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Nick Menezes

Nick Menezes
Nick is a soccer, GAA and rugby fanatic who has a worrying obsession with the Irish football team. His articles focus on Irish football and he also writes some light-hearted pieces, particularly quirky starting XIs.

Scott Hogan Has Finally Declared For Ireland

Martin O’Neill has reveald that, after a long time of deliberation, Scott Hogan is about to finally declare for the Republic of Ireland. The 25-year-old Manchester-born striker has two Irish grandparents and has been a long-term target of Martin O’Neill. The attacker caught the eye during a prolific spell at Brentford. Hogan has worked his way up through the non …

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Five Players Hoping To Be Named In Monday’s Ireland Squad

Maguire Kelly Ireland

Martin O’Neill will name his provisional squad for next months crunch internationals against Georgia and Serbia on Monday. The Derryman has become famous for initially naming surprisingly large panels before making a call on his preferred personnel. The larger squads have seen the inclusion of some surprising names, with some even managing to make the final cut – Callum O’Dowda …

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Watch: Ireland Hopeful Liam Kelly Scored Two Peaches Last Night

Liam Kelly scored two wonderful goals as Reading defeated Gilligham in the League Cup Tuesday night. The 21-year-old established himself in Reading’s first team and has become a firm favourite of Jaap Stam. Kelly was one of the more experienced heads in an experimental Reading side that dispatched their League 1 opponents 2-0 with Kelly grabbing both goals in stunning …

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Done Deal: Highly-Rated St. Pat’s Goalkeeper Completes England Move

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Maginn Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal 28/4/2017 Derry City vs St. Patrick's Athletic St. Patrick's Conor O'Malley

St. Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper Conor O’Malley has agreed a move to Peterborough United. The 23-year-old is one of the League of Ireland’s best goalkeepers and has been a key player for Pats since joining from fellow Dublin club Shamrock Rovers. A native of Mayo, the shot stopper had previously been on the books of Mervue United. He won back to …

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A Very Promising Irish Youngster Made His Bow For Leeds Today

Promising Irishman Conor O’Shaughnessy made his debut off the bench as Leeds United began the season in style by defeating Bolton Wanderers 3-2. Leeds were 2-0 up after just half an hour following goals from Kalvin Phillips and Chris Wood before Gary Madine pulled one back. Phillips added his second just minutes later before former Premier League super sub Adam …

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An XI Of Active Footballers Who Have Played For Two Nations

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 22: Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic (4) during the first half of the International Champions Cup soccer game between Barcelona and Juventus on July 22, 2017, at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

In the past, footballers have jumped nationality on a couple of occasions. Ireland have a long tradition of turning to players with underage caps for England and, more recently, Northern Ireland. However, Ireland is certainly not the only country which avails of eligibility rules. At one time, players could switch quite freely between national teams, with the likes of Alfredo …

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