surely feel like a win for Martin O’Neill’s men. It was a night that will go down in the annals of Irish soccer; Garbhan Madigan rates the performances of the boys in green in Gelsenkirchen. _____ David Forde Forde could do nothing about the goal as the …

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Euro 2016 Qualifier Preview: Germany vs Republic Of Ireland

The Boys In Green travel to Gelsenkirchen to take on the world champions Germany in a 7.45 KO in this crucial Euro 2016 qualifier. Dan Dalton is here to preview this huge game for Martin O’Neil and his side. Form Germany won the World Cup in July but have suffered their first loss in European Championship qualification since 2007 after …

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The Starting XI Martin O’Neill Should Pick vs Germany

Brian Barry chooses the team he believes should line out for the Republic of Ireland against Germany on Tuesday. Ireland travel to Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday on the back of a 7-0 drubbing of minnows Gibraltar. The Irish have a 100% win record so far during this campaign and face a German side that will be chomping at the bit following …

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Republic Of Ireland’s Expected Starting XI Against Georgia

With the Republic of Ireland having started a second string side against Oman, we look at the possible starting eleven that Martin O’ Neill will deploy for the important European Championship Qualifier away to Georgia on Sunday. GK: David Forde Shay Given’s pedigree is undisputed but, as he just back in the International set-up following retirement, it would be unfair to …

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Top Five Irish Performers From Last Weekend’s Action

As the transfer window draws to a close, the new season has kicked off. Brian Barry looks at the top five performances by the Irish, cross-channel on the opening weekend. 5. Aiden McGeady (Everton) This is the season that McGeady’s Premier Leaguecareer looks set to take off, and it had the best possible start. It only took 19 minutes for the the …

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Sunderland Look To Strengthen With Micah Richards

Micah Richards could be swapping Manchester for Sunderland with the North East club interested in the Manchester City defender. However, a fee of about £5 million is what will be needed to bring him to the Stadium of Light, according to The Telegraph.  Richards found his game time substantially limited in recent seasons and only featured in two Premier League outings during …

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Who Can Fill The Void Left By Richard Dunne?

Richard Dunne has announced his retirement from international football after representing Ireland at senior level for the past 14 years, which includes 80 caps and eight goals. Dunne, now 34, has been pivotal to the success of the Irish team since making his debut in 2000 during a friendly match with Greece. With the Irish national team going through a …

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Top Irish Defenders Of All Time – Where Does Richard Dunne Rank?

With Richard Dunne’s international retirement, we decided to rank the greatest Irish defenders of all time. Where does Dunne rank in our countdown? Richard Dunne has decided to call time on his international career. Ireland will have to dig deep to find a replacement to fill the void that Dunne’s departure will create, not only physically, but also in terms of …

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Is This Ireland’s Euro 2016 Starting XI?

Plans are now underway for Euro 2016, and Ireland will be hoping for two things; qualification and progression. Here to discuss Ireland’s Euro 2016 side is Brian Barry. Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane can learn a lot when looking at the minnows who excelled at the World Cup. The likes of Iran, Greece, Costa Rica and USA all exceeded expectations …

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