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Selection dilemma as squad set out for Warsaw...10/10/2015
Save for Thursday night's injury victim Shay Given, who has been replaced in the squad by Rob Elliot, Ireland manager Martin O,Neill will have a full deck to select from for Sunday evening's defining European Championship qualifier against Poland in Warsaw. Injury absentees Seamus Coleman and Marc Wilson are reported to have recovered and are available, together with James McClean and Glenn Whelan who missed the epic victory over Germany through suspension.
Airtricity League Premier Division on Saturday evening...10/10/2015
The City Calling Stadium is set to host the Airtricity League Premier Division meeting of the hosts Longford Town and visitors Sligo Rovers at 7.30pm on Saturday evening. Both sides are fighting to avoid the relegation trapdoor and nerves are likely to be to the forefront.
Markets Field to host U19 International Friendlies...10/10/2015
Following it's recent resurrection after many years of exile, the Markets Field in Limerick is set to host a pair of Under 19 Friendly Internationals when Ireland, guided by Head Coach Paul Doolin, take on Ukraine at 5pm on Saturday afternoon and again at 1pm on Monday afternoon.
Dundalk win successive Airtricity League Titles...09/10/2015
Defending Airtricity League Premier Division champions Dundalk retained the title when they played out a one all draw with Shamrock Rovers in front of the live RTE 2 cameras at Tallaght Stadium this evening. Closest challengers Cork City were held to a one all draw by Drogheda United, thus assuring the 'Lilywhites' of the league title with three matches still remaining. By their own admission, the champions did not perform to their usual standard but a late penalty from Richie Towell secured the requisite point and the retention of their league title.
Airtricity League Premier Division on Friday night...09/10/2015
The remaining Airtricity League Premier Division programme on Friday evening included the Dalymount Park meeting of Bohemian and St Patrick's Athletic, won two nil by the hosts which casts a glimmer of doubt on the visitors European aspirations as the hosts can still overhaul them on the league table. Derry City eased their relegation fears with a three one defeat of Bray Wanderers in a Brandywell undergoing re-furbishment, while struggling Drogheda United held Cork City to a one all draw in United Park to improve their survival hopes. The clash of Galway United and Limerick in Eamonn Deacy Park was a tense affair with both sides battling to avoid relegation and the visitors showed the greater composure to secure a three one victory.
Airtricity League First Division on Friday night...09/10/2015
Airtricity League First Division champions Wexford Youths defeated visitors Shelbourne by four goals to one this evening and ended the 'Reds' hopes of a play-off position. UCD, one nil victors over visitors Cabinteely tonight, will meet Finn Harps, who drew one each with Athlone Town, in the two legged promotion play-off semi-final.
Under 21s secure another European qualifying success...09/10/2015
Our Under 21 side continued their European Championship Group Two qualifying campaign when they defeated Lithuania by three goals to nil at the RSC in Waterford this afternoon. Goals from Callum O'Dowda, Conor Wilkinson and Alan Browne secured a comfortable victory. Head Coach Noel King next takes his charges to Vicenza where they will face top seeds Italy at 4pm on Tuesday afternoon.
Niamh Fahey continues to enjoy the week...09/10/2015
Galway women Niamh Fahey continued to enjoy this last week, when her Chelsea Ladies side secured a one nil European Champions League Round of 32 first leg victory over Scottish champions Glasgow City who had fellow Irish international Denise O'Sullivan in their starting eleven while Clare Shine was introduced from the bench for the final twenty minutes.
Ireland stun Germany at the Aviva tonight...08/10/2015
Substitute Shane Long scored the only, but magnificent, goal of tonight's European Championship qualifier against world champions Germany in the Aviva Stadium to secure a memorable victory for Ireland. Just five minutes after being introduced from the bench midway through the second half, the Tipperary man anticipating a delivery from goalkeeper Randolph, initially curved his run and then accelerated away from the retreating defenders to emphatically thump the ball to the German net. As expected, the visitors dominated the possession statistics but to a man Ireland battled, challenged, fought and finally triumphed. Each and every one of the fourteen players performed to the limit of their ability with 'man of the match' James McCarthy finally delivering the performance we have been waiting for. The core of regular starters raised their performance levels but special mention must go to the international novices, Cyrus Christie and Richard Keogh together with surprise inclusions Stephen Ward and Daryl Murphy. The merit of tonight's victory is further enhanced by the fact that injury forced the withdrawal of goalkeeper Shay Given minutes before the break, with his replacement Darren Randolph, playing just his third international and first at competitive level, performing with calm assurance. All in all, a night to remember. Ireland will face Poland, who drew two each in Scotland tonight, in Warsaw on Sunday evening with automatic qualification the prize at stake.
