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The Exciting XI Martin O’Neill Should Deploy Against Wales

Ireland’s 0-0 draw with Denmark was admirable but did not capture the imagination of the home faithful.  In a match that should have been a revenge mission for Martin O’Neill’s side, a dull and conservative approach sucked the life out of the game as Ireland abandoned any real structure of ambition. Another revenge mission approaches on Tuesday night as Wales …

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Boost For Ireland As Ramsey Set To Miss Nations League Clash

Ireland have received a huge boost ahead of their UEFA Nations League game with Wales, with the news that midfielder Aaron Ramsey will miss the clash due to family reasons. Ramsey’s wife Colleen is expecting twins, and the 27-year-old was given special dispensation by Arsenal head coach Unai Emery to miss the club’s recent Europa League trip to Azerbaijan. The …

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Ramsey Reveals Plans To Leave Arsenal For Free At End Of Season

Aaron Ramsey plans to stay at Arsenal for the rest of this season and not make a cut-price January move after the collapse of contract talks with the Premier League club. Arsenal could attempt to cash in on the 27-year-old midfielder in the January transfer window, with top Premier League, La Liga and Serie A clubs reportedly monitoring the situation. …

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Ethan Ampadu Signs Five-Year Contract With Chelsea

Wales international Ethan Ampadu has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. Ampadu, who signed from Exeter in 2017 with the fee agreed by tribunal, has impressed since moving to Stamford Bridge. “I’m really proud and happy, I’m looking forward to the next five years,” said the 18-year-old, who can play in defence …

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Ireland Dominated By Wales In UEFA Nations League Opener

Martin O’Neill’s men got off to the worst possible start today, coming out on the receiving end of a battering by Ryan Giggs’ Wales. The signs were there from the earliest moments in Cardiff this evening. Tom Lawrence managed to fire home from close range to give Giggs’ side their first. From there, things seemed to go from bad to …

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Watch: Bale Breaks Irish Hearts With World-Class Finish

Welsh star-man Gareth Bale managed to produce a sublime finish to put his side 2-0 up against an admittedly poor Irish outfit. Things managed to go from bad to worse for Martin O’Neill’s men as Real Madrid’s Bale scored his first and Wales’ second to usher in the Ryan Giggs era. Overall, the Welsh seemed to be control – putting …

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Martin O’Neill Names His Starting XI To Face Wales

Ireland have confirmed the XI men who will take on Wales in today’s UEFA Nations League opening matchup. After their failure to qualify for the World Cup finals, Martin O’Neill’s side will no doubt be hoping to turn over a new page as they take part in the UEFA Nations League. Their first outing in the inaugural tournament will see …

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Watch: Seamus Coleman: “I Never Doubted I’d Be Back”

Seamus Coleman has revealed that he feels as good as he did before the horror injury he received against Wales in March 2017, ahead of the meeting of the two sides tonight in the UEFA Nations League. Speaking in the latest video of #TheCallUp series, Coleman says, “I want to enjoy every moment I get to put on that green …

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Ireland, England & Wales Announce World Cup Warm-Up Fixtures

Ireland, England and Wales have announced their summer fixtures in preparation for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Ireland will host Italy on Saturday 10th August at the Aviva Stadium before playing England at Twickenham (Saturday 24th August) and Wales at the Principality Stadium (Saturday 31st August). Ireland will play their final fixture at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 7th …

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Ryan Giggs: Gareth Bale Can Fill Ronaldo’s Boots At Real Madrid

Gareth Bale can cope with the pressure of replacing Cristiano Ronaldo as the star man at Real Madrid, says his Wales boss Ryan Giggs. Bale has become the main forward at Real since Ronaldo’s summer departure to Juventus, scoring in their opening La Liga wins against Getafe and Girona. “When someone like Cristiano leaves there is always going to be …

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Wales International Sam Warburton Retires From Rugby Aged 29

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Sam Warburton (Captain) poses for the cameras during the British and Irish Lions tour squad announcement at the Hilton London Syon Park Hotel on April 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales and Cardiff Blues flanker Sam Warburton has retired from rugby at the age of 29. The former British and Lions captain had recently returned to training with Cardiff Blues, having come back from knee and neck surgery, but has decided to call it a day as he felt that he could not return to the heights of his pre-injury performances. …

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Ireland Scale New Heights In Latest World Rugby Rankings

Mitsubishi Estate Series 3rd Test, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia 23/6/2018 Australia vs Ireland Ireland's Conor Murray celebrates after the game

Ireland remain in second place in the latest World Rugby rankings, but have also hit a new milestone. Their dramatic series-clinching 20-16 victory over Australia in Sydney last Saturday has seen Joe Schmidt’s side move past the 90-point mark for the first time in the 15-year history of the rankings system. It marks the end of a stunning season for …

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