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Points Difference A Dangerous Game For Ireland

Ireland need points, no doubt. But they must respect their Scottish opposition first and foremost.    Ireland travel to Murrayfield tomorrow in search of a second consecutive 6 Nations championship. Straight after proceedings in Edinburgh, the nation will switch over to ‘Le Crunch’, in prayer for a competitive French performance in London. Yes, we know the permutations at this stage. …

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3 Battles Ireland Must Dominate To Retain The Six Nations

It’s going to be a bloody points-scoring arms race this Saturday if Ireland are to emerge as Six Nations Champions.  The starting grid is staggered but the finishing line is very much in view. After a slow burner of a start to the championship, things seriously heated up in last weekend’s penultimate round of fixtures. Ireland and Wales played out …

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What Would A Lions XV in 2015 Look Like?

Here at Pundit Arena HQ, to say we’re heartbroken on a weekend with no Six Nations action is a bit of an understatement.   And as any rugby fan knows, there is no better way to pass the time than to sit down and ponder what would a Lions team look like if there was a tour this year. Fullback: …

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Six Nations Preview: Scotland Set To Struggle Once Again

With the Six Nations now very much so on the horizon, Matt Cassidy previews the prospects of Scotland before they head into the tournament next month.  2014 results Ireland 28-6 Scotland, Dublin Scotland 0-20 England, Edinburgh Italy 20-21 Scotland, Rome Scotland 17-19 France, Edinburgh Wales 51-3 Scotland, Cardiff The 2014 edition of the Six Nations championship is one that Scotland’s long …

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Inferior Ireland suffer defeat in intense Scottish fixture

It was not the homecoming Republic of Ireland manager, Martin O’Neill expected as his side lost 1-0 to Scotland at Celtic Park in what was a fiery encounter. A beautiful curled shot from Shaun Maloney separated the sides in this crucial Euro 2016 qualifier. The former Celtic manager and his current side will be disappointed to drop points in this …

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Premier League Heroes: Ireland’s Robbie Keane

With Ireland playing Scotland at Celtic Park tonight in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier we look back at the magnificent career Keane has had since he first lined out as a teenager for Wolves.  Currently playing his football at MLS side LA Galaxy, Robbie Keane is showing top form for his side in the states, which was seen in their …

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Defensive Setup Key For Ireland To Succeed Against Scots

Scotland host Ireland at Celtic Park on Friday night in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier. Stephen Loftus argues that a strong defensive setup with a counter-attacking threat is the way to stifle what should be a raucous home crowd in Glasgow.  Contrary to many beliefs, a draw would be a great result for Ireland on Friday when they take on Scotland. …

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Scotland Vs Ireland: Previous Encounters

This Friday Scotland host the Republic of Ireland at Celtic Park in an important game for both sides’ chances of qualifying for EURO 2016 in France. We look at the most recent encounters between the sides. Ireland 1 – 0 Scotland Carling Nations Cup, Aviva Stadium, 29th May 2011. The inaugural (and so far only) Carling Nations Cup between the …

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Euro 2016: 3 Players Ireland Should Be Wary Of Against Scotland

Ireland face Scotland in the next of their Euro 2016 qualifiers at Celtic Park on the 14th of November. From what we’ve seen so far from both sides this should be a close game. Here we look at three players Ireland should be wary of going into this clash following today’s announcement of the Scottish squad for the Irish game …

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John Delaney & The Ticket Debacle

John Delaney this morning labelled the Scottish FA’s statement regarding ticket allocations as “a joke”. The FAI were awarded the minimum amount of tickets in Celtic Park for the crunch qualifying game between Ireland and Scotland on November 14th. Delaney initially comes across as a champion to the people of Ireland, in fighting valiantly to secure tickets for his beloved …

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Scottish Independence: The Role Of Sport

With just one day to go until Scottish independence is voted upon, Maurice Brosnan looks at some of the impacts that this referendum could have on Scottish sport.   On the 18th of September Scotland will vote on whether or not to remain a part of the United Kingdom. This will be a major decision and a historic event regardless of …

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Celtic Linked With Highly Rated Striker

Scotland’s goalscorer against Germany, Ikechi Anya, in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier looks to be on Celtic’s radar. According to the Daily Mail he would be ‘keen’ to move to Glasgow, the city where he is from. Anya currently plays for Championship side Watford, where he has already played four games this season. But Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, quoted in the …

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Everton: Naismith Proving His Worth Domestically & Internationally

Everton striker Steven Naimsith may not have scored in Scotland’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier last night but he has proved that both domestically and internationally he is very dangerous in front of goal. Ikechi Anya almsot grabbed the headlines last night in Dortmund. His goal would have made it a famous Scotland draw against Germany but Thomas Muller capitalised on some poor Scottish defending to win the …

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The Irish Six Nations campaign thus far

Dave Gantly, the newest member of the ‘Sport Is Everything’ team, dissects the Irish Six Nations campaign thus far and addresses the Declan Kidney ‘situation’: What a difference a few weeks can make. Coming in to the first round of the Championship, Ireland were quietly confident they could beat a Welsh team low on confidence in their own backyard. At the Millennium …

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The junkies in the stands call for Kidney’s head

When the Irish Six Nations campaign kicked off in Cardiff at the start of February, a nervous sense of excitement was in the air. After a promising November series, the Irish supporters had cause for optimism. A narrow loss against South Africa, was followed by two convincing wins over Fiji and Argentina. When the curtain came down on a relatively …

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A Scrumptious Battle Ahead- 6 Nations 2013

It is that time of year again. Spring is beginning to break through the Winter’s sky. Cue the Six Nations. November brought mixed fortune for Europe’s elite, and teams look to either carry on their momentum or set the record straight. Throw an approaching Lions Tour into the mix and it makes for a mouth-watering prospect. Hopes, if not expectations, …

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