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Premier League contest on Sunday afternoon...30/04/2016
Our in-form striker Shane Long is set to be in Premier League action for his club Southampton at 4.30pm on Sunday afternoon when they play host to Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium.
Catalogue of injuries casts shadow on EURO 2016...30/04/2016
With Martin O'Neill's initial extended squad set to assemble in Castleknock in just over three weeks time, the current catalogue of injuries casts a worrying shadow over EURO 2016 preparations. Rob Elliot and Alan Judge have already been ruled out with long term injuries, while Marc Wilson has been absent for a significant period. The injury list currently extends to Shay Given (groin), Seamus Coleman (hamstring), Daryl Murphy (calf), Stephen Henderson (calf), David Meyler and today's injury victims Anthony Pilkington and Greg Cunningham.
Saturday afternoon action in the Premier League...30/04/2016
As the Premier League nears completion for this season, varying thoughts are likely to impact on the minds of our international candidates. Everton defeated visitors AFC Bournemouth by two goals to one on Saturday afternoon with little at stake for either club. James McCarthy and Darron Gibson started for the hosts but Seamus Coleman remains on the injury list. Harry Arter unexpectedly returned for the visitors following injury and completed ninety minutes while Eunan O'Kane was again an unused substitute. Stoke City introduced Jonathan Walters from the bench following injury while Glenn Whelan started against relegation battling Sunderland for whom John O'Shea was an unused substitute, as his side secured a point with an added time penalty. Already relegated Aston Villa had eligible goalkeeper Mark Bunn together with fit again Ciaran Clark, who scored after twenty eight minutes, and teenage defender Kevin Toner in their starting eleven in their three two defeat at Watford. The late kick-off sees another relegation candidate Norwich City, who include Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolihan in their squad, travel to Arsenal.
Promotion contenders meet in Championship contest...30/04/2016
The final Championship promotion play-off place was at stake when Sheffield Wednesday, with Keiren Westwood starting but no Aiden McGeady in their matchday squad, defeated visitors Cardiff City by three goals to nil this afternoon. Anthony Pilkington started for the visitors but was forced off through injury after twenty mionutes. Reading and Preston North End met at the Madejski Stadium with the hopeful EURO 2016 host trio of Paul McShane, Stephen Quinn and unused substitute Simon Cox going down to a two one defeat against the visiting trio Greg Cunningham, Alan Browne and substitute Eoin Doyle who may all be targeting the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign for international recognition. Eighteen year old midfielder Josh Barrett made his Reading debut this afternoon as a second half substitute.
Friday night programme in the Airtricity League...29/04/2016
All twelve Airtricity League Premier Division sides were in action this Friday evening. Current leaders Dundalk defeated Bohemian by two goals to nil in Dalymount Park while Cork City scored the only goal to overcome St Patrick's Athletic in Turner's Cross. Derry City went down to a two nil defeat by North West rivals Sligo Rovers in the Brandywell while Galway United were held to a two all draw by basement side Longford Town in Eamonn Deasy Park. Stuttering Shamrock Rovers overcame Bray Wanderers by two goals to nil in Tallaght Stadium with Ferrycarrig Park witnessing a one all draw between promoted duo, Wexford Youths and Finn Harps. In the First Division, Drogheda United scored the only goal to defeat Cobh Ramblers in United Park. and Shelbourne secured a two one successs against Athlone Town in Tolka Park.
Schools complete Centenary Shield on Thursday...28/04/2016
Our Republic of Ireland Schools side completed their 2016 Centenary Shield programme on Thursday evening with a three nil victory over their Welsh counterparts in Llandudno. Ireland drew their two opening matches against Northern Ireland in Arklow and away to England and defeated Scotland by three goals to one in their previous outing.
Championship contest on Tuesday evening...26/04/2016
With a play-off place already assured, Hull City were in a more relaxed mood as they defeated visitors Brentford by two goals to nil in the Championship on Tuesday evening. David Meyler was again missing from the host's matchday squad.
