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Stephen Kenny Provides Update On Dan Crowley’s Eligibility & Stephen Ireland

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has given an update on the eligibility of Birmingham City midfielder Dan Crowley Crowley had confirmed in 2019 that he would be applying for an international transfer from England to Ireland having represented both countries at underage international level. Speaking last August, then manager Mick McCarthy outlined that there were some ‘eligibility issues’ over …

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Stephen Ireland: “I Was the Best Player on the Pitch by a Country Mile. Messi Was Playing.”

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Stephen Ireland is plotting a return to football. Ireland is 33 and has not played professionally since 2018. But the former Manchester City and Stoke City midfielder hopes to one day earn another professional contract and even play for the Republic of Ireland again. His last contract was with Bolton Wanderers two years ago. The midfielder announced his intentions in …

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“He Was One Of The Best In Training, I’m Thinking ‘Why Are You Here?'”

Former England striker Emile Heskey has opened up about his time working with Stephen Ireland at Aston Villa outlining that the ex-Irish international was one of the most talented players he trained with. Ireland spent three seasons at Villa following his departure from Manchester City in 2010 and despite impressing in spells, only made 57 appearances at the club, thanks …

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Stephen Ireland On The Two Managers He Didn’t Get On With

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Stephen Ireland is viewed by many as one of Ireland’s most gifted yet unfulfilled footballers. Despite playing alongside players such as Carlos Tevez, Patrick Viera and Vincent Kompany, Ireland only ever made six international appearances for the Boys in Green. Various off-field issues have created the narrative that the midfielder is somewhat difficult to work with. However, in a wide-ranging …

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Stephen Ireland Opens Up On Exile From Irish National Side

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Professional footballer Stephen Ireland has opened up on his exile from the Republic of Ireland national side. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with Sam Lee of The Athletic, the former Manchester City midfielder spoke at length about the early days of his career, his fallout with various managers and his low-key lifestyle. However, what was most interesting was Ireland speaking …

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Troy Parrott Scores First Goal For Ireland Under 21s, Finishing Off Brilliant Team Move

Troy Parrott scored his first goal for the Republic of Ireland under-21 team on Friday night. The 17-year-old Tottenham Hotspur forward, making his first appearance for Stephen Kenny’s side, slotted home after half an hour against Armenia in Tallaght Stadium. The goal was fully warranted following a first-half performance that saw Ireland dominate their opponents in the Under-21 European Championship …

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Bolton Confirm Cancellation Of Stephen Ireland’s Contract

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Championship club, Bolton Wanderers today confirmed that they have terminated Stephen Ireland’s contract via mutual consent.  The 32-year-old only joined the club two months ago on a short-term deal back in October, however, both parties have agreed to bring the relationship to an end, without making a single appearance for the Championship strugglers. The former Man City player left Stoke …

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In Honour Of Ballybrack: Three Sporting Lies That Rebounded

Ballybrack United’s extraordinary claim that one of their players had been killed in a traffic accident when he was alive and well in Galway, has earned the club headlines in Ireland and further afield. Such extreme falsehoods may not be the norm in sports but as these example show, it is not unique either. _____ 1. Ireland kills off three …

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Stephen Ireland Signs Short-Term Deal With Bolton Wanderers

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Former Republic of Ireland international, Stephen Ireland has signed a short-term deal with Championship side, Bolton Wanderers after being released by Stoke at the end of last season.  The 32-year-old made five appearances last year for the Potters but was plagued by injury during his time at the club and missed the entire 2016-17 season with a broken leg. He …

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Stephen Ireland Receives Six Month Extension On Expired Contract

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Embattled former Irish international Stephen Ireland has accepted a reprieve from Premier League side Stoke City. The club announced on their official website that the midfielder, who joined the Potters permanently in 2013 after a loan spell, had signed a six month extension on his contract, which had expired yesterday. Stoke’s Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “Stephen has been forced …

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