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Brazil Return To Top Of FIFA World Rankings; Ireland Unchanged

The Republic of Ireland remain in 29th position in the latest world rankings released by FIFA. And despite not having played a game since the last update, Brazil have returned to the summit. They overtake reigning World Cup champions Germany, who drop back to second. The Germans had topped the rankings following their victory in last month’s Confederations Cup. Argentina remain …

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15 Years On From Saipan Mick McCarthy Says He Wouldn’t Change A Thing

World Cup 2002 Republic of Ireland 21/5/2002 Manager Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane pass each other during training Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Andrew Paton

Fifteen years on from that famous incident in Saipan, which threatened to derail the Republic of Ireland’s 2002 World Cup preparations, former Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has reflected on the events involving Roy Keane’s departure from the Irish training camp and the summer of debate that followed. Speaking to Second Captains’ Richie Sadlier, the Ipswich Town boss said he had no …

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Dundalk Manager Stephen Kenny Commits His Future To The Club

Dundalk Squad Training, Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim, Norway 18/7/2017 Manager Stephen Kenny

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has outlined his commitment to the club by signing a contract extension. The reigning Premier Divison champions made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon, confirming that Kenny had signed on to extend his deal at Oriel Park until the end of the 2020 season. ✍️ #DundalkFC are delighted to announce that Stephen Kenny has extended his contract …

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Watch: Ireland Hopeful Liam Kelly Scored Two Peaches Last Night

Liam Kelly scored two wonderful goals as Reading defeated Gilligham in the League Cup Tuesday night. The 21-year-old established himself in Reading’s first team and has become a firm favourite of Jaap Stam. Kelly was one of the more experienced heads in an experimental Reading side that dispatched their League 1 opponents 2-0 with Kelly grabbing both goals in stunning …

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Done Deal: Highly-Rated St. Pat’s Goalkeeper Completes England Move

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Maginn Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal 28/4/2017 Derry City vs St. Patrick's Athletic St. Patrick's Conor O'Malley

St. Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper Conor O’Malley has agreed a move to Peterborough United. The 23-year-old is one of the League of Ireland’s best goalkeepers and has been a key player for Pats since joining from fellow Dublin club Shamrock Rovers. A native of Mayo, the shot stopper had previously been on the books of Mervue United. He won back to …

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Our “Irish XI” From The Last 25 Years Of The Premier League

5 May 1999: Denis Irwin of Manchester United celebrates his goal with team mate Roy Keane during the FA Carling Premiership match against Liverpool played at Anfield in Liverpool, England. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird /Allsport

It’s 25 years since the concept of the Premier League first came into practice, and in that time there have been a number of prominent Irish players lining out for clubs. Granted, that number has started to dwindle as the number of players from further afield have gone to English shores, but the Premier League’s Irish legacy is still a …

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A Very Promising Irish Youngster Made His Bow For Leeds Today

Promising Irishman Conor O’Shaughnessy made his debut off the bench as Leeds United began the season in style by defeating Bolton Wanderers 3-2. Leeds were 2-0 up after just half an hour following goals from Kalvin Phillips and Chris Wood before Gary Madine pulled one back. Phillips added his second just minutes later before former Premier League super sub Adam …

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Is It Time For James McCarthy To Leave Everton?

Everton have been one of the busiest clubs in Europe in this summer’s transfer market – but one name that seems to have remained out of the picture is that of James McCarthy. With Morgan Schneiderlin, Idrissa Gueye, Davy Klaassen, Gareth Barry and Tom Davies to now compete with – one must ask is it time for McCarthy to look …

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