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Nemanja Matic Excited By Chance To Meet Childhood Hero Roy Keane

The Republic of Ireland will be hoping to claim all three points on Tuesday night at the Aviva as they welcome group leaders Serbia with the race to Russia next summer hotting up. One man, in particular, looking to upset the Irish is Manchester United’s latest recruit in the heart of midfield, Nemanja Matic. The ex-Chelsea man is looking forward …

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Opinion: Issues Martin O’Neill Needs To Address Before Serbia Match

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland picked up a point away to Georgia on Saturday night – a result some of the country’s more pessimistic fans may have settled for before kick-off. Having watched the match, even the most optimistic supporters of the Boys in Green will be delighted with the point. The performance has got the football community in Ireland …

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Fans Are Absolutely Hating The Supposed New Irish Jersey

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Leaked images emerged this morning of what could be New Balance’s first effort as the Republic of Ireland’s official jersey manufacturer. There’s no confirmation as of yet that this will actually be new strip but it has already induced quite the reaction from fans. From the rounded collar to the orange trim to the somewhat unnerving shade of green they …

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The Pros And Cons To The Continued Selection Of Glenn Whelan

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau, Moldova 9/10/2016 Moldova vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's Glenn Whelan

Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Austria on Sunday brought with it many criticisms of Martin O’Neill’s team selection. One of the individuals in question yet again was Glenn Whelan. Whelan did not necessarily have a bad game on Sunday and did produce some good defensive play and anchored the midfield. However, he was anonymous at times and and offered Ireland very …

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Six Talking Points Ahead Of Crucial Ireland v Austria Qualifier

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria 12/11/2016 Austria vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's James McClean celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Following Ireland’s 3-1 defeat to Mexico, the more experienced head racked up an impressive reverse score against South American heavyweights Uruguay.  This will have Ireland is fantastic spirits as they approach another critical game. Austria come to Dublin following a crushing 1-0 defeat at the hand’s of Martin O’Neill’s men and expectations are high for the home side. Ireland look …

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Neil Taylor’s Lengthy Potential Ban Has Been Revealed

Taylor 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Wales Ireland's Seamus Coleman is tackled by Neil Taylor of Wales

Neil Taylor’s horror challenge on Seamus Coleman during Friday night’s qualifier has left the Everton man facing a minimum of six months on the sidelines. The straight red card brandished by referee Nicola Rizzoli means an automatic one-game ban for Taylor but it could yet get worse for the Aston Villa man. As Colin Young reports in the Independent, the …

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny The Latest Person To Condemn Neil Taylor’s Leg-Breaking Challenge On Séamus Coleman

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: (AFP OUT) The Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny speaks during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the U.S Capitol on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) COLEMAN

Séamus Coleman’s horrific double-leg break on Friday night unfortunately overshadowed what was one of the most eagerly anticipated Irish games since the Aviva Stadium opened. Neil Taylor’s nasty collision with the Killybegs man earned him a deserved red card after 70 minutes and has been universally slated since for such a dangerous challenge. Taoiseach Enda Kenny is the latest to criticise …

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