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'I've believed for a long time that we'll go to Russia... Bring them on'
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# Captain Fantastic

'I've believed for a long time that we'll go to Russia... Bring them on'

Oct 10th 2017, 1:29 AM 5,898 Views 1 Comment

David Meyler is confident that Ireland can progress through the play-offs to reach next year’s World Cup.

'I knew what I was doing' - Harry Arter explains his role in Ireland's golden goal
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# Flash Harry

'I knew what I was doing' - Harry Arter explains his role in Ireland's golden goal

Oct 9th 2017, 11:28 PM 14,592 Views 12 Comments

The Bournemouth midfielder had a hand in James McClean’s winner against Wales in Cardiff.

'I have always feared teams, it’s the best way to be. Then we go out and beat them'
# On We Go
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# On We Go

'I have always feared teams, it’s the best way to be. Then we go out and beat them'

Oct 9th 2017, 11:26 PM 5,948 Views 16 Comments

Martin O’Neill was full of praise for his players after Ireland’s heroic victory over Wales.

McClean fires Ireland to World Cup play-off with vital victory in Cardiff
# Report
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# Report

McClean fires Ireland to World Cup play-off with vital victory in Cardiff

Oct 9th 2017, 9:41 PM 41,465 Views 130 Comments

The West Brom winger struck in the second half to keep Ireland on track to make it to Russia.

Here are the 15 teams that have so far qualified for the 2018 World Cup
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# Road To Russia

Here are the 15 teams that have so far qualified for the 2018 World Cup

Oct 9th 2017, 4:29 PM 10,752 Views 5 Comments

Poland are the latest team to secure a spot in the tournament after beating Montenegro.

Ireland fans have taken over Cardiff ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier
# The Green Party
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# The Green Party

Ireland fans have taken over Cardiff ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier

Oct 9th 2017, 3:44 PM 23,132 Views 59 Comments

Many have travelled to the Welsh capital without tickets for the crucial Group D fixture.

'It'll definitely be a night for cool heads. Play the game, not the occasion'
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# Road To Russia

'It'll definitely be a night for cool heads. Play the game, not the occasion'

Oct 9th 2017, 11:54 AM 6,967 Views 17 Comments

Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph says composure will be key in tonight’s massive World Cup qualifier.

The Long wait, Welsh World Cup woe and more big match talking points
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# Water Cooler

The Long wait, Welsh World Cup woe and more big match talking points

Oct 9th 2017, 7:00 AM 13,674 Views 8 Comments

Can Ireland keep their bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup on track tonight in Cardiff?

O'Neill calls on Ireland to channel spirit of Lille in crunch Cardiff clash
# Italian Job
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# Italian Job

O'Neill calls on Ireland to channel spirit of Lille in crunch Cardiff clash

Oct 8th 2017, 7:47 PM 4,061 Views 13 Comments

“It’s not that far back in the memory that the players shouldn’t consider it when we are approaching this game.”

Wales want to give their fans 'something to be proud of' after 60-year wait
# Home Advantage
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# Home Advantage

Wales want to give their fans 'something to be proud of' after 60-year wait

Oct 8th 2017, 4:09 PM 3,612 Views 2 Comments

“When we have an atmosphere like we know they can create, it’s a really tough place to come.”

Murphy on the double and Maguire handed debut as Ireland tee up massive night in Cardiff
# Job Done
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# Job Done

Murphy on the double and Maguire handed debut as Ireland tee up massive night in Cardiff

Oct 6th 2017, 9:38 PM 27,408 Views 54 Comments

A 2-0 victory over Moldova was enough in their penultimate World Cup qualifier.

Questionable timing as the FAI back their man to the hilt heading into do-or-die period
# Still To Play For
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# Still To Play For

Questionable timing as the FAI back their man to the hilt heading into do-or-die period

Oct 6th 2017, 2:48 PM 11,577 Views 38 Comments

A contract extension for Martin O’Neill was announced on the eve of their penultimate World Cup qualifier.

O'Neill drops strong hint that he'll stay on until Euro 2020 after discussions with John Delaney
# Looking Ahead
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# Looking Ahead

O'Neill drops strong hint that he'll stay on until Euro 2020 after discussions with John Delaney

Oct 5th 2017, 1:29 PM 9,785 Views 60 Comments

The Ireland manager believes there are ‘exciting times’ ahead.

