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    Ireland must find cutting edge after barren run continues

    Ireland has managed to avoid relegation from Nations League B with a stalemate against Bulgaria, but the lack of goals has become more and more of an issue for The Boys in Green. While there is an underlying story of all the withdrawals that Stephen Kenny has been forced to deal with, the stats don’t […] More

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    McGoldrick hangs up his international boots

    The retirement of David McGoldrick came as a shock to Ireland fans when he confirmed his withdrawal from international football last week. The 32-year old Sheffield United striker has decided that he will concentrate on his club football and his family (he has four children) while he is no longer away with international football. McGoldrick […] More

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    Youth watch Smallbone, Coventry and O’Shea

    Even though Stephen Kenny’s initial few games in charge have been a mixed bag, the performances have improved but the results and lack of goals are too familiar failings of previous managers. His strategy of including young talent in the side has got many fans excited though. His time as manager of the Under 21s […] More

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    The rising stars hoping to play their way into Kenny’s plans

    Given that his previous post was manager of the Under-21 side, Stephen Kenny was expected to bring some youthful zest into the senior Ireland setup. Kenny demonstrated his trust in youth by selecting five players aged 21 or under for the crucial Euro 2020 play-off fixture against Slovakia. The inclusion of goalkeepers Mark Travers and […] More

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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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