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Northern Ireland boss laments draw after dominant display as World Cup hopes fade
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Northern Ireland boss laments draw after dominant display as World Cup hopes fade

Apr 1st 2021, 10:52 AM 3,932 Views 2 Comments

A goalless draw at home to Bulgaria has left their qualification dreams in peril.

Team Ireland duo secure bronze medals at least on mixed day in Bulgaria
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Team Ireland duo secure bronze medals at least on mixed day in Bulgaria

Feb 25th 2021, 8:09 PM 2,714 Views 0 Comments

Aoife O’Rourke and Brendan Irvine march on, while there was disappointment and frustration for Michaela Walsh.

Ireland's miserable run continues with goalless draw against Bulgaria
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# Another Bad Night

Ireland's miserable run continues with goalless draw against Bulgaria

Nov 18th 2020, 9:49 PM 45,906 Views 98 Comments

Ireland avoided relegation with a point in Dublin, but will be third seeds in the World Cup qualifiers and now haven’t scored in 11 hours of football.

Full debuts for Manning and Knight as Irish team to face Bulgaria is named
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Full debuts for Manning and Knight as Irish team to face Bulgaria is named

Nov 18th 2020, 6:27 PM 9,496 Views 15 Comments

Troy Parrott and the Shamrock Rovers trio of Jack Byrne, Graham Burke and Aaron McEneff are on the bench.

O'Dowda out, four late call-ups in, as Ireland squad to face Bulgaria is finalised
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# Matchday

O'Dowda out, four late call-ups in, as Ireland squad to face Bulgaria is finalised

Nov 18th 2020, 2:39 PM 10,403 Views 4 Comments

The Aviva Stadium hosts tonight’s Nations League clash.

'I don't think you can make any realistic assessment' - Kenny's turbulent start reaches its end against Bulgaria
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'I don't think you can make any realistic assessment' - Kenny's turbulent start reaches its end against Bulgaria

Nov 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,697 Views 23 Comments

The new manager’s Nations League campaign has been hopelessly undermined by injury and Covid-19.

'I’ve had a family issue with Covid' - Hourihane gives frank insight into players' mindset amid pandemic
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# Honest

'I’ve had a family issue with Covid' - Hourihane gives frank insight into players' mindset amid pandemic

Nov 17th 2020, 11:00 PM 8,460 Views 1 Comment

The Aston Villa midfielder gave a honest assessment of the challenges and dilemmas of playing international football ahead of tomorrow’s game with Bulgaria.

Wales win in Bulgaria to reclaim top spot in Ireland's Nations League group
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# State Of Play

Wales win in Bulgaria to reclaim top spot in Ireland's Nations League group

Oct 14th 2020, 10:23 PM 7,004 Views 0 Comments

The defeat for the Bulgarians is a boost to Stephen Kenny’s side’s hopes of avoiding relegation.

Late Duffy header spares Kenny a debut defeat in Bulgaria
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# The Old Reliable

Late Duffy header spares Kenny a debut defeat in Bulgaria

Sep 3rd 2020, 9:49 PM 51,380 Views 94 Comments

The defender’s towering header secured a 1-1 draw for Ireland in Sofia tonight.

O'Shea misses out as Ireland's matchday squad for Bulgaria is confirmed
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O'Shea misses out as Ireland's matchday squad for Bulgaria is confirmed

Sep 3rd 2020, 11:33 AM 20,386 Views 13 Comments

West Bromwich Albion defender Dara O’Shea misses out for this evening’s game in Sofia.

Time for the talking to stop as Stephen Kenny and Ireland finally begin a new era in Sofia
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# Preview

Time for the talking to stop as Stephen Kenny and Ireland finally begin a new era in Sofia

Updated Sep 3rd 2020, 9:12 AM 25,164 Views 35 Comments

The long, long wait for Kenny’s first game in charge comes to an end in the Uefa Nations League tonight.

Kenny yet to settle on his first Irish team as he reports a clean bill of health in Sofia
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# Final Preparations

Kenny yet to settle on his first Irish team as he reports a clean bill of health in Sofia

Sep 2nd 2020, 12:28 PM 7,826 Views 13 Comments

The new Irish manager has a few final preparations planned before he finally gets his reign underway against Bulgaria tomorrow night.

