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Eamon Dunphy calls for Stephen Kenny and Brian Kerr to be offered the Ireland job

Mon, Nov 20 2017

The former Ireland international pressed his case on 2FM's Game On show on Monday night, arguing Kenny has proven on ...

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Cyrus Christie condemns 'deeply saddening' racist abuse on social media

Mon, Nov 20 2017

The defender was reportedly left 'in tears' after the horrific comments on social media that purported to gather a lynch ...

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Gardaí to investigate racist tweets against Irish international Cyrus Christie

Mon, Nov 20 2017

Teammate James McClean revealed the Middlesbrough defender was left 'in tears' after the comments were directed towards his Twitter handle.

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JD Welsh Premiership Round-up - TNS return to the summit as Met slip up

Sun, Nov 19 2017

Only two points separate the top four of the New Saints, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Connah's Quay Nomads and Bangor.

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Martin O'Neill: 'Two goals in the space of a couple of minutes knocked us for six'

Wed, Nov 15 2017

Martin O’Neill admitted his Republic of Ireland side were well beaten by a Denmark team who 'knocked us for six ...

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Record-breaking goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon confirms his retirement

Wed, Nov 15 2017

The 39-year-old was expected hang up his international boots following the World Cup next year but hastened his departure following ...

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Dick Advocaat steps down as Netherlands manager following World Cup failure

Wed, Nov 15 2017

The Dutchman took over from Danny Blind earlier this year but couldn't steer his country to the finals.

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Republic of Ireland player ratings v Denmark (November 14 2017)

Tue, Nov 14 2017

A good night for Ireland became a very bad night for Ireland.

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FIFA World Cup Playoff Preview: Republic of Ireland -v- Denmark

Tue, Nov 14 2017

The Republic of Ireland host Denmark at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm) in what could be the most important international ...

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Italy fail to qualify for World Cup for first time in 60 years

Mon, Nov 13 2017

The Azzurri were held to a goalless draw by Sweden at the San Siro in Milan.

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FIFA World Cup Playoff Preview: Italy -v- Sweden

Mon, Nov 13 2017

Italy face a simple task if they are to avoid failing to make the World Cup finals for only the ...

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Postcard from playoff in Copenhagen - dour deadlock and dazzling Democrats in Denmark

Mon, Nov 13 2017

03:13 was the alarm call on Friday morning to travel out for the first leg of the FIFA World Cup ...

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Inner belief to bring Russia reward for O’Neill

Sat, Nov 11 2017

Martin O’Neill believes his team has shown great character to get themselves into this weekend’s World Cup playoff. In Copenhagen’s ...

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Kasper Schmeichel: 'I'm sure we will see a little bit of Roy Keane's on-pitch persona in the Irish team'

Fri, Nov 10 2017

The Danish keeper's father, Peter Schmeichel, soldiered with Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane during their time with Manchester United.

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FIFA World Cup Playoff Preview: Denmark -v- Republic of Ireland

Fri, Nov 10 2017

We have known about the Denmark Viking raids to Ireland for over a millennium but it is their home form ...

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Hareide hoping for more happy days

Fri, Nov 10 2017

When managing Brondby, Denmark manager Age Hareide he eliminated Shelbourne and when in charge of Rosenborg his team knocked out ...

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Derry City's Ronan Curtis included in Ireland U21 squad for Norway qualifier

Tue, Nov 07 2017

Burton Albion defender Ryan Delaney has also been included in the largely-unchanged squad following his double-winning season on loan with ...

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Denmark captain Kjaer and striker Jorgensen major doubts for World Cup play-off

Tue, Nov 07 2017

Simon Kjaer went off injured during Sevilla's defeat to Barcelona while Nicolai Jorgensen broke his wrist in Feyenoord's draw with ...

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Andrea Pirlo announces retirement from football

Tue, Nov 07 2017

The coolest man in football, Andrea Pirlo, has called time on his illustrious 22-year playing career.

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James McCarthy and Richard Keogh ruled out of Denmark play-off

Mon, Nov 06 2017

Sean Maguire has also been ruled out of the World Cup double-header, as expected.

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JD Welsh Premiership Round-up - Nomads join TNS at top of table

Sun, Nov 05 2017

This weekend's fixtures in the JD Welsh Premier threw up the shock of the season so far as Barry Town ...

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Sean Maguire set for four months on the sidelines

Sat, Nov 04 2017

There was huge disappointment for Sean Maguire, and indeed for Republic of Ireland supporters, on Saturday with the news that ...

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JD Welsh Premiership Round-up - TNS open up three-point lead

Fri, Nov 03 2017

Now a third of the way through the season, the JD Welsh Premier League is shaping up nicely into the ...

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Few surprises in Denmark squad to face Ireland in World Cup play-off

Wed, Nov 01 2017

Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen is the most notable addition to the squad after the 26-year-old recovered from the injury that ...

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Former Irish international Sean St Ledger joins hometown club Solihull Moors

Tue, Oct 31 2017

St Ledger has been out of football since being released by Colorado Rapids in December.

