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Michael O’Connor Confirms He Will Switch Allegiance To Northern Ireland

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Michael O’Connor has announced his intention to switch allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland.  The former Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers striker is currently plying his trade at Linfield represented the Republic of Ireland at under-19 level where he scored in a win over Austria back in 2016. Many are surprised by O’Connor’s intentions given that his former …

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Watch: Lazaro Curling Shot Seals Win Over Northern Ireland


Valentino Lazaro scored an injury-time winner as Austria beat Northern Ireland 2-1 in their Nations League dead rubber in Belfast, while Belarus secured a Euro 2020 play-off spot. Northern Ireland had already been relegated from Group B3, while Austria were guaranteed to finish second. Michael O’Neill’s hosts wasted a number of first-half chances at Windsor Park and were made to …

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Watch: Brian Kerr Slams “Abysmal” Record Under Martin O’Neill

Brian Kerr has heavily criticised the Republic of Ireland’s performances under Martin O’Neill over the past two years, calling the record “abysmal”. Ireland produced another forgettable performance against Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium last night as a number of saves from man-of-the-match, Darren Randolph helped them cling on to a goalless draw. It is the latest in a string of …

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Ireland Player Ratings As Glenn Whelan Bows Out In Drab NI Draw

Ireland and Northern Ireland played out a drab scoreless draw at the Aviva Stadium as Glenn Whelan said farewell to the Boys in Green. O’Neill’s side looked poor and void of ideas and had goalkeeper Darren Randolph to thank for saving them on a couple of occasions as the away side created a number of opportunities. Here are Pundit Arena’s …

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13 Quickfire Conclusions As Ireland Limp To Tense NI Stalemate

Ireland limped to a 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland in what was a truly forgettable draw at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday evening. The away side just edged the first half and dominated the second creating most of the clear-cut chances as Ireland again struggled in front of goal. O’Neill’s men also had Darren Randolph to thank on a number of …

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Watch: God Save The Queen Widely Booed At The Aviva

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Tonight’s international football friendly between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has got off to a rather unsavoury start as the anthem, God Save The Queen, was widely booed by the crowd in the Aviva Stadium.  Of course, fixtures between these sides are always going to carry that extra bit of edge and potential for animosity between both sets …

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Five Irish Players Who Deserve A Chance In Northern Ireland Clash

With an Irish derby taking place on Thursday, Martin O’Neill will be considering his options ahead of the grudge match at the Aviva stadium. After a year of negativity and despair, the Derryman named one of his more refreshing squads in recent memory with a number of youngsters included among some more familiar faces. The former Celtic boss will be …

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FAI & IFA Confirm Joint Bid For 2023 European U21 Championship

Ireland and Northern Ireland confirmed today that they would be launching a joint bid to host the 2023 European U21 Championship. The bid is expected to be submitted to UEFA in 2019 with a decision expected in early 2020. Venues are yet to be finalised but Aviva Stadium, the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, the redeveloped Dalymount Park, Ballymena Showgrounds, …

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All-Island XI: How A Combined Ireland Would Line-Up

Ireland face into yet another international derby in just over a fortnight’s time with Martin O’Neill’s men taking on Northern Ireland in Dublin. Having overtaken each other in both rankings and standards over the years, both sides now find themselves fairly even. Since last October 2017, Northern Ireland have lost seven out of 11 games only managing wins against South …

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