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    Is Aaron Connolly the Answer to Ireland’s Goalscoring Problems?

    Since making a name for himself at Brighton & Hove Albion, Aaron Connolly has become a regular starter at the Amex Stadium. However, the 21-year-old is yet to make much of an impact on the international stage, failing to score a single goal in his first six appearances. Although the Galway-born attacker has yet to […] More

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    The YBIG podcast: a tribute to Alan McLoughlin

    The YBIG Podcast is back and we were delighted to be joined by Ireland legend Niall Quinn and Ireland fans Paul Tuite and Phelim Warren for a special chat about Alan McLoughlin. Hosted by: Ger Keville and Tony Considine More

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    Sean St Ledger

    Irish Career Sean St Ledger is not going to be eulogised in any songs or be as adored as many past legends. But he served his country with pride and determination and was involved in some memorable games. He played 37 times and scored 3 times which is a very good return for a defender. […] More

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    Three Irish youths under the age of 20 to watch out for

    With Stephen Kenny firmly on the rocky road of his rebuilding job of the Irish set up. Kenny knows the job is a five year year project and already he has given lots of debuts to young players. So this is a great time for younger players, who in the past would have had to […] More

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    Alan McLoughlin gone but not forgotten. RIP

    In any tribute to Alan McLoughlin, I guess there’s only one place you can start. I’d already had a couple of false starts when it came to following Ireland away. My application for a ticket to the Euro 92 qualifier against England at Wembley had been turned down with my home ticket block booking account […] More

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    Terry Phelan

    Irish Career One of the most iconic Ireland goal celebrations is Ray Houghton’s goal against Italy at the USA 94 World Cup. Ireland beat Italy 1-0 in the Giants Stadium New York. Alongside Houghton is Terry Phelan, completed shocked with joy. Born in Salford, a tough part of Manchester to an Irish mammy from Sligo. […] More

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    Latest news Travers, Hand and Brady

    Hero status for Mark Travers When Niall Quinn was playing for with Man City one of the biggest highlight’s of his career was scoring a goal, and then having to play in goals. Quinn had to replace their normal keeper Tony Colon, who had been sent off, which gave Derby County a penalty. And, yes […] More

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    Kevin Sheedy

    Irish Career Kevin Sheedy scored 9 goals in 49 appearances. Damien Duff, another left winger has 8 goals in 100 appearances. Kevin Kilbane, you guessed it a left footer has 8 in 110 appearances. Ireland doesn’t produce players that score many goals (Robbie Keane is the exception) so Sheets record is really impressive, and he had […] More

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    Mick on the managerial merry go round

      It has been quite a journey for Mick McCarthy in the past year, he has gone from managing Ireland to taking over as manager of Apoel in Cyprus, and now he is in Wales, with Cardiff Fc in the Championship. He could be renamed Merry-go-round Mick. His second Ireland stint was mediocre, but he […] More

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    Ireland hit rock bottom

    We have just lost our opening games in the World Cup Qualifiers and with that, any slim hopes of qualification has evaporated. That said, it shouldn’t all be doom and gloom, even though we did end up going down to Serbia 3-2 and 1-0 to Luxembourg. For starters, it was away from home. Secondly, Serbia […] More

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    Serb Your Enthusiasm

    So, a familiar feeling in the Stephen Kenny era as the unfortunate Irish boss passed a ninth game without being on the winning side. But did we finally see some green shoots of recovery? Regardless of one’s feelings on Kenny, there is no denying that the run of luck he has had to suffer has […] More

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