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“It’s Bittersweet But I Fully Support It”- Mick McCarthy On FAI Decision

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Mick McCarthy has said that he will “fully support” new Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny who succeeds the 61-year-old in the role.  McCarthy was contracted by the FAI until July 31st with U21 boss Kenny set to take over following the completion of Ireland’s Euro 2020 campaign. However, that plan was thrown into confusion following the worldwide outbreak of …

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FAI Confirm Mick McCarthy Departure As Kenny Steps Into The Hotseat

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The FAI have confirmed that Stephen Kenny will take up the role as manager of the Republic of Ireland senior side with immediate effect. It was originally planned that Kenny would take charge after Ireland’s Euro 2020 campaign but the global Covid-19 pandemic has seen the competition rescheduled for next year while Ireland’s qualifier with Slovakia has also been postponed. …

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Poll: How Should The FAI Resolve The McCarthy/Kenny Succession Issue?

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Back in November 2018, the FAI opted for appeasement. The previous regime in the association appointed Mick McCarthy as Republic of Ireland manager. However, a large section of Irish football supporters were underwhelmed. They wanted change after the dour final year of Martin O’Neill’s reign and Stephen Kenny was, arguably, the popular choice for the role. In an attempt to …

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UEFA Confirm Postponement Of Ireland’s Rescheduled Playoff Against Slovakia

UEFA have confirmed that all the European Championship playoffs that had been rescheduled from March to June have now been postponed until further notice. This, of course, includes Ireland’s game against Slovakia which had initially been set for March 26th before being rescheduled for June due to the recent coronavirus outbreak. All national team games for both men and women …

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Five Of The Best Irish Players Never To Play At A Major Tournament

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By Robert Redmond & Oisin McQueirns _____ Over the years, Ireland has developed some incredibly talented footballers that have had the chance to shine on the biggest international stages. The likes of Ronnie Whelan at Euro 88, Paul McGrath at the World Cup in 1994, Damien Duff and Robbie Keane in Korea and Japan in 2002 – there’s been plenty. …

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James McClean Fined By Stoke For Controversial Instagram Post

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Republic of Ireland international James McClean has been fined two weeks’ wages for a controversial Instagram post.  The Stoke City winger posted an image on his Instagram account which included himself wearing a balaclava alongside his two children with the caption: “Today’s School lesson — History.” The post was widely criticised on social media and McClean has agreed to delete …

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Quiz: Name The 11 Ireland Players To Win The European Cup

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The Champions League is the most prestigious prize in the history of club football.  From the old European Cup to the modern-day Champions League, taking home the iconic trophy is the pinnacle of most players’ careers. For a country the size of Ireland, we have left our mark on the European football scene. We had two internationals on the first …

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An XI Of The Most Underrated Ireland Players

By Oisin McQueirns & Robert Redmond. With live football at a standstill and the Boys in Green’s quest for a spot in the European Championships put on hold, it’s time to look back rather than look forward.  And there’s no better place to start than with some of Ireland’s more underappreciated talents. Here, we select a starting XI of some …

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Handover In Ireland Managerial Succession Plan Likely To Delayed

It now seems like a lifetime ago when the Republic of Ireland’s peculiar managerial succession plan was conceived. In November 2018, under pressure after Mick McCarthy’s appointment as Ireland manager was met with a lukewarm reception from a section of Irish soccer supporters, the FAI opted to try to keep everyone happy. McCarthy would take charge of Ireland for the …

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FAI Chairman Sets Tentative Timeframe For Euros Playoff

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FAI Chairman Gerry McAnaney has provided a tentative timeframe for the Republic of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2020 playoff with Slovakia.  The Covid-19 global pandemic has put an abrupt halt to sporting activity around the world and Irish football is no different with football at all grades suspended indefinitely. This includes the Republic of Ireland’s crucial Euro 2020 playoff with Slovakia …

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“It Probably Did Knock Me For Confidence” Jack Byrne On His First Time With The Ireland Squad

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Jack Byrne has been speaking about his experience of first being called up to the Republic of Ireland squad back in 2016. Byrne has two Ireland caps, both won under Mick McCarthy thanks to his performances in 2019 with Shamrock Rovers. The Dubliner made his international debut against Bulgaria last September in a brilliant cameo appearance when he came off …

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Ireland Internationals Donate Generous Sum To Clubs In Need

A group of Republic of Ireland internationals have come together to help Irish clubs who are struggling financially due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19).  James McClean, Kevin Long and Enda Stevens, who are clients of Integrity Sports, are among those to have jointly donated €25,000 to an emergency fund to help League of Ireland players whose employment has been …

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