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Exclusion Of Rooney & O’Kane Signal That Same Old Problems Still Exist For Ireland

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland prepare to take on Georgia this evening in Dublin with their Euro 2016 fate firmly in their own hands. However, the exclusion of Bournemouth’s Eunan O’Kane and Aberdeen’s Adam Rooney is confirmation of a lingering problem within the Irish football setup. Jack O’Toole discusses. The absence of O’Kane and Rooney did little to affect Friday’s result in Faro as Ireland …

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Martin O’Neill, Ireland & The Euro 2016 Nightmare

Sure if we could wish things true, Ireland would have won the World Cup by now. Luke O’Connor looks at a dream that’s become a nightmare for Ireland. “Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough”- Peter Pan How the Irish soccer public, would like to take solace in these words. The national team is currently 3 points …

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Ireland’s Plight Will Get Worse Without Major Revamp

They say it’s the hope that kills you. For the first 40 minutes on Saturday, Ireland played with the sense of directness and urgency, the passing and general movement, that had been sorely lacking from an Irish team for the past few years. Where was this Ireland in Glasgow last November? Why couldn’t they have started like this against Poland …

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Ireland Need To Discover Big Game Mentality To Beat Scotland

This week saw the 25th anniversary of the day evening that Ireland began their 1990 World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw with England in Cagliari. Earlier that day incidentally, Scotland had been defeated by Costa Rica in their opening game. As it stands, 1990 remains the last time that these two nations have appeared together in a major tournament …

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Martin O’Neill To Lead LOI XI In Support Of Mark Farren

Following on from the huge support ex-Derry City striker Mark Farren has received through donations as well as last night’s game between a Derry XI and a Glenavon XI, news is spreading today that an Irish League XI are to play a League of Ireland XI at the Brandywell.  A huge sum of money was raised last night at the …

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Rep. Of Ireland To Play Northern Ireland In Training Game

The Republic of Ireland are to play Northern Ireland in a behind-closed-doors training game at the Aviva Stadium on June 4th, just three days ahead of the Republic’s friendly with England on June 7th.  This training game will also precede Martin O’Neill’s sides crucial qualifier at home to Scotland on June 13th, as well as Northern Ireland’s pivotal Group F match-up with …

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Ireland’s Hoolahan Named In Football League’s Team Of The Decade

One of Ireland’s most technically gifted footballers  – Wes Hoolahan –  has been awarded the honour of the being selected in the Football League’s Football Manager Team of the Decade. The Football League awards, celebrating its tenth anniversary this season, decided to remember this milestone by selecting the best XI players who have featured in the last decade at their annual …

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O’Neill Keeping An Eye On Left-Back Massey

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill yesterday hinted that Dundalk left-back Dane Massey is very much on his radar.   Massey has been earning rave reviews within League of Ireland circles over the past few months and was an ever-present as Dundalk won their first championship in 19 years last October. The 26-year-old has also played every minute so far this season with …

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McCarthy & Whelan Must Not Hide In Hoolahan’s Shadow

Wes Hoolahan’s performance last night was at times majestic and he constructed most of what was positive about Ireland’s play in the second half, however James McCarthy and Glenn Whelan mustn’t be allowed to hide in his shadow.  Hoolahan, this morning, will be waking up to a plethora of column inches surrounding his outstanding display last night and how he helped Ireland valiantly came back …

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