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Euro 2016: Talking Points From Ireland’s Draw With Sweden

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)

Ireland kicked off their Euro 2016 campaign with a draw that surely deserved so much better. Here are all the talking points, both positive and negative, from the opening day of Group E. A point gained or two dropped? Had we been offered a draw before the game, many would have taken it. This was, after all, a decent Sweden …

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Video Analysis: Breakdown Of Ireland’s Attack & Set Pieces

Shane Long and Jonathan Walters both of Ireland celebrate after goal during the International friendly football match between Republic of Ireland and Netherlands at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on May 27, 2016 (Photo by Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“They are very dangerous with corners and free kicks. That’s football for them,” said Dutch manager Danny Blind after the Republic Of Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Holland at the Aviva Stadium. It’s not the first time an opposing manager has paid Ireland a backhanded compliment under Martin O’Neill but it is a telling sign of how we’re viewed by Tier 1 …

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Reaction: Ireland Prepare For Euro 2016 With Netherlands Draw

Republic of Ireland's midfielder James McClean (R) vies for the ball against Netherlands' defender Joel Veltman during the friendly football match between Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on May 27, 2016. / AFP / CAROLINE QUINN (Photo credit should read CAROLINE QUINN/AFP/Getty Images)

On what was a satisfactory night in Dublin, Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland played out a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland looked dangerous throughout against a Dutch side still shaken from their failure to qualify for the European Championships in France next month, particularly from the highly effective set pieces of Robbie Brady. It was therefore no surprise that …

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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group E


Ireland have again found themselves drawn against tough opposition in Group E, alongside Belgium, Italy and Sweden. The boys in green had a dismal display at Euro 2012, finishing as the worst side in the tournament. This time out though, Ireland will be hopeful of a better performance.  Belgium and Italy, who both have intentions of bringing the trophy home, …

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Shane Long’s Form Can Be Key For Ireland In Euro 2016

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Shane Long (R) of Southampton celebrates scoring the opening goal with Dusan Tadic during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on May 1, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Following Southampton’s impressive display against second placed Tottenham on Sunday, Ronald Koeman has described the current form of Shane Long as one of the main reasons behind his side’s current form which sees them in the running for European football next season. Southampton are currently the favourites to reach next season’s Europa League ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool. The Saints’ impressive …

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Football Fourfold: Turn €10 Into €500 With This Promising Punt

football 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)

Football fans face a financially challenging summer (although we’re not complaining). Following your country across France for Euro 2016 is the dream ticket for any self-respecting supporter, but such an expedition does come at a cost. Campervans, as many of you may have realised by now, do not come cheap but we are Pundit Arena are here to help. The bookies’ have …

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Republic Of Ireland: Rob Elliot Injury Sours O’Neill’s Night

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 29: Rob Elliot of the Republic of Ireland suffers a suspected serious injury during the international friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and Slovakia at Aviva Stadium on March 29, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland shared the spoils with their Slovakian visitors on a night that was overshadowed by what looks like a season-ending injury to Newcastle Untied goalkeeper Rob Elliot and denting his chances of a place in the Irish squad heading to France this summer. The Slovakians kept the hosts busy throughout the game. However, star player Marek Hamšík had a …

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Ireland Striker Shane Long Reveals How He Feeds His Hurling Addiction

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 16: Shane Long of the Republic of Ireland is challenged by Emir Spahic of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier play off, second leg match between Republic of Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on November 16, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Southampton striker Shane Long is the latest Premier League star to consider a return to the GAA after Everton right-back Seamus Coleman made it known over the weekend that he wishes to return to his local side St. Catherine’s once his footballing career is over. The Ireland forward is currently in Abbotstown ahead of Ireland’s upcoming friendly with Switzerland on …

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The FAI International Player Of The Year Has Been Named

during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier play off, second leg match between Republic of Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on November 16, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

The Three FAI International Football Awards took place in Dublin this evening, as the best performers of the various national sides were honoured for their efforts over the past twelve months. The competition was particularly strong this year, particularly among the senior team, as a number of players have emerged as heroes in what proved to be a massively successful …

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Forrester’s Call-Up Shows League Of Ireland Is Still Viable Pathway

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Chris Forrester of Peterborough United during the Emirates FA Cup match between West Bromwich Albion and Peterborough United at The Hawthorns on January 30, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Adam Fradgley - AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

There are many pathways into the Irish senior football team but not all of them are rewarding to late bloomers like Peterborough’s Chris Forrester. An attacking threat for St. Patrick’s Athletic last year and a holding midfielder for Graham Westley’s Peterborough this season, Forrester is the latest former League of Ireland player to be drafted into Martin O’Neill’s Irish squad …

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Tactics Truck: Groundhog Day For Manchester United

Phil Connors, the character played by Bill Murray in the 1993 film Groundhog Day, enjoyed more variety in his life than a Manchester United supporter. Saturday afternoon’s performance against Southampton can be safely filed under “more of the same”, with any excitement only briefly provided by the appearance of another rodent – a mouse – on the field of play. …

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Ronald Koeman Surprised With Shane Long’s Inclusion

Ronald Koeman questioned the fitness of the Irish forward after Bosnia game. The curious relationship between Ireland’s management team and clubs has taken another twist today, as Southampton boss Ronald Koeman spoke out on the inclusion of Shane Long during the second leg of Ireland’s European Championships qualifier with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Long came on and played 40 minutes against Bosnia …

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The Night Irish Football Rediscovered Its Identity

It’s been a long time since it felt like this. As the 50,000 strong Aviva crowd belted out Olé Olé at full volume on Thursday night, with the world champions brought to their knees, a revived sense of hope surfaced – maybe Irish football isn’t the lost cause we were beginning to worry it was. It was a victory every bit …

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Video: Shane Long’s Post Match Interview Oozes Passion

Shane Long’s second half strike secured a win for Ireland against world champions Germany last night. The Aviva Stadium in Dublin was packed to the rafters, and was a cauldron of emotion and passion. After the final whistle, Long’s interview captured the sentiment of every single man, woman, and child packed into the 51,000 seater. Having been reminded that he …

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