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Here’s Who Ireland Need To Watch Out For Against Serbia

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Valon Behrami of Watford battle for possession with Dusan Tadic of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Watford at St Mary's Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Much of the lead up to this opening group qualifier has been based around who will not be on show for Serbia but there are still plenty of names familiar to Irish fans that the Boys in Green will have to be wary of. Like Ireland, most of Serbia’s high profile players are based in England. Aleksandar Kolarov and Nemanja Matic are …

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Everything You Need To Know Before Ireland’s Massive Qualifier Vs Serbia

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady of Ireland celebrates with team-mates James McClean and Stephen Ward at the end of the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

‘A nation holds its breath…’ As Ireland countdown to their massive World Cup qualifier with Serbia this evening, The Opel Jersey sat down with Serbian journalist, Milas Dusanovic (@SerbianFooty), to discuss the dangers that the opposition could present for Martin O’Neill’s men. ____ TOJ: There has been a lot of media coverage over the off-the-pitch issues Serbia faced in the …

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Republic Of Ireland Transfer Window Focus: Who Moved Where?

LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 26: N Golo Kante of France and Jeff Hendrick of The Republic of Ireland fight for the ball during the UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16 match between France and the Republic of Ireland at Stade des Lumieres on June 26, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Another hectic summer transfer window has come to an end and all the speculation can be put to one side until January at least. It was certainly eventful as the constant increase in transfer fees saw the Premier League spend sky rocket past the £1 billion mark. Paul Pogba’s world record move to Manchester United, John Stones’ £50 million move …

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Opinion: Is Ireland Making The Most Of Its Sporting Talent?

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 22/11/2014 Ireland vs Australia Ireland flags at the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Colm O'Neill

‘Are we wasting our time playing football in Ireland?’ An absurd statement that can’t possibly have any base, foundation or logic to even consider the thought of Ireland without football, but nevertheless, should we focus our sporting talents somewhere else other than football? Football is the world game, the most popular sport in Ireland, at least by playing numbers, and …

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What’s Happened Since Shamrock Rovers’ Europa League Breakthrough?

Shamrock Rovers’ breakthrough as the first Irish team to qualify for the group stages of a major European competition was supposed to herald an era of domestic domination. However, it hasn’t worked out that way, writes Macdara Ferris from Póg Mo Goal Magazine, Issue 3.  For Shamrock Rovers, 2016 marks a number of anniversaries in their recent history. This year …

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Reaction To The Latest John Delaney Headlines Highlights The Discontent Among Fans

The Germans have been responsible for a lot of useful inventions over the years with the computer, the MP3 and the smart card all attributed to German creators. In an Irish context though, their invention of the term ‘Schadenfreude’ may be the most applicable. Schadenfreude can be described as ‘pleasure derived from the misfortune of others’, and Irish people are experts …

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Opinion: Dundalk’s European Achievements Worth Much More Than Money

UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 2/8/2016 Dundalk vs BATE Borisov Dundalk’s David McMillan scores his team's first goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ciaran Culligan

It is a little disturbing to see how little it takes to achieve celebrity status these days. A loud, obnoxious woman laughs while wearing a Star Wars mask goes on to make an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show. Katie Hopkins makes a very comfortable living by simply being despised. Our reality TV generation makes it easy for talentless individuals …

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The Significance Of Dundalk’s Historic Progress In Europe

UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 2/8/2016 Dundalk vs BATE Borisov The Dundalk Team Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ciaran Culligan

Dundalk became the first Irish team to reach the final Champions League qualifying round since Shelbourne in 2004, when the Dubliners were ultimately defeated by Deportivo La Coruna. Dundalk’s stunning 3-0 win over BATE Borisov in Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday night was significant and historical in several ways. The obvious place to start is to look at the cash injection the Lilywhites …

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Rangers Legend Novo Joins Irish League Club

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: Nacho Novo of Rangers celebrates scoring his second goal during The Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Dundee United at Ibrox Stadium on May 10, 2008 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Irish Premiership side Glentoran have announced a magnificent signing this summer, with former Rangers striker Nacho Novo joining the east Belfast-based club on a one-year contract. The 37-year-old Spaniard arrives at the Oval with a wealth of experience, having played in Spanish football with Huesca and La Liga side Sporting de Gijón. However, Novo is best known for his career …

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We Speak To IRUPA & The PFAI About Life After Sport In Ireland Today

Aviva Stadium Opening Ceremony 14/5/2010 General view of the Tricolour, IRFU, FAI flags Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Venture capitalist and Angel investor Chris Sacca, who became a billionaire after investing in tech companies like Twitter, Uber and Instagram, is a big name in California’s famed tech hub Silicon Valley. Located just south of the San Francisco Bay Area, the valley is home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world and it’s a place where start-up companies …

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