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“The More People Clamour For Him To Start, The More Stubborn Mick Will Become And Won’t Play Him”

Kevin Doyle has predicted that Aaron Connolly will not start for the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday against Switzerland, despite the forward’s impressive cameo against Georgia. Connolly was the only positive to come from a truly terrible game of football on Saturday afternoon. Ireland played out a goalless draw against Georgia in Tbilisi and their chances of qualifying for Euro …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Play Out Dour Draw Against Georgia

Georgia 0-0 Republic of Ireland. Ireland played out a dour goalless draw with Georgia on Saturday, a result that could greatly harm their chances of qualifying for Euro 2020. Here is how we rated the Ireland players. Just to note, every player starts with a base score of five out of 10. Darren Randolph – 5 The Middlesbrough goalkeeper has …

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Ireland Name Their Team To Play Georgia In Tbilisi

The Republic of Ireland team to play Georgia has been named. Mick McCarthy has made three changes to the team that played out a 1-1 draw with Switzerland last month. Each change has been enforced by injury or suspension. Enda Stevens is suspended, so Matt Doherty starts at left-back. Richard Keogh won’t play again until 2021, so John Egan partners …

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Explained: Exactly What Ireland Need To Do To Qualify For Euro 2020

The Republic of Ireland have just three games remaining in their Euro 2020 qualification campaign. Ireland play Georgia on Saturday in Tbilisi before travelling to face Switzerland in Geneva next Tuesday. They finish their campaign against Denmark in Dublin on November 18. The good news is, ahead of Saturday’s game, Ireland are two points clear at the top of Group …

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Matt Doherty: I’m Totally Comfortable Playing At Left-Back

Matt Doherty has no concerns about playing at left-back for the Republic of Ireland. Mick McCarthy’s side are without their regular left-back Enda Stevens for Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia. The Sheffield United full-back is suspended for the match, which means Doherty may get another chance to start for Ireland. If the call comes, Doherty says he will be …

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The Ireland Team That Should Start Against Georgia But Won’t

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The Republic of Ireland team play a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia on Saturday afternoon. Mick McCarthy’s side are two points clear at the top of Group D after five games played with 11 points. Denmark are in second place with nine points from five matches and Switzerland are in third, with eight points from four games. Georgia are …

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Aaron Connolly Promoted To Senior Ireland Squad After Scoring Twice Against Spurs

Aaron Connolly has been called up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad. On Tuesday, Mick McCarthy said that Connolly was behind James Collins, David McGoldrick, James McClean, Callum Robinson and Sean Maguire in the pecking order for the national team. He also said the upcoming qualifiers against Georgia and Switzerland were not games for debutants. However, Connolly scored twice …

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Matt Doherty Details Heated Phone Conversation With Martin O’Neill

Matt Doherty has detailed the telephone conversation he had with Martin O’Neill following the Derryman’s exit from the Republic of Ireland manager’s job last November. On the night of O’Neill’s departure, Doherty spoke to 2FM show Game On about his former manager, and he wasn’t complimentary. The Wolves wing-back said that the setup under O’Neill was “old-school” and players would …

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Richard Keogh Will Miss The Next 15 Months With Knee Injury

Richard Keogh

Richard Keogh will miss the next 15 months with a knee injury he sustained in a car crash last week. The Republic of Ireland defender, and Derby County captain, sustained a fractured wrist and a serious knee injury in the crash. Keogh, who does not drive, was a passenger. He has damaged his anterior cruciate ligament and his medial collateral …

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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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“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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Player Ratings As Experimental Ireland Team Beat Bulgaria In Friendly

Ireland 3 Bulgaria 1. Mick McCarthy’s side recorded a relatively comfortable victory over modest opposition in a friendly on Tuesday night. Alan Browne, Kevin Long and James Collins got the goals, as Jack Byrne and Josh Cullen impressed in midfield. Here is how we rated the Ireland players: Mark Travers – 5 The Bournemouth goalkeeper made his international debut against …

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