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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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    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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    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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    The three best Irish players from the Premier League era

    Ireland used to have an abundance of our best players playing in the Premier League but that has dropped off a lot in recent years, at the moment though there are a lot of potential in the youth teams of Premier League Clubs and elsewhere, which ybig has covered in this article. In the past […] More

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    The future’s bright for these young boys in green

    No doubt you’ll have your eyes fixed firmly on the summer, as it will soon be time for Euro 2020. Before that, though, there’s the matter of qualifying for the tournament. Mick McCarty’s team have the daunting play offs to face first. No matter what happens, however, Mick’s reign as manager will end in August, […] More

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    Stephen Kenny the saviour of Irish football

    No pressure then Stephen. You have been tasked with improving the style of Irish football, bringing through the next generation, implementing a footballing philosophy across the youth systems so these players can seamlessly come into the National team. Oh and don’t forget you’ll need to qualify for the odd tournament while you’re at it. That […] More

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    Gavin Kilkenny signs a new long-term contract at AFC Bournemouth

    The Republic of Ireland teenager is enjoying a superb breakthrough season for club and country, making his senior Cherries debut in a Carabao Cup victory over Forest Green Rovers. Kilkenny is also part of the U21 Ireland squad, and has made six appearances for Stephen Kenny’s exciting side this season, making his debut in the […] More

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