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To Represent Scotland Or Ireland – Or Does It Matter At All?

Following Gordon McQueen’s comments regarding Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy’s decisions to play international football for Ireland, Stephen Twomey looks at the factors which would have influenced both players’ decisions.  There was always going to be at least one “pundit” who would stick their oar in with regards the national allegiances of James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady in advance of our …

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O’Neill Finalises Ireland Squad For Scotland & USA

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has today finalised his 27-man squad ahead of Ireland’s friendly clash with the USA on the 18th of November as well as the Euro 2016 qualifying tie against Scotland this Friday.  Ireland have been hit by some late and worrying injury news. Midfield star James McCarthy is a doubt ahead of the game and Stoke …

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Is There A Future For Longford Town In The Premier Division?

Last season, Longford Town made the breakthrough they had been pursuing for years on end with little success – promotion to the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. In a race with Shelbourne, which lasted the majority of the season, with a few games left they pulled away and never looked back; finally securing the league title on the 3rd of October following a …

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Brian Lenihan Completes Loan Move To Blackpool

Today it has been announced that Brian Lenihan will spend a month on loan with Blackpool. The young right-back moved from Cork City to Hull City in August, in which time he has earned enough recognition to be called into Martin O’Neill’s most recent Republic of Ireland squads. Blackpool manager Lee Clark had this to say, on Blackpool F.C.’s official website, about the loan deal. …

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Cork City’s Ross Gaynor Re-Signs: ‘I’m Delighted To Be Here’

Cork City have today announced the re-signing of left-back Ross Gaynor. The 27-year-old moved to Cork City midway through last season from Sligo Rovers.  Today he has extended his stay at the club with Gaynor himself delighted with the news saying that he is, “Delighted to be fair…I spoke to John [Caulfield] a month before the end of the season and …

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Liam Miller Linked With Cork City

Former Irish international Liam Miller has been linked with a move to Cork City following his departure from Brisbane Roar by mutual consent.  Cork newspaper Evening Echo report that Miller would be open to a move back to Ireland. There is no denying that Miller would add a large degree of experience of playing at the top level should he …

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Euro 2016: 3 Players Ireland Should Be Wary Of Against Scotland

Ireland face Scotland in the next of their Euro 2016 qualifiers at Celtic Park on the 14th of November. From what we’ve seen so far from both sides this should be a close game. Here we look at three players Ireland should be wary of going into this clash following today’s announcement of the Scottish squad for the Irish game …

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Top 3 Greatest Irish Goalkeepers

Top 5 lists rarely feature Irish goalkeepers…..and for good reason because after an extensive search we are stuck on three. Legends Shay Given and Packie Bonner are automatic choices for the list, but in the dark old days before Ireland’s first glorious foray into a major tournament  – Euro ’88 – there are few stand-out performers that demand inclusion. Outside …

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Galway United F.C. – A New Era?

With Galway set to compete under the name Galway United F.C. next season, Shane McDonnell takes us from the beginnings of Galway F.C. to where they are now as a newly promoted Premier Division team.  At the beginning of the 2014 season, Galway F.C entered the first division in the place of the other Galway clubs, Mervue United and Salthill, and …

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