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Simon is a football writer here at Pundit Arena. You can contact him at [email protected], or through the Twitter link below

Five Ireland Players Desperate To Impress Martin O’Neill In This Week’s Iceland Friendly

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Ireland's Daryl Horgan during the warm up

With the World Cup qualifier against Wales behind them, Martin O’Neill’s Ireland now look to the friendly against Iceland on Tuesday night. A number of injuries picked up in the bruising encounter at the Aviva, coupled with the players that were forced to withdraw in the buildup, means that O’Neill has a depleted squad to call upon for the match …

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Eamon Dunphy Backtracks Massively In His Criticism Of Neil Taylor’s Foul On Seamus Coleman

Dunphy Neil Taylor

Eamon Dunphy’s level of anger towards Neil Taylor seems to have undergone something of an adjustment over the weekend. The outspoken RTE Sport pundit was apoplectic after the reckless tackle by the Aston Villa captain on Seamus Coleman, which broke the Ireland captain’s leg in two places. At the time, Dunphy called the challenge “filthy” and insisted that while what had …

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League Of Ireland: Winners And Losers From Matchday Six

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Turners Cross, Cork 25/3/2017 Cork City vs Dundalk Cork Manager John Caulfield celebrates after the game

International football may have taken top billing this weekend, but this was still a significant weekend in the League of Ireland. On a week in which Irish football said goodbye to a true stalwart in Derry City captain Ryan McBride, domestic football resumed on a sombre note on Saturday afternoon. Nonetheless, Cork City laid down a huge marker to title …

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