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“Treated Like A Minority Sport” – Stephen Kenny Hits Out At Government Funding

Stephen Kenny

Republic of Ireland U21 boss Stephen Kenny has hit out at the latest allocation of government funding to the FAI.  On Friday, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport announced the first set of allocations under the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF). A range of projects throughout the country across different sports were allocated money with rugby and …

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Glenn Whelan Has Left Hearts Just Five Months After Joining The Club

Glenn Whelan is looking for a new club after leaving Hearts just five months after joining the club. The Republic of Ireland midfielder had his contract cancelled by “mutual agreement” after falling out of favour under the club’s new manager Daniel Stendel. Whelan was signed by Stendel’s predecessor Craig Levein, but only made 17 appearances for the Edinburgh side, who …

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Plenty Of Goals For The Irish In FA Cup Action This Weekend

Irish FA Cup

It was a good weekend for Irish players in the FA Cup third-round as the likes of Callum Robinson, Adam Idah and Harry Arter all got on the scoresheet for their respective clubs.  On Saturday, Idah scored a hattrick for Norwich in their 4-2 victory over Preston North End at Deepdale. The 18-year-old from Douglas in Cork scored from 40-yards with …

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The Irish Premier League Team Of The Last 20 years

This was originally going to be an Irish Premier League team of the decade. However, the last decade in the English top-flight hasn’t been a great one for Irish players, with fewer and fewer lining out for the top clubs in the Premier League. During the previous decade, however, there were several top-class Irish players in the Premier League and …

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Pundit Arena’s Irish National Team Of The Decade

With the decade coming to a close, Pundit Arena decided to take a look at the best Irish international XI from the last 10 years gone by. _____ 4-3-3 – Manager: Martin O’Neill _____ Goalkeeper Darren Randolph A consistently excellent performer in green, Darren Randolph only broke into the Irish starting XI in 2015, with his first taste of competitive …

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Brian Kerr Says He Is “Very Impressed” By FAI Reform Proposal

Brian Kerr has said that he has seen a proposal to reform the Football Association of Ireland and he believes that it could prove successful. Kerr revealed on Tuesday evening that a group of FAI employees presented him with a proposal to reform the association. The former Ireland manager said he was “very impressed” by the plan and believes the …

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Ireland’s Euro 2020 Playoff Path Confirmed

Euro 2020

The Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 playoff path was confirmed at a draw on Friday morning. If they are to reach the tournament, they will have to come through two away games.  Ireland failed to qualify directly for Euro 2020, finishing third in qualification Group D behind Switzerland and Denmark, a result that was confirmed on Monday night following a …

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Euro 2020 Seeding Confirmed Ahead Of Draw On Friday

The Republic of Ireland still have a chance to reach Euro 2020 despite finishing third in Group D behind Switzerland and Denmark. On Monday night, Denmark confirmed their spot at Euro 2020 at Ireland’s expense thanks to the 1-1 draw in Dublin. Mick McCarthy’s side must now beat Slovakia away in a one-legged playoff semi-final on March 26, 2020. Should …

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Damien Delaney Calls For Kenny To Replace McCarthy Before Euro 2020 Playoffs

Damien Delaney has called for Stephen Kenny to immediately replace Mick McCarthy as the Republic of Ireland manager following the team’s failure to qualify automatically for Euro 2020. Kenny, the Ireland Under-21 coach, will succeed McCarthy as the senior team manager in August 2020. However, following the 1-1 draw with Denmark on Monday night, which confirmed Ireland’s place in a …

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Player Ratings As Spirited Ireland Draw With Denmark In Dublin

The Republic of Ireland 1 Denmark 1. Ireland have failed to qualify directly for Euro 2020 and will need to come through a Nations League play-off next March after failing to beat the old enemy Denmark in Dublin. Mick McCarthy’s side were aggressive, spirited and committed, and the Danes did not, by any means, set the world alight at the …

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Ireland Confirm Matchday Squad For Crucial Qualifier With Denmark

Ireland Squad

The Republic of Ireland have confirmed their matchday squad for tonight’s crucial Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark.  The Boys In Green know that if they secure a win tonight they will secure a spot in next summer’s European Championships while a loss will see Mick McCarthy’s side go through to the Nations League playoffs as the final opportunity to clinch …

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