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Taoiseach Enda Kenny The Latest Person To Condemn Neil Taylor’s Leg-Breaking Challenge On Séamus Coleman

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: (AFP OUT) The Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny speaks during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the U.S Capitol on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) COLEMAN

Séamus Coleman’s horrific double-leg break on Friday night unfortunately overshadowed what was one of the most eagerly anticipated Irish games since the Aviva Stadium opened. Neil Taylor’s nasty collision with the Killybegs man earned him a deserved red card after 70 minutes and has been universally slated since for such a dangerous challenge. Taoiseach Enda Kenny is the latest to criticise …

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Five Talking Points From Ireland’s 0-0 Draw With Wales

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Ireland's Seamus Coleman leaves on a stretcher Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

On a night of many emotions for the Republic of Ireland, Nick Menezes takes us through all the major talking points from the Boys in Green’s stalemate with Wales. ________ 5. Ireland Contain Gareth Bale Martin O’Neill set up a side capable of getting stuck into the Welsh with the midfield trio of  Glenn Whelan, Jeff Hendrick and David Meyler …

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Five Alternative Ireland Lineups Martin O’Neill Could Select For Wales Clash

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 22/3/2017 Manager Martin O'Neill Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The build-up to Ireland versus Wales has been dominated by talk of injuries and a reshuffling of Martin O’Neill’s pack. With five players missing from the starting eleven that defeated Austria, enforced changes are guaranteed with a change of system a strong possibility. Considering the large number of pull outs, O’Neill has still assembled a relatively strong squad. Shane Long …

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Ireland v Wales: Remembering How It All Began for Jack Charlton

The Republic of Ireland face a potentially group defining match in World Cup qualifying against Wales at The Aviva Stadium on Friday (kick-off: 7.45pm). If the home side can return three points from this hugely anticipated fixture, it could set them up for a magical adventure next summer after the largely enjoyable experience at the 2016 European Championships in France. …

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The Story Behind The Greatest Irish Football Song Of Modern Times

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Mick Konstantin, a school teacher from Kildare answered #TheCallUp last year, travelling to Euro 2016. His song, Taking Over France, caught the mood of a nation. This is the story of one of the sounds of last summer. “Stand up for the Boys in Green! Olé Olé and a chance to dream, we’re heading to the Euros, we’re taking over …

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James McCarthy Looks Set To Miss Crucial Ireland-Wales Clash

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: James McCarthy of Everton (R) scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on February 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

James McCarthy has emerged as a real doubt for the Republic of Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales later this month in Dublin. As reported in the Daily Mirror, the midfielder missed Everton’s 3-0 win over West Brom and is said to be “one or two weeks” away from fitness, according to his club manager Ronald Koeman. Martin O’Neill names …

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Michael O’Neill Hits Out At FAI’s Recruitment Of Northern Ireland Underage Stars

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 11: Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan at Windsor Park on November 11, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Michael O’Neill’s has expressed his disappointment with the FAI over their pursuit for young Northern Irish players. His comments come in the wake of Jordan McEneff’s debut for the Republic of Ireland Under-16s. The Arsenal youth and his brother, Aaron of Derry City, both recently switched their international allegiances from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland. “We know we will …

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Ireland Winger Aiden McGeady Wins Championship Player Of The Month Award

PRESTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Preston North End's Aidan McGeady celebrates scoring his sides third goal with his team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Brentford at Deepdale on February 11, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Stephen White - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Castigated and celebrated in equal measure throughout his international career, Aiden McGeady is arguably the Republic of Ireland’s most marmite player when it comes to supporter opinion.  Ahead of Ireland’s qualifying campaign-defining game versus Wales later this month in Dublin, the Scotland-born wideman is, however, seemingly after hitting a new gear on loan from Everton at Preston North End. This …

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Ireland Legend Robbie Keane Training With Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers Announce Friendly Against LA Galaxy, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 22/12/2014 Robbie Keane and Stephen McPhail, who has resigned with the club, today announced a friendly between their two clubs on February 21st 2015 Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Robbie Keane has trained with Shamrock Rovers this week as he continues his preparations for a potential move to a new club, according to the Irish Independent.  Keane retired from international football following last summer’s European Championships but has indicated a willingness to prolong his playing career. Ireland’s record goalscorer will hope to add to the long list of clubs he …

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