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Celtic Starlet Signs On Loan For Hometown Club Cork City

PAISLEY, SCOTLAND - JULY 01: Eoghan O'Connell of Celtic in action against Den Bosch during the Pre Season Friendly between Celtic and De Bosch at St Mirren Park on July 01, 2015 in Paisley, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

Cork City have secured the signature of Celtic defender Eoghan O’Connell, on loan until July. The 20-year-old Cork native and central defender will follow in the footsteps of his father and brother who also lined out for the club. O’Connell has made five first team appearances for Celtic and has also spent time on loan at Oldham, but his time …

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Former Ireland Manager Predicts A Positive Euro 2016

IBARAKI - JUNE 5: Coach Mick McCarthy of Ireland shouts instructions to his players during the Germany v Republic of Ireland, Group E, World Cup Group Stage match played at the Ibaraki-Prefectural Kashima Soccer Stadium, Ibaraki, Japan on June 5, 2002. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Whilst difficult to envisage as sour an experience as Giovanni Trapattoni’s team suffered in Poland and the Ukraine four years ago, there is still the practicality that Martin O’Neill’s side didn’t qualify comfortably for this summer’s European Championships in France and are in a tough group with Italy, Sweden and the world’s top ranked team, Belgium. However, Ireland have delivered …

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Exclusive Interview With New Cabinteely Striker Ollie Hamzat

Ollie Hamzat Cabinteely

Pundit Arena’s Gerard Grimes caught up with new Cabinteely forward Ollie Hamzat ahead of his first season in senior League of Ireland football to speak about his career since leaving the underage set-up at Drogheda United, pre-season so far and his expectations for the season. Following three years at underage level with Drogheda United and despite an offer from Drogheda …

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Republic Of Ireland Record Significant Ranking Milestone As Euros Excitement Builds

during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier play off, second leg match between Republic of Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on November 16, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

The feel-good factor surrounding the Republic of Ireland team has shown no signs of abating, especially after FIFA’s release of the latest world rankings. One place behind Northern Ireland in 29th place, Martin O’Neill’s side have broken into the top thirty on the back of an impressive back-end to their qualification campaign, ahead of the European Championships in France this summer. While the relevance of …

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Derry City Legend Farren: A Humble Man Whose Legacy Won’t Be Soon Forgotten

Brian Strahan looks back at the career of one of the greatest League of Ireland strikers of all time, Mark Farren, following his passing on Wednesday.  The 2006 League of Ireland came right down to the final day. The quartet that had broken comfortably away from the remaining teams consisted of Shelbourne, Derry City, Drogheda United and Cork City.  Cork City’s visit to …

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St. Pat’s Midfielder James Chambers Heads Stateside

St. Pat's midfielder James Chambers

United Soccer League side Bethlehem Steel have announced the signing of James Chambers from St. Patrick’s Athletic. The former Shamrock Rovers, Drogheda and Hamilton midfielder will join the team after he receives his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa, according to the club’s website. The 28-year-old midfielder moves to America having won every trophy available in Ireland. At Shamrock Rovers he won …

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Bohemians Manager On Akinade: ‘He Needs To Have Ice In His Veins’

Bohemians manager Keith Long.

Bohemians manager Keith Long has said that the upcoming League of Ireland season will be a big year for 21-year-old forward Ismahil Akinade, following the Nigerian striker’s ten goals in 18 appearances for the Phibsborough club last season. Speaking after his side’s 3-3 draw with Cabinteely during a friendly in Ballybrack this week, Long was adamant that the young striker is …

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FAI Receives Extra Euro 2016 Tickets Following Record Number Of Applications

The FAI have reported that they have received an extra allotment of tickets following a record number of applications that will see the association rank as the third highest nation for ticket requests among qualifying nations. The Association has claimed that they have received an extra 6,502 tickets that will be distributed across Ireland’s Group E games against Sweden (June 13), Belgium (June …

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The Story Of The Irishman Who Helped Save Barcelona

FC Barcelona is one of the most supported teams in the world and has the largest social media following in the world among sports teams. They are arguably the most successful club in modern day football with 23 La Liga titles, 27 Copa del Reys, eleven Spanish Supercups, five Champions League titles, four UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups, five UEFA Super Cups …

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