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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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Stephen Kenny: Jack Grealish And Declan Rice Should Still Be Playing For Ireland

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“They would have been fast-tracked earlier and into the first team.” Stephen Kenny has said that the Republic of Ireland lost Declan Rice and Jack Grealish because there wasn’t a coherent pathway between the various underage teams and the senior Ireland side. During Martin O’Neill’s tenure as Ireland manager, both players rejected Ireland to declare for England. In 2015, Grealish …

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Five Irish U21 Stars Who Could Step Up To McCarthy’s Senior Squad

On Saturday, Ireland’s U21s suffered a heartbreaking penalty shootout defeat to Mexico in the third/fourth-placed playoff at the Toulon Tournament. Stephen Kenny’s men impressed throughout the prestigious competition with a fourth-place finish their best performance ever in Toulon. Victories over China and Bahrain and two draws with a strong Mexican side earned the 21s deserved plaudits with the future looking …

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Ireland U21s Reach Toulon Semi-Final With Tidy Win Over Bahrain

Ireland secured their place in the semi-finals of the Toulon Tournament after Connor Ronan’s goal gave them a narrow 1-0 win over Bahrain. Stephen Kenny’s side were going into this game knowing a win would send them to the semi-finals for the first time in their seven Toulon appearances but despite losing to China in midweek their opponents Bahrain proved …

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