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Nick is a soccer, GAA and rugby fanatic with a worrying obsession with the Irish Football Team. His articles focus on the Irish football team and some light hearted pieces, particularly quirky starting X1s

Brighton Could Move For Liverpool Midfielder But Risk Loosing Key Man

TENERIFE, SPAIN - MARCH 22: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Kevin Stewart and Connor Randall of Liverpool during a training session at Tenerife Top Training on March 22, 2017 in Tenerife, Spain. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Brighton manager Chris Hughton will set his sights on bringing in Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart, according to The Telegraph. Stewart would become Brighton’s first summer signing as they look to build towards their first season in the Premier League. The former Tottenham trainee joined Liverpool in 2014 and enjoyed a run of games towards the end of last season as Jurgen …

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Relegation For Ireland’s Sunderland Duo May Bring About Contrasting Fortunes

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: John O'Shea of Sunderland arrives for the Premier League match between Sunderland and Liverpool at Stadium of Light on January 2, 2017 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sunderland’s 1-0 defeat to Middlesborough all but condemned them to a long expected relegation. Unfortunately, from an Irish perspective, this means two of Ireland’s most high-profile players in recent years will drop out of the top flight. Six years ago, John O’Shea and Darron Gibson were both crowned Premier League winners with Manchester United. Both had played Champions League football and …

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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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Watch: Cillian Sheridan’s Fine Form Continues For Title Chasers Jagiellonia

Cillian Sheridan

Cillian Sheridan continued his fine form for Jagiellonia in the Ekstraklasa as his side defeated Piast Gliwiche 1-0. Sheridan joined the Polish side in February following two seasons with Cypriot side Omonia. The well travelled Cavan man has also enjoyed exotic spells at CSKA Sofia and APOEL where he appeared in the Champions League. Sheridan could find himself playing Champions League …

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Watch: Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante On What It Means To Be Named PFA Player Of The Year

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 16: Jesse Lingard of Manchester United and N'Golo Kante of Chelsea battle for possession during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on April 16, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

N’Golo Kante was on Sunday night named as the PFA Player of the Year. The France international has followed up on his PFA Team of the Season selection with this prestigious accolade. Kante joined Chelsea last summer for £32 million having helped guide Leicester to a shock Premier League victory last term. Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku …

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Players To Opt For Other Nations Having Represented Ireland

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Bacary Sagna of Manchester City (L) attempts to black Lynden Gooch of Sunderland (R) shot during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Etihad Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Irish football has been long associated with the famous ‘granny rule’. FIFA regulations have served Ireland well with many recruits becoming key players in the past. However, in recent years some players have jumped back to the country of their birth with some Ireland born and raised players even opting to represent other nations. High profile players like Michael Keane, Patrick Bamford …

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What Would A British And Irish Lions Football Squad Look Like?

LENS, FRANCE - JUNE 16: Adam Lallana of England and Aaron Ramsey of Wales compete for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between England and Wales at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on June 16, 2016 in Lens, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

With the Lions squad recently announced, we take a look at a potential British and Irish football Lions squad.  It is impossible to please every fan with these kinds of selections and is always open to opinion and discussion. The following squad consists of 25 players and tries to involve players from each of the five countries. International form is …

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Leinster Jersey To Be Manufactured By Adidas From Next Season

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Adam Byrne of Leinster runs with the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Leinster at Franklin's Gardens on December 9, 2016 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Leinster will cut ties with Canterbury at the end of this season according to a report in The Independent. The Irish province will follow in the footsteps of rivals Munster in signing with German-based giants Adidas. The deal with them is set to have a similar clause to Muster where any replica gear will only be available to purchase in Ireland in …

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