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Audio: International Week Review & Manchester United Vs Arsenal Preview

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria 12/11/2016 Austria vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's James McClean celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The international break hasn’t broken the most international of podcasts, although, to be honest, it nearly did. We’ll start with England as the fluffy Three Lions get three headers against Scotland in a battle between north and Southgate, the Republic of Ireland brush off their opposition as James McClean bristles, we glance at South America where Tite teaches the Argentines …

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Republic Of Ireland Extremely Well Poised In The Race To Russia

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria 12/11/2016 Austria vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's James McClean celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It was yet another eventful and successful weekend for Irish sport with victory for Conor McGregor over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 while the Irish rugby team followed up that historic win against the All Blacks by dispatching of Canada. However, Irish sport’s performance of the week has to go to the international football team, who delivered yet another golden …

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Football’s British And Irish ‘Lions’ XI

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 12: Gareth Bale of Wales (r) in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Ireland and Wales are in the same World Cup qualification group, as are England and Scotland. Therefore yet another hypothetical fantasy team is necessary. So, what would football’s equivalent of a British and Irish Lions team look like? Goalkeeper: Fraser Forster (Southampton) A few mistakes don’t make a bad goalkeeper but for Joe Hart the mistakes have kept coming. His …

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Ireland: McCarthy’s Replacement Will Indicate O’Neill’s Intent

Republic of Ireland Training, Gannon Park, Malahide 6/6/2015 Manager Martin O'Neill with James McCarthy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Martin O’Neill’s Ireland travel to Vienna on Saturday to take on Austria in a vital World Cup qualifier at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion. Ireland are nicely placed at joint-top in the group with Serbia. Having steadily improved the team’s performances since his appointment, Saturday’s team selection will be a key indicator of O’Neill’s belief in this group of players. Austria really flattered …

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Roy Keane Recommendation Could Lead To Galway’s Next Managerial Appointment [Report]

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Nottingham Forest U21 manager Ian McParland looks on prior to the U21 Professional Development League 2 North match between Coventry City U21 and Nottingham Forest U21 at Sixfields Stadium on March 7, 2014 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

While this season came to a disappointing end for Galway United fans, they can at least look forward to the 2017 campaign under new management, following the departure of Tommy Dunne, with a new boss expected to be named soon. The Irish Independent report that Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane has recommended Ian McParland for the manager’s job at Eamonn …

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O’Neill & O’Donoghue’s Relationship Reminiscent Of The Cosell-Ali Dynamic

Three International Friendly, Turner's Cross, Cork 31/5/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Belarus Martin O'Neill announces his squad for Euro 2016 to RTE's Tony O'Donoghue Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Since Martin O’Neill took charge of the Ireland team there have been far more ups than downs. RTÉ’s Tony O’Donoghue has been there to cover them all. The pair’s post-match interviews have ranged from spiky disagreement to mutual jubilation. There is, though, an underlying mutual respect throughout. The RTÉ man isn’t afraid to ask difficult questions and O’Neill doesn’t hold …

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Ireland: The Myth That Martin O’Neill Doesn’t Trust Wes Hoolahan

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau, Moldova 9/10/2016 Moldova vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's Wes Hoolahan Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Criticism when he’s out of the team and no praise when he’s in it. Martin O’Neill is getting hammered for a perceived lack of trust in playmaker Wes Hoolahan. But, the stats don’t back it up. Can we really summarise the Irish manager’s philosophy in the treatment of one player? Proof that Ireland are more than brute-strength and aggression, diminutive Hoolahan …

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