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FIFA Officially Open Case Against Neil Taylor For Breaking Seamus Coleman’s Leg

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Wales' Neil Taylor gets a red card for his tackle on Seamus Coleman

The prospect of Wales defender Neil Taylor serving a multiple-game suspension has just increased substantially. FIFA have confirmed that they have opened proceedings against the Aston Villa left-back for the reckless challenge that left Ireland captain Seamus Coleman with a broken leg, putting an end to his season and possibly even ruling him out of action until 2018. FIFA opens …

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Ronald Koeman Has Another Massive Dig At Ireland And Martin O’Neill Over James McCarthy Injury

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The frosty relationship between Everton manager Ronald Koeman and Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill shows no sign of thawing. The feud between the two started initially because of James McCarthy, and indeed the midfielder is once again at the centre of this latest war of words. McCarthy, still recovering from a hamstring injury, was initially selected to start in …

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Ashley Williams Reveals ‘Gutted’ Neil Taylor’s Efforts To Apologise To Seamus Coleman

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Ireland's Seamus Coleman leaves on a stretcher Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Ashley Williams and Seamus Coleman put Everton club duties aside last Friday as both went to battle for their country as Wales traveled to Dublin in a World Cup Qualifier. Both should be back at Everton today eagerly anticipating the Merseyside derby with Liverpool this Saturday lunchtime, but while Coleman faces up to the reality of his lengthy layoff, Williams has …

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Seven Points Of Reflection From Ireland’s International Week

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Ireland's James McClean reacts to missing a chance late in the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

With another week of internationals over, attention now turns to Ireland’s tie with Austria in June. There may be some disappointment given the fact that Ireland failed to secure a victory during the week but there will be some positives to take. Here we examine seven of the talking points from the two games as the international scene breaks for …

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Cyrus Christie Reveals What Seamus Coleman Said To Him Before Iceland Friendly

Coleman Christie

Cyrus Christie began his deputy duties for Ireland against Iceland on Tuesday night. With first-choice right-back Seamus Coleman set to miss the remainder of Ireland’s World Cup qualification campaign having suffered a broken leg against Wales last weekend, Christie has been promoted for the foreseeable future. Speaking after the 1-0 loss at the Aviva on Tuesday night, the Derby County …

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Brian Kerr Hammers Ireland’s Poor Performance Against Iceland

Ireland Iceland Kerr O'Neill

Ireland’s friendly against Iceland on Tuesday night turned out to be something of a damp squib. Martin O’Neill’s side lost 1-0 courtesy of a first half free-kick from Hordur Magnusson, and although the match had little on the line other than pride (and FIFA world ranking points), the performance was still enough to irk former Irish manager Brian Kerr. The RTE Sport …

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Watch: Richard Dunne And Kevin Kilbane Heap Praise On Daryl Horgan

Three International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 28/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Iceland Ireland’s Daryl Horgan with Rúrik Gíslason of Iceland Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Coming on for the final 25 minutes or so 1-0 down to Iceland may not have been the ideal way for Daryl Horgan to begin his Ireland career but he certainly made an impact once he did come on.  His industrious playing style combined with his unpredictability when running at defences makes Horgan an exciting player to watch and it is …

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Twitter Reacts To Ireland’s 1-0 Defeat To Iceland

Three International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 28/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Iceland Iceland’s Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson scores their first goal from a free kick Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

On a night dominated by debuts, Ireland’s new recruits could unfortunately just could not gel quickly enough to get past their Icelandic opponents.  Cork natives John Egan and Conor Hourihane dominated the pre-match discussion, being the only two to start the game who were earning their first senior caps. Whether Martin O’Neill saw any immediate roles for the duo looking …

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