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Former Sligo Rovers and Sunderland midfielder Richie Ryan makes tracks for El Paso Locomotive

Fri, Jan 18 2019

34-year-old Ryan spent the most recent season withthe Ohio club, who topped the Eastern Conference by 11 points during the ...

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Had Boots Did Travel - The Irish Abroad (January 14, 2019)

Tue, Jan 15 2019

A total of 74 Republic of Ireland nationals represented clubs in the four top tiers of English men’s football and ...

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Ireland under-19 defender Thomas O'Connor signs new two-year deal with Southampton

Mon, Jan 14 2019

19-year-old O’Connor was a midfielder entering the Saints’ academy but has excelled since being moved back to centre-half by under-23 ...

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NIFL confirm new dates for outstanding fixtures

Tue, Jan 08 2019

The NI Football League have confirmed dates and times for all the outstanding Danske Bank Premiership matches still to be ...

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Former UCD and Cabinteely winger Simon Power joins Dutch side Dordrecht on loan from Norwich City

Mon, Jan 07 2019

Power will spend the remainder of the Dutch season on loan with Dordrecht, who currently sit 19th in the 20-team ...

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Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis returns to Ibrox on loan for second spell with Rangers

Mon, Jan 07 2019

Davis’ arrival comes just hours after the signing of former England international Jermaine Defoe as Steven Gerrard’s charges look primed ...

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Newport's FA Cup hero Padraig Amond: 'Danny Ward faced a few of my penalties in training so I was hoping he wouldn't remember'

Sun, Jan 06 2019

The Carlow man netted the decisive penalty five minutes from time as the League Two outfit dumped Leicester – who ...

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Ireland under-19 defender Dara O'Shea extends Exeter City loan until the end of the season

Sun, Jan 06 2019

The former St Kevin’s Boys schoolboy has been on loan at St James’ Park since July after a successful spell ...

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Former Bray Wanderers defender Graham Coughlan appointed Bristol Rovers manager

Sun, Jan 06 2019

The Dubliner took the reins on a temporary basis following Darrell Clarke’s resignation on December 13th and led the Gas ...

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Cliftonville boss Barry Gray considering his position as he admits fans want him out

Sun, Jan 06 2019

The Belfast side were eliminated from the Irish Cup with a 1-0 defeat at home to Dungannon Swifts on Saturday ...

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Ireland under-19 midfielder Canice Carroll joins Swindon Town on loan

Fri, Jan 04 2019

The Oxford native, who can play all across defence and midfield, has been on the books at Griffin Park since ...

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Former Rovers striker Padraig Amond signs extension with Newport County

Fri, Jan 04 2019

The Carlow joined the Welsh club at the beginning of the 2017/18 and scored the opening goal as Newport took ...

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Ronnie Mc takes the Fall - Glentoran manager resigns following dismal run of form

Thu, Jan 03 2019

The Portadown man considered his position to have become untenable following a ten-game winless streak that has seen the Glens ...

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Injury blow for Coleraine as Lyndon Kane suffers broken foot

Wed, Jan 02 2019

21-year-old Kane sustained the injury during last Saturday’s 1-0 win over Warrenpoint Town at Milltown, suffering a recurrence of a ...

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Northern Ireland and Rangers veteran Gareth McAuley awarded MBE for services to football

Fri, Dec 28 2018

39-year-old McAuley has 80 caps for his country, has captained the Green and White Army and played in all four ...

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Declan Rice signs long-term deal with West Ham as international decision is expected soon

Fri, Dec 28 2018

The London native has put in a string of outstanding performances in midfield for Manuel Pellegrini’s Hammers, igniting interest from ...

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Ex-Waterford midfielder Faysel Kasmi says Blues spell 'happiest' time after positive drug test

Thu, Dec 27 2018

The 23-year-old was pulled over in his car on Sunday following a party with teammates to celebrate their 3-0 win ...

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James McCarthy 'ready' to return after 11 months according to Everton manager Silva

Thu, Dec 27 2018

The Everton midfielder hasn’t in a senior game for 11 months after suffering a devastating double leg-break in a challenge ...

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Stephen Ireland leaves Bolton Wanderers without making an appearance

Sat, Dec 22 2018

The 32-year-old joined the Lancashire club on a short-term deal in October but failed to make a breakthrough into the ...

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Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick signs one-year extension with Burnley

Sat, Dec 22 2018

The 26-year-old’s contract had been due to expire at the end of the current season in June 2019 but the ...

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Newry City and Glentoran game postponed after officials involved in 'serious traffic accident'

Sat, Dec 22 2018

The sole Friday night fixture in Northern Ireland’s top tier was scheduled for a 7.45pm kick-off but was called off ...

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Republic of Ireland placed in pot three for the Euro 2021 qualifying draw

Fri, Dec 21 2018

Colin Bell's side were third seeds for the World Cup draw.

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Reports suggest Declan Rice is ready to commit his international future to Ireland

Fri, Dec 21 2018

It appears that several figures within the FAI believe he may commit himself to the land of his heritage before ...

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'Wee Mon' Lego likeness of Michael O'Neill raises five figures for charity

Thu, Dec 20 2018

20 charitites across Northern Ireland will benefit to the tune of at least £10,000 in total thanks to the ‘Wee ...

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Celtic face tough tie with Valencia in Europa League round of 32

Mon, Dec 17 2018

The Glasgow club went into the draw unseeded and were handed one of the toughest possible draws.