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Serbia sack manager Slovaljub Muslin after topping World Cup group

Mon, Oct 30 2017

Serbia finished ahead of the Republic of Ireland, Wales and Austria – each of whom had competed in Euro 2016 ...

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James McCarthy emerges as injury doubt for World Cup play-off next month

Mon, Oct 30 2017

Everton's interim manager David Unsworth confirmed on Sunday that McCarthy had missed the Toffees' 2-0 defeat to Leicester City with ...

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Republic of Ireland Under 16s retain the Victory Shield

Sat, Oct 28 2017

The Republic of Ireland Under 16s have secured the Victory Shield for the second year in a row after dismissing ...

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Cliftonville express 'disappointment' at contents of BBC documentary

Fri, Oct 27 2017

BBC Northern Ireland's True North: Keeping the Faith documentary, which followed Belfast club Crusaders during the 2016/17 season, was shown ...

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo scoops FIFA Best Male Player award

Tue, Oct 24 2017

The Portuguese retained the award, again edging out Lionel Messi in the voting.

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League of Ireland clubs awarded more than €800k by UEFA

Thu, Oct 19 2017

The money is a solidarity dividend designed to promote youth development.

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Niclas Vemmelund mulling Dundalk offer amid Danish interest, according to representatives

Tue, Oct 17 2017

NM Consulting, a company run by Scottish football consultant Neil Murray, claim Dundalk have put a two-year deal on the ...

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Republic of Ireland draw Denmark in plum World Cup play-off draw

Tue, Oct 17 2017

Northern Ireland will face top seeds Switzerland to determine their participation or lack thereof in Russia.

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Gordon Strachan leaves post as Scotland Manager

Thu, Oct 12 2017

Gordon Strachan has left his post as Scotland manager following his side’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. ...

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Ireland play-off opponent to be drawn on Tuesday

Wed, Oct 11 2017

Ireland’s World Cup hopes will rest on the play-off draw next Tuesday in Zurich as they look to book their ...

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Robben flies the Dutch nest

Wed, Oct 11 2017

Legendary Dutch winger Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from international football.

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World Cup Qualifier Report: Wales 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland

Mon, Oct 09 2017

James McClean was the hero once again for the Republic of Ireland as his goal earned the Boys in Green ...

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World Cup Qualifier Preview: Wales -v- Republic of Ireland

Sun, Oct 08 2017

While Scotland’s draw against Slovenia simplied Ireland’s permutations – a win over Wales is the only result that would lead ...

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O'Neill wants determined Ireland to win for captain and country

Sun, Oct 08 2017

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland team has pulled off some of their best results when they have had their backs ...

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Coleman looking to knock out the land of his father

Sun, Oct 08 2017

Ahead of kick off in Cardiff City Stadium on Monday night, the atmosphere will reach fever pitch. A chorus of ...

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World Cup Qualifier Preview: Republic of Ireland -v- Moldova

Fri, Oct 06 2017

With qualification on threads; the Republic of Ireland will be facing an uphill struggle as they take on Moldova this ...

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World Cup Qualifier Report - Northern Ireland 1 - 3 Germany

Thu, Oct 05 2017

Germany secured qualification for the World Cup with ease as they made it nine victories from nine in qualification for ...

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King calls for support ahead of crucial U21 qualifier vs Norway

Thu, Oct 05 2017

Noel King has called on Irish supporters to get out in force to Tallaght Stadium to back his troops in ...

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Gareth Bale ruled out of crunch internationals

Tue, Oct 03 2017

Wales star man Gareth Bale will play no part in his country's final two World Cup group stage qualifying matches.

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A first under-21 call-up for Trevor Clarke as four League of Ireland players make the cut

Sat, Sep 30 2017

Noel King’s side play Norway on Thursday, October 5th (kick-off 7.45pm) followed by Israel on Monday October 9th (kick-off 3.30pm). ...

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Dublin set to host Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

Thu, Sep 28 2017

Media representatives from all over the world will converge on Dublin’s Convention Centre in December next year to attend the ...

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Former Cork City, Pats and Ireland striker Kevin Doyle retires due to concussion symptoms

Thu, Sep 28 2017

In a statement posted on social media, 34-year-old Doyle admitted to experiencing headaches as a result of heading the ball ...

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Martin O'Neill: 'If there's a natural goalscorer in Hogan and Maguire that would be nice for the future'

Tue, Sep 26 2017

O'Neill named the uncapped trio of Scott Hogan, Aiden O'Brien and Sean Maguire in his provisional squad to face Moldova ...

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Walters misses out but first call-ups for Aston Villa's Scott Hogan and Millwall's Aiden O'Brien

Tue, Sep 26 2017

The English-born pair have received their first call-ups to a 32-man provisional squad following the withdrawal through injury of top ...

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FAI hint Aston Villa's Scott Hogan in line for first call-up

Tue, Sep 26 2017

An instagram post from the association hinted a newly-eligible player would be selected.

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