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Watch: Irish Youngster Ryan Manning Coolly Nets His First QPR Goal

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Ryan Manning of Queens Park Rangers celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Fulham at Loftus Road on January 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Irish prodigy Ryan Manning’s star has continued to rise since Ian Holloway took the reigns at the London side back in November.  Having been stuck in the reserves under former Rs boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Manning had been told he had no future at the Loftus Road club but he has – since the turn of the new year in particular …

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Dundalk Sign Former Chelsea Midfielder Conor Clifford

Republic of Ireland Squad Training 10/10/2012 Conor Clifford and Aiden McGeady Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Dundalk have announced the signing of former Chelsea player Conor Clifford. The 25-year-old has joined the League of Ireland champions following a spell at non-league Boreham Wood. Clifford captained the Blues to FA Youth Cup success in 2010 and has drawn comparisons to Frank Lampard in the past. The Dublin native previously played for Leicester City and Southend while he …

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An XI Of League of Ireland Players That Could Break Into The Ireland Squad

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Turners Cross, Cork 3/6/2016 Cork City vs Dundalk Sean Maguire of Cork with Brian Gartland of Dundalk Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Having looked at a number of ‘Granny Rule’ players that could make up an Irish XI, we now look at some League of Ireland options that could push themselves into Martin O’Neill’s plans. O’Neill has always had the openness to explore the eligibility rule that has served Ireland well over the years. However, many League of Ireland fans have vented their anger that …

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Top 10 Players Most Likely To Break Into The Ireland Squad In 2017

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: John Egan of Brentford applauds supporters during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Fulham at Griffin Park on November 4, 2016 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

With 2016 drawing to a close, a number of Irish players will be hoping to break into Martin O’Neill’s plans. This time last year very few would have anticipated Shane Duffy becoming an automatic starter or Callum O’Dowda making the grade at senior level. Here we take a look at some players hoping to establish themselves in the squad and …

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FAI Announce New Structure For League Of Ireland

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The FAI today announced a new structure for the League of Ireland. As part of the announcement of next season’s fixture-list, the association declared that the number of teams in the Premier Division will decrease. The Premier Division and First Division have been split 12-8 in recent times, but as of 2018 this will be 10-10. Therefore, 2017 will see …

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