Debunked: No, this is not a picture of Bulgarian workers outside a supermarket in Dublin this week
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Debunked: No, this is not a picture of Bulgarian workers outside a supermarket in Dublin this week

Apr 17th 2020, 6:48 PM 367,974 Views 134 Comments

The photo has been widely shared on social media and messaging services.

Border crime: Republican and loyalist smuggling gangs 'crippling haulage sector'
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Border crime: Republican and loyalist smuggling gangs 'crippling haulage sector'

Nov 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,482 Views 23 Comments

Dissidents and loyalists are using the same routes to smuggle goods.

Gardaí probe Bulgarian smuggling routes after CAB raids in Monaghan
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Gardaí probe Bulgarian smuggling routes after CAB raids in Monaghan

Nov 8th 2019, 6:10 AM 23,583 Views 18 Comments

Yesterday’s searches were carried on foot of district court warrants.

Bulgaria to play behind closed doors following racist abuse in defeat to England
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# Punishment

Bulgaria to play behind closed doors following racist abuse in defeat to England

Oct 29th 2019, 4:27 PM 3,347 Views 5 Comments

The Bulgarian Football Union has also been fined €75,000 for the racist behaviour of fans during the game.

Bulgaria head coach resigns after racism row at England match
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# Standing Down

Bulgaria head coach resigns after racism row at England match

Oct 18th 2019, 5:23 PM 4,008 Views 2 Comments

Krasimir Balakov initially said he did not hear abuse directed at the England players.

Bulgaria legend Stoichkov breaks down in tears due to racist chants aimed at England players
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# Call For Action

Bulgaria legend Stoichkov breaks down in tears due to racist chants aimed at England players

Oct 16th 2019, 5:45 PM 16,193 Views 18 Comments

Hristo Stoichkov has suggested ‘heavier punishments’ than stadium closures might be needed in Bulgaria.

Fifa president calls for stronger fight against racism as Southgate hails his side's reaction to abuse in Bulgaria
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# Kick It Out

Fifa president calls for stronger fight against racism as Southgate hails his side's reaction to abuse in Bulgaria

Oct 16th 2019, 8:39 AM 1,853 Views 3 Comments

‘Join us and think together of new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football,’ Gianna Infantino said.

England overreacted a bit, says Bulgaria goalkeeper amid racism storm
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England overreacted a bit, says Bulgaria goalkeeper amid racism storm

Oct 15th 2019, 8:45 PM 9,145 Views 10 Comments

Racist abuse aimed towards Three Lions players has received widespread condemnation.

England smash six past Bulgaria but racist chants sees play stopped twice in Sofia
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England smash six past Bulgaria but racist chants sees play stopped twice in Sofia

Oct 14th 2019, 10:02 PM 10,491 Views 21 Comments

Racist chants overshadowed proceedings on the pitch in Sofia on Monday night.

England match halted as Bulgaria fans warned for racist behaviour
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England match halted as Bulgaria fans warned for racist behaviour

Oct 14th 2019, 8:40 PM 14,371 Views 22 Comments

The Three Lions’ Euro qualifier was stopped twice after abuse was registered from the stands.

Southgate: English football must solve its own racism issues
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Southgate: English football must solve its own racism issues

Oct 10th 2019, 9:38 PM 1,964 Views 0 Comments

The Bulgarian FA chief was upset with remarks made by the England camp but Southgate has tried to defuse to the situation.

'Groundless, inappropriate and unnecessary' - Bulgarian Football Union hits back at Southgate
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# Dispute

'Groundless, inappropriate and unnecessary' - Bulgarian Football Union hits back at Southgate

Sep 14th 2019, 11:19 AM 9,903 Views 4 Comments

The manager said England’s players are already preparing for racist abuse in Sofia.

'There was loads of tears. You hear the crowd and think: Jesus Christ, I'm actually in this situation'
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'There was loads of tears. You hear the crowd and think: Jesus Christ, I'm actually in this situation'

Sep 11th 2019, 7:48 PM 13,759 Views 6 Comments

Jack Byrne reflects on making his first senior international appearance for Ireland last night.

Mick McCarthy: 'Jack Byrne lit the place up, to be fair'
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Mick McCarthy: 'Jack Byrne lit the place up, to be fair'

Sep 10th 2019, 11:18 PM 13,031 Views 6 Comments

The Rovers midfielder made his senior international debut in tonight’s 3-1 win over Bulgaria.

