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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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Five Problems Facing The League Of Ireland

In a passionate and strongly worded article, Maurice Gleeson discusses five problems facing the League of Ireland at present. 1. FAI The Football Association of Ireland have a lot to answer for with regards to the development, or lack thereof, of our domestic game. Full libraries could be dedicated to the FAI’s ineptitude and lack of serious support for the …

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The Big Year (Part One): 1986 & Big Jack Charlton’s Appointment

Conor Heffernan discusses the historic appointment of Jack Charlton as the first non-Irish manager of the Republic of Ireland football team. “Basically it’s all football.” –Jack Charlton Fans of Irish football take notice, for 1986 was perhaps the most important year in the recent footballing history of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. During this year two momentous events …

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FAI Seek Expression Of Interest For National U17 League

The Football Association of Ireland announced on Thursday that it was seeking preliminary expressions of interest from non SSE Airtricity League clubs or entities to participate in a new National Under 17 League which has been in the pipeline for a while now. “The new national league will start in August 2015 and is intended to strengthen the elite player pathway, …

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TBT: Shamrock Rovers – America, Homelessness & The Europa League

This week’s Throwback Thursday looks back at the first Irish team to make it to the group stages of a major European competition, Shamrock Rovers.  In a time before every player who showed potential was whisked off to the UK, Ireland’s most successful team, Shamrock Rovers, had some of Ireland’s finest players representing them – Jimmy Dunne, Johnny Giles, Eamonn …

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The Great Green Hope: Northern Ireland & The 1958 World Cup

“If you don’t believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day”- Neville ‘Big Nev’  Southall Irish football, as we have seen in this series, is a complicated affair often dominated by politics. Interspersed with the drama however is joy, ecstasy and delight. This comes most spectacularly in the form of tournament …

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