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    Who will win the LOI Premier League 2023?

    There’s not long to go until the action in the League of Ireland gets underway in 2023, with the first round of fixtures scheduled for February 17. Shamrock Rovers won their third title in a row last season, and with Stephen Bradley at the help, they’re now aiming to make it a record-equalling four in […] More

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    Could Ireland Learn from Finland’s model of grassroots football?

    Ireland’s record in international football has been disappointing in recent times, and there are many fans of the Boys in Green who wish that the Football Association of Ireland would do more about it. It’s clear that we should be looking at national teams around us and observing their attempts to boost the sport. Finland […] More

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    A World Cup of upsets can inspire Ireland’s qualification charge

    As Ireland prepare for their qualification campaign for the 2024 European Championships, head coach Stephen Kenny and his side can take plenty of inspiration from the World Cup in Qatar. The Irish face the daunting prospect of taking on both France and the Netherlands in their qualifying group but they can take heart from what […] More

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    The five big Summer moves for Irish players

    Nathan Collins Burnley to Wolves Collins signed for Burnley last summer for €14 million from Stoke where he was captain at 20 years old. It took him till the 2nd half of the season to properly break into the Burnley first team and he really excelled scoring 2 goals and putting in towering performances, they […] More

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    Where Will Ireland Finish In The Nations League?

    It’s fair to say that Ireland’s Nation’s League campaign didn’t get off to the best of starts. The defeat to Ukraine was about right, but the fixture against Armenia — a limp 1-0 defeat — highlighted how much work the team still has to do to reach their potential. Since then, things have picked up, […] More

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    Latest News: Bazunu moves, Eustace leaves, good Knight and so Long

    Southampton have completed a deal to sign Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu from Man City. Southampton have paid around €15 million, with add ons it could rise to €18 million. City wanted to remain with them but Bazunu wanted first team games, so City have included a buy back clause in the deal. Southampton sold previous […] More

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    Lucky 13 For Kenny in the Nations League

    Never let it be said that superstitions count for anything, particularly where the beautiful game is concerned, although there was no sorcery or as Ireland convincingly defeated Scotland in the UEFA Nations League. This time, the team coached by Stephen Kenny made their own fortune, working hard for a thoroughly deserved victory. The fabled “luck […] More

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    Kenny’s luck needs to start with a win in Yerevan

    Stephen Kenny didn’t have much luck at the start of his reign where covid affected squads hampered his plans and we had a very poor Nations League in 2020. This time it would appear luck is on his side. With Ukraine and Scotland preoccupied with their World Cup play off games, both teams will not […] More

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    Ireland to take advantage of a tired Ukraine

    Before Ukraine’s play off match against Scotland the expectation was the lack of match sharpness by so many of their squad (the Ukraine league is suspended) would take its toll and they would come unstuck and Scotland would win. Afterall the last competitive game Scotland played was a 2-0 win over Denmark, Scotland were a […] More

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    Should Roy Keane return to management?

    Roy Keane has been out of club management since he was sacked by Ipswich Town in 2011 with the Tractor Boys languishing in the lower realms of the Championship. Keane failed to conjure the magic he had produced during his two years at Sunderland in East Anglia, resulting in an unceremonious exit from Portman Road. […] More

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