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With Whelan And McClean Suspended For Germany Clash, Who Replaces Them?

James McClean

The Republic of Ireland put some distance between themselves and fourth placed Scotland last night as Jon Walters 69th minute strike was enough to seal Ireland a vital win over Group D strugglers Georgia. However, the win was slightly soured by suspensions to Stoke City’s Glenn Whelan and West Bromwich Albion’s James McClean. The win for Ireland means that O’Neill’s …

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Ireland Overcome Tricky Georgia, Set Sights On Euro 2016

Martin O' Neill

Republic of Ireland manager, Martin O’Neill, admitted that his side will need to find a win in their next two matches, against Germany and Poland respectively, to secure at least a playoff spot for next summer’s European Championship finals in France despite earning three points over Georgia in Dublin on Monday night. The pace in the first half suggested this …

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Exclusion Of Rooney & O’Kane Signal That Same Old Problems Still Exist For Ireland

Martin O' Neill

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland prepare to take on Georgia this evening in Dublin with their Euro 2016 fate firmly in their own hands. However, the exclusion of Bournemouth’s Eunan O’Kane and Aberdeen’s Adam Rooney is confirmation of a lingering problem within the Irish football setup. Jack O’Toole discusses. The absence of O’Kane and Rooney did little to affect Friday’s result in Faro as Ireland …

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Battle For Survival Goes On As Derry Host Struggling Drogheda

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Drogheda United, now under the management of former Republic of Ireland international Mark Kinsella, travel to the Brandywell for the second time in 15 days to take on Peter Hutton’s Derry City. City will be hoping for a repeat of the result from when these sides faced each other at the Brandywell just over two weeks ago in the FAI Cup. The …

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What Is Roy Keane Doing In This 16th Century Painting?

Roy Keane

Roy Keane modelling for a 16th Century Renaissance painting. Wait, what?! Although the closest we’ve seen to Roy Keane’s artistic side was when he tried to permanently imprint Alf Inge Haaland’s knee with his studs, it appears that Keano does in fact have a strong connection to art. We all knew the former Manchester United captain had a coloured past, but this …

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Premier Division Preview: Dundalk To Continue March Towards Title

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With Ireland facing Gibraltar tonight in the first of two massive games for Martin O’Neill’s men in their push for Euro 2016 qualification, all six Premier Division games have now been pushed back to Saturday night. The standout match this weekend has to be the Dublin derby between Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians, who go to war for the final time this year …

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Galway United Land Former Chelsea Trainee

Galway United Tommy dunne

Galway United have announced the signing of ex-Chelsea trainee Tomi Saarelma. The 26-year-old winger joins the EA Sports Cup finalists from his home club in Finland, FC Lahti; the same club from which Chelsea acquired his services as a schoolboy in 2005 on a two-year scholarship. There, he made 35 appearances, scoring on three occasions for the Chelsea under-18 squad. However, he …

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Martin O’Neill, Ireland & The Euro 2016 Nightmare

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Sure if we could wish things true, Ireland would have won the World Cup by now. Luke O’Connor looks at a dream that’s become a nightmare for Ireland. “Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough”- Peter Pan How the Irish soccer public, would like to take solace in these words. The national team is currently 3 points …

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Johnny McDonnell Departs Drogheda United

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Drogheda United today announced that Johnny McDonnell has departed the club by mutual consent. The announcement comes just two days after a 4-1 defeat to bottom of the table Limerick, a result which has left the Boynesiders sitting in the relegation play-off spot, just four points clear of the side that beat them on Friday night. Drogheda are without a …

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Limerick Run Riot Against Incompetent Drogheda

Russell Limerick

Four first-half goals, including three in the first twelve minutes, gave Limerick a straightforward 4-1 victory over a poor Drogheda United side at United Park on Friday evening. It took the visitors just five minutes to break the deadlock from their first real noteworthy chance as Vinny Faherty timed his run perfectly to head home unmarked from a Sean Russell …

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