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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

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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Reports: Jon Walters and Glenn Whelan Could Leave Stoke This Summer

STOKE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Glenn Whelan of Stoke City celebrates with Jonathan Walters after scoring the third goal during the UEFA Europa League play-off second leg match between Stoke City and FC Thun at the Britannia Stadium on August 25, 2011 in Stoke, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Independent are reporting that Irish duo Jonathan Walters and Glenn Whelan could exit Stoke City in the summer. The pair are long serving players at the Bet365 stadium but with both now into their 30s, Mark Hughes could look for some fresh options in the summer as he attempts to further progress the Potters. Stoke are currently 11th in the Premier …

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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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