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What Should The FAI’s New Year’s Resolutions Be?

With a reasonably well set feel good factor about Irish football lately owing to a glamorous European draw accompanied by play-off wins against Bosnia and Herzegovina plus a fine victory over the World Champions Germany, at face value Irish football is well placed for an assault at Europe’s premier tournament. Just like individuals, organisations around the country will be undertaking …

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What Should The Republic of Ireland Boss Do With Brady On Monday Night?

The Bosnian fog may have clouded what was a rather poor Irish performance in Zenica, but amidst the blatant lack of visibility at the Bilino Polje Stadium, one thing was clear for Irish fans – the importance of Robbie Brady. Brady’s 82nd minute strike was enough to hand Martin O’Neill’s side a slender advantage heading into Monday’s return leg at the Aviva …

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Opinion: Highlighting The Republic Of Ireland Away Tickets Row

Seán Ó Murchú delivers his opinion on ticketing issues for Republic of Ireland away games, ahead of a huge play-off game next month.  It was well publicised last year that in the lead up to Ireland’s crucial away tie in Celtic Park against Scotland that there was major unrest caused by the ticket allocation methods employed by the FAI. Some long-time away travellers were …

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With Whelan And McClean Suspended For Germany Clash, Who Replaces Them?

The Republic of Ireland put some distance between themselves and fourth placed Scotland last night as Jon Walters 69th minute strike was enough to seal Ireland a vital win over Group D strugglers Georgia. However, the win was slightly soured by suspensions to Stoke City’s Glenn Whelan and West Bromwich Albion’s James McClean. The win for Ireland means that O’Neill’s …

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Martin O’Neill, Ireland & The Euro 2016 Nightmare

Sure if we could wish things true, Ireland would have won the World Cup by now. Luke O’Connor looks at a dream that’s become a nightmare for Ireland. “Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough”- Peter Pan How the Irish soccer public, would like to take solace in these words. The national team is currently 3 points …

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The Murky Truth Behind The 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Draw

At the preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification later on today in St. Petersburg, we can expect the typical razzmatazz that accompanies such a high-profile affair. Yet the rehearsed smiles and excitement of FIFA president Sepp Blatter must be taken with a pinch of salt, as the FIFA juggernaut seems to be crashing and burning in front …

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League Of Ireland: Can We Produce Our Own International Players?

Shane McDonnell attempts to understand why there are no international players in the League of Ireland, and why there is no attempt to produce players capable of playing on football’s biggest stage. In the past two years, several former Irish internationals have returned to the League of Ireland to see out the remainder of their careers. Keith Fahey, Liam Miller …

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