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Do League Of Ireland Fans Have A Right To Feel Aggrieved At The Timing Of Sean Maguire’s Ireland Call-Up?

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Martin O’Neill caught many on the hop on Monday afternoon by naming Preston North End striker Sean Maguire in his latest Ireland squad. It wasn’t that the 23-year-old didn’t deserve it – the opposite was true in fact as Maguire has been lethal all season – but the timing seemed a bit off for those following the narrative of this …

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Scott Hogan Has Finally Declared For Ireland

Martin O’Neill has reveald that, after a long time of deliberation, Scott Hogan is about to finally declare for the Republic of Ireland. The 25-year-old Manchester-born striker has two Irish grandparents and has been a long-term target of Martin O’Neill. The attacker caught the eye during a prolific spell at Brentford. Hogan has worked his way up through the non …

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The FAI Cup Second Round Draw Has Been Made

Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup Draw & Republic of Ireland Press Conference, Springhill Court Hotel, Co. Kilkenny 21/7/2017 A view of the FAI Senior Cup

The draw for the FAI Cup second round has taken place during RTE’s Soccer Republic on Monday evening. With eight Premier Divison teams, four First Divison teams and four non-league sides remaining it was finely poised to produce some intriguing ties and it did not disappoint in that regard. Shocks were in short supply in the last round despite the four …

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Five Players Hoping To Be Named In Monday’s Ireland Squad

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Martin O’Neill will name his provisional squad for next months crunch internationals against Georgia and Serbia on Monday. The Derryman has become famous for initially naming surprisingly large panels before making a call on his preferred personnel. The larger squads have seen the inclusion of some surprising names, with some even managing to make the final cut – Callum O’Dowda …

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Shamrock Rovers’ Stephen Bradley Re-Ignites War Of Words With Cork City’s John Caulfield

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Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley has branded Jonc Caulfield’s defence of Alan Bennett as “disgraceful” after a fiery encounter in Tallaght this week. Bradley’s reaction stems from comments made by his Cork City counterpart earlier in the week in which he claimed that Rovers defender Dave Webster deceived the referee into sending Bennett off during Monday night’s EA Sports Cup …

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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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