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    Is Doherty Forcing His Way Into Conte’s Plans?

    There has been plenty of speculation regarding Matt Doherty and his future in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur. While the defender’s game-time has been limited in the league this season, the 30-year-old is starting to earn the trust of manager Antonio Conte in north London. Having taken over from Nuno Espirito Santo at Spurs […] More

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    A look at Scotland in the Nations League

    Ireland last played Scotland home and away in the Euro 2016 qualifiers– Ireland eventually finished third in the group and qualified via a play off win over Bosnia and Herzgovina. Scotland finished 4th despite beating Ireland 1-0 in Scotland in a poor game, with Shaun Maloney scoring the winner for Scotland. The game was most […] More

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    Spurs facing tough decision over Troy Parrott future

    For a striker who was considered to be one of the hottest strikers in Irish football, the last two seasons have been frustrating for Troy Parrott. Having made senior debuts at club and international level in 2019, the bright future that had been widely predicted seemed almost guaranteed. Two years on, the forward has been […] More

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    5 things Stephen Kenny needs to work on for 2022

    The end of 2021 was a good one for the Ireland team and also for manager Stephen Kenny, after the September games Kenny’s job was on the line, performances had improved but alas results hadn’t. Going into the Azerbaijan game away, it was win or bust. As it happened it was an emphatic 3-0 away […] More

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    The Nations League draw

      So here we go again it’s the Nations League. The old saying is ‘if you think you know quantum physics then you don’t know quantum physics’, this can be applied to the Nations League format the equation is QP/NLF=H.A.F.C. I’ll let you work out that conundrum yourself. So what’s happening? On December 16th the […] More

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    Kenny’s team coach Anthony Barry

    When Stephen Kenny took over most Ireland fans were under no illusions of the big rebuilding job that was at hand. We looked at the impact Kenny had on Dundalk, and how that team had performed in Europe, with a squad lacking in quality in comparison to some of the illustrious opponents they played. We […] More

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    3 positives from the World Cup campaign

    The qualifiers were exciting and unpredictable, but, unfortunately, they were also fruitless for Ireland as they finished third in a tough group. However, is it all that bad for the Irish after the qualifiers? Sure, the failure to qualify hurts, but there are plenty of positives to be taken out from the performances. While the […] More

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    Can Liam scale the heights of European football with the Hoops?

    Ireland has produced Champions League and Europa League players over the years but those numbers have dwindled over the last decade or so. Liam Scales made his European debut for Celtic in a 2-0 win over Ferencvaros in October and perhaps the defender can lead by example for a new generation of players to feature […] More

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    Can Bournemouth’s Mark Travers become the new Shay Given?

    When he made his Premier League debut for Bournemouth at the tender age of 19 two years ago, goalkeeper Mark Travers impressed Mick McCarthy so much that he drew comparisons with Ireland legend Shay Given. Travers was instrumental in keeping the clean sheet that helped Bournemouth to a 1-0 home win, preventing the likes of […] More

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    5 English footballers who could have played for Ireland

    The ‘Granny Rule’ has been used to great effect over the years for Ireland and some true Ireland legends like Tony Cascarino and John Aldridge have written their names into Irish football folklore. The rule had always courted some controversy, but the truth is these days every country now fully embraces it and there are […] More

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    Things are finally looking up

    Being an Irish football fan, at times like this can be tough. Plenty of negative results have left us fans scratching our head as to what has gone wrong. We used to be competitive in most groups, even if the style was poor. But for long recent periods we have been both non competitive and […] More

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    Things to do at half time while watching the game at home

    Do you ever find yourself twiddling your thumbs at halftime? Even if your team is winning and playing well, halftime can be frustrating, and it is hard to know how to pass the time, particularly when you are sitting at home watching by yourself. So, what are a few activities that you can do during […] More

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