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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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    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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    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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    Seanie Maguire’s Luton desire

    Preston striker Sean Maguire can’t wait to take on Luton Town in the Championship this weekend. The Republic of Ireland international scored his fourth league goal of the season in Preston’s 2-1 win over Fulham earlier this week. After being teed up by Ireland teammate Alan Browne, Maguire spun in the box and fired a […] More

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    A Brief History of Ireland in the Play-Offs

    We face Slovakia away and if we can navigate that we will play Northern Ireland or Bosnia away. It’s never easy following the Boys in Green. We may have had ample experience in these nail-biting fixtures over the years, however, luck hasn’t always necessarily been on our side. We take a look back at both […] More

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    Ireland in the play offs again

    Slovakia seems so far away when the house of the FAI is caving in, with no real light at the end of a tunnel and a mountain of debt for Irish football to deal with. The last time Ireland played Slovakia was John Delaney’s high point with the fans and public, he arranged a free […] More

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    Will the next generation of Irish talent be as good as the past?

    Irish football is going through a transitional phase as a new era is underway for the side under Mick McCarthy, but times have certainly been good in the past and could potentially return in the future especially with Stephen Kenny’s work on the under 21s.   Ireland has produced some magnificent footballers over the years. […] More

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