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    Hendrick and Coleman’s contrasting seasons ahead

    While the Ireland team is not flush with players at the top tier of English football anymore, it’s not fair to say that we don’t have many excellent players at good clubs. Last season Matt Doherty was outstanding again for Wolves, who finished 7th and reached the quarter finals of the Europa League. John Egan […] More

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    Premier League watch; Doherty, Molumby and Randolph

    Football just is not the same anymore, weird games played with no fans as we live in a new world which is more like an episode from the 80’s show the Twilight Zone. But it’s the same across the world for all sports,  behind-closed-door games, racing tracks closing down in NZ, and popular events like […] More

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    Ireland in a better position going into the play offs next month

    It’s the hope that kills you, as the famous saying goes. And Ireland fans will be more familiar with that motto then most national team fans, but we should change to ‘it’s the luck that kills you’. Due to the very strange Uefa Nations League set up, we can finish bottom of a three man […] More

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    Kenny’s reign starts with low key games in Nations League

    So here we are, under the new dawning of Irish football with King Kenny riding to the rescue. Fairy tales and Ireland soccer don’t really fit and our first two games under Kenny, were a bit more a Brothers Grimm then a Cinderella outcome. In many respects, just like when Mick McCarthy started there was […] More

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    Seamus Coleman’s timely return to form

    The last time Seamus Coleman played for Ireland, he was sent off (2nd yellow card) after giving away a penalty for handball in a game Ireland lost 2-0 away to Switzerland. It was his worst performance in an Ireland shirt. The Euro 2020 campaign was a damp squib really, and Coleman’s performances were average at […] More

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    When will the LOI start again?

    The Irish Government’s Roadmap For Reopening Society and Business, which was released on May 1 wasn’t very helpful for Irish football at both LOI level and amateur level. No one really knew when they could return? Was it in phase 3 or maybe it’s phase 4 – but what about social distancing? How can you […] More

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    Champagne Football, The book Ireland fans have been eagerly waiting for

    Just over a year ago, March 16th 2019, journalist Mark Tighe fought and won a court injunction that would have stopped him and the Sunday Times reporting on a €100,000 ‘bridging loan’ to the FAI by the disgraced and humiliated John Delaney, the former CEO of the FAI. And the rest as they say is […] More

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    Finland awaits in the Nations League

    The inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2018-19 was a big hit with fans across Europe and it’s back again in Autumn, for the 2020-21 edition. While the first tournament was a poor competition for Ireland where we finished rock bottom of our group we still got into a Play Offs for Euro 2020. Which is […] More

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    Barp, Barp!! – Watch the full 90 minutes of classic Ireland games

    Ireland football fans are in for a treat with Eir Sports (14 games) and TG4 (6 games) showing old classic Ireland games from our illustrious past. The Irish broadcasters have 20 games in total, including the historical World Cup Italia 90,  beating Romania on penalties to reach the quarter Finals at our first ever WC. […] More

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    Kenny’s appointment spells the end of Ireland’s obsession with the long ball

    ‘It’s never a dull moment with Irish football’ but even that has been pushed to the limits of plausibility of the past week, and within the context of the year we have just had, since the disgraced John Delaney was found out to actually be the worst thing to happen to Irish football. Last week […] More

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    Sheffield United’s Irish blades of steel

    Much of the attention in the Premier League this season has been on Liverpool, or on the failures of Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United. However, Sheffield United have also stood out and received accolades for their performances during the campaign. With two of their regular defensive players plus one of their forwards Irish, their success can […] More

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    The Nations League once again

    With the coronavirus sweeping across the world which has in turn thrown the football calendar into disarray, who can really say when the Nations League games will begin? But we will stay positive and assume that the games will begin as scheduled in September. Wales: The best team in our Nations League group, having qualified […] More

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