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FAI Receives Extra Euro 2016 Tickets Following Record Number Of Applications

Martin O'Neill Unveiled As New Ireland Manager

The FAI have reported that they have received an extra allotment of tickets following a record number of applications that will see the association rank as the third highest nation for ticket requests among qualifying nations. The Association has claimed that they have received an extra 6,502 tickets that will be distributed across Ireland’s Group E games against Sweden (June 13), Belgium (June …

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Republic Of Ireland Legend Damien Duff’s Career In Numbers

Duff - ireland - getty

Former Republic of Ireland star Damien Duff announced his retirement from professional football on Monday evening. The legendary Irish winger released the following statement, explaining why he had taken the decision to hang up his boots having begun his professional career back in 1996: “After much deliberation, I have today decided to bring my professional football career to an end,” Duff told Shamrock Rovers’ …

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Collingwood Cup Draw Sets Up Dublin Derby In The Quarter-Finals

UCC: 2015 Collingwood Cup champions.

The 2016 Collingwood Cup draw has set up some interesting ties ahead of February’s big kick-off.  We already know that Dublin universities DCU and Trinity College Dublin will face each other in the quarter-finals while Limerick’s UL and Mary Immaculate College will make up one of the other predetermined last eight games. The first round of the tournament, which is to …

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What Should The FAI’s New Year’s Resolutions Be?

Martin O'Neill Unveiled As New Ireland Manager

With a reasonably well set feel good factor about Irish football lately owing to a glamorous European draw accompanied by play-off wins against Bosnia and Herzegovina plus a fine victory over the World Champions Germany, at face value Irish football is well placed for an assault at Europe’s premier tournament. Just like individuals, organisations around the country will be undertaking …

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Ireland Should Do Everything To Snare Patrick Bamford From England


The FAI should do everything in their power to coax Patrick Bamford into committing his international future to Ireland, writes Richard Barrett. Patrick Bamford and manager Aitor Karanka will undoubtedly be given the freedom of Middlesbrough if the Teesiders continue their recent form. While Karanka continues to earn the plaudits for his Riverside revolution, it is Bamford whose form has …

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Republic Of Ireland Will Face Belgium, Sweden & Italy At Euro 2016


It’s been a nervous wait since Jon Walters’s brace versus Bosnia and Herzegovina sealed the Republic of Ireland’s place at Euro 2016 and we now know who the Boys in Green will face in the group stage.  Martin O’Neill’s men have been pitted in Group E against Belgium, who we will play second. Ireland will also face Sweden, which is O’Neill’s side’s first …

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Transfers That Shook The League Of Ireland: Part Three

Albrecht & Seeler

With the domestic transfer window well and truly underway, Pundit Arena continues its look back at some moves that sent shockwaves throughout the League of Ireland. In this, the third of a four-part series, Niall Newberry tells the story of how a German World Cup legend was ‘tricked’ into playing a match for Cork Celtic and of a superstar who arrived at Shamrock …

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