Irish Eyes Now Turn To The World Cup

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Irish eyes now turn to the World Cup and Russia 2018. Republic of Ireland players can be reasonably proud of their performances, as their Euro 2016 participation ends. The Boys in Green, came up against a very determined host nation in France. Despite going behind to an early goal via Robbie Brady, the French didn’t wilt in […] READ MORE





Euro 2016 Draw – England draw Wales

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England and Wales have drawn each other at Euro 2016 in Group B along with Russia and Slovakia. Meanwhile the Republic of Ireland are up against Belgium, Italy and Sweden in the “Group of Death” and Euro Debutants Northern Ireland face tough matches against World Champions Germany, Poland and Ukraine in Group C. The home-nations […] READ MORE


Five Ways Ireland Can Overcome Bosnia

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When the groups were drawn for the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign back in February 2014, Irish hearts sunk. Soon to be world champions Germany, Robert Lewandowski’s Poland, and Gordon Strachan’s Scotland stood in the way of a team which didn’t stand much chance in the so-called ‘Group of Death’. When Shaun Maloney’s goal at Hampden […] READ MORE


A History of Football in the North East: Sunderland

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This series of articles looks at the modern history of football in the north-east of England. It will cover the most important events in the recent history of Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Newcastle United. In this second article, the focus will be on Sunderland AFC from the 1980s up until today. A Modern History of Sunderland The start […] READ MORE