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Early Premier League start on Saturday afternoon...12/02/2016
The early Saturday afternoon kick-off in the Premier League is set to feature Sunderland captain John O'Shea in action against his former club Manchester United at the Stadium of Light. The 'Makems' are in desperate need of points as they battle against relegation, while their visitors, currently six points adrift in fifth place, are likely to be equally determined to maintain their challenge for a top four Champions League position.
More Premier League activity on Saturday afternoon...12/02/2016
Midfielder Harry Arter continues to catch the eye for AFC Bournemouth and is expected to be in Premier League action on Saturday afternoon when Stoke City provide the opposition. The visitors should have Jon Walters available following illness while Glenn Whelan is expected to continue his midfield role. Goalkeeper Rob Elliot continues to catch the eye for Newcastle United who travel to Chelsea in the late kick-off. Everton duo Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy are expected to start against visitors West Bromwich Albion with the Donegal man likely to be in direct opposition to James McClean from Derry. Struggling Norwich City include Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolihan in their squad for the visit of West Ham United for whom Darren Randolph is expected to return to the substitute bench, while injury has again struck Joey O'Brien. Southampton and Shane Long travel to a revitalised Swansea City.
Saturday afternoon contests in the Championship...12/02/2016
Blackburn Rovers have Shane Duffy and Darragh Lenihan in their squad for the visit of David Meyler and Hull City. Loanee Alex Pearce has yet to start for Bristol City who play host to an Ipswich Town side for whom Daryl Murphy is searching for form. Derby County trio Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh and Jeff Hendrick are set to face MK Dons while Reading duo Paul McShane and Stephen Quinn are in the squad for the visit of Stephen Ward and Burnley. Injury victim Keiren Westwood is a doubt for Sheffield Wednesday but loanee Aiden McGeady is expected to start against visitors Brentford and Alan Judge. Wolverhampton Wanderers include transfer window signing Joe Mason in their squad for the visit of Preston North End for whom Greg Cunningham, Alan Browne and Eoin Doyle are all set to travel.
Another FA Cup fourth round replay on Wednesday...10/02/2016
Despite a very fine performance, League One side Peterborough United exited the FA Cup in a penalty shoot-out after they played out a one all draw after extra-time with West Bromwich Albion at London Road this evening. Recent Airtricity League import Chris Forrester was prominent in midfield for the vanquished hosts as indeed was James McClean, playing in a left wing back position for the victors. A fifth round trip to Championship side Reading awaits the victorious 'Baggies'.
FA Cup fourth round replay on Tuesday evening...09/02/2016
Goalkeeper Darren Randolph resumed his FA Cup duties for West Ham United when they scored a last minute extra-time goal to defeat visitors Liverpool by two goals to one in the fourth round replay this Tuesday evening. The man from Bray was again in exemplary netminding form. Joey O'Brien was also in the starting eleven but injury struck again and he was substituted with seven minutes of ordinary time remaining. U21 midfielder Josh Cullen was on the substitute bench. The victors will travel to Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round on Sunday the 21st February.
Irish in Sunday afternoon Premier League action...07/02/2016
AFC Bournemouth went down to a two nil home defeat by Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium early on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League. Midfielder Harry Arter was in the home starting eleven while Eunan O'Kane was an unused substitute.
Premier League activity on Saturday afternoon...06/02/2016
The spectre of relegation from the Premier League still haunts the corridors of Villa Park but a two nil victory over fellow strugglers Norwich City brought some relief to Aston Villa this afternoon. Home goalkeeper Mark Bunn retained his place while Ciaran Clark saw only seconds of actrion as a last minute substitute. The visitors had Robbie Brady back from illness while Wes Hoolihan also had a starting role. Unpredictable Liverpool took a two goal lead against visitors Sunderland but coughed up a late brace in a two all draw. John O'Shea was in his customery defensive position for the visitors. In form goalkeeper Rob Elliot kept a clean sheet as the last line of defence for Newcastle United who scored the only goal to defeat visitors West Bromwich Albion and James McClean at St James's Park. Stuttering Stoke City, with Glenn Whelan in their starting eleven, conceded three first half goals to an upbeat Everton for whom Seamus Coleman scored the second. James McCarthy was in his customery midfield position for the victors. The late kick-off saw Southampton, with Shane Long starting, score the only goal to defeat visitors West Ham United who had Darren Randolph and Joey O'Brien on their substitute bench.
