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How Ireland’s World Cup Would Have Fared According To FIFA 18

With the group stages of the World Cup now concluded, Irish fans will still feel raw given the fact that Denmark managed to progress to the round of 16. Although the time has passed to move on, many will wonder how Ireland would have fared had they reached the finals in Russia. Thankfully, with the help of FIFA, we have simulated …

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Preston Set For Irish Exodus With Four Players Allowed To Leave

Republic of Ireland Press Conference, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 8/11/2016 Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan

Preston North End are set to allow Irish players Kevin O’Connor, Daryl Horgan, Andy Boyle and Eoin Doyle to leave the Championship club in the summer transfer window. According to SunSport, Preston boss Alex Neill is looking to change up his squad and with Greg Cunningham already leaving for pastures new, the likes of Horgan and Boyle could be joining …

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UEFA Provide €60k To Cork City Following Storm Ophelia Damage

UEFA, along with assistance from the Football Association of Ireland, has been able to assist two domestic clubs in facility repairs with Natural Disaster Grants following Storm Ophelia. After Storm Ophelia wreaked havoc on the country in October 2017, the FAI worked quickly to help Cork City repair the Derrynane Stand at Turner’s Cross ahead of the final game of the …

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Dundalk, Derry And Rovers Handed Difficult Europa League Ties

The three Irish clubs in this season’s Europa League were all handed challenging ties in this morning’s first-round draw. Derry City will face an arduous trip to Belarus to face Dinamo Minsk while Shamrock Rovers will face Swedish club AIK. City will play Dinamo Minsk in the Europa League Dates and Times to be confirmed. — Derry City FC (@derrycityfc) …

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UCC Soccer Scholarships – A League Of Ireland Breeding Ground

As Daniel Pender’s cup-winning penalty smashed the back of the net on Tuesday two weeks ago in Turners Cross, the curtain was brought down on another hugely successful season for University College Cork’s senior football side. Following on from 2017’s Munster Senior League and Collingwood Cup titles, the Noel Healy-managed side added the Beamish Cup to the Donie Forde Cup …

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Galway United Owners Vote In Favour Of Saudi Takeover

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway 27/10/2017 Galway United vs Dundalk A view of Eamonn Deacy Park

In a move that could have massive consequences for Irish football, Galway United have voted to accept an off ser from Saudi Arabian investors for a majority stake in the club. The First Division side have responded favourably to the investment proposal, on that is set to see the potential buyers invest €500,000 into the club in the next few days. A …

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Two Irish XIs MON Could Deploy Using Just Premier League Players

Greg Cunningham’s move to Cardiff City saw a welcome Irish addition to the Premier League following several seasons of an increasingly weakened Irish contingent in the league. In recent years, Irish numbers have dwindled in England’s top flight mainly owing to less talented individuals emerging and the wider net of scouting systems within Britain. Another major blow to the number …

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Cork City Discover Their Five Potential Champions League Opponents

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Showgrounds 9/6/2018 Sligo Rovers vs Cork City Cork City manager John Caulfield Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Evan Logan

Cork City’s list of potential Champions League first qualifying round opponents has been reduced to five. Ahead of Tuesday’s draw, UEFA have divided the list of teams into smaller groups, making it less of a free-for-all and giving John Caulfield’s double-winners more of an idea of who they might be coming up against next month. While the grouping means that …

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What If: Roy Keane Had Never Been Sent Home From Saipan?

It was the moment that defined a sporting generation. Sixteen years on from Saipan, we ask the burning question on every Irish footballing mind in the summer of 2002; what if Roy Keane played? _____ The Build-Up A key reason behind Keane’s departure from the Irish squad in Saipan was the substandard conditions in which the Irish team were subjected to …

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