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Ireland Drop In FIFA World Rankings As European Duo Share Top Spot

Ireland have fallen one place to 30th in the FIFA World rankings following their 4-1 Nations League defeat to Wales and their 1-1 international friendly draw with Poland last week. O’Neill’s men had been sitting in 29th but after a difficult international break, they fall one place down to 30th, two places below Northern Ireland who also dropped a place …

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Ireland Close In On All Blacks In Latest World Rugby Rankings

Kieran Read of the All Blacks and Conor Murray

New Zealand’s recent loss to South Africa in the Rugby Championship has seen their lead at the top of the World Rugby rankings cut to just 2.40 points with Ireland hot on their heels.   The latest rankings, released on Monday, means that November’s clash between the All Blacks and Joe Schmidt’s side will have an added layer of significance. …

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Wes Hoolahan Close To Signing For West Bromwich Albion

Former Ireland international, Wes Hoolahan is close to signing for Championship side West Bromwich Albion on a short-term contract. The Dublin native impressed manager, Darren Moore when he trained for three days with the Baggies during the international break. It has also emerged that 36-year-old centre-back Russell Martin was also taken on trial by West Brom, however, he is not expected …

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Five Things We Learned As Depleted Ireland Draw In Poland

A makeshift Ireland side picked up a 1-1 draw against Poland in their international friendly in Wroclaw this evening. Martin O’Neill’s men, who were missing a host of first-team regulars, looked solid as they drew against a lacklustre Polish outfit, thanks to a debut goal for Aiden O’Brien. With the Republic stopping the rot of defeat let’s take a look at …

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Breaking: Ireland Name Starting XI Ahead Of Poland Friendly

Irish manager Martin O’Neill has named his starting eleven for the Republic’s international friendly in Wroclaw this evening. O’Neill’s team is an injury-stricken one, however, their lack of fit players allows the likes of Enda Stevens,  Shaun Williams and Aiden O’Brien the chance to prove themselves in a green shirt. BREAKING: First starts for Enda Stevens and Shaun Williams while Aiden …

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Roy Keane: Inspirational Talisman or Unwanted Distraction?

Roy Keane’s position as assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland was cast into doubt on Monday after a leaked voice message revealed a training ground bust-up between Keane, midfielder Harry Arter and forward Jonathan Walters. Both players are not in the squad to face Poland tonight, and the player who recorded the voice message, Stephen Ward, has also withdrawn from the …

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IRFU Release Research Into Injuries From 2017/18 season

The IRFU and the University of Limerick (UL) have released the first findings from the Irish Rugby Injury Surveillance (IRIS) research project which looks at injuries in both the men’s and women’s All Ireland League (AIL) during the 2017/18 season. The project is the first long-term Rugby Union specific injury surveillance research project within amateur Rugby Union in Ireland and the …

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