Confirmation that Coleman will miss Germany contest...07/10/2015
The Irish squad completed training preparation for Thursday night's meeting with Germany, at the National Training Centre in Abbotstown this morning. Manager Martin O'Neill confirmed that Seamus Coleman will miss the match but is expected to be fit for Poland on Sunday. Captain Robbie Keane arrived from the US last night and took a full part in training as did Wes Hoolihan and Cyrus Christie. Calf injury victim Marc Wilson has not as yet linked up with the squad.
Limerick to host U19 double header against Ukraine...07/10/2015
The Markets Field in Limerick is set to host a brace of U19 International friendlies. Paul Doolin's charges take on Ukraine on Saturday afternoon at 5pm and again at 1pm on Monday afternoon as they prepare for the first qualifying stage of the 2016 European Championships, which Ireland will host between the 13th and the 19th of November.
Day two training intensifies as D-day approaches...06/10/2015
Following their Monday morning loosener, the Irish squad got down to more serious day two preparation at the National Training Centre in Abbotstown this morning. Serious doubts must surround Seamus Coleman who was again absent from primary invovlement and equally worrying was the absence of Wes Hoolihan with a heel complaint. Cyrus Christie did however return to main group involvement.
First training session completed this morning...05/10/2015
Save for the absent Marc Wilson who is receiving treatment for a calf injury at his club, all of the Ireland squad had some involvement in this morning's training session in Abbotstown. Both Seamus Coleman and Cyrus Christie missed the group involvement and had very limited personal sessions. Concerns over both right backs may well have been the catalyst for the late summons to midfielder Darron Gibson, with the possibility that David Meyler could be required to cover the full back position, something he has done on two previous occasions for Ireland.
Niamh Fahey completes Women's Double this evening...04/10/2015
We extend congratulations to Niamh Fahey. one of the special guests at our Friday evening meeting, who together with her Chelsea colleagues completed the Cup and League Double early this evening with a four nil victory over Sunderland for whom Stephanie Roche was a late substitute. Niamh will be in European Champions League action on Thursday evening when Chelsea face Scottish champions Glasgow City who have fellow Irish internationals Denise O'Sullivan and Clare Shine in their ranks.
Darron Gibson summoned to join Ireland squad...04/10/2015
Everton midfielder Darron Gibson has been called in to the Ireland squad for the upcoming European Championship double header. The players have begun to assemble in their Dublin base this evening and are set to train at the Abbotstown Complex tomorrow morning. Coaching duo, Roy Keane and Seamus McDonagh have already arrived and were present in the Carlisle Grounds for this afternoon's FAI Cup semi-final.
Irish in 'Merseyside Derby' challenge this afternoon...04/10/2015
The Irish management team were likely to have kept a watchful eye on Goodison Park this afternoon when Merseyside rivals Everton and Liverpool played out a one all draw in the Premier League. James McCarthy completed ninety minutes, while Darron Gibson was an unused substitute. Seamus Coleman has not fully recovered from his hamstring problem and must be a serious doubt for our upcoming EURO 2016 qualifiers. Once again, Aiden McGeady did not make the matchday squad for Everton.
Cork City through to Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final...04/10/2015
The second semi-final in the 2015 Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup for the right to face Dundalk in the Aviva Stadium Final, took place in the Carlisle Grounds this Sunday afternoon between Bray Wanderers and Cork City with the Munster side emerging victorious by one goal to nil.
O'Neill announces revised twenty seven man squad...04/10/2015
Martin O'Neill has announced his revised twenty seven man squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Germany and Poland. Injury has forced the exclusion of Harry Arter, Ciaran Clark and Stephen Quinn while doubts surround Seamus Coleman and Marc Wilson. Uncapped duo Alan Judge and Eunan O'Kane have survived the cull on this occasion but the exclusion of the only goalkeeper currently involved in first team club action, Keiren Westwood, is somewhat baffling.
Final audition weekend for International candidates...03/10/2015
With Martin O'Neill set to name his revised squad for the crucial double header against Germany and Poland, this weekend's fixtures may offer a last chance for those players hovering on the edge of selection. The absence of the suspended James McClean and Glenn Whelan from the Germany contest should keep the midfield door ajar. The Premier League meeting of Aston Villa and Stoke City saw Ciaran Clark missing from the home squad while Jon Walters and Glenn Whelan started for the visitors, who scored the only goal. Shay Given was an unused substitute for the victors, while a calf injury ruled out Marc Wilson. On the South Coast, Eunan O'Kane was introduced as a seventieth minute substitute for AFC Bournemouth in their one all draw with visitors Watford. Our two most creative players, Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolihan were in the Norwich City side which went down to a two one defeat by Leicester City at Carrow Road. Beleaguered Sunderland and their captain John O'Shea took an early two goal lead at home to high flying West Ham United but were pegged back in a two all draw. Goalkeeper Darren Randolph was again an unused substitute for the visitors. Shane Long was an unused substitute when his Southampton came from a goal down to defeat Chelsea by three goals to one at Stamford Bridge.