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Colin Healy Commits Future To Cork City

Colin Healy is the latest Cork City player to commit his future to the Leeside club following Dan Murray’s re-signing earlier today.  The former Irish international was nominated for the 2014 PFAI Player of the Year award as well as being named in the PFAI Team of the Year. It was one of Healy’s best seasons at Cork City, usually playing in …

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Ex-Shelbourne Player McDonnell Could Make U19 Debut Tonight

Former Shelbourne player Adam McDonnell could make his first appearance for the Republic of Ireland’s under 19 team tonight as the Boys in Green host Malta at the RSC, Waterford in what is the first game of their UEFA Under 19 Championships qualifying campaign. Kick-off tonight is 7:45pm. Mcdonnell joined Ipswich Town from Shelbourne over the summer following a trial …

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Cork City Re-Sign Murray: ‘The Club’s Going In The Right Direction’

Cork City stalwart Dan Murray has committed his future to the Rebel Army after what has been a dramatic 2014 season for one of City’s senior squad members.  Murray had this to say on re-signing for the club: “Delighted. No real surprise, just hopeful John [Caulfield] just wanted to keep me for another year. Obviously after last year it was great and great …

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Defensive Setup Key For Ireland To Succeed Against Scots

Scotland host Ireland at Celtic Park on Friday night in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier. Stephen Loftus argues that a strong defensive setup with a counter-attacking threat is the way to stifle what should be a raucous home crowd in Glasgow.  Contrary to many beliefs, a draw would be a great result for Ireland on Friday when they take on Scotland. …

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VIDEO: O’Neill Speaks About Roy Keane Incident

Martin O’Neill has released a video statement in the wake of an incident involving Roy Keane at the Irish squad’s hotel last night. O’Neill is quoted as saying in the video, “The FAI and I have been fully briefed about the circumstances of what happened at the team hotel last night. “Roy asked that the Gardaí be called and he has …

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Peamount’s Stephanie Roche Nominated For FIFA Puskás Award

Peamount United striker Stephanie Roche’s stunning strike from the edge of the area against Wexford Youths has been selected as a candidate for FIFA’s Puskás Award for the best goal of the year. This spectacular goal is one of just ten other strikes nominated for the prize of the world’s best goal. Roche is in some high quality company with world-famous footballers such as Robin …

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Starting XI Martin O’Neill Should Pick vs Scotland

Brian Barry discusses the XI that he believes Ireland manager Martin O’Neill should deploy against Scotland on Friday.   Formation: 4-4-2 Scotland are likely to line up as a 4-4-2, or 4-4-1-1. Although Ireland played with a more conservative 4-5-1 against Germany, Martin O’Neill’s side should go to Glasgow with more abandon, confident of getting a win. In this regard, …

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UEFA Clear Path For Home-Nations & ROI To Reach Euro 2016

With England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all currently experiencing good starts to their respective Euro 2016 qualifying campaigns, the dream that all nations could reach the finals has a distinct possibility of becoming a reality. If all Home-Nations and the ROI were to arrive in France in 20 months time it would be an inaugural …

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Scotland Vs Ireland: Previous Encounters

This Friday Scotland host the Republic of Ireland at Celtic Park in an important game for both sides’ chances of qualifying for EURO 2016 in France. We look at the most recent encounters between the sides. Ireland 1 – 0 Scotland Carling Nations Cup, Aviva Stadium, 29th May 2011. The inaugural (and so far only) Carling Nations Cup between the …

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5 Things to Know About Irish New Boy Cyrus Christie

22-year old Derby defender Cyrus Christie has received a call-up to the Boys In Green and could feature against Scotland. Here are five things to know about the Irish new boy. 1) He’s A Derby Regular Cyrus Christie plays for Championship outfit Derby County. He’s played in all but one of their games and they currently lead the Championship, conceding …

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