Saturday afternoon contests in the Championship...06/02/2016
Birmingham City (Stephen Gleeson) went down to a two one defeat by visitors Sheffield Wednesday who lost goalkeeper Keiren Westwood to injury after just eighteen minutes. Aiden McGeady started for the 'Owls' and played the first hour before being substituted. Two promotion candidates, Burnley (Stephen Ward) and Hull City (David Meyler - unused substitute) met at Turf Moor where the hosts secured a one nil victory. Stuttering Derby County (Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh, Jeff Hendrick) played out a one all draw at Fulham. Shane Duffy was an unused substitute but U21 captain Daragh Lenihan completed ninety minutes for Blackburn Rovers who secured a one all draw at Middlesbrough. U21 midfielder Alan Browne scored an added time winner for Preston North End who came from behind to defeat visitors Huddersfield Town by two goals to one. Greg Cunningham was also a PNE starter while Eoin Doyle was a late substitute. Daryl Murphy was introduced from the substitute bench just before the hour mark as his Ipswich Town lost to the only goal at Queens Park Rangers. Paul McShane returned to the Reading defence while Stephen Quinn was an unused substitute as their side were held to a scoreless draw at home by Wolverhampton Wanderers for whom transfer window signing Joe Mason was an unused substitute.
South Coast reconnaissance for Steve Guppy?...05/02/2016
Ireland Assistant Coach Steve Guppy was expected to be in attendance at the Amex Stadium this evening when Chris Hughton's Brighton & Hove Albion ran out comfortable three nil victors over visitors Brentford in the Championship. Wide midfielder Alan Judge, a leading candidate to make his international debut in the March friendlies was in action for the visitors. Recent acquisition Richie Towell was an unused substitute for the hosts.
Irish interest in Johnstone's Paint Trophy semi-final...04/02/2016
The second semi-final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy took place tonight when Fleetwood Town hosted Barnsley. The first leg between the League One sides ended in a one all draw and the sides again played out a one all draw after extra-time taking the tie to a penalty shoot-out. The Irish trio of Conor Hourihane, who scored the Barnsley goal, Kevin Long and Aiden White were all involved for the visitors, who previled in the penalty shoot-out and now look forward to a Wembley final date with Oxford United.
Irish in Wednesday night Premier League action...03/02/2016
Everton duo Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy both started the three nil Premier League victory over Newcastle United at Goodison Park this evening. The visitors had Rob Elliot in goalkeeping action while Darron Gibson was an unused substitute for the hosts.
Oxford United reach Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final...02/02/2016
Holding a two nil first leg lead, League Two promotion challengers Oxford United, with U21 international Callum O'Dowda in their side, are through to the Wembley final of the Johnston's Paint Trophy despite a one nil home defeat in the second leg Southern Area Final this evening.
January 2016 Transfer Window
The current UK transfer window concluded at 11.00pm on Monday evening, the 1st February 2016. The Irish players detailed below have been involved in some form of transfer during the relevant period. The most significant move is the end of season loan deal taking Aiden McGeady from Everton to Sheffield Wednesday.
FAI announce increase to EURO 2016 ticket allocation
The FAI has this afternoon announced that following talks with the UEFA Executive, an increased number of tickets will be made available for our three group matches. The revised allocations are:- Sweden 16,087 (13,000 + 3,087), Belgium 7,095 (6,000 + 1,095) and Italy 9,320 (7,000 + 2,320).
FAI reveal EURO 2016 ticket application numbers
Following the closure of the UEFA ticketing portal for EURO 2016, the FAI has revealed that total applications for the three group matches involving Ireland exceeded 275,000. The numbers of tickets allocated to Ireland by UEFA for the group contests are:- Sweden (13,000), Belgium (6,000) and Italy (7,000). In addition to the above general allocation, each participating country has been awarded a further 2,000 tickets. The FAI has reiterated it's intention to reward the most loyal supporters by adopting a policy similiar to that applied by RISSC (London) for nigh on twenty years. The FAI has also revealed the ticket numbers taken up for the last three away fixtures:- Gibraltar - allocation 10,000 with 2,518 taken up. Poland - allocation 2,500 with 2,405 purchased and Bosnia & Herzegovina - allocation 650 with 1,403 applications received.
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.