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Premier League Duo Pursuing Future Ireland Prospect Ryan Manning

Premier League Duo Pursuing Future Ireland Prospect Ryan Manning

Ryan Manning’s impressive first season for Queens Park Rangers has attracted Premier League interest, according to The Mirror. The 20-year-old midfielder made the breakthrough at Loftus Road this season, with Ian Holloway promoting him to the first team in December. Manning has shown tremendous promise since given the opportunity and this has reportedly led to interest from fellow London side Crystal Palace …

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Ireland’s John O’Shea ‘Distraught’ Over Sunderland’s Relegation From The Premier League

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: John O'Shea of Sunderland leaves the pitch following the full time whistle in the Premier League match between Sunderland and AFC Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light on April 29, 2017 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

While the other clubs to be relegated from the Premier League, and all the permutations that could come out of that for Republic of Ireland internationals, have yet to be decided upon, Saturday afternoon saw Sunderland, captained by John O’Shea, demoted to the Championship. The 35-year-old could well be facing into his final four games as a top flight player now …

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Seamus Coleman On The Exact Moment He Knew His Injury Was Serious

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 24: Players react as Neil Taylor of Wales (3) is shown a red card by referee Nicola Rizzoli and is sent off after a challenge on Seamus Coleman of the Republic of Ireland (2) during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Wales at Aviva Stadium on March 24, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Seamus Coleman has begun the long road to recovery following the horrific leg-breaking tackle he suffered in last month’s World Cup qualifier against Wales in Dublin. The Ireland captain has expressed his intention to return to fitness as the same player he was and has dismissed talk that an injury such as the one he has suffered means a player can …

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Preston Boss Simon Grayson Opens Up On Sean Maguire Interest

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Dalymount Park, Dublin 14/4/2017 Bohemians vs Cork City Sean Maguire of Cork City Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Having had a blistering start to the 2017 season following a breakout year in 2016, it is no wonder Cork City’s Sean Maguire has attracted admirers from England.  With eight goals to his name already this term, which included a five-game scoring streak at the start of the campaign, Maguire is now justifiably considered the League of Ireland’s hottest talent. …

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Players To Opt For Other Nations Having Represented Ireland

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Bacary Sagna of Manchester City (L) attempts to black Lynden Gooch of Sunderland (R) shot during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Etihad Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Irish football has been long associated with the famous ‘granny rule’. FIFA regulations have served Ireland well with many recruits becoming key players in the past. However, in recent years some players have jumped back to the country of their birth with some Ireland born and raised players even opting to represent other nations. High profile players like Michael Keane, Patrick Bamford …

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Cork City Legend Colin Healy Calls Time On Lengthy Playing Career

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 6/11/2016 Cork City vs Dundalk Cork's Colin Healy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Former Cork City, Sunderland and Celtic man Colin Healy has announced his retirement.  Healy, who recently turned 37, calls time on a career which saw him represent Ireland 13 times whilst winning the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Cup with Celtic as well as the FAI Cup twice with Cork City. Last year’s cup triumph at the Aviva Stadium was …

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Watch: U19 UCD Keeper Recreates Bicycle Kick That Went Viral On Soccer AM

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UCD’s under-19 goalkeeper Conor Kearns made headlines around the world recently after scoring a last-minute bicycle kick equaliser against Cork City. The two sides met in City’s training ground in Bishopstown recently and the Leesiders held the lead for much of the game but Stephen Birmingham’s side only left with a single point after the visitors grabbed the most unlikely …

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