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Moldova V Republic Of Ireland: Everything You Need To Know

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 06: Seamus Coleman of Ireland in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Republic of Ireland Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland are yet to fully convince in their World Cup qualifying group, but four points from two games keeps them firmly in contention. The match against Georgia was, largely, a horror show, interrupted only by a great run by Seamus Coleman that somehow ended up being bundled over the line by the Ireland captain. The Boys …

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Ireland 1-0 Georgia: Player Ratings From An Unconvincing Win

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 06: Seamus Coleman of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his sides first goal with team mates during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Georgia at Aviva Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland were in action against Georgia at the Aviva, looking to get their first win of this World Cup qualification campaign. Ireland’s display in the first half was little short of horrid, they rarely looked like threatening the Georgian goal while at the other end were lucky when the away side struck the crossbar and post …

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Rep. Of Ireland V Georgia: Confirmed Lineups, McCarthy Starts

BELGRADE, SERBIA - SEPTEMBER 05: National football team of Ireland pose to the photographers prior the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Ireland at stadium Rajko Mitic on September 5, 2016 in Belgrade. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland have named their starting eleven for tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Georgia. A number of players departed the squad at the beginning of the week through injury, but few (if any) of those would have been in line to start anyway. O’Neill had kept everyone guessing right up to the last minute, but he does make some …

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Five New Faces Who Should Feature In Martin O’Neill’s Ireland Squad Tomorrow

BELGRADE, SERBIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Head coach Martin O'Neill of Ireland reacts during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Ireland at stadium Rajko Mitic on September 5, 2016 in Belgrade. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland continue their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign next month. The Boys in Green opened their account with a draw away to Serbia, and now have games against Georgia and Moldova on the horizon. Although six points are essential, they are not a given. Martin O’Neill has a relatively settled side, but competition for squad places is high. Here, we look …

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Serbia 2-2 Ireland: Player Ratings From A Frustrating Night In Belgrade

Ireland's national football team players pose prior to the World Cup 2018 qualifier football match Serbia vs Ireland in Belgrade on September 5, 2016. / AFP / Pedja MILOSAVLJEVIC (Photo credit should read PEDJA MILOSAVLJEVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland took on Serbia tonight as their qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup got underway. Martin O’Neill’s side got the best possible start after just  four minutes, as Jeff Hendrick’s volley deflected off Serbia defender Branislav Ivanovic and past goalkeeper Pedrag Rajkovic. Serbia grew in attacking threat from there on out, and but for some poor finishing could …

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Ireland V Serbia: Confirmed Lineups, And A New Irish Number 10

LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 26: The Republic Of Ireland team pose before the UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16 match between France and the Republic of Ireland at Stade des Lumieres on June 26, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/UEFA via Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland begin their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign tonight with a tricky tie against Serbia in Belgrade. Martin O’Neill’s side are still on a high from an impressive Euro 2016 campaign, but know that they will face a battle tonight against a Serbian side looking to make up for their dismal European Championship qualifying attempt. For tonight’s …

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28-Man Ireland Squad Named For Oman And Serbia Fixtures

2016.06.26 Football UEFA Euro 2016 Round of 16 game between France and Republic of Ireland team photo Shane Duffy Richard Keogh Daryl Murphy Stephen Ward Darren Randolph James McCarthy James McClean Robbie Brady Seamus Coleman Shane Long Jeff Hendrick Credit: Lukasz Laskowski / PressFocus/MB Media

Martin O’Neill has named the Republic of Ireland squad for next week’s friendly against Oman. It is the first time the squad has come together for an international since their impressive showing at the European Championships earlier this year. A number of players, including Harry Arter and Callum O’Dowda, return to the squad having missed out on the 23-man squad …

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GAA: International Soccer Stars Show Their GAA Roots

2016 UEFA European Championship Group E, Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France 18/6/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Belgium Ireland's Shane Long Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

As we know by now, All-Ireland Semi-Final day sees Mayo take on Tipperary in Croke Park. We all know how GAA sticks with people whether in Ireland or abroad and ahed of today’s game, two big Irish sportsmen have taken to Twitter to get behind their teams. Shane Long may well be better known for being on fire to Irish …

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Ireland’s Shane Long Brings Out The Magic At Southampton Training

SWANSEA, WALES - FEBRUARY 13: Shane Long of Southampton celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Southampton at Liberty Stadium on February 13, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Don’t try doing this trick during a Sunday morning kick about… Irish footballers aren’t too synonymous with flashy tricks and skills. We prefer a “chuck it up the field” approach to one filled with Cruyff turns or Pannas. But Republic of Ireland international Shane Long has been showing off some potentially ball-busting tricks on Southampton’s pre-season tour. Appropriately, Long pulled this …

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Seven Of The Main Problems With Modern Football

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: Antoine Griezmann of France celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match between France and Albania at Stade Velodrome on June 15, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

I don’t think that anyone can deny that the face of football has changed irrevocably in the past 25 years. The advent of Sky Sports, the increased commercialisation of the game and the now ludicrous amounts of money spent in the industry was always going to have some effect on the sport. But, below are some of the things that …

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Southampton And Italy Striker Set For £13m China Move

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Graziano Pelle of Southampton reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

In a move that could have massive ramifications for his international career, Southampton and Italy striker Graziano Pellè is set to become the latest recruit to the Chinese Super League. Multiple sources are today claiming that the 30 year old (31 next week) is on the verge of leaving St. Mary’s after two years, with a move to Shandong Luneng …

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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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Ireland’s Shane Long Weighs In On ‘Revenge’ Talk Against France

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Shane Long of Republic of Ireland applauds after his 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 Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

With Ireland playing France tomorrow, the first time the sides of met since the infamous Thierry Henry handball, many have seen it as a revenge mission for the nation. While Martin O’Neill’s side are delighted to have reached the knockout stages of the European Championships for the first time, that night in Saint-Denis when Henry and William Gallas combined to cancel …

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