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Shane Long Ruled Out Of Crunch Qualifier Versus Wales

Dublin , Ireland - 6 October 2017; Shane Long of Republic of Ireland during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Moldova at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Shane Long has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s crunch qualifier against Wales on Monday night.  Some had called for the striker to be dropped from the starting XI having spurned a number of fantastic opportunities on Friday night versus Moldova, but his exclusion has now been guaranteed following news of an injury ahead of the clash in …

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Watch: Two Goals From Slovenia’s Bezjak Give Ireland Renewed Hope Of Qualifying

Scotland have ceded their 1-0 half-time lead to Slovenia meaning Ireland and Wales are now in the reckoning to finish as one of the top eight second-placed European sides in World Cup qualifying.  Current second-placed side Slovakia are beating Group F’s whipping boys Malta at the moment – and have won out against them earlier in the campaign – but of course …

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Bray Wanderers’ Harry Kenny To Step Down As Manager

Wicklow , Ireland - 12 August 2017; Bray Wanderers manager Harry Kenny during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup first round match between Bray Wanderers and Cork City at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Co. Wicklow. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Harry Kenny is to step down as manager of Bray Wanderers to focus solely on his work with the Football Association of Ireland.  Kenny, who took over at Bray midway through the 2016 season, released a brief statement regarding his departure on Saturday, thanking the club for the opportunity. “It was with mixed emotions that I inform the board of …

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How Ireland Should Now Line Up Against Wales After Moldova Win

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 6/10/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Moldova Ireland team

Ireland did the necessary against Moldova on Friday night to set up a winner-takes-all clash with Wales on Monday. Two first half goals from Daryl Murphy were enough to seal the win, though the performance at times wasn’t particularly strong and some players should be pretty nervous about their role in the starting lineup. Still, Ireland got the win they …

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