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The Ireland Form XI Going Into The World Cup Qualifier Against Wales

Martin O'Neill Roy Keane Ireland

With the countdown to the crunch tie with Wales well underway, we look at Ireland’s form team going into the Dublin clash. It has been a good few months for Irish football. Some Irishmen are enjoying their most productive seasons to date, and there has been a surge in the amount of young Irish players coming through in the Championship. This following …

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Poll: Which Goal By An Irish Player Was The Best Of The Weekend?

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The weekend just gone saw a surprisingly large amount of top-class finishes from members of Martin O’Neill’s Ireland squad. Wingers Robbie Brady and Daryl Horgan have made their mark on their new clubs, while Aiden McGeady gave fans a timely reminder of his capabilities with a star turn for Preston against Brentford. Wes Hoolahan, meanwhile, produced a 35-yard lob against …

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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: Shane Long Continues Run Of Form With Goal Against Swansea

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Shane Long of Southampton celebrates after scoring to make it 3-0 during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round 1st Leg match between Southampton and Vitesse at St Mary's Stadium on July 30, 2015 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Whisper it, just whisper it, but Shane Long may, in fact, be on fire. The Tipperary native was adored and serenaded by Ireland fans all summer, despite his goal drought. However, he is back amongst the scoring for Southampton, after a strike against Liverpool last week. This evening, Southampton are taking on Swansea City, and time of writing the Welsh …

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Opinion: Klopp’s Lack Of Plan B Cost Liverpool Cup Final Place

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts during the EFL Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on January 25, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Irish international Shane Long put the final nail in Liverpool’s EFL Cup coffin in the dying stages of Wednesday night’s semi-final second leg. Long finished off a sweeping counter-attacking move to see his Southampton side through to the final where they will most likely face Manchester United who go into Thursday night’s game against Hull City with a two-goal cushion. Southampton …

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Southampton V Liverpool: Confirmed Lineups, Coutinho Starts, Shane Long On The Bench

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool (10) celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium on March 20, 2016 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to St. Mary’s to face Southampton this afternoon. Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in flying form of late, but know that the Saints will provide stern opposition despite the fact that they have only won once in their last five league games. For today’s game,  Southampton manager Claude Puel makes several changes from the side …

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How Martin O’Neill Has Turned Around Ireland’s Fortunes

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (C) of Republic of Ireland is congratulated by Martin O'Neill (R) manager of Republic of Ireland after their team's 1-0 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Sitting at their lowest ranking since the system was incorporated in 1993, Ireland football seemed dull, depressing and doomed. Five years under Giovanni Trapattoni had its highs such as qualifying for Euro 2012 and his side possibly deserving of a place at he 2010 World Cup but it was a downward spiral thereafter. Trapattoni was a national hero of sorts …

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How An Injury Plagued Ireland Side Should Line Up Against Austria

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 9/11/2016 Harry Arter

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland take on Austria on Saturday evening with a number of injury concerns already hitting the squad. Shane Long’s absence from the preliminary 35-man panel showed the absolute dearth of quality Ireland now have in the striker role, while the subsequent withdrawals of Stephen Ward, James McCarthy, Cyrus Christie and Stephen Quinn from the final squad …

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Wes Hoolahan: A Case Of The Grass Always Being Greener?

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Wes Hoolahan (L) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Glenn Whelan (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)

With Ireland set to face Austria in a pivotal clash in Vienna on November 12, the public are guaranteed to hear either Eamon Dunphy lament to exclusion of Wes Hoolahan from the starting line-up or quiver with excitement in the wake of his favourite Irish player starting in a crunch game. Hoolahan is by far Ireland’s most creative player and has …

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Twitter Reacts As James McClean Brace Gets Ireland Out Of Jail In Moldova

Shane Long Ireland

Ireland dug deep for a deserved victory in eastern Europe tonight, after seeing off a tricky Moldova challenge, thanks to a James McClean brace. Wes Hoolahan was included in the starting line-up, and made an immediate impact, playing Shane Long through for an early opener. I’m not tweeting tonight about Weso because I’ve already tweeted 3263 times about him & how wonderful he …

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Moldova V Ireland: Confirmed Lineup, Hoolahan Starts

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 6/10/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Georgia Republic of Ireland team

The Republic of Ireland continue their World Cup qualification campaign with a trip to Moldova, their first ever game against tonight’s opponents. Nothing less than three points will be accepted as Ireland look to keep up the pace in what is sure to be a tight contest with Wales, Austria and Serbia for the top two spots. For tonight’s game, …

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