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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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FAI Receives Extra Euro 2016 Tickets Following Record Number Of Applications

The FAI have reported that they have received an extra allotment of tickets following a record number of applications that will see the association rank as the third highest nation for ticket requests among qualifying nations. The Association has claimed that they have received an extra 6,502 tickets that will be distributed across Ireland’s Group E games against Sweden (June 13), Belgium (June …

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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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