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Twitter Reacts As Rep. Of Ireland Awkwardly Stumble Past Georgia

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 06: Seamus Coleman of Republic of Ireland scores his sides first goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group D Qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Georgia at Aviva Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland got the win they needed against Georgia at the Aviva Stadium, but by God it wasn’t pretty. Martin O’Neill’s side rode their luck in the fist half as the visitors hit the crossbar and post in the same mover, while at the same time looking wholly unconvincing themselves. A serious rethink and change of attitude was needed …

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Rep. Of Ireland V Georgia: Confirmed Lineups, McCarthy Starts

BELGRADE, SERBIA - SEPTEMBER 05: National football team of Ireland pose to the photographers prior the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Ireland at stadium Rajko Mitic on September 5, 2016 in Belgrade. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland have named their starting eleven for tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Georgia. A number of players departed the squad at the beginning of the week through injury, but few (if any) of those would have been in line to start anyway. O’Neill had kept everyone guessing right up to the last minute, but he does make some …

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Passing the Buck: The Evolution Of Ireland’s Footballing DNA

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Wes Hoolahan (C) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Glenn Whelan (L) and Robbie Brady (R) during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Republic of Ireland and Sweden at Stade de France on June 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

“A nation holds its breath…” As Ireland continue on the road to the 2018 World Cup against Georgia on Thursday evening, The Opel Jersey analyse how Ireland’s style of play has changed over the years, and how it still needs to evolve yet further. _____ In the days and weeks following Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Serbia in Belgrade, much discourse focused on …

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Republic of Ireland V Georgia: Everything You Need To Know

DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Jonathan Walters of the Republic of Ireland shields the ball from Solomon Kvirkvelia of Georgia during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group D qualifying match between Republic of Ireland and Georgia at Aviva Stadium on September 7, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

As has become a frequent occurrence, the Republic of Ireland take on Georgia tonight in a qualifier for a major tournament. In fact, so common have Georgia been as an opponent, Brian Kerr, Giovanni Trapattoni and Martin O’Neill all had their first competitive matches in charge of Ireland against them. As was the case in the previous campaign for Euro …

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Opinion: Expanding The World Cup Further Would Be A Disaster

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 18: FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference after the FIFA executive committee meeting at the FIFA headquarters on March 18, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Valeriano Di Domenico/Getty Images)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has proposed expanding the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams. According to the BBC, Mr Infantino has suggested that 16 of these countries would be eliminated after a preliminary knockout round. This would ruin the World Cup. 32 teams at a World Cup finals is more than enough. As far as the beautiful game is concerned, the …

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The View From Georgia: Weiss Will Be Planning ‘Smash And Grab’ Victory Against Ireland

GETAFE, SPAIN - JUNE 07:  Juanfran of Spain competes for the ball with Qazaishvili of Georgia during an international friendly match between Spain and Georgia at Alfonso Perez stadium on June 7, 2016 in Getafe, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Ireland have relied on luck and last gasp heroics against Georgia in the past. Alastair Watt gives Póg Mo Goal the inside view from the visitors to Dublin. – What are the hopes for the current qualification series? The realistic aim is for Georgia to avoid bottom spot and anything higher than fifth would be a good outcome. Moldova are perceived as beatable …

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Watch: Republic Of Ireland’s Top Five Dramatic Late Goals

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (R) of Republic of Ireland celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland national side has become synonymous with late goals over the years, as a determined attitude from the Boys in Green has paid dividends time and time again. In fact, even on the road to France in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, the winner against Georgia and equalisers against Germany and Poland were all scored in injury …

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Dundalk Hero Named In UEFA Europa League Team Of The Week

UEFA Europa League Group Stage, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 29/9/2016 Dundalk vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Dundalk's Ciaran Kilduff celebrates scoring a goal

Dundalk’s fantastic European season soared to new heights on Thursday night as they beat Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Europa League at Tallaght Stadium. The 1-0 win leaves Stephen Kenny’s side on 4 points from 6 from their opening two games, second in the group and three points clear of AZ in third. The man of the hour once again …

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