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Manchester United to face Paris Saint-Germain in pick of Champions League last 16 draw

Mon, Dec 17 2018

Liverpool, who finished as runners-up on goal difference following their 1-0 win over Napoli at Anfield on the final day, ...

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No River Plate showdown for Ayman Ben Mohamed as ES Tunis bow out of FIFA World Club Cup

Sun, Dec 16 2018

Ayman Ben Mohamed missed out on a dream match-up with River Plate as Espérance de Tunis were knocked out of ...

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Stephen Kenny to miss just one qualifier as Ireland under-21s draw Italy and Sweden

Wed, Dec 12 2018

Kenny said it will take ‘something extraordinary’ for Ireland to top the group but insists it will be a ‘great ...

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Champions League Round-Up: Liverpool and Spurs perform and progress at the expense of Italians

Tue, Dec 11 2018

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur both got the results they needed in the final round of games to progress to the ...

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Dublin's Chris McCann crowned MLS winner as Atlanta see off Portland

Sun, Dec 09 2018

The midfielder was introduced in injury time for left-back Greg Garza as the Georgia club wrapped up their first-ever national ...

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Former Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers striker Michael O'Connor declares for Northern Ireland

Sun, Dec 09 2018

The Louthman, who now plays in Belfast for Linfield, represented the Republic of Ireland up to under-19 level, scoring once ...

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Ireland's Alan Kelly to take charge of the MLS Cup between Atlanta United and Portland Timbers tonight

Sat, Dec 08 2018

He may not be the only Irishman in action on the field at the Mercedes-Benz Arena as former Ireland under-21 ...

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Irish Premiership Round-Up: Ballymena fight back at Warrenpoint to stay two points clear of Linfield

Sat, Dec 08 2018

The league leaders trailed heading into the break but a quickfire brace from top scorer Cathair Friel heralded a turnaround ...

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Mick McCarthy: 'We're hardly going to have a revolution in the style of play'

Tue, Dec 04 2018

Pulling a five-team group means Ireland will have two friendly dates to try things out during the qualifying cycle in ...

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Luka Modric crowned Ballon d'Or winner to end ten-year Ronaldo/Messi duopoly

Mon, Dec 03 2018

The Croatian midfielder played a key role for both his club and country in 2018 as Croatia reached the 2018 ...

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UEFA approve new club competition

Sun, Dec 02 2018

Amongst all the drama of Sunday’s EURO 2020 draw, details have emerged of a new club competition being organised by ...

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Northern Ireland get unkind set of fixtures

Sun, Dec 02 2018

Michael O'Neill got what he called a cruel group in the EURO 2020 draw on Sunday morning and when the ...

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Seeing Shaun Maloney in opposition dugout will be strange for McLeish

Sun, Dec 02 2018

Scotland manager Alex McLeish joked that he has a “spy in the camp” of Belgium for the upcoming EURO 2020 ...

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Bierhoff confident Germany can bounce back after difficult year

Sun, Dec 02 2018

The German general manager Oliver Bierhoff acknowledged that it hurt to see his team as second seeds in Sunday’s EURO ...

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O'Neill laments 'cruel' draw as Northern Ireland drop into 'Group of Death'

Sun, Dec 02 2018

The Republic of Ireland were originally drawn in the group however, with Dublin, Amsterdam and Munich all set to host ...

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Mick McCarthy: 'I laughed because I was expecting to be in the Group of Death - being sod's law, you think you'll get it'

Sun, Dec 02 2018

As third seeds, the odds are against Ireland making the top two and an automatic spot for the finals, which ...

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Declan Rice being given time and space by Gareth Southgate

Sun, Dec 02 2018

With Mick McCarthy set to meet Declan Rice in the near future, Gareth Southgate is giving the players some space ...

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Mick McCarthy: 'We might look down the line and laud Martin O'Neill for capping Michael Obafemi'

Sun, Dec 02 2018

The Southampton striker made his senior debut in O’Neill’s final game in charge, in the last UEFA Nations League game ...

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Irish Premiership Round-Up: Ballymena United overcome Linfield to go top

Sat, Dec 01 2018

Linfield laid siege to the Ballymena goal late on but David Jeffrey’s side held out against the club he famously ...

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Corkman Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for the third time in four years

Fri, Nov 30 2018

Kelly, who played schoolboy football with Avondale United and Cork City, refereed in the League of Ireland for 15 years ...

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Cameroon stripped of 2019 African Cup of Nations hosting due to delays amid political unrest

Fri, Nov 30 2018

The tournament takes place between June and July of 2019 and will consist of an expanded pool of 24 teams.

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Stephen Henderson: 'People ingrained in Irish football have been pleading to be part of the group to improve standards and their cries are constantly ignored'

Fri, Nov 30 2018

The succession strategy for the national team announced by the FAI this week came as a surprise to many and ...

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Republic of Ireland all-time record goalscorer Robbie Keane announces his retirement from playing

Wed, Nov 28 2018

The Tallaght man scored 68 goals in 146 games for his country, including three goals at the World Cup finals ...

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Mick McCarthy clears up 'misconceptions' about Declan Rice's international hiatus

Mon, Nov 26 2018

The London-born dual-national, who has made three appearances in friendlies for the Republic of Ireland, withdrew from international football in ...

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Mick McCarthy: 'I was never going to turn down a chance to manage the Ireland team'

Mon, Nov 26 2018

The 59-year-old is in a unique position as Ireland manager in that he knows his successor – Stephen Kenny will ...

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