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Waterford denied Europa League license for 2019/20 with St Patrick's Athletic the likely beneficiaries

Thu, Apr 18 2019

The Athletic had earlier this week sent a letter to the FAI questioning the Blues’ eligibility to apply for a ...

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Alex McLeish sacked as Scotland manager following Kazakhstan humiliation

Thu, Apr 18 2019

Alex McLeish has been sacked as Scotland manager just two games into their Euro 2020 campaign following their disastrous 3-0 ...

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Shane Ross confirms entire FAI board will step down

Tue, Apr 16 2019

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has told the Oireachtas Committee that the FAI has written to him confirming the board ...

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Friendly Report: Republic of Ireland XI 1-2 Liverpool Legends

Sat, Apr 13 2019

It was to be a red ending at the Aviva Stadium on Friday night, as a team of Liverpool Legends ...

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Ireland under-21 star Lee O'Connor added to Manchester United's Champions League squad for Barcelona test

Wed, Apr 10 2019

The full-back, who can play on either side, is yet to make his senior debut but may be needed in ...

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Sport Ireland suspends FAI grant funding over failing to report six-figure 'bridging loan'

Tue, Apr 09 2019

Irish sport’s statutory body have taken the decision after the association’s ‘acknowledgement … [it did not comply with Clause 4.3 ...

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UEFA open disciplinary procedures against FAI due to fans' tennis ball protest

Thu, Mar 28 2019

The FAI has been charged for the 'throwing of objects' in violation of article 16 (2) of the UEFA disciplinary ...

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Achilles injury forces Jonathan Walters to retire at 35

Wed, Mar 27 2019

“I am now retired from playing football. It’s been epic," said Walters. "Veni vidi vici.”

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Glenn Whelan: I never retired

Wed, Mar 27 2019

Despite the announcement of his supposed retirement in November 2018, Republic of Ireland stalwart Glenn Whelan revealed that he never ...

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Darren Randolph: To win both and get maximum points is brilliant

Wed, Mar 27 2019

Darren Randolph admits that being able to secure six points out of a possible six on offer in the Group ...

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Player Ratings: Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Georgia

Wed, Mar 27 2019

It was a much-improved performance from Mick McCarthy's side as he led an Irish team out in Dublin for the ...

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Georgia tie evokes memories of Giovanni Trapattoni's Ireland bow after false start in Gibraltar

Sun, Mar 24 2019

The second Mick McCarthy regime began in a rather dull and uninspiring clash in Gibraltar with Jeff Hendrick sparing the ...

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John Delaney steps down as FAI CEO to take up executive vice president role

Sat, Mar 23 2019

Chief operating officer Rea Walshe has taken over the role on a temporary basis while the association begins the search ...

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Ireland become first side to qualify for UEFA under-19 European Championship

Sat, Mar 23 2019

Tom Mohan’s side join hosts Armenia in the hat for the eight-team tournament, which will take place between the 14th ...

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Euro 2020 Qualifier Preview: Gibraltar -v- Republic of Ireland

Sat, Mar 23 2019

Gibraltar welcome the Republic of Ireland to Victoria Stadium for their first-ever European Championship qualifying tie on home turf (kick-off ...

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Sean Maguire and David McGoldrick get first starts as Mick McCarthy era kicks off in Gibraltar

Sat, Mar 23 2019

Preston striker Maguire and Sheffield United playmaker McGoldrick have never played alongside one another but have impressed enough to warrant ...

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European Qualifier: Northern Ireland 2 - 0 Estonia

Thu, Mar 21 2019

Northern Ireland have made the perfect start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win against Estonia in ...

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Alan Judge: You always think, 'Am I going to get back to it?'

Wed, Mar 20 2019

Ireland midfielder Alan Judge insists he is hungry for minutes having come out the other end of a two and ...

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Handshakes all round as Hoops midfielder Jack Byrne enjoys joining up with Ireland squad

Wed, Mar 20 2019

On arriving in to speak before the assembled media this morning, Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne made the effort to ...

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Sport Ireland seeks 'urgent clarification' from FAI over six-figure 'bridging loan' from CEO John Delaney

Tue, Mar 19 2019

"Sport Ireland has written to the President of the Football Association of Ireland seeking urgent clarification from the Board of ...

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Shamrock Rovers' Brandon Kavanagh called up to Ireland under-21 squad after Simon Power pulls out

Tue, Mar 19 2019

He's the third Rovers player to be called into international action this week with Trevor Clarke also in the under-21s ...

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Enda Stevens: 'It's probably the best the League of Ireland has looked in a long time and it will only get better'

Tue, Mar 19 2019

The former Shamrock Rovers defender reflected on the rapid ascent of Hoops midfielder Jack Byrne to the senior squad.

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Millwall's Aiden O'Brien called up to Ireland squad as Shane Long cries off with groin complaint

Tue, Mar 19 2019

Ireland striker Shane Long has withdrawn from Mick McCarthy’s 23- man squad for this week’s qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia ...

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Richard Keogh: 'If you want to achieve something great, nothing comes easy - you've got to fight for it'

Tue, Mar 19 2019

Keogh entered the conference room with his hand swaddled with a heavy bandage but he quickly allayed any major concerns ...

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We have a great opportunity against Gibraltar to score goals and get off to a good start - Richard Dunne

Mon, Mar 18 2019

Former Ireland international and colossus Richard Dunne was last night inducted into the FAI Hall of Fame at the International ...

