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The Company Helping Turn Irish Youth Players Into Professionals: Part 1

In part one of our interview with David Knowles of Accelerate Performance Coaching – a company that’s helping young Irish players further their football-related careers – we speak about how David became involved in coaching kids, how a career in England is not the only career path available to Irish players and the impact the under-17 and under-19 leagues could have on …

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Ireland’s Path To Euro 2016 Has Been Revealed

The draw for the play-offs to determine the last four countries who will compete at Euro 2016 has taken place this morning. The third placed teams from each group were in contention, with Turkey automatically qualified as the best third placed side. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Sweden and Hungary were seeded, and were to be draw against Denmark, Ireland, Norway …

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Opinion: Highlighting The Republic Of Ireland Away Tickets Row

Seán Ó Murchú delivers his opinion on ticketing issues for Republic of Ireland away games, ahead of a huge play-off game next month.  It was well publicised last year that in the lead up to Ireland’s crucial away tie in Celtic Park against Scotland that there was major unrest caused by the ticket allocation methods employed by the FAI. Some long-time away travellers were …

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Out Of Form St. Pat’s Host Relegation-Threatened Drogheda

St. Patrick’s Athletic host Mark Kinsella’s Drogheda United in a game of huge importance for both sides on Friday night, as Liam Buckley’s men, who have a game in hand over Bohemians, could all but secure European football for next season, depending on Bohemians’ result vs Sligo. Meanwhile, the Boynesiders will be looking to put themselves a step closer to …

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Ireland Learn Potential Opponents For Euro 2016 Play-Offs

The Republic of Ireland are not seeded for the Euro 2016 Play-offs taking place in November, following tonights results. Along with Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia, and Ukraine, the ‘Boys in Green’ were already definitely in the pot for Sunday’s draw, with three groups left to be decided. Norway failed to record an unlikely victory away to Italy, which ensured Croatia qualified automatically in …

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Video: Shane Long’s Post Match Interview Oozes Passion

Shane Long’s second half strike secured a win for Ireland against world champions Germany last night. The Aviva Stadium in Dublin was packed to the rafters, and was a cauldron of emotion and passion. After the final whistle, Long’s interview captured the sentiment of every single man, woman, and child packed into the 51,000 seater. Having been reminded that he …

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The Best Tweets As Ireland Beat World Champions Germany

Last night was one of the greatest nights in Irish footballing history. Scratch that. Last night was one of the greatest nights in history. Shane Long’s second half strike stunned the world champions, and saw Ireland record one of the biggest ever upsets in European football. Since taking over at the end of 2013, Martin O’Neill has talked about making the …

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Video: Robbie Keane’s Brilliant Response To Roy’s Breastfeeding Comment

There’s obviously something in the surname that makes both Roy and Robbie possess a quick wit, with the pair swapping comments in recent days to hilarious effect. Yesterday RTÉ‘s Tony O’Donoghue was on the receiving end of a smart comment from Roy Keane after the Republic of Ireland assistant manager was questioned on Robbie Keane’s involvement in the Germany game …

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Watch: Schmidt’s Roy Keane-Esque Stare After Phone Goes Off In Press Conference

Was it not for Paul O’Connell’s typical lightheartedness on Sunday evening, another Roy Keane-esque stare down may have begun at Ireland’s post-match press conference following victory over Italy.  As Joe Schmidt was just about to launch into discussion about Peter O’Mahony’s superb tackle on Josh Furno, a Rugby World Cup press officer’s mobile phone went off, resulting in a chilling look from the Ireland …

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Video: Robbie Keane Goal Against Seattle Sounders

Robbie Keane flies back across the Atlantic this weekend to take on World Cup champions Germany in Dublin, but he kept his focus firmly on LA Galaxy’s season by scoring their only goal to earn a draw away to the Seattle Sounders. A late stoppage time goal by Chad Barrett ensured the spoils were shared, but it was still enough to ensure …

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