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Brian Kerr Hammers Ireland’s Poor Performance Against Iceland

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Ireland’s friendly against Iceland on Tuesday night turned out to be something of a damp squib. Martin O’Neill’s side lost 1-0 courtesy of a first half free-kick from Hordur Magnusson, and although the match had little on the line other than pride (and FIFA world ranking points), the performance was still enough to irk former Irish manager Brian Kerr. The RTE Sport …

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Watch: Richard Dunne And Kevin Kilbane Heap Praise On Daryl Horgan

Three International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 28/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Iceland Ireland’s Daryl Horgan with Rúrik Gíslason of Iceland Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Coming on for the final 25 minutes or so 1-0 down to Iceland may not have been the ideal way for Daryl Horgan to begin his Ireland career but he certainly made an impact once he did come on.  His industrious playing style combined with his unpredictability when running at defences makes Horgan an exciting player to watch and it is …

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Twitter Reacts To Ireland’s 1-0 Defeat To Iceland

Three International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 28/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Iceland Iceland’s Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson scores their first goal from a free kick Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

On a night dominated by debuts, Ireland’s new recruits could unfortunately just could not gel quickly enough to get past their Icelandic opponents.  Cork natives John Egan and Conor Hourihane dominated the pre-match discussion, being the only two to start the game who were earning their first senior caps. Whether Martin O’Neill saw any immediate roles for the duo looking …

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Irish Fans Take Positives From New Faces As Iceland End Aviva Run

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 28: Hordur Magnusson (R) of Iceland celebrates scoring the opening goal with Aron Sigurdarson of Iceland during the International Friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Iceland at Aviva Stadium on March 28, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Following Ireland’s hard-fought draw with Wales on Friday night, Martin O’Neill rang the changes for this evening’s friendly encounter with the Iceland. The visit of the Euro 2016 quarter-finalists gave the management team the chance to give some minutes, for the first time in some cases, to the squad’s fringe players. Andy Boyle, Daryl Horgan, Stephen Gleeson, Johnny Hayes, John …

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Martin O’Neill Names Experimental Ireland Team To Face Iceland

Republic of Ireland Squad Training, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 27/3/2017 Conor Hourihane Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

With so many injuries to contend with once again, Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has been forced into selecting a less than familiar XI.  Following the huge blow that was Seamus Coleman’s injury versus Wales last Friday the first place most fans will likely look to on tonight’s team sheet is to see who has filled in for the Donegal man. …

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Robbie Brady To Be Handed Ireland Captain’s Armband For Iceland Friendly

Republic of Ireland Press Conference, FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 27/3/2017 Robbie Brady and Manager Martin O’Neill

Robbie Brady will captain Ireland in Tuesday night’s friendly against Iceland. The Burnley man will stand in for injured captain Seamus Coleman at the Aviva stadium. Martin O’Neill has confirmed that the 25-year-old will skipper the side as other candidates Jon Walters, Glenn Whelan and John O’Shea return to their clubs early. Brady has 31 caps for his country and has …

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Five Ireland Players Desperate To Impress Martin O’Neill In This Week’s Iceland Friendly

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Ireland's Daryl Horgan during the warm up

With the World Cup qualifier against Wales behind them, Martin O’Neill’s Ireland now look to the friendly against Iceland on Tuesday night. A number of injuries picked up in the bruising encounter at the Aviva, coupled with the players that were forced to withdraw in the buildup, means that O’Neill has a depleted squad to call upon for the match …

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Eamon Dunphy Backtracks Massively In His Criticism Of Neil Taylor’s Foul On Seamus Coleman

Dunphy Neil Taylor

Eamon Dunphy’s level of anger towards Neil Taylor seems to have undergone something of an adjustment over the weekend. The outspoken RTE Sport pundit was apoplectic after the reckless tackle by the Aston Villa captain on Seamus Coleman, which broke the Ireland captain’s leg in two places. At the time, Dunphy called the challenge “filthy” and insisted that while what had …

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