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Martin O’Neill Has Responded To Those Worrying Leicester Rumours

Martin O'Neill Republic of Ireland Press Conference, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 2/11/2016

Following Claudio Ranieri’s controversial sacking on Thursday, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was one of the first names tipped to replace him. The Derry native enjoyed a very successful five-year period with the Foxes in the late 1990’s. With the side dropping into the relegation zone yesterday, fans were begging for the club to go after a proven coach …

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Five Unique Options For Ireland At Problem Position Of Left-Back

February 25th 2017, Preston, Lancashire, England; Skybet Championship football, Preston North End versus Queens Park Rangers; Preston North End's Greg Cunningham kicks the ball clear (Photo by Tim Williams/Action Plus via Getty Images)

With Robbie Brady suspended for Ireland’s showdown with Wales next month, we look at the Boys in Green’s options in the problem position of left-back. Although deployed as a midfielder at Euro 2016, Brady took the left-back slot against Austria in Vienna, where he picked up the booking which led to his suspension. Although Stephen Ward is the likely candidate …

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Watch: Aiden McGeady Scores Yet Another Screamer As Preston Beat QPR

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Aiden McGeady’s fine run of form continued today with a cracking goal against Queens Park Rangers. The winger has bagged some impressive goals in recent weeks during Preston’s post-Christmas purple patch. Irishmen Daryl Horgan and Greg Cunningham were also in action as Preston ran out 2-1 winners at Deepdale as Andy Boyle was left on the bench. Irish eligible Callum …

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Could Anthony Pilkington’s Form Put Him Back In The Frame For The Ireland-Wales Game?

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 17: Anthony Pilkington of Cardiff (l) is challenged by Craig Conway of Blackburn during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers at Cardiff City Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Cardiff, Wwales.. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

It has been an impressive season for Irish players in the Championship. Conor Hourihane, Ryan Manning and Daryl Horgan have made great strides but one man has slipped under the radar. Anthony Pilkington, remember him? Lancashire-born Pilkington burst onto the scene with Stockport County and made the steep climb from non-league to the Premier League. He benefited from ex-Norwich boss …

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Five Marquee Signings That Could Light Up The League Of Ireland

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: David Forde of Portsmouth celebrates his teams third goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Portsmouth and Mansfield Town at Fratton Park on November 12, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)

The League of Ireland close-season has seen some impressive signings recently. With players like Conor Clifford and Paddy McCourt entering the league this season, some other potential recruitments could light up the Premier Division.  One of the major stumbling blocks for League of Ireland clubs in the past have been down to wage demands but signings of Damien Duff’s ilk …

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Exciting Young Striker Deemed Eligible To Play For The Republic Of Ireland

PRESTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Callum Robinson (C) of Preston North End celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Preston North End and Arsenal at Deepdale on January 7, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Preston have been hot on the lips of Ireland fans of late given their strong contingent of current and potential internationals. Between Daryl Horgan’s quick transition and Aiden McGeady’s resurrection at Deepdale, Preston North End has become a sanctuary for the Irish. The number of Irish internationals could be set to increase too, with Kilburn Times journalist Rob Brennan (via Balls.ie) …

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2017 League Of Ireland Premier Division Season Preview: Part One

2017 President's Cup, Turner's Cross, Cork 17/2/2017 Cork City vs Dundalk The two teams line up ahead of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With the League of Ireland due to kick off this coming Friday, we take a look at each side as part of the eagerly anticipated season ahead. With a busy transfer window and some impressive overseass signings, a number of teams will be hoping to stop Dundalk’s attempts at claiming a fourth successive league title. Shamrock Rovers and Cork City look …

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Tributes Pour In After Irish Ex-Footballer Paul McCarthy Passes Away Aged Just 45

10 Mar 2001: Roy Essandoh and Paul McCarthy of Wycombe celebrate after beating Leicester City in the quarter final of the FA Cup after the Leicester City v Wycombe Wanderers match in the FA Cup Sixth Round at Filbert Street, Leicester. Digital Image. Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird/ALLSPORT

Former Brighton, Wycombe Wanderers and Oxford United defender Paul McCarthy has died of a suspected heart attack, aged just 45 years old, according to Talksport. Cork-born McCarthy, who played at youth level with Roy Keane, was a former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international and played over 400 league games in the lower divisions of English football. He started his career …

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