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Five Irish U21 Stars Who Could Step Up To McCarthy’s Senior Squad

On Saturday, Ireland’s U21s suffered a heartbreaking penalty shootout defeat to Mexico in the third/fourth-placed playoff at the Toulon Tournament. Stephen Kenny’s men impressed throughout the prestigious competition with a fourth-place finish their best performance ever in Toulon. Victories over China and Bahrain and two draws with a strong Mexican side earned the 21s deserved plaudits with the future looking …

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Mick McCarthy Congratulates Robbie Keane On Middlesbrough Job

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Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy has congratulated Robbie Keane for his recent appointment as assistant-manager of Middlesbrough.  It was confirmed today that Keane will become a part of Jonathan Woodgate’s backroom staff at the north-east club with Woodgate signing a three-year contract as head coach. Keane will continue his assistant manager role with the Republic of Ireland as the …

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The Future Is Now: An Exciting Irish XI Of Players 25 & Under

With another international break in the books, Ireland sit top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group thanks to a strong draw against Denmark and a 2-0 win over Gibraltar. There may be tougher challenges to come, with home and away ties with Switzerland in September and October, but manager Mick McCarthy is on the right track in achieving his sole …

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Exclusive: “No Irish Roots” Confirms Huddersfield Frontman Karlan Grant

Huddersfield striker Karlan Grant has confirmed that he is not eligible to play for Ireland despite recent speculation surrounding a potential call-up to the Boys in Green. The 21-year old had impressed in his debut Premier League season after making a mid-season move to Huddersfield from Charlton Athletic, scoring four goals in 13 games despite the Terriers’ struggles. Grant is …

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Mick McCarthy Confirms Alan Judge Wrist Injury After Denmark Draw


“If he didn’t have bad luck, he wouldn’t have any luck at all.” Mick McCarthy has confirmed that Alan Judge broke his wrist during the Republic of Ireland’s draw with Denmark. McCarthy’s side claimed a valuable 1-1 draw against the Scandinavian side in Copenhagen, and Judge played a big part in the result. The Ipswich Town midfielder came off the …

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“If Somebody Insults You, You Would Want To Do Something” – McCarthy On Danish Comments About Ireland Team


“It would with me.” Mick McCarthy has called on his team to use past comments by Denmark players as motivation. The Republic of Ireland played the Scandinavian side four times in 2017 and 2018, with three of those ties ending goalless and the other a 5-1 win for the Danes. Friday’s Euro 2020 qualifier is the fifth meeting between the …

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“He Wants To Play For Ireland” – Mick McCarthy On Luca Connell’s International Future


“He wants to play for Ireland.” Mick McCarthy has said that Luca Connell is committed to playing for the Republic of Ireland and isn’t about to pull a Declan Rice. The Liverpool-born teenager excelled for his club Bolton Wanderers last season and has represented Ireland at under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels. Connell is highly rated and was a surprise inclusion …

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“All The Lads Gave Him A Hug & Said ‘Good Luck, Get Fit & Get Back'”

Mick McCarthy confirmed that 18-year old midfielder Luca Connell is out of the upcoming European qualifiers with Denmark and Gibraltar with a thigh injury, but praised the Bolton man’s influence during the Portuguese training camp. McCarthy sprung a surprise by including Connell in his squad for the upcoming qualifiers and had been full of praise for the young star throughout the …

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Bournemouth Goalkeeper Mark Travers Ruled Out Of Euro Qualifiers

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is assessing his goalkeeping options after Mark Travers left the squad following an injury sustained during the training camp in Portugal. Travers suffered a hand injury and, after undergoing medical treatment and having an x-ray, it was decided that the AFC Bournemouth player should be released in order to let it heal. “It is an …

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