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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.

Gareth Bale Expected To Be Fit For Ireland Clash Next Month

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 12: Gareth Bale of Wales warms up prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Gareth Bale is expected to be fit for next month’s crunch World Cup qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and Wales. The Irish Times report that the Real Madrid star is on course to return from injury to line up at the Aviva Stadium in March. Bale was injured while playing for Real Madrid in the Champions League and has been …

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Which PL Relegations Would Have The Biggest Impact On The Ireland Team?

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: John O'Shea of Sunderland reacts during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland at Bet365 Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Having looked at the best outcome for the Republic of Ireland national team resulting from potential Premier League promotions, we now look at the scenario for Irish players in the relegation scrap. In the past the relegation of Reading, Wolves and Hull has wiped out a large proportion of Irishmen from the top flight. Last season, three regulars in Rob Elliot, Wes Hoolahan …

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The Ireland Team That Scraped Past San Marino 10 Years Ago: Where Are They Now?

Post San-Marino Papers 8/2/2007 Bad Reacation to Republic of Ireland's 2-1 win over San Marino in the paper headlines Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Although it is possibly still fresh in the minds of Irish football fans, Ireland’s bizarre 2-1 victory over lowly San Marino reached its ten-year anniversary this week (February 7). Despite being a strong Ireland team on paper, the Boys in Green struggled to get to grips with one of world football’s worst ever teams. Stephen Ireland popped up with a last-minute winner in …

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There’s Been A Major Twist In The Robbie Keane To Al-Ahli Story

LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 26: Robbie Keane of The Republic of Ireland warms up during the UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16 match between France and the Republic of Ireland at Stade des Lumieres on June 26, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/UEFA via Getty Images)

Robbie Keane will not be signing for Al-Ahli after photos of him training with the club fuelled a wildfire of speculation. The Irish Independent claim that the 36-year-old was invited to train with the Dubai-based side during a family holiday in the Emirates. After months as a free agent, it was widely expected that Keane would sign with the wealthy club …

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Anthony Stokes Could Be Back Playing In The Champions League If Touted Move Materialises

WIGAN, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Anthony Stokes of Blackburn Rovers gets away with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship League match between Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers at DW Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Daniel Smith/Getty Images)

Anthony Stokes could be a about to put his Blackburn Rovers nightmare behind him with a potential transfer to Polish League leaders Jagiellonia Bialystok on the cards The Independent have reported that the Dubliner could be on his way to Poland with Champions League football a realistic possibility for next season. The striker, who has represented Celtic in the competition previously, …

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Why Ireland Captain Seamus Coleman Doesn’t Require A Big Move

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Seamus Coleman of Everton celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Everton team mates during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on January 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

As the transfer window reached its climax, Seamus Coleman’s name appeared in more and more transfer headlines. A move to Manchester United has been touted for years now with the full-back’s odds slashed over a move to Old Trafford in the dying embers of the transfer window on Tuesday night. The rumours never developed into reality with Coleman himself confirming that no …

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Scott Hogan Completes Move To Aston Villa

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Scott Hogan of Brentford celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Fulham at Griffin Park on April 30, 2016 in Brentford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)

Aston Villa have signed Brentford’s prolific striker Scott Hogan Hogan had been tipped for a Premier League move during the transfer window following his impressive 14 goals in 25 league games for the Bees. The Irish-qualified man has been left out of Brentford’s team for their last several games amid rumours of his imminent departure. Premier League interest seemed to have …

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