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Provisional Ireland Squad Announced For Gibraltar & Germany Games

Martin O’Neill has announced his 37 man provisional Republic of Ireland squad for games versus Gibraltar & Germany. The squad for the Euro 2016 Qualifiers includes five goalkeepers, eleven defenders, thirteen midfielders and eight strikers.  Joey O’Brien does not feature while Paul Green is included. The below is the full provisional squad: Goalkeepers David Forde, Shay Given, Keiren Westwood, Darren Randolph, Rob Elliot Defenders Richard …

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Robbie Keane – Time to Say Goodbye

At 34, Robbie Keane has kicked off what is likely to be his final campaign in an Irish jersey. 135 caps and 62 goals; his record speaks for itself. But the Tallaght native is no longer the force he used to be, and judging by the Georgia game, his name does not inspire fear amongst the defences of Europe. Moving …

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The Big Year Part Two: Northern Ireland and the 1986 World Cup

Conor Heffernan continues our journey into the history of football in Ireland. This week we remember Northern Ireland’s venture into the 1986 World Cup. 1986 was a fine vintage for Irish football both North and South of the border. Jackie Charlton was appointed Republic of Ireland manager and was about to herald in a new era of success for the …

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Jack Grealish – Unjustified Hype?

The question of whether Jack Grealish will declare for England or the Republic of Ireland has been the focus of much attention in recent weeks. Brian Barry gives us his thoughts on the issue. Following the decision by Aston Villa not to send 19 year-old Jack Grealish out on loan, speculation that the England camp will come calling has arisen. …

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Controversial Pundit Condemns Martin O’Neill For Behaviour

RTE pundit Eamonn Dunphy has criticized Martin O’Neill, following the Irish manager’s strong reaction to a post match interview with RTE. RTE’s Tony O ‘Donoghue had suggested that Ireland had won despite a disjointed performance, and the question did not impress the former Sunderland manager who suggested that O’Donoghue should be happy that Ireland won their opening qualification game. Dunphy …

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Ireland v Georgia – Five Talking Points

Ireland got their European Championships qualification campaign off to a perfect start with a 2-1 win in Tbilisi on Sunday. While the overall performance was heavily criticized by the RTE panel it is a positive start for the Boys In Green. Here are the main talking points from the game. 1.McGeady Magic Aiden McGeady has been criticized in the past …

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5 Questions Facing Martin O’Neill Ahead of Tbilisi Tie

Brian Barry poses 5 questions facing Martin O’Neill ahead of Ireland’s opener in Group D.   Who will play in goals? O’Neill spent his summer pondering over who to play between the sticks. It was David Forde who was ahead of Keiren Westwood by a nose. The Galway native has never let O’Neill down since the Derryman took over last November. …

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Look Forward, Not Backwards – Shay Should Not Be A Given

Steve Neville slams the decision to bring Shay Given back into the Ireland squad following his retirement. Toward the end of Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign as Ireland manager, there was a cloud of negativity surrounding Irish football unlike any seen before. The turnstiles turned a little less, the press slammed Il Trap and only Liam Brady seemed to have a good word to …

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Republic Of Ireland’s Expected Starting XI Against Georgia

With the Republic of Ireland having started a second string side against Oman, we look at the possible starting eleven that Martin O’ Neill will deploy for the important European Championship Qualifier away to Georgia on Sunday. GK: David Forde Shay Given’s pedigree is undisputed but, as he just back in the International set-up following retirement, it would be unfair to …

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Comfortable Victory For Ireland As Focus Shifts Towards Georgia

The Republic of Ireland started the new season on the right foot as they defeated Oman 2-0 in the final friendly game ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia. However, Ireland manager, Martin O’Neill will be questioning why his squad could not put away more of the chances that were handed to his side throughout the 90 minutes. Wednesday …

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