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Belgium’s Euro 2016 Hopes Sustain Major Blow Due To Injury

Bad news for Belgium, good news for the other three teams in Euro 2016 Group E. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will not feature at this year’s championship due to injury. The experienced captain left the field injured during City’s Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday, leaving his availability for club and country in doubt. The 30-year-old …

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Terror Attacks in Brussels Cast A Shadow Over Euro 2016

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 12: The UEFA European championships Trophy is displayed prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 Final Draw Ceremony at Palais des Congres on December 12, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

On Friday 13th of November last year, the world came to a standstill as all over the globe people tuned into their TV sets, checked the internet or listened to their radios as the news filtered in of the Paris attacks. Today, our eyes turn to Brussels, as the world collectively gathers with a heavy heart. Being based in Ireland, this writer noticed …

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The FAI International Player Of The Year Has Been Named

during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier play off, second leg match between Republic of Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on November 16, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

The Three FAI International Football Awards took place in Dublin this evening, as the best performers of the various national sides were honoured for their efforts over the past twelve months. The competition was particularly strong this year, particularly among the senior team, as a number of players have emerged as heroes in what proved to be a massively successful …

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Forrester’s Call-Up Shows League Of Ireland Is Still Viable Pathway

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Chris Forrester of Peterborough United during the Emirates FA Cup match between West Bromwich Albion and Peterborough United at The Hawthorns on January 30, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Adam Fradgley - AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

There are many pathways into the Irish senior football team but not all of them are rewarding to late bloomers like Peterborough’s Chris Forrester. An attacking threat for St. Patrick’s Athletic last year and a holding midfielder for Graham Westley’s Peterborough this season, Forrester is the latest former League of Ireland player to be drafted into Martin O’Neill’s Irish squad …

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Exclusive Interview With New Cabinteely Striker Ollie Hamzat

Ollie Hamzat Cabinteely

Pundit Arena’s Gerard Grimes caught up with new Cabinteely forward Ollie Hamzat ahead of his first season in senior League of Ireland football to speak about his career since leaving the underage set-up at Drogheda United, pre-season so far and his expectations for the season. Following three years at underage level with Drogheda United and despite an offer from Drogheda …

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There Are Lessons To Be Learned By The FA And FAI Ahead Of Euro 2016

during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group D match between Republic of Ireland and Germany at the Aviva Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

Ahead of Euro 2016, both England and the Republic of Ireland will be in positive mood, but could a lesser known footballing nation show both countries the way when it comes to developing young talent in the future? James Cox discusses.  Alan Hansen once said “you won’t win anything with kids”; these words have come back to haunt the BBC pundit time …

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