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How The Premier League’s Relegation Battle Could Affect The Ireland National Team

Brady Meyler Ireland

The Premier League relegation fight could have a big knock-on effect for the Ireland national side. The Boys in Green are well represented in England’s top flight, with Newcastle and Brighton set to bring several more internationals up with them next season, but depending on how the battle survival pans out, others could find themselves in the Championship in the …

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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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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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