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Ireland Draw Is A Result For Bargain Transfers

Following last night’s 1-1 draw, Sean Curtain looks through how much the accumulated cost of Germany’s squad compares to Ireland’s in terms of transfer fees. Ireland’s fantastic late equaliser proves money can’t buy you happiness, or wins for that matter. This writer knows what Irish fans were thinking as 100-cap hero John O’Shea wheeled away from the outstretched Manuel Neur deep into stoppage …

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Three Conclusions From League of Ireland Gameweek 31

Conor Hayes discusses three conclusions from League of Ireland Gameweek 31 in what is well and truly the business end of the campaign with relegation battles and Premier Division champions to be decided in the next couple of weeks.  _____ Dundalk leave the door ajar for Cork City After a dramatic game on Monday night at Oriel Park, which was belied …

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Ireland Vs Germany: Player Ratings

John O’Shea’s 93rd minute goal salvaged a 1-1 draw for Ireland in what will surely feel like a win for Martin O’Neill’s men. It was a night that will go down in the annals of Irish soccer; Garbhan Madigan rates the performances of the boys in green in Gelsenkirchen. _____ David Forde Forde could do nothing about the goal as the …

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5 Talking Points Following Dundalk’s Slip Up

Dundalk’s title challenge took a hit last night while Cork City’s was given one of the biggest shots in the arm it has received all season due to to Shamrock Rovers holding the champions elect to a goalless draw.  The Rebel Army and the Lilywhites face-off on the final day of the season and it looks more and more likely as though …

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Germany vs Republic of Ireland: A Tale of Two F.A.s

As the Republic of Ireland face Germany this evening in a crucial qualifier, Sean Curtin examines the different paths the F.A.I. and D.F.B. have taken. 20th June 2000, the final whistle has just blown in Rotterdam. Germany trudge off the field, suffering a three-nil defeat to Portugal. They have been eliminated from the Euros in embarrassing fashion, picking up one …

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What Ireland Can Learn From Saturday’s 3 Group D Games

Rob Lyons questions what can Ireland learn from the three group D games which were played out on Saturday night, including Ireland’s 7-0 demolition of Gibraltar.  ______ Republic of Ireland 7-0 Gibraltar This result did not come as a surprise to anyone nor does it teach the Irish players or management very much about the standard the side is at heading …

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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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