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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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John Delaney: FAI talking to Stephen Kenny 'for quite a while' about taking over Ireland under-21s

Sun, Nov 25 2018

With Sunday’s announcement of Mick McCarthy as the new Ireland boss, there were plenty of questions about the Ireland under-21 ...

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John Delaney defends the development of Irish football

Sun, Nov 25 2018

Last Sunday the Republic of Ireland were in Denmark on the eve of their final UEFA Nations League game – ...

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Mick McCarthy confirmed as Ireland manager, with Stephen Kenny set to take over in 2020

Sun, Nov 25 2018

McCarthy will be announced at a press conference in the Aviva Stadium on Sunday afternoon alongside assistant Terry Connor and ...

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St Patrick's Athletic endorse Stephen Kenny for vacant position as Ireland manager

Fri, Nov 23 2018

Former Ireland captain and manager Mick McCarthy was installed as the early favourite to take on the role following the ...

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Mick McCarthy the early favourite to replace Martin O'Neill as Ireland manager

Wed, Nov 21 2018

The Yorkshireman, who managed the national team between 1996 and 2002, has been out of work since resigning his position ...

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Martin O'Neill resigns as Republic of Ireland manager 'with a heavy heart'

Wed, Nov 21 2018

The Derryman spent five years in the role and memorably led the national team to Euro 2016 in France.

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UEFA Nations League Preview: Denmark -v- Republic of Ireland

Mon, Nov 19 2018

Already-relegated Republic of Ireland travel to Aarhus this evening to close out their UEFA Nations League campaign on a high ...

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Burnley's Jimmy Dunne and Lee O'Connor of Manchester United added to Ireland squad for Denmark test

Fri, Nov 16 2018

John Egan, Alan Browne and Sean Maguire have withdrawn from the squad with injury, while James McClean will miss the ...

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Michael Obafemi pledges '100 per cent' commitment to Ireland

Thu, Nov 15 2018

Martin O’Neill appeared to cast doubt on the striker’s commitment when he suggested Obafemi would not travel to Denmark, where ...

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International Friendly Preview: Republic of Ireland -v- Northern Ireland

Thu, Nov 15 2018

The Republic of Ireland host Northern Ireland for the second time in just over two years – but this time ...

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Matt Doherty ruled out of Northern Ireland and Denmark games with facial injury

Wed, Nov 14 2018

The right-back was the only member of the squad not to appear for training in Dublin on Monday after sustaining ...

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Michael Obafemi in line to make his senior Ireland debut as squad cut for Northern Ireland and Denmark games

Tue, Nov 13 2018

The Southampton striker has recently broken into the Saints’ matchday squad, with two appearances off the bench in the last ...

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Ankle surgery looks likely to rule Shane Long out of Ireland double-header

Sat, Nov 10 2018

The Tipperary man was omitted from the Southampton squad that drew 1-1 with Watford on Saturday and manager confirmed he ...

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Irish Premiership Round-Up: Glenavon go top as Linfield beaten at Coleraine

Sat, Nov 10 2018

Glenavon moved above Linfield to the top of the Danske Bank Premiership despite being held to a draw at home ...

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Dubliner Ayman Ben Mohamed wins African Champions League as ES Tunis stun Al Ahly

Fri, Nov 09 2018

Former Bohemians, UCD and Longford Town winger Ayman Ben Mohamed played 90 minutes as Espérance Tunis hauled back a two-goal ...

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Dublin's Niall McCabe helps Louisville City to back-to-back USL titles with win over Didier Drogba's Phoenix Rising

Fri, Nov 09 2018

Luke Spencer’s strike just past the hour was enough for Louisville to take successive USL crowns against a Phoenix side ...

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Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill names his squad for testing game in Dublin

Thu, Nov 08 2018

Ahead of the upcoming games in Dublin and Belfast, Michael O’Neill has named his Northern Ireland squad.

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Pat Fenlon named general manager of 'club with huge potential' Linfield

Tue, Nov 06 2018

The 49-year-old spent two years with the Belfast club during a decorated playing career and takes up the role of ...

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Cian Mortimer: Britain's sporting authorities have turned a blind eye to anti-Irish discrimination - what will they do to stop it?

Mon, Nov 05 2018

The past few weeks have seen an issue that has been prevalent in British sport for decades – the abuse ...

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Dave Donnelly: James McClean's poppy stance shows a personal bravery rarely seen among modern footballers

Wed, Oct 31 2018

The international break will come as welcome relief for Ireland winger James McClean who has once again become embroiled in ...

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Niall McCabe bags an assist as Lousville City see off James Chambers' Bethlehem Steel in USL play-offs

Sun, Oct 28 2018

Louisville will face New York Red Bulls II in the final in a replay of last season's conference decder after ...

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Heartbreak for Paddy Barrett and Richie Ryan as Cincinnati bow out of USL play-offs

Sun, Oct 28 2018

Cincinnati topped the Eastern Conference by 11 points during the regular season but came unstuck against fifth-ranked New York Red ...

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James McCarthy makes return from injury as Everton under-23s edge out Manchester City

Sat, Oct 27 2018

The Republic of Ireland international played 90 minutes as the Toffees beat Manchester City 1-0 – his first appearance since ...

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Watch: Frankfurt's Emily Kraft scored four as Ireland begin U17s Euro campaign with 14-0 destruction of Albania

Mon, Oct 22 2018

Shelbourne striker Emily Whelan, who made her debut for the senior international team in the recent friendly defeat to Poland, ...

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Paddy Barrett and Richie Ryan help FC Cincinnati to a first-ever USL semi-final

Sun, Oct 21 2018

Waterford native Barrett captained the home side while Kilkenny's Ryan was introduced in the tenth minute of extra time as ...

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