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Rising Stars: Six League Of Ireland Youngsters Who Could Be The Next Big Thing

2016 UEFA European Championship Group E, Stade de France, France 13/6/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Sweden Ireland's Shane Long and James McClean Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

With Dundalk currently flying high in the Europa League, the League of Ireland is enjoying a welcome spell in the limelight. Attention is being attracted from sources previously oblivious to the Irish domestic game. The league’s top young talents are constantly being drawn across the water to English outfits but there are now even clubs from further afield interested in …

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Ranking The Best Ever Goals Scored Against Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 7: Thierry Henry of France celebrates after scoring during the World Cup Group 4 Qualifying match between Republic of Ireland and France at Lansdowne Road on September 7, 2005 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

There have been some truly remarkable strikes against Ireland down through the years. When going through the history of Irish football, there have been many heart-breaks. When mentioning the low points for the Boys in Green in modern times, names like Toto Schillaci and Antoine Griezman spring to mind. However, while these were the highest profile goals, what were the …

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Opinion: British & Irish Football Needs To Turn Its Back On The ‘Get Rid’ Mentality

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: John Stones of England beats Cesar Azpilicueta of Spain to the ball during the international friendly match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

‘Get rid of it’ is a common cry in football matches of all levels across Britain and Ireland, and it’s the cry that now accompanies Manchester City and England’s John Stones around the pitch too.  England’s recent 3-0 win over Scotland was not as comfortable as the scoreline suggested with many blaming Stones for Scotland’s chances. This is one of …

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Audio: International Week Review & Manchester United Vs Arsenal Preview

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

The international break hasn’t broken the most international of podcasts, although, to be honest, it nearly did. We’ll start with England as the fluffy Three Lions get three headers against Scotland in a battle between north and Southgate, the Republic of Ireland brush off their opposition as James McClean bristles, we glance at South America where Tite teaches the Argentines …

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Ireland Could Be Set For Huge Jump Up The Fifa World Rankings

Seamus Coleman Ireland

A good year for Ireland is turning into a great year for Ireland. Irish football is in dreamland at present. After going over 14 years between 2001 and 2015 without defeating a higher-ranked opponent in a competitive fixture, the Boys in Green have now vanquished Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy and now Austria in little over a year. A thoroughly …

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Republic Of Ireland Extremely Well Poised In The Race To Russia

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

It was yet another eventful and successful weekend for Irish sport with victory for Conor McGregor over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 while the Irish rugby team followed up that historic win against the All Blacks by dispatching of Canada. However, Irish sport’s performance of the week has to go to the international football team, who delivered yet another golden …

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