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Ireland V France Preview: La Revanche Des Garçons En Vert

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (C) of Republic of Ireland is congratulated by Martin O'Neill (R) manager of Republic of Ireland after their 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 Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Ireland take on France this afternoon for the first time since Thierry Henry broke the hearts of a nation by nefarious means, in a World Cup qualifying playoff in November 2009. The fallout from that led to the sort of collective sporting outrage that we as a nation were not used, though at that very minute we gained a sense …

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Video Analysis: Breakdown Of Ireland’s Attack & Set Pieces

Shane Long and Jonathan Walters both of Ireland celebrate after goal during the International friendly football match between Republic of Ireland and Netherlands at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on May 27, 2016 (Photo by Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“They are very dangerous with corners and free kicks. That’s football for them,” said Dutch manager Danny Blind after the Republic Of Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Holland at the Aviva Stadium. It’s not the first time an opposing manager has paid Ireland a backhanded compliment under Martin O’Neill but it is a telling sign of how we’re viewed by Tier 1 …

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Reaction: Ireland Prepare For Euro 2016 With Netherlands Draw

Republic of Ireland's midfielder James McClean (R) vies for the ball against Netherlands' defender Joel Veltman during the friendly football match between Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on May 27, 2016. / AFP / CAROLINE QUINN (Photo credit should read CAROLINE QUINN/AFP/Getty Images)

On what was a satisfactory night in Dublin, Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland played out a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland looked dangerous throughout against a Dutch side still shaken from their failure to qualify for the European Championships in France next month, particularly from the highly effective set pieces of Robbie Brady. It was therefore no surprise that …

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Martin O’Neill Must Use Euro 2016 As A Launchpad For The Future Of Football In Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 08: Head Coach Martin O'Neill of Republic of Ireland reacts during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group D match between Republic of Ireland and Germany at the Aviva Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

With the countdown to the European Championships well underway the issue of who should go or not go on that plane to France with the Republic of Ireland is an interesting debate. Despite the recent squad announcement for the friendly games against Switzerland and Slovakia that failed to include Damien Delaney, people are still stating the Delaney should go to …

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Republic Of Ireland Recap: Judge Was Misused While Duffy Shined

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 25: Alan Judge (L) of the Republic of Ireland and Fabian Schar (R) of Switzerland during the international friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on March 25, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

On a night commemorating revolutionary leaders of 100 years ago, the Republic of Ireland football team may have identified a leader of their own as Blackburn Rovers defender Shane Duffy was outstanding during Ireland’s 1-0 win over Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium on Friday night.  Much of the pre-match focus centred around commemorating the likes of Padraig Pearse, Joseph Plunkett, James Connolly …

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Shane Duffy Moves To Blackburn Rovers

Sky Sports have reported that 22-year-old Irish international Shane Duffy has signed for Blackburn Rovers after leaving Everton. The deal will run for three years.  Duffy joined the Liverpool club in 2009 as a youth but is now looking to take a step down in level to get some proper game time. He played all of last season on loan at …

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Everton Spotlight – Big Season Ahead for Irish Toffees

The future looks bright for Everton and the club’s Irish contingent. Jason Coulter discusses the aptly named ‘Irish Toffees’ and what we can expect this season. Irish fans will be keeping a close eye on Everton this season. The Merseyside team has become home for a number of Ireland’s most important players recently, with Seamus Coleman named Player of the Year …

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Who Can Fill The Void Left By Richard Dunne?

Richard Dunne has announced his retirement from international football after representing Ireland at senior level for the past 14 years, which includes 80 caps and eight goals. Dunne, now 34, has been pivotal to the success of the Irish team since making his debut in 2000 during a friendly match with Greece. With the Irish national team going through a …

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Five Irish Players With a Big Premier League Season Ahead

With the start of the Premier League season just weeks away, Brian Barry looks at five Irishmen with a big year ahead. 1. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) Jack Grealish is one of a large Irish contingent at Villa. Born in England, his father hails from Dublin which ensures that he is eligible to play for Ireland. Having made his debut …

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