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Ireland’s Under-21 Stars Should Stay In Stephen Kenny’s Team

The clamour for Ireland’s promising players to be promoted to the senior team is understandable, but it might not be that simple. The conditions just aren’t right in Mick McCarthy’s team for them to flourish. It would be another short-term move for Irish football. Picture the scene. Darren Randolph has the ball at his feet. The Ireland team pushes up …

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Mick McCarthy Full Of Praise For Jack Byrne Following Irish Debut

Irish manager Mick McCarthy singled Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne out for praise following his first international cap in their 3-1 win over Bulgaria. Byrne came off the bench in the second half of the game and looked comfortable, finding his range of passing and playing a big part in both Kevin Long and James Collins’ goals as Ireland dominated …

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“He’s Got The Best Job” – Mick McCarthy On Succession Plan

“It’s me that’s come in, could’ve quite easily took a brickbat by drawing in Gibraltar or lost in Gibraltar, that’s protected him from that.” Mick McCarthy had a lot to say following Ireland’s 3-1 victory over Bulgaria in a friendly on Tuesday night. Alan Browne, Kevin Long and James Collins got the goals for Ireland against modest opposition. But it …

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Conor Hourihane To Start At Left-Back For Ireland Against Bulgaria

Conor Hourihane is set to start for the Republic of Ireland at left-back against Bulgaria. Enda Stevens, Ireland’s first-choice left-back, is suspended for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia next month after picking up a yellow card in the 1-1 draw with Switzerland last Thursday. Ahead of that game, Mick McCarthy namechecked James McClean as an option at left-back. However, …

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The Experimental Starting XI McCarthy Could Choose Against Bulgaria

On Tuesday night, Ireland face their first non-competitive game of the second Mick McCarthy era when they take on Bulgaria at the Aviva Stadium. After a hard-earned point against Switzerland in Dublin last Thursday night, Tuesday’s friendly represents a chance for McCarthy to make some changes and rotate his team. The Irish boss has already outlined that there will be …

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McCarthy Impressed By 21s But Won’t Call Them Up For Qualifiers

Mick McCarthy has said that he was impressed by Stephen Kenny’s Irish Under-21s side in their win over Armenia. However, he explained that he is unlikely to call any of them up for the three remaining Euro 2020 qualifiers. Kenny’s men looked sharp in Tallaght Stadium on Friday night as Tottenham striker Troy Parrott’s goal helped them comfortably see off Armenia …

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McCarthy May Give Matt Doherty A Chance At LB Against Georgia

Irish manager Mick McCarthy has outlined that Wolves defender Matt Doherty may get his chance at left-back should he be fit, for the next qualifier against Georgia. The Boys in Green will be without their first choice in that position after Sheffield United’s Enda Stevens received a yellow card putting him out of October’s trip to Tbilisi. This leaves McCarthy …

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“When The Equaliser Went In, That Was Like Days Of Old.”

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy outlined that he found the atmosphere at the Aviva Stadium to be like the “days of old” when David McGoldrick equalised late against Switzerland. The Boys in Green fell behind against the group’s top seeds in the 75th minute of the game when Fabian Schar found the net brilliantly after a wonderful series of one-touch moves …

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Ireland Name Starting XI Ahead Of Crucial Swiss Clash

Ireland have named their starting XI ahead of tonight’s crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium. As expected McCarthy names a settled side, with an unchanged back five of Darren Randolph, Enda Stevens, Richard Keogh, Shane Duffy and captain Seamus Coleman, from the 2-0 win against Gibraltar. The formation appears to be a 4-3-3, with the midfield …

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Mick McCarthy Hits Back At Critics Of Ireland’s “Unpleasant” Style Of Play

Mick McCarthy has hit back at criticism over the perceived pragmatism of the Irish style of play following comments by the Swiss goalkeeper over their “very unpleasant” brand of football. Ireland’s style of play has regularly come under fire from opposing players and fans alike over the years with it often being direct and aggressive, but effective nonetheless. Denmark’s Thomas …

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Patrick Bamford Still Open To Playing For Ireland

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“I have not said yes, I have not said no.” Patrick Bamford has left the door open on potentially playing for the Republic of Ireland. The Leeds United forward has said that he has not made a decision yet on which country he wants to represent – England, the country of his birth, or Ireland, who he qualifies for through …

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Mick McCarthy On Why He Is “Loyal” And Values Experienced Players

“You’ve got a head start if you have been in the team, that’s for sure.” Mick McCarthy has said that he values loyalty and experience over promoting inexperienced, but promising, young players. McCarthy spoke to the assembled media on Monday afternoon at FAI HQ in Abbottstown ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland. He effectively ruled out the chances …

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James McCarthy Pulls Out Of Ireland Squad For Switzerland Game

James McCarthy will play no part in the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland on Thursday. The Crystal Palace midfielder has played just one full match – a League Cup tie against Colchester United  – since suffering a double leg-break in January 2018. The player, his club and Mick McCarthy, the Ireland manager, have all agreed that the …

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McCarthy An Improvement On O’Neill But Proper Football Man Fatalism Remains

Fatalism: The belief that all events are predetermined and therefore inevitable. In December 2009, when he was the manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Mick McCarthy caused controversy with his team selection. McCarthy made 10 changes for a mid-week game against Manchester United, where his side lost 3-0. 10 years later, the incident still offers some insight into his outlook and his …

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