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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.

Ireland Legend Robbie Keane Training With Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers Announce Friendly Against LA Galaxy, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 22/12/2014 Robbie Keane and Stephen McPhail, who has resigned with the club, today announced a friendly between their two clubs on February 21st 2015 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Robbie Keane has trained with Shamrock Rovers this week as he continues his preparations for a potential move to a new club, according to the Irish Independent.  Keane retired from international football following last summer’s European Championships but has indicated a willingness to prolong his playing career. Ireland’s record goalscorer will hope to add to the long list of clubs he …

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Watch: Carlo Ancelotti Responds To Rumours Linking Seamus Coleman With Bayern Munich

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Leighton Baines of Everton is mobbed by team mates including Seamus Coleman (top) after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on January 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has distanced himself from a move for Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman. With Philip Lahm coming to the end of his career, the Italian tactician could be in the market for a new right-back and Coleman is a man that has been touted as a target for the Bavarian giants, according to the Irish Independent. Brazilian full-back …

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Three Irish-Americans Who Might Catch Martin O’Neill’s Eye As The MLS Gets Underway

BRIDGEVIEW, IL - MARCH 06: Thomas McNamara #15 of the New York City FC celebrates a first half goal against the Chicago Fire with Ronald Matarrita #22 and Tony Taylor #99 at Toyota Park on March 6, 2016 in Bridgeview, Illinois. The New York City FC defeated the Fire 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The MLS season kicked off over the weekend minus Ireland and LA Galaxy legend Robbie Keane. Kevin Doyle and Chris McCann were flying the flag for Ireland following Keane’s hugely prolific spell in America. Aside from Ireland-born players in the league, there are some Irish-Americans who may hope to force their way into Martin O’Neill’s plans. Although there are a …

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Six Youngsters Who Could Solve Ireland’s Striker Crisis

2017 President's Cup, Turner's Cross, Cork 17/2/2017 Cork City vs Dundalk Cork's Sean Maguire runs past Dundalk's Gabriel Sava Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Robbie Keane’s retirement saw an end to the career of arguably Ireland’s greatest ever striker. It also brought with it concern for the future of the national team’s striking department. At present, Jon Walters (12) Kevin Doyle (14) and Shane Long (17) are Ireland’s top goalscorers up front. The only problem is that they are all in their 30s. Long …

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Cillian Sheridan Could Be Set For Champions League Football Next Season If Polish Move Goes Through

Cillian Sheridan could be set for yet another season of Champions League football as a move to Polish title chasers Jagiellonia Bialystok has edged ever closer. Cavan native Sheridan looks set to sign for the Polish outfit from Cyrpriot side Omonia Nicosia according to the Herald, a move which would make him the first Irishman to play in Ekstraklasa. Jagiellonia have been …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Latest Words Do Little To Suggest He Will Be At Manchester United Next Season

After scoring his 26th goal in all competitions as Manchester United defeated Southampton to win the EFL Cup on Sunday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has cast further doubt over his future at the club. The 35-year-old has enjoyed prolific spells in Holland, Italy, Spain and France, and despite his age looks set to break the 30- goal mark before his first season …

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Seven Uncapped Wildcards Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill Could Call On For Wales Clash

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Chris Forrester of Peterborough United (L) and Willian of Chelsea (R) battle for possession during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge on January 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It has been an impressive season for some of Ireland’s young guns this season. Irishmen in the Championship have enjoyed a fruitful term and will be pushing for international honours. Daryl Horgan and Conor Hourihane are two uncapped players who look very likely to make Martin O’Neill’s squad in a couple of weeks time. However, some other uncapped stars have put …

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