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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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    Nothing fresh in stale Danish

    It’s indicative of just how far Ireland’s stock has fallen in the last 12 months that a 0-0 home draw against an opposition shorn of their one truly world-class player can be heralded as progress. Yet, that’s the position we find ourselves in as the Martin O’Neill reign stays afloat with the clean sheet at […] More

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    Adam Idah scores four against Borussia Dortmund

    Adam Idah has scored four goals against Borussia Dortmund. The Republic of Ireland teenager ran riot as Norwich’s U23 side hammered the Bundesliga giants 6-0 in a pre-season friendly. The Cork native opened the scoring with a third minute penalty, and produced a calm finish to double his tally in the 40th minute, extending the […] More

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    WATCH: Burke and Judge score first international goals

    Graham Burke and Alan Judge have both scored their first international goals. The Shamrock Rovers star scored Ireland’s equalizer in the 2-1 win over the USA at the Aviva. Burke was making his first start for the Boys in Green, and turned home Darragh Lenihan’s goal bound shot from close range in the 57th minute. […] More

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    WATCH: Kevin Long’s first Premier League goal

    Burnley took another step towards Europa League qualification yesterday with a 2-1 victory over Leicester. Sean Dyche’s team raced into a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes at Turf Moor. New Zealand striker Chris Wood put the Clarets ahead after a clever pass by Ashley Barnes, before Republic of Ireland international Kevin Long doubled […] More

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    Eight uncapped players in 25-man squad to face Turkey

    There are eight uncapped players in the 25-man Republic of Ireland squad to face Turkey on March 23rd. Scott Hogan, Declan Rice, Matt Doherty, Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams, Enda Stevens, Kieran O’Hara, and Aaron McCarey have all been included in Martin O’Neill’s squad. Goalkeeping duo Rob Elliot and Keiren Westwood will miss the trip through injury, which has […] More

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    WATCH: The best Irish moments in the Premier League

    The Premier League have released a video to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The video features special moments from Irish players, and includes goals from the likes of Robbie Keane, Stephen Ward, Shane Long, and Seamus Coleman. Irish goalkeepers are also recognized, with Shay Given and Darren Randolph both featuring. You can watch the full video below. […] More

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    Ireland to host the USA in June

    The FAI have confirmed that the Republic of Ireland will host the USA on the second of June. The boys in green will face their opponents at the Aviva Stadium, and the game will act as the final warm up game for the UEFA Nations League. The international friendly will be included in the 2017/18 […] More

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    Ireland’s top five moments under Martin O’Neill

    Martin O’Neill has come in for some heavy criticism following the Republic of Ireland’s failure to reach the World Cup. Denmark demolished the boys in green 5-1 in Dublin, casting the 65 year old manager’s future at the helm in doubt, with many reports linking him with the vacant job at Everton. However, despite this […] More

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    A False First XI: No Mercy From Christian And The Lord

    Scripture taught us that Christians are supposed to show mercy. But there was none to be found on this damp November Tuesday. And by the time the Lord dealt the final blow, it was numbness rather than pain that we felt. The only charity on offer came from Martin O’Neill’s tactics and the Irish players. […] More

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    McClean blasts “out of order” comments

    James McClean has released a passionate statement defending his teammates and the Irish management team. The boys in green have come in for some heavy criticism from both the media and the public following last night’s 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Denmark in the Aviva, a result which emphatically ended Ireland’s hopes of reaching […] More

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    O’Neill will “have to have a real think” about his future

    Martin O’Neill says he will have to “have a real think” about his future as Republic of Ireland manager. The 65 year old has come in for criticism for the boys in green’s performance in the 5-1 defeat to Denmark in Dublin last night, particularly over his decision to withdraw both David Meyler and Harry […] More

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