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Zach Elbouzedi Goal Gives Ireland U21’s Crucial Win Over Armenia

Zach Elbouzedi’s second-half goal gave ten man Ireland a crucial victory away to Armenia to keep them top of their Euro 2021 qualification group. Despite missing a host of starters, including suspended captain Jayson Molumby and the duo of Lee O’Connor and Troy Parrott, who are both with the senior side, Kenny’s men dominated proceedings throughout the first half but …

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Gavin Bazunu Confirmed As U21 Goalkeeper For Armenia Clash

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Stephen Kenny has confirmed there will be four new faces in the Ireland U21 line-up for Thursday’s clash with Armenia.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, Caoimhin Kelleher, Michael Obafemi, Conor Masterson, Neil Farrugia and Trevor Clarke pulled out of the squad through injury while both Jayson Molumby and Lee O’Connor are suspended. Speaking to FAI TV earlier today, Kenny confirmed that …

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West Ham Striker Anthony Scully One Of Several Changes To Ireland Under-21 Squad

West Ham United striker Anthony Scully has received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad ahead of the upcoming European Qualifiers against Armenia and Sweden. Scully, who is the son of former Ireland B international and QPR winger Tony Scully, has been in tremendous form for The Hammers’ Under-23 side scoring 11 goals and providing six assists …

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Stephen Kenny Names Irish U21 Squad Ahead Of Upcoming Qualifiers

Stephen Kenny has named his Irish U21 squad ahead of their upcoming European Qualifiers against Armenia and Sweden. As expected, Tottenham striker Troy Parrott is not involved after Mick McCarthy confirmed that he would be in the senior squad for their games against New Zealand and Denmark. Aaron Connolly is also not involved for the same reasons while Liverpool’s Caoimhin …

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“We Could’ve Sold It Out Twice, I’ve Everyone On Looking For Tickets”

Stephen Kenny has said that his U21 side selling out Tallaght Stadium for their European Qualifier against Italy is a “fantastic” achievement but stressed that it also shows how desperately needed more suitable footballing infrastructure is in the country. The Irish U21s have been in sparkling form since Kenny took the reins late last year, winning all three of their …

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Ireland’s Under-21 Stars Should Stay In Stephen Kenny’s Team

The clamour for Ireland’s promising players to be promoted to the senior team is understandable, but it might not be that simple. The conditions just aren’t right in Mick McCarthy’s team for them to flourish. It would be another short-term move for Irish football. Picture the scene. Darren Randolph has the ball at his feet. The Ireland team pushes up …

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Stephen Kenny Taken To Hospital In Sweden After Feeling Unwell Following Ireland Under-21 Match

Stephen Kenny has behind stayed in Sweden after feeling unwell following the Republic of Ireland’s match on Tuesday evening. Kenny’s Under-21 team were in Kalmar for a European Championship qualifer, a game they won 3-1 – with Conor Masterson and Troy Parrot (2) getting goals. After the match, the 47-year-old felt unwell and was examined by the FAI’s medical staff. …

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“He’s Got The Best Job” – Mick McCarthy On Succession Plan

“It’s me that’s come in, could’ve quite easily took a brickbat by drawing in Gibraltar or lost in Gibraltar, that’s protected him from that.” Mick McCarthy had a lot to say following Ireland’s 3-1 victory over Bulgaria in a friendly on Tuesday night. Alan Browne, Kevin Long and James Collins got the goals for Ireland against modest opposition. But it …

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Brilliant Troy Parrott Brace Gives Ireland U21s Massive Victory Over Sweden

A brilliant Troy Parrott brace gave Ireland’s U21s a massive victory over Sweden to keep their 100% record in European qualifying alive. Kenny made three changes ahead of this clash with Friday night’s goalscorer Parrott dropping out of the side along with Norwich City’s Adam Idah and Bournemouth’s Gavin Kilkenny, with League of Ireland duo Dan Mandroiu and Zack Elbouzedi …

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Stephen Kenny Names Eye-Catching Starting XI Ahead Of Armenia Clash

Ireland U21’s manager Stephen Kenny has named his starting XI for Friday night’s European qualifier against Armenia at Tallaght Stadium. Kenny has gone for his trusted 4-2-3-1 formation with very few surprises in the back five as Celtic new boy Lee O’Connor starts at right-back with Bohemians’ Darragh Leahy on the left. West Brom defender Dara O’Shea is joined by …

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Four Exciting Ways Ireland’s U21 Could Set Up Ahead Of Qualifiers

Last week, Stephen Kenny named an incredibly exciting U21 squad ahead of Ireland’s upcoming European Qualifiers against Armenia and Sweden. The 22-man panel contains some of the most promising names in Irish football with the selection bringing with it a renewed sense of excitement that the country could be seeing shades of a golden generation coming through. With Kenny in …

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Stephen Kenny Highlights Qualities Lee O’Connor Can Bring To Celtic

Ireland U21 manager Stephen Kenny has highlighted the qualities of Celtic’s new signing Lee O’Connor following the versatile defender’s move from Manchester United earlier this week. O’Connor left Old Trafford to join the Scottish Champions on a four-year-deal after frequently impressing at Manchester United’s underage sides but failing to break into the first team. The 19-year-old has also been a …

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Stephen Kenny Names Exciting U21 Squad Ahead Of Upcoming Qualifiers

Ireland U21 manager Stephen Kenny has named his squad ahead of the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Armenia and Sweden. Kenny has selected an exciting group of young talent, with Brighton’s Aaron Connolly included after his first senior goal for the club in their 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers last night. Troy Parrott, Michael Obafemi and Nathan Collins were all …

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