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Ireland’s Soldiers Fall To France With Their Heads Held High

“All changed, changed utterly. A terrible beauty is born.” – W.B Yeats, Easter, 1916. Same country, different heroes. 100 years on from our most historic battle, and O’Neill’s men had written themselves into the history books. The COYBIG-natories read aloud the proclamation on the steps of the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, cast aside the Italians and established a new footballing republic. “Having organised and …

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Watch: Robbie Brady Puts Ireland In Front Against France

Robbie Brady

It’s been an incredible start to the game in Lyon. Paul Pogba knocked down Shane Long in the box with a very clumsy challenge, and the referee had absolutely no choice but to give a penalty to the boys in green. Reliable Robbie Brady stepped up and finished with aplomb! Give him the freedom of the country! #IRL #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/10wjkDAol2 …

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Euro 2016: The Teams For France v Ireland Have Been Announced


The Republic of Ireland’s team for the huge last 16 game against France has been announced. Martin O Neill has opted for an unchanged team after victory against the Italians in Lille on Wednesday. BREAKING: The Ireland team to face #FRA has been announced! #COYBIG #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/dKdrQj4Jxr — FAIreland (@FAIreland) June 26, 2016 The French start Dimitri Payet, Antoine Griezmann, …

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Schalke Confirm The Signing Of Rumoured Manchester United Target

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 15: Breel Embolo of Switzerland in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match between Romania and Switzerland at Parc des Princes on June 15, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

As was the case with Renato Sanches and Bayern, Manchester United have lost out in the race to sign a young sensation to a Bundesliga side. Swiss teenage forward Breel Embolo is now a Schalke player, as confirmed by the German side on Sunday afternoon. DONE DEAL: Breel #Embolo is a #Schalke player! #s04 pic.twitter.com/tutoRaeF7g — FC Schalke 04 (@s04_en) …

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Ireland V France Preview: La Revanche Des Garçons En Vert

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (C) of Republic of Ireland is congratulated by Martin O'Neill (R) manager of Republic of Ireland after their team's 1-0 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Ireland take on France this afternoon for the first time since Thierry Henry broke the hearts of a nation by nefarious means, in a World Cup qualifying playoff in November 2009. The fallout from that led to the sort of collective sporting outrage that we as a nation were not used, though at that very minute we gained a sense …

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Opinion: Ireland Shouldn’t View France Tie As Revenge Mission

French forward Thierry Henry (L) and Irish defender Richard Dunne are pictured at the end of the World Cup 2010 qualifying football match France vs. Republic of Ireland on November 18, 2009 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, northern Paris. Former champions France secured their World Cup spot after a 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland at the Stade de France. France won the two-legged tie 2-1. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The events of 18th November 2009 are well known to those who consider themselves fans of the French or, more pertinently, the Republic of Ireland national team. Sunday’s rematch between these two sides in the second round of the European Championships has been billed in most quarters as a chance for the Irish to finally exact their revenge upon their …

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Watch: Ryanair Pilot Has The Craic With Ireland Fans On Early Morning Flight To Lyon

Ryanair Pilot Ireland Fans

Ireland head into todays’s Euro 2016 clash against France full of optimism, typified by the rousing spirit of the Irish fans descending upon Lyon. It seems that the supporters’ infectiously high spirit is spreading – as this video captured by 2fm DJ Declan Pierce aboard a flight to Lyon this morning shows. Ryanair captain Greg Browne ensured that despite the …

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