Fresh faces make the difference as Ireland eventually see off Bulgaria
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# Friendly

Fresh faces make the difference as Ireland eventually see off Bulgaria

Sep 10th 2019, 9:47 PM 37,815 Views 47 Comments

Goals from Alan Browne, Kevin Long and James Collins gave McCarthy’s side a deserved win.

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As it happened: Ireland v Bulgaria, International friendly

McCarthy rings the changes as he names Irish team to face Bulgaria
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McCarthy rings the changes as he names Irish team to face Bulgaria

Sep 10th 2019, 6:20 PM 10,137 Views 5 Comments

Only Conor Hourihane keeps his place as Mark Travers and Josh Cullen make their debuts.

Dublin boxer Niamh Fay crowned European Youth champion with gold medal in Bulgaria
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Dublin boxer Niamh Fay crowned European Youth champion with gold medal in Bulgaria

Sep 10th 2019, 4:04 PM 2,566 Views 0 Comments

The Swords BC fighter secured Ireland’s fourth medal in Sofia on Tuesday.

Harry Kane hat-trick helps England ease past Bulgaria and maintain perfect start
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# Three Of The Best

Harry Kane hat-trick helps England ease past Bulgaria and maintain perfect start

Sep 7th 2019, 7:15 PM 8,868 Views 9 Comments

The England captain’s three goals helped England make it three wins from three in Euro 2020 qualifying.

McGoldrick and Robinson ruled out of Bulgaria friendly with shoulder and hamstring injuries
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# Out Of Duty

McGoldrick and Robinson ruled out of Bulgaria friendly with shoulder and hamstring injuries

Sep 6th 2019, 4:39 PM 4,682 Views 14 Comments

The Sheffield United team-mates will return to England for treatment.

Bear Grylls just managed to annoy most of Bulgaria by boiling and eating a frog
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# Frog In His Throat

Bear Grylls just managed to annoy most of Bulgaria by boiling and eating a frog

Feb 21st 2019, 10:35 PM 45,743 Views 40 Comments

He could also face a €5,000 fine.

Ireland to face Bulgaria and New Zealand in Dublin as FAI confirm 2019 friendlies
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# Friendlies

Ireland to face Bulgaria and New Zealand in Dublin as FAI confirm 2019 friendlies

Jan 17th 2019, 12:25 PM 5,545 Views 15 Comments

Mick McCarthy’s men will face Bulgaria and New Zealand before important Euro 2020 qualifiers later this year.

Two snowboarders killed in avalanche as extreme weather death toll rises to 21 across Europe
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Two snowboarders killed in avalanche as extreme weather death toll rises to 21 across Europe

Jan 12th 2019, 12:38 PM 34,922 Views 4 Comments

The snowboarders were killed in an avalanche in Bulgaria’s Pirin Mountains yesterday.

Crowley Carbon is building a developer team in Sofia because Dublin talent is too costly
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# Startups And Tech

Crowley Carbon is building a developer team in Sofia because Dublin talent is too costly

Nov 10th 2018, 5:30 PM 19,374 Views 19 Comments

The Bulgarian capital is providing the energy tech firm a more cost-effective way to scale.

Suspect arrested in Germany over killing of Bulgarian journalist
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Suspect arrested in Germany over killing of Bulgarian journalist

Oct 10th 2018, 10:41 AM 11,780 Views 12 Comments

The body of Viktoria Marinova was discovered in the northern town of Ruse on Saturday.

Man arrested over murder of Bulgarian journalist to be released
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# Viktoria Marinova

Man arrested over murder of Bulgarian journalist to be released

Updated Oct 9th 2018, 10:12 PM 19,467 Views 7 Comments

The brutal rape and killing of Viktoria Marinova has shocked Europe.

Shock and condemnation across Europe after Bulgarian journalist murdered
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# Viktoria Marinova

Shock and condemnation across Europe after Bulgarian journalist murdered

Oct 8th 2018, 1:20 PM 75,293 Views 50 Comments

She was 30 years old.

'I found yesterday very emotional seeing the boys winning gold. I wanted the anthem to be playing for me as well'
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'I found yesterday very emotional seeing the boys winning gold. I wanted the anthem to be playing for me as well'

Sep 16th 2018, 11:34 AM 7,229 Views 6 Comments

Sanita Puspure secured Ireland’s second gold medal in as many days at the World Championships in Bulgaria.

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