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Watch: Scott Hogan Gives O’Neill Food For Thought With Brace For Villa

22nd August 2017, Villa Park, Birmingham, England; Football League Cup Second Round; Aston Villa versus Wigan Athletic; Scott Hogan of Aston Villa volleys home Aston Villas third goal in the 44th minute to make the score 3-1 (Photo by Steve Feeney/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Having recently committed his international future to the Republic of Ireland, Aston Villa’s Scott Hogan has reminded Martin O’Neill of what a talented asset the Ireland boss could have on his hands. With his teammate Conor Hourihane recently netting a hat-trick, there are many positives coming from Irish players’ club form of late and Hogan’s brace on Tuesday night just …

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West Ham’s Pablo Zabaleta Explains Why Irish Youngster Declan Rice Is A Star In The Making

West Ham’s rising star Declan Rice has been earning the praise of just about everyone in the past couple of weeks. The Ireland Under-19 defender, who came on as a substitute in his side’s 4-0 defeat to Manchester United before being handed his first start against Southampton last weekend, has caught the eye of Soccer Saturday and Match of the Day …

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Watch: Sean Maguire’s Assist Caps Off A Brilliant Performance For Preston Vs. Reading

PRESTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Preston North End's Jordan Hugill celebrates scoring the opening goal with team-mate Sean Maguire during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Reading at Deepdale on August 19, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Kevin Barnes - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Sean Maguire’s wait for his first Championship goal goes on, but his performance for Preston against Reading on Saturday was extremely encouraging. The former Cork City striker earned his second start for the Lilywhites at Deepdale on the right of a front four with Jordan Hugill, Tom Barkhuizen and Josh Harrop – and while he was frustrated in his attempts …

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SSE Airtricity League Premier Divison Predictions: Week 26

Cork City could all but secure the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title this weekend while St Patrick’s Athletic and Finn Harps face each other in another crucial relegation six-pointer. (All kick-offs are 7:45pm unless specified) Friday Cork City v Sligo Rovers (7:30pm) Cork have laboured towards their all-but-secured title in recent weeks and scraped into the second round of …

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Bohemians sign Ex-Celtic Goalkeeper Until The End Of The Season

Goalkeeper Colin McCabe has joined Bohemians for the remainder of the season. The former Celtic Academy stopper has joined Keith Long’s side on a short term contract until the end of the current campaign. Ex-Celtic goalkeeper Colin McCabe has joined #Bohs until the end of the season: https://t.co/HdBd8a7sSf pic.twitter.com/bb9E0PgRWG — Bohemian FC (@bfcdublin) August 17, 2017 McCabe joined the Celtic …

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Sligo And Bray Discover Scottish Challenge Cup Opposition

League of Ireland sides face novel opposition following the announcement in February that teams from the Airtricity League would be invited to take part in the Scottish Challenge Cup. Sligo Rovers and Bray Wanderers have discovered their fate in the IRN-BRU sponsored competition. While Bray will feel they have the potential to overcome League Two side Elgin City, Sligo will face …

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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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