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Opinion: Is Ireland Making The Most Of Its Sporting Talent?

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 22/11/2014 Ireland vs Australia Ireland flags at the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Colm O'Neill

‘Are we wasting our time playing football in Ireland?’ An absurd statement that can’t possibly have any base, foundation or logic to even consider the thought of Ireland without football, but nevertheless, should we focus our sporting talents somewhere else other than football? Football is the world game, the most popular sport in Ireland, at least by playing numbers, and …

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Reaction To The Latest John Delaney Headlines Highlights The Discontent Among Fans

The Germans have been responsible for a lot of useful inventions over the years with the computer, the MP3 and the smart card all attributed to German creators. In an Irish context though, their invention of the term ‘Schadenfreude’ may be the most applicable. Schadenfreude can be described as ‘pleasure derived from the misfortune of others’, and Irish people are experts …

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Brian Kerr Tears Into The FAI’s Fran Gavin Over €100,000 League of Ireland Grant

Airtricity League Premier Division 29/6/2012 St Patrick's Athletic vs Shelbourne Former Republic of Ireland and St.Pats' Manager Brian Kerr at tonight's game

The row surrounding the FAI’s €100,000 “Strategic Planning Fund”  for League of Ireland clubs continues to rumble on. Premier Division sides Derry City and St. Patrick’s Athletic have publicly rejected what would have been €5,000 for each club – the latter in particular were particularly vociferous in their refusal. What has followed since has been a somewhat tense back-and-forth between St. …

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Ireland Hero Shay Given Announces International Retirement

Stoke City and Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given has announced his international retirement for the second time. This evening, the 40-year-old has announced his retirement which will bring an end to an illustrious Irish career which saw him travel to three major tournaments, the 2002 World Cup and the European Championships of 2012 and 2016. Capped 134 times by his country, …

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