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How The Irish Have Fared So Far In The Third Round Of The FA Cup

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Newcastle player Daryl Murphy scores the opening goal past Birmingham defender Che Adams on the goalline as striker Aleksandar Mitrovic (floor, right) is injured during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Birmingham City and Newcastle United at St Andrews (stadium) on January 7, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Daryl Murphy, Tom Field, Matt Doherty and Lukas Jutkievicz were all on target in today’s third round FA Cup ties with a number of other Irishmen also in action. Murphy earned a rare start for the Magpies having struggled for game time this season since joining from Ipswich Town. The Waterford man opened the scoring from close range after just five …

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Assessing Each Of Robbie Brady’s Possible Transfer Destinations

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria 12/11/2016 Austria vs Republic of Ireland Austria's of Ireland Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Since the opening of the transfer window, Robbie Brady has become the subject of a speculated bidding war. Expected to leave last summer, the Norwich City man was one of Ireland’s star performers at Euro 2016. The Irish Independent have linked Brady with moves to Leicester City, West Ham United and Crystal Palace while Newcastle-based outlet Chronicle Live have linked the Baldoyle man with …

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Top 10 Players Most Likely To Break Into The Ireland Squad In 2017

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: John Egan of Brentford applauds supporters during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Fulham at Griffin Park on November 4, 2016 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

With 2016 drawing to a close, a number of Irish players will be hoping to break into Martin O’Neill’s plans. This time last year very few would have anticipated Shane Duffy becoming an automatic starter or Callum O’Dowda making the grade at senior level. Here we take a look at some players hoping to establish themselves in the squad and …

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A Football XI For Each Irish Province

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Dublin 23/5/2016 Shane Long, Jeff Hendrick and Callum O'Dowda Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gary Carr

With Munster set to tackle Leinster in Thomond Park on Monday and with Ulster having beaten Connacht on Friday, we look at what Ireland’s provinces might look like when it comes to football.  Ireland is a country that thrives on provincial and inter-county rivalry. This hasn’t always transferred to football, but these lineups could certainly make for some interesting games. _______ …

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Martin O’Neill Targeting Another Irish-Qualified Striker

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND-DECEMBER 17: Lukas Jutkiewicz of Birmingham City and Dale Stephens of Brighton & Hove Albion in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Brighton & Hove Albion at St Andrews Stadium on December 17, 2016 in Birmingham, England (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images).

Martin O’Neill’s search for a striker has led him to an unlikely source. The Ireland manager has spoken of his eagerness to find more options up front following the retirement of Robbie Keane. The Irish Daily Star (via the Irish Independent) have reported that O’Neill will attempt to encourage Lukas Jutkiewicz to switch allegiances to Ireland. The striker’s inclusion could soften …

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Has Everton’s James McCarthy Finally Won Over Ronald Koeman?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: James McCarthy of Everton is pursued by Francis Coquelin (L) and Mesut Ozil (C) of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 13, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

James McCarthy seems to be firmly back in Everton boss Ronald Koeman’s plans. After an injury-plagued season, the Irish midfielder put in an impressive performance in Everton’s 2-1 win over Arsenal on Tuesday night. Although it will take more than one game to win the full backing of his manager, Tuesday can certainly allow the Glasweigen to gather some momentum. …

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Watch: Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick Scored An Absolute Belter Against Bournemouth

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Jeff Hendrick of Burnley celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and AFC Bournemouth at Turf Moor on December 10, 2016 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Goal of the season contender, anyone? It certainly is up there with the best. The Republic of Ireland international midfielder netted a stunning volley to give Burnley an early lead against Bournemouth at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon. Hendrick joined Burnley at the end of the transfer window from Championship side Derby County for a club record fee of £10.5 million, …

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