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Duffy and Kiernan get top honours at FAI Awards

Mon, Mar 18 2019

It was a night of celebration and recognition last night at the FAI International Awards with internationals, Airtricity League players ...

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FAI CEO John Delaney provided the Association with six-figure 'bridging loan' in 2017

Sun, Mar 17 2019

The Association released a statement late on Saturday night acknowledging the six-figure transfer in response to an article by journalist ...

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Mark Travers and James Collins make the cut but Ronan Curtis and Alan Browne likely to miss Gibraltar and Georgia qualifiers

Thu, Mar 14 2019

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has announced his final 23-man squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifying matches against ...

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Ronan Curtis a doubt for Ireland's Euro qualifiers after freak accident sees him sever his finger

Wed, Mar 13 2019

The former Derry City man missed out Portsmouth’s 3-2 win over Walsall on Tuesday after catching his finger in his ...

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West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice included in first England squad following Republic of Ireland defection

Wed, Mar 13 2019

The London-born midfielder represented the Republic of Ireland all the way from under-15s to senior level, and made three senior ...

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Eight home-based players in Stephen Kenny's first Irish under-21 squad as Idah, Bazunu and Parrott also make the cut

Wed, Mar 13 2019

Kenny’s side will kick off their European Championships qualifying campaign in Tallaght against Luxembourg on Sunday, March 24th.

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Ballymena's clash with Linfield set for BBC2 live broadcast as NIFL confirm post-split fixtures

Wed, Mar 13 2019

The top two will meet in the Showgrounds in the first of the post-split fixtures as David Jeffrey’s Sky Blues ...

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Former Ireland under-21 captain Aidy White ends injury nightmare and signs for Hearts

Tue, Mar 12 2019

The versatile midfielder has been without a club since being released by Barnsley in 2017 as an ongoing groin injury ...

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England's Declan Rice named Irish young player of the year

Tue, Mar 12 2019

The 20-year-old made three appearances for the senior Republic of Ireland side during 2018 before opting to switch to his ...

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Mick McCarthy on Ronan Curtis: 'He gets goals and I really like that in a wide player'

Mon, Mar 11 2019

The newly-appointed McCarthy took in Bohemians’ 1-1 draw with Curtis’ former side Derry City on Friday evening before flying to ...

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Larne crowned NIFL Championship winners with five games to spare

Sat, Mar 09 2019

They will now return to the top flight for the first time since they declined to apply for admission to ...

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League of Ireland alumni prominent in Mick's first Ireland squad

Thu, Mar 07 2019

Mick McCarthy has named his provisional squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia later this month.

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Former Linfield striker Paul Munster named Vanuata manager

Wed, Mar 06 2019

The 37-year-old will also take charge of the country’s under-23 side ahead of this year’s OFC Championships, the winner of ...

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Andy Reid appointed Republic of Ireland under-18 manager

Wed, Mar 06 2019

Reid has been promoted after Jim Crawford left to become part of Stephen Kenny's under-21 team.

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Tallaght Stadium to host final as six League of Ireland venues confirmed for UEFA U17 Euros in May

Mon, Feb 25 2019

The home of Shamrock Rovers will host the final on Sunday, May 19th, while Colin O’Brien’s side will find out ...

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John O'Shea announced as U17 Euro Ambassador

Tue, Feb 19 2019

Earlier today, Ireland great John O’Shea was unveiled as the Tournament Ambassador for the upcoming U-17 Uefa European Championships.

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West Ham United youngster Declan Rice declares allegiance to England over the Republic of Ireland

Wed, Feb 13 2019

The London-born teenager represented Ireland, whom he qualified for through his Cork-born grandparents, but turned down a call-up last October ...

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Jason McAteer: 'Mick McCarthy is exactly what Ireland need right now'

Wed, Feb 13 2019

McAteer was full of praise for McCarthy’s man management skills as he helped launch the Liverpool Legends v Republic of ...

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Ian Rush and Jason McAteer on hand to launch Sean Cox Rehabilitation Fund friendly between Liverpool and Ireland legends

Mon, Feb 11 2019

Meathman Cox was the victim of an attack outside Anfield last April ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League fixture against AS ...

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Five League of Ireland players selected for Ireland under-17s pre-European Championship friendlies

Fri, Feb 08 2019

Bohemians’ Thomas Considine, James Furlong and Toby Owens of Shamrock Rovers, Brandon Holt from St Patrick’s Athletic and Derry City’s ...

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Sligo's Jack Keaney and Finn Harps' Sam Todd called up to Ireland under-21 squad

Mon, Feb 04 2019

Ipswich Town striker Aaron Drinan has also been called up to replace Ronan Hale, who is due to line out ...

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Had Boots Did Travel: Irish Abroad (w/e February February 3 2019)

Mon, Feb 04 2019

League goal number 11 of the season for David McGoldrick, James Collins’ 18th and an FA Cup strike for Ruesha ...

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Ireland under-19 striker Aaron Connolly signs new long-term deal with Brighton before going on loan to Luton Town

Fri, Feb 01 2019

Connolly is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury and is to continue his rehabilitation at Brighton’s American Express Elite Football ...

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Former Dundalk defender Andy Boyle joins Ross County on loan from Preston

Fri, Feb 01 2019

Boyle spent the first half of the season on loan with Dundee in the Scottish Premiership, where he made 13 ...

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No League of Ireland return for David McMillan as former Dundalk striker joins Hamilton Accies on loan

Fri, Feb 01 2019

McMillan joins the Accies after a relatively unsuccessful opening year in Scotland with just 23 appearances and five goals to ...

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