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Six Talking Points Ahead Of Crucial Ireland v Austria Qualifier

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria 12/11/2016 Austria vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's James McClean celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Following Ireland’s 3-1 defeat to Mexico, the more experienced head racked up an impressive reverse score against South American heavyweights Uruguay.  This will have Ireland is fantastic spirits as they approach another critical game. Austria come to Dublin following a crushing 1-0 defeat at the hand’s of Martin O’Neill’s men and expectations are high for the home side. Ireland look …

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Pundit Arena League Of Ireland Team Of The Month: May 2017

League Of Ireland TOTM May

This past month in the League of Ireland Premier Division has seen Cork City tighten their grip on the title, even accounting for the end of their winning run. John Caulfield’s side were held to a 1-1 draw at Eamonn Deacy Park by Galway United, and what remains the slightest blip on the seemingly unstoppable charge to a first league …

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Ethan Ampadu: Wales’ Gain Could Be The Republic Of Ireland’s Loss

EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: Ethan Ampadu of Exeter City celebrates at the final whistle during the Sky Bet League Two Play off Semi Final Second Leg match between Exeter City and Carlisle United at St James Park on May 18, 2017 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Ireland’s World Cup qualifying rivals Wales assemble for their crunch tie against Serbia in what could be a make or break game for last summer’s Euros semi-finalists. Like Ireland, Wales trimmed an extended squad with one of the men departing looking like a real prospect. Ethan Ampadu is a 16-year-old midfielder from Exeter who broke into the first XI of …

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The Mixer Football Podcast: Joe Gamble Joins Us To Talk League Of Ireland And Preview Ireland V Austria

Republic of Ireland Soccer Training Portugal 22/5/2006 Ireland Joe Gamble

The latest edition of the Mixer Irish Football Podcast looked at the state of play in the League of Ireland title race, as well as previewing Ireland’s upcoming clash against Austria. Cork City moved a huge step closer to securing their first Premier Division title in over a decade with a comprehensive 3-0 win at closest rivals (and defending champions) …

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Austria’s Main Striker Ruled Out Of Ireland Clash On Sunday

Ahead of Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier clash with Austria on Sunday at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, their opponents have a cause for concern with their growing list of injuries.  The latest key figure to be ruled out of the fixture is their all-time leading goalscorer, Marc Janko. Janko signed for Sparta Prague on Tuesday, moving from Basel. The …

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Ireland Superfan Davy Keogh Has Lost His Flag And Needs Your Help

Davy Keogh Ireland

Ireland faced Uruguay on Sunday evening in what was a brilliant performance for the Boys in Green. Jonathan Walters, Cyrus Christie and James McClean were all on the scoresheet as the two-time World Cup were sent packing. However, it was not a perfect evening for the Green Army, as Ireland superfan Davy Keogh, the owner of the famous flag with …

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Quiz: Can You Name Ireland’s Starting XI From When They Last Played Austria?

Vienna , Austria - 12 November 2016; Republic of Ireland and Austria supporters prior to the FIFA World Cup Group D Qualifier match between Austria and Republic of Ireland at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland go into this weekend’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier versus Austria knowing that a victory would propel them towards Russia next summer. Currently joint top of group D with Serbia on eleven points, Martin O’Neill’s men have the chance to seriously dent Austria’s hopes of qualifying with a win whilst potentially simultaneously moving clear of both …

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