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Harry Redknapp On Maguire: “He Always Reminds Me Of Richard Dunne”

Former Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp has praised Harry Maguire ahead of England’s World Cup semi-final, comparing the 25-year-old to Richard Dunne.   Redknapp was speaking at the launch of AIB’s ‘The Toughest Rivalry’ which sees him take over Cork club, Castlehaven as they go up against Erin’s Isle of Dublin, managed by former Premier League manager and player, Gianluca Vialli. The …

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The Most Expensive ‘Irish XI’ Of All Time Throws Up A Few Surprises

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - DECEMBER 09: Robbie Keane of Liverpool looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between PSV Eindhoven and Liverpool at the Philips Stadium on December 9, 2008 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

A number of Irish internationals have changed clubs over the summer, though the fees involved have (for the most part) been relatively low compared to the extravagant nature of other deals. Unless James McCarthy leaves Everton, Middlesbrough’s £5m capture of Darren Randolph could well end up being the most expensive Irish player of the summer. Indeed, the now-former West Ham goalkeeper …

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This Potential Ireland Star Sixes Squad Would Put It Up To Anyone

Republic of Ireland's Damien Duff (C) and Richard Dunne (R) celebrate after defeating Cyprus on October 15, 2008 during their 2010 World Cup qualifying football match at Croke Park in Dublin. AFP PHOTO/Peter Muhly (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Last week, France were crowned Star Sixes champions in London. The six-a-side indoor competition saw legends of their national teams clash in a tournament full of nostalgia and entertainment. However, there was one surprising absentee from the teams on show. The Republic of Ireland were not included in the twelve-team tournament, which is surprising considering the strength of the team that …

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Sean St. Ledger Reveals Approach By League Of Ireland Club

FAI Announce Parternship With Benetti, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 30/5/2017 Benetti football ambassadors Sean St. Ledger Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

As Ireland embark on yet another friendly in the United States, one Irishman who was based in the MLS has not given up hope on resurrecting his Ireland career. Following a torrid time with injury, Sean St. Ledger has managed just 27 appearances in just under four years, all of them coming in the MLS with Orlando City and Kevin …

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The Ireland Team That Scraped Past San Marino 10 Years Ago: Where Are They Now?

Post San-Marino Papers 8/2/2007 Bad Reacation to Republic of Ireland's 2-1 win over San Marino in the paper headlines Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Although it is possibly still fresh in the minds of Irish football fans, Ireland’s bizarre 2-1 victory over lowly San Marino reached its ten-year anniversary this week (February 7). Despite being a strong Ireland team on paper, the Boys in Green struggled to get to grips with one of world football’s worst ever teams. Stephen Ireland popped up with a last-minute winner in …

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Watch: Ex-Premier League Defenders Criticise Ozil’s Celebratory Tweet

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal collects the match ball after scoring a hat trick during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Arsenal FC and PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at the Emirates Stadium on October 19, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal recorded their seventh straight victory on Wednesday night in the Champions League with a domineering display over Ludogorets.  This now puts the Gunners in an ideal position to qualify for the last 16 as they sit atop Group A with seven points, just ahead of French giants PSG on goal difference. Mesut Ozil was the standout player for Arsene Wenger’s …

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Passing the Buck: The Evolution Of Ireland’s Footballing DNA

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Wes Hoolahan (C) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Glenn Whelan (L) and Robbie Brady (R) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France on June 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

“A nation holds its breath…” As Ireland continue on the road to the 2018 World Cup against Georgia on Thursday evening, The Opel Jersey analyse how Ireland’s style of play has changed over the years, and how it still needs to evolve yet further. _____ In the days and weeks following Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Serbia in Belgrade, much discourse focused on …

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Opinion: Ireland Shouldn’t View France Tie As Revenge Mission

French forward Thierry Henry (L) and Irish defender Richard Dunne are pictured at the end of the World Cup 2010 qualifying football match France vs. Republic of Ireland on November 18, 2009 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, northern Paris. Former champions France secured their World Cup spot after a 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France. France won the two-legged tie 2-1. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The events of 18th November 2009 are well known to those who consider themselves fans of the French or, more pertinently, the Republic of Ireland national team. Sunday’s rematch between these two sides in the second round of the European Championships has been billed in most quarters as a chance for the Irish to finally exact their revenge upon their …

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The Greatest Irish XI To Play In The Premier League

It’s Paddy’s Day. We’re wearing our green socks, singing ditties and doing a bit of a jig in the office. We got the cans of Guinness out this morning and given the day in question, we started shouting at each other about the greatest Irish players ever to play in the Premier League.  So, after much debate (and just a …

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Top Five Irish Performers From Last Weekend’s Action

As the transfer window draws to a close, the new season has kicked off. Brian Barry looks at the top five performances by the Irish, cross-channel on the opening weekend. 5. Aiden McGeady (Everton) This is the season that McGeady’s Premier Leaguecareer looks set to take off, and it had the best possible start. It only took 19 minutes for the the …

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Who Can Fill The Void Left By Richard Dunne?

Richard Dunne has announced his retirement from international football after representing Ireland at senior level for the past 14 years, which includes 80 caps and eight goals. Dunne, now 34, has been pivotal to the success of the Irish team since making his debut in 2000 during a friendly match with Greece. With the Irish national team going through a …

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Top Irish Defenders Of All Time – Where Does Richard Dunne Rank?

With Richard Dunne’s international retirement, we decided to rank the greatest Irish defenders of all time. Where does Dunne rank in our countdown? Richard Dunne has decided to call time on his international career. Ireland will have to dig deep to find a replacement to fill the void that Dunne’s departure will create, not only physically, but also in terms of …

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Best XI: Current Ireland Team vs 2002 World Cup Team

The media frenzy which will surround the upcoming World Cup will undoubtedly make the country nostalgic for the good times in Irish soccer, when we had a team who could compete with the big powers in the game, on the biggest international stage. Not since 2002 have we experienced the excitement of a World Cup build up, the naming of …

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