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“People Said ‘Jesus, Ireland Were Great,’ I Hadn’t Heard That In Years”

Former Ireland striker Kevin Doyle was one of the many onlookers impressed by Mick McCarthy’s side’s victory against Georgia in their opening home game of the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Ireland safely negotiated the tricky task of familiar foes Georgia, defeating them by 1-0 but looking much improved in McCarthy’s return to Landsdowne Road. The win was their second in the …

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Kevin Doyle Announces Retirement From Football Following Two Concussions This Season

Three International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 28/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Iceland Ireland's Kevin Doyle

Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle has announced his retirement from football. The Wexford native received two concussions this season, and retired on medical advice. He made the announcement on Twitter this evening. Statement on my retirment pic.twitter.com/3dTXdk4EXU — Kevin Doyle (@KevinDoyle1983) September 28, 2017 The Colorado Rapids striker was named in Martin O’Neill’s squad to face Moldova and Wales …

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Sean St. Ledger Reveals Approach By League Of Ireland Club

FAI Announce Parternship With Benetti, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 30/5/2017 Benetti football ambassadors Sean St. Ledger Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

As Ireland embark on yet another friendly in the United States, one Irishman who was based in the MLS has not given up hope on resurrecting his Ireland career. Following a torrid time with injury, Sean St. Ledger has managed just 27 appearances in just under four years, all of them coming in the MLS with Orlando City and Kevin …

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‘Lack Of Experience’ Is Not A Good Enough Reason To Leave Maguire And Sheridan Out Of The Ireland Squad

May 31st, 2016 was a special night for Republic of Ireland under-21 international Callum O’Dowda. The then-Oxford United midfielder, not long turned 21, had surprisingly been drafted into the senior squad by manager Martin O’Neill on the same night he was due to finalise his squad for the upcoming European Championships, and while there was never any realistic prospect of …

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The Inclusions Of Sean Maguire & Cillian Sheridan Are Essential For Ireland Long Term

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 17/3/2017 Shamrock Rovers vs Cork City Cork CityÕs Sean Maguire celebrates scoring a penalty and the winning goal

Martin O’Neill needs to blood the likes of Sean Maguire and Cillian Sheridan to ensure Ireland have a solution to the country’s long term attacking issues. Robbie Keane’s long anticipated retirement last summer brought with it the never-ending concerns that Ireland’s attacking department has entered a critical point. Strangely, Ireland’s current strikers have some of the best goal scoring records …

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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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Martin O’Neill Opens The Door For Cillian Sheridan Potential Ireland Return

International Friendly 28/5/2010 Republic of Ireland Cillian Sheridan

Martin O’Neill outdid himself on Monday morning by naming a hefty 39-man Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming international matches against Wales and Iceland. While the squad itself will have satisfied just about everyone (particularly with the inclusions of John Egan and Liam Kelly), there has been slight disappointment in some circles regarding the omission of striker Cillian Sheridan. …

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Three Irish-Americans Who Might Catch Martin O’Neill’s Eye As The MLS Gets Underway

BRIDGEVIEW, IL - MARCH 06: Thomas McNamara #15 of the New York City FC celebrates a first half goal against the Chicago Fire with Ronald Matarrita #22 and Tony Taylor #99 at Toyota Park on March 6, 2016 in Bridgeview, Illinois. The New York City FC defeated the Fire 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The MLS season kicked off over the weekend minus Ireland and LA Galaxy legend Robbie Keane. Kevin Doyle and Chris McCann were flying the flag for Ireland following Keane’s hugely prolific spell in America. Aside from Ireland-born players in the league, there are some Irish-Americans who may hope to force their way into Martin O’Neill’s plans. Although there are a …

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