‘I’d say notably Seani Maguire played well’ – McCarthy hails striker ahead of Denmark showdown

Seani Maguire has put himself in the frame for involvement in Ireland’s Euro 2020 decider with Denmark after getting off the mark for his country against New Zealand. Independent.ie – Sport RSS Feed  More...

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Win over New Zealand unlikely to influence McCarthy’s thinking for Monday’s year defining date with Denmark

This was a friendly in name and in personality but that’s not to say it was devoid of meaning. Independent.ie – Sport RSS Feed  More...

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Ireland v New Zealand: New Boys in Green aim to impress Mick McCarthy at Aviva Stadium

Troy Parrott, Jack Byrne and Lee O’Connor all start for Mick McCarthy’s side in tonight’s friendly clash with the All Whites. Independent.ie – Sport RSS Feed  More...

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‘I believe in myself and I know I am good enough’ – Kieran O’Hara ready to make the next step for club and country

For a goalkeeper to concede 11 goals in a week at a club struggling at the foot of England’s lowest division is a stern test of resolve but, for Kieran O’Hara at Macclesfield last season, it was another More...

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Zack Elbouzedi bags crucial winner as Stephen Kenny’s Ireland secure victory in Armenia

IRELAND consolidated top spot in their Euro Under-21s group after Zack Elbouzedi’s second-half winner earned them victory over a resolute Armenia outfit. Independent.ie – Sport RSS Feed  More...

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Elbouzedi bags crucial goal as Stephen Kenny’s young guns beat Armenia: As it happened

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As Troy Parrott prepares to make his senior Ireland bow, we remember some other notable debutants

Troy Parrott will make his senior Ireland debut in Thursday night’s international against New Zealand, with the hype around the 17-year-old Tottenham striker certain to explode if he catches the eye at the More...

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‘Egos and arrogance’ – Warren Gatland offers withering critique of Ireland’s 2019 performance

Warren Gatland has laid out his template for getting under Joe Schmidt’s skin and beating Ireland in a withering critique of his fellow Kiwi. Independent.ie – Sport RSS Feed  More...

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Daniel McDonnell: ‘It may not shape Danish date but New Zealand friendly has several important sub-plots’

November internationals with New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium are synonymous with a different sport. Maybe the events of recent months have raised questions about the value of the rugby equivalents, but there is More...