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Brentford Manager Gushes With Praise For Ireland Defender John Egan

Three International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 28/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Iceland Republic of Ireland's John Egan with Jon Dadi Bodvarsson of Iceland

Brentford manager Dean Smith has been speaking very highly of Ireland international defender John Egan. The 24-year-old has had a highly promising debut with the Bees in the Championship after joining from League One side Gillingham, and was rewarded for his fine form by being handed his first international cap by Martin O’Neill in a friendly against Iceland in March …

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How Many Members Of Brighton And Newcastle’s Irish Contingent Will Survive Promotion?

Brighton Newcastle

Two of the three promotion spots to next season’s Premier League have now been filled, with Newcastle joining Brighton in sealing an automatic place on Monday night. Rafa Benitez and Chris Hughton’s respective sides have been the two standout performers in the Championship this season, and it always seemed a case of when, rather than if, they would be the …

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Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan Doubtful For Massive Wales Match

BELGRADE, SERBIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Head coach Martin O'Neill of Ireland reacts during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Ireland at stadium Rajko Mitic on September 5, 2016 in Belgrade. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Martin O’Neill’s hopes of his Republic of Ireland internationals coming through this weekend’s club fixtures with a clean bill of health have been dealt a huge blow with Norwich midfielder, Wes Hoolahan leaving the clash with Barnsley with a reported thigh injury. The Irish Independent report the 35-year-old suffered the injury in the first half and was replaced by Scotland’s …

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FAI Announces Three-Player Shortlist For Ireland International Player Of The Year

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady of Republic of Ireland applauds after his team's 1-0 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

The FAI has released details of nominations for the Ireland International Football Awards – including nominations for International Player of the Year. The senior award, won by Jonathan Walters last year, is headed (to no great surprise) by Robbie Brady, Seamus Coleman and Jeff Hendrick, all of whom impressed at Euro 2016 and the months after. Brady made himself an Irish …

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Martin O’Neill Names 39-Man Ireland Squad To Face Wales And Iceland

Republic of Ireland Press Conference, Ernst-Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria 11/11/2016 Manager Martin O'Neill

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland resume their quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup later this month. Ireland have taken ten points from a possible twelve in a strong start to their qualification campaign, but three points against Wales at the Aviva Stadium would put them in a commanding position at the halfway point of the group stage. However, the …

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Ciaran Clark Adds To Ireland Boss Martin O’Neill’s Injury Concerns

Ciaran Clark, as well as James McCarthy, have emerged as injury concerns for Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Wales in just under two weeks’ time. Clark was taken off just after the hour mark as his side, Newcastle, went down to Fulham at home this weekend. The 27-year-old has been ever present at the back for Ireland during this qualifying campaign and would be …

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Michael O’Neill Hits Out At FAI’s Recruitment Of Northern Ireland Underage Stars

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 11: Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan at Windsor Park on November 11, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Michael O’Neill’s has expressed his disappointment with the FAI over their pursuit for young Northern Irish players. His comments come in the wake of Jordan McEneff’s debut for the Republic of Ireland Under-16s. The Arsenal youth and his brother, Aaron of Derry City, both recently switched their international allegiances from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland. “We know we will …

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Ireland Handed Injury Blow For Massive World Cup Qualifier Against Wales

2016 UEFA European Championship Group E, Grand Stade Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lille, France 22/6/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Italy Ireland's Shane Duffy celebrates after the game

Ireland’s preparation for their crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales has been hit with the loss of defender Shane Duffy. The centre-back limped out of Brighton’s surprise 3-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and while manager Chris Hughton seemed relatively hopeful at the time that the injury wouldn’t be a bad one, the club have since confirmed that Duffy …

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