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    The future of Irish football is unveiled by Niall Quinn…

    At Minister Shane Ross’s ‘stakeholder forum’ on Friday in the Mansion House Niall Quinn revealed his plans for the future of Irish football.  bonusbets.com takes a look at this. Some six months ago, Niall Quinn stated that he would like to bring a fresh perspective to the game. He wants to bring new sources of […] More

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    Ireland team to play Denmark

    This will be Mick McCarthy’s third game as manager, and while it would be too early to draw too many conclusions from the result, the performance and line up though will give a strong indicator of where the team is heading. Make no mistakes here Denmark should win, they have a better and settled team […] More

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    Which Ireland players are in the English Play- Offs?

    As Ireland gear up for their upcoming matches in the Euro 2020 qualifiers a number of players are still involved in play-offs in the English Football League, which may have an impact on the qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar. FreeTips.com investigates what is going on with the Republic of Ireland National Team. Having secured wins […] More

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    WATCH: O’Shea given guard of honour in final match

    John O’Shea was given a guard of honour in his last professional match. The 38-year-old defender was introduced for the final minute of Reading’s scoreless draw with Birmingham, with both sets of players lining up to applaud the former Republic of Ireland on to the pitch. There was little to play for in the game […] More

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    Irish teenager stars on Bournemouth debut

    This article originally appeared on The Season Ticket.   What a day for Mark Travers. The Irish teenager made his Bournemouth debut in the Cherries’ dramatic 1-0 win over Spurs at the Vitality Stadium. Travers’ inclusion was a huge display of faith from manager Eddie Howe, with the 19-year-old becoming the youngest goalkeeper to make […] More

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    How did the FAI get to this sorry state? And what happens next..

    The Clubs and FIFA Must Lead Change in the FAI Brendan Menton was Honorary Treasurer of the FAI from 1996 to 2000. In this outstanding article, Brendan clearly outlines how the FAI’s rules were gutted thus allowing John Delaney to have way too much power and the reforms that are essential to the new FAI […] More

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    Collins named as League One player of the season

    James Collins has been named as the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season. The Irish striker has scored 22 league goals this season for Luton Town, who lead League One by eight points with just five games remaining. Collins beat fellow Republic of Ireland international Aiden McGeady and John Marquis of Doncaster Rovers to […] More

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    Courtin’ and the Hourihane

    After such an underwhelming performance in Gibraltar, I have to admit the prospect of dropping points against a Georgia team that had dominated us possession wise both games in the last two campaigns was worrying me. We’d ridden our luck in the 1-0 win at home and the one all draw in the away leg […] More

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    Talking points from Ireland v Georgia

    Two games. Two wins. Two clean sheets. Mick McCarthy’s second spell as Republic of Ireland manager is off to a promising start. The Boys in Green followed up Saturday’s uninspiring win in Gibraltar with another 1-0 victory over Georgia in Dublin. Conor Hourihane scored the only goal in a much improved performance from Ireland, who move […] More

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    A False First XI: Gone With The Wind?

    This article originally appeared on A False First XI. Where to start with the last week in Irish football? Is it a case that the winds of change that appear to be blowing in the direction of the FAI are of similar strength to the gale blowing across Gibraltar Airport and the Victoria Stadium that reduced […] More

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    Talking points from Gibraltar

    Mick McCarthy’s second reign as Republic of Ireland manager has begun with a victory in windswept Gibraltar. Jeff Hendrick’s cool finish early in the second half was enough to seal a gritty 1-0 win for the Boys in Green in their opening Euro 2020 Group D qualifier. We delve into the main talking points from […] More

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    Duffy wins FAI Senior Player of the Year

    A less controversial selection than the Young Player of the Year. Shane Duffy has been named as the FAI’s Senior Player of the Year. The Republic of Ireland defender has become the first player to retain the award since Shay Given in 2006. Duffy finished ahead of Darren Randolph and Declan Rice – who finished […] More

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