FAI Cup second round draw made this afternoon...26/04/2016
The draw for the second round of the 2016 FAI Cup took place in the Aviva Stadium at 5pm this afternoon. The twenty league clubs were joined in the draw by twelve non-league representatives with the meeting of Bohemian and Galway United the only all Premier Division tie.
Premier League duel continues on Monday evening...25/04/2016
The contest for the 2016 Premier League Title which had developed into a two horse race may well have run it's course following this evening's outcome at White Hart Lane where challengers Tottenham Hotspur were held to a one all draw by visitors West Bromwich Albion for whom James McClean was a lively presence.
Airtricity League contest on Monday night...25/04/2016
Turner's Cross hosted the outstanding Airtricity League Premier Division fixture between Cork City and Shamrock Rovers on Monday night and witnessed the hosts closing the gap at the top with a two nil success. The original contest was postponed because both clubs had players involved in our U21 European Championship challenge.
FA Cup semi-finals completed on Sunday afternoon...24/04/2016
Crystal Palace are through to the final of the 2016 FA Cup following their two one victory over Watford at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. Damian Delaney was in defence for the 'Eagles' and the Cork man now looks forward to the final on Saturday the 21st May 2016. Earlier in the afternoon, John O'Shea was an unused Sunderland substitute as his side played out a scoreless draw wiith Arsenal at the Stadium of Light in a contest crucial to their Premier League survival.
First FA Cup semi-final played on Saturday afternoon...23/04/2016
A goal in added time secured a two one victory for Manchester United over Everton in the first semi-final of the 2016 FA Cup. As expected, Everton were without hamstring victim Seamus Coleman and oh how they missed him in the right back position. James McCarthy did start but was utilised in a more forward midfield role and quite anonymous with surprise selection Darron Gibson playing the holding role and more often than not playing the sweeper role as a third centre back.
Saturday afternoon action in the Premier League...23/04/2016
Relegated Aston Villa were without the injured Ciaran Clark for this afternoon's four two defeat by visitors Southampton for whom Shane Long opened the scoring. Teenage defender Kevin Toner made his senior Villa debut from the substitute bench at the start of the second half. AFC Bournemouth continue to be without hamstring victim Harry Arter and suffered a disappointing four one home defeat by Chelsea. Midfielder Eunan O'Kane was, disappointingly, again an unused substitute. The early kick-off featured Manchester City at home to Stoke City, for whom Shay Given retained his starting position, but was substituted at half-time with what is understood to be a groin injury. Glenn Whelan was in his customery midfield role as their side was crushed by four goals to nil.
Promotion contenders meet in Championship contest...23/04/2016
The iPro Stadium hosted the Championship meeting of promotion play-off contenders Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday at 12.30pm today. Cyrus Christie and Richard Keogh started for the hosts with Keiren Westwood and Aiden McGeady in the starting eleven for the visitors. McGeady was substituted on sixty eight minutes and one minute later the visitors took the lead, but the hosts scored a late equaliser to earn a share of the points.
Airtricity League contests on Saturday evening...23/04/2016
The Carlisle Grounds witnessed an Airtricity League Premier Division upset as managerless Bray Wanderers scored the only goal to defeat in form St Patrick's Athletic on Saturday evening. In the North West, struggling sides Sligo Rovers and Longford Town went head to head in the Showgrounds with the hosts securing a comfortable three nil success. In the First Division, Cobh Ramblers scored the only goal to defeat visitors Shelbourne in St Colman's Park.
Versailles set to be Ireland base for EURO 2016...18/12/2015
Ireland will be based at the Trianon Palace Hotel on the outskirts of Versailles during their EURO 2016 foray. Training will take place at the Stade de Montbauron, the home of AFC Versailles. Located on the Western edge of Paris, the city is best known as the location of the Palace or Chateau de Versailles built by King Louis XIV.