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Three Conclusions From League Of Ireland Gameweek 30

With this year’s League of Ireland drawing ever closer to it’s conclusion, Conor Hayes takes us through three of the main talking points from gameweek 30, including the merits of the First Division, Brian Lenihan’s Ireland call-up and the promise the FAI Cup final holds this year. _____ The First Division still has purpose Congratulations must be given to Longford …

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3 Ways To Improve the Standard of the League of Ireland

Shane McDonnell gets involved in the seemingly never-ending debate on how to improve the League of Ireland. The debate rumbles on, and after this season there are more positives to take out of the European campaign than negatives. Of course St Pat’s faltered at home, and Derry didn’t put up much of a fight. But Dundalk won away from home against a strong Hadjuk …

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Sky Is No Limit For Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish

As the interest continues surrounding Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish’s international future, a bizarre story has emerged; it is now understood that Grelaish and his whole family have been offered free flights by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary should Grealish decide to play for Ireland, according to the Irish Daily Star. Apparently O’Leary made this unusual enticement to Grealish’s father and agent, Kevin, following Aston …

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World Cup Bound: The Irish Homeless Team

With just over two weeks to go before the beginning of the Homeless World Cup, the Irish Homeless team have flown to Chile to acclimatise, train and see the sights. It promises to be an exciting time for those involved and a time to finally put their training to the test. Ireland has a good reputation amongst the other nations at …

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Three Conclusions From League Of Ireland Gameweek 29

With the season edging ever closer to its conclusion, Conor Hayes takes us through three of the key talking points from League of Ireland Gameweek 29.  _____ The timing of the FAI Cup semi-finals help no one A lot of grumbling could be heard from Ulster last week as the draw for the FAI Cup semi-finals placed both games in …

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Has He Blown The Final Whistle Yet? Jackie’s Army – Euro ‘88

This week, as Conor Heffernan continues his series on the history of football in Ireland it’s time to take a look back at Euro ’88 and the Republic of Ireland’s first ever taste of tournament football, under manager Jack Charlton.  Republic of Ireland fans have had to content themselves over the last few weeks with reading of Northern Ireland’s great achievements …

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Dublin Selected As Host City For Euro 2020

The Aviva Stadium, Dublin has today been accepted as one of the hosts for Euro 2020. It is a historic day for Irish football and Irish sport in general as Ireland is set to host its first ever major football tournament, alongside twelve other European cities.  Dublin will host four matches altogether, including three group games as well as a last 16 …

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Finn Harps 4-1 Avondale United: FAI Cup Quarter-Final Replay

Finn Park was the venue as Finn Harps overcame a possible FAI Cup upset following their drawn fixture in Cork. Nigel Hegarty was at Finn Park to see Harps win comfortably and proceed to the semi-finals.  After a feisty and somewhat uninspiring encounter between Finn Harps and Avondale United ended in a 1-1 draw in Avondale Park on Sunday, the Munster Senior …

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Robbie Keane – Time to Say Goodbye

At 34, Robbie Keane has kicked off what is likely to be his final campaign in an Irish jersey. 135 caps and 62 goals; his record speaks for itself. But the Tallaght native is no longer the force he used to be, and judging by the Georgia game, his name does not inspire fear amongst the defences of Europe. Moving …

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John Delaney Feature Is A Disgrace To Irish Football

Eoin Hallissey blasts the decision by one of Ireland’s media houses to run a multi-page spread and documentary about FAI CEO John Delaney. The Sunday Independent’s entertainment section has been elevated to a strangely prominent spot in the Irish sporting mind this week. A video feature, coupled with a multi-page spread in Life magazine has seen celebrity features writer Barry …

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