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Shane Long Admits Ireland Squad Omission Was “Killer Blow”

Shane Long has admitted that his recent omission from Mick McCarthy’s Republic of Ireland squad was a ‘killer blow’ But the Southampton striker outlined that he has not fallen out with the Ireland manager. Long has yet to feature for his country since McCarthy took over the role at the beginning of 2019, and has yet to even be included …

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Shane Long Back In Ireland Contention Ahead Of Slovakia Playoff

Mick McCarthy has outlined that Southampton striker Shane Long is “pushing all the right buttons” ahead of Ireland’s crucial playoff against Slovakia in March. Long scored for the Saints in their FA Cup defeat to Tottenham in midweek and has found himself back in form under Ralph Hasenhuttl featuring in the club’s last seven games in all competitions. The 33-year-old …

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Shane Long Explains How He Chose Soccer Over Hurling

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We all know by now that Shane Long used to play hurling. His exploits in the GAA’s small-ball code have been well documented since his meteoric rise from Cork City teenager to Premier League star. The Gortnahoe-Glengoole man played two years county minor with Tipperary before concentrating on his burgeoning soccer career. Tipperary hurling’s loss was Irish football’s gain as …

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“I Don’t See Anyone Clamouring For Him To Be In The Squad”

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Ireland’s crunch Euro 2020 qualifying clash with Switzerland has just gotten underway as the ‘Boys in Green’ look to extend their lead atop Group D. Despite picking up 10 points from a possible 12 so far Ireland have looked devoid of options up front at times and have lacked a serious goal threat. Mick McCarthy named four strikers in his …

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Charlie Austin Reportedly Set To Leave Southampton

A transfer is reported to be in the works that could have implications for the Irish contingent at Southampton. According to The Telegraph, Charlie Austin has been told that he can leave the club this month, with Premier League high-flyers Wolves and Championship side Aston Villa said to be interested. Austin has played just once in 2019, having served a …

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Shane Long Talks Struggles After Ending Goal Drought

Once Shane Long scored Southampton’s second and ultimately winning goal against Leicester yesterday, the extraordinary statistics started to roll in. Shane Long’s last four goals have come under four different Southampton managers – Claude Puel, Mauricio Pellegrino, Mark Hughes, Ralph Hasenhuttl. The Leicester strike came after 22 games/279 days without a goal. It was just his 3rd goal in 72 …

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Watch: Incredible Shane Long Move Helps Saints End Winless Run

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Charlie Austin shattered Arsenal’s 22-game unbeaten run as the Southampton striker punished a howler from Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno to seal a shock 3-2 win on Sunday, with help from Shane Long. Austin settled a thrilling Premier League clash at St Mary’s when he headed home with just five minutes left after Leno misjudged Shane Long’s cross. Southampton had twice …

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On This Day In 2015: Shane Long’s Stunner Against Germany Revisited

“Randolph sends it long…and Shane Long is in behind the German defence… Shane Long against Neuer…. 1-0!.. What a moment!” _____ The Context Ireland took to the Aviva Stadium on October 8th 2015, as the heavy underdogs against the reigning world champions Germany. After scraping by Georgia in their previous Group D game, Ireland still had a niggling Scottish team breathing …

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