'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that'
# Make Or Break
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# Make Or Break

'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that'

Sep 25th 2017, 6:06 PM 10,977 Views 24 Comments

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says his players must ‘rise to the occasion’ as he prepares to name his squad for the upcoming double-header.

The first batch of World Cup tickets go on sale this week and you can apply for Ireland matches
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# Road To Russia

The first batch of World Cup tickets go on sale this week and you can apply for Ireland matches

Sep 12th 2017, 6:13 PM 5,295 Views 11 Comments

Phase One begins on Thursday.

'Conversation should be about state of Irish football, not O'Neill and Keane'
# Square One
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# Square One

'Conversation should be about state of Irish football, not O'Neill and Keane'

Sep 6th 2017, 11:04 AM 6,237 Views 16 Comments

Richie Sadlier says there’s bigger issues than Weso’s selection.

'We threw the kitchen sink at them' - Walters admits 'sombre' atmosphere after Serbia loss
# Downbeat
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# Downbeat

'We threw the kitchen sink at them' - Walters admits 'sombre' atmosphere after Serbia loss

Sep 5th 2017, 11:38 PM 3,524 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland skipper insists all is not lost despite suffering a major setback tonight.

Disjointed Ireland have to settle for a point in Georgia
# Frustrating
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# Frustrating

Disjointed Ireland have to settle for a point in Georgia

Sep 2nd 2017, 7:08 PM 19,062 Views 80 Comments

Tonight’s World Cup qualifier in Tbilisi ended in a 1-1 draw.

Letter from Tbilisi: €2 tickets, the home of a famous Liverpool upset and Ireland's need to win at all costs
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# Road To Russia

Letter from Tbilisi: €2 tickets, the home of a famous Liverpool upset and Ireland's need to win at all costs

Sep 2nd 2017, 10:46 AM 17,185 Views 14 Comments

Ben Blake is in the Georgian capital, where Martin O’Neill’s side are aiming to edge a step closer to World Cup qualification this evening.

'When it’s put to you as bluntly as it was, there was no point in me staying'
# No1
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# No1

'When it’s put to you as bluntly as it was, there was no point in me staying'

Aug 31st 2017, 3:05 PM 11,873 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph said it was ‘a race to see who could get out the door first’ after he learned Joe Hart was joining West Ham.

Keane says Maguire 'unlucky' to miss out on Ireland squad, hints that he could be involved next week
# Impressed
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# Impressed

Keane says Maguire 'unlucky' to miss out on Ireland squad, hints that he could be involved next week

Aug 30th 2017, 8:30 AM 19,705 Views 36 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s number two also spoke about Will Keane and Scott Hogan, before brushing off links with the Israel job.

Walters an injury worry ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifying double-header
# Influential
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# Influential

Walters an injury worry ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifying double-header

Aug 25th 2017, 6:59 PM 4,094 Views 7 Comments

The Burnley striker has been ruled out of this weekend’s Premier League meeting with Tottenham, while team-mate Jeff Hendrick is also a doubt.

Ireland's striker options boosted as Scott Hogan finally declares his allegiance
# Coming On Board
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# Coming On Board

Ireland's striker options boosted as Scott Hogan finally declares his allegiance

Aug 15th 2017, 8:36 AM 27,616 Views 77 Comments

The Aston Villa hitman has informed Martin O’Neill that he is interested in lining out for the Boys in Green.

'It’s not an easy step up' - Ireland boss suggests Maguire has work to do after first call-up
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# LOI Graduate

'It’s not an easy step up' - Ireland boss suggests Maguire has work to do after first call-up

Aug 14th 2017, 5:10 PM 5,248 Views 12 Comments

The 23-year-old striker was named in Martin O’Neill’s provisional squad this afternoon.

Ireland's white New Balance away kit has just been launched
# First Pictures
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# First Pictures

Ireland's white New Balance away kit has just been launched

Aug 13th 2017, 9:04 PM 9,818 Views 21 Comments

The Boys in Green will wear the strip on their travels as they chase a spot at next year’s World Cup finals.

Ireland's first New Balance home kit has been officially unveiled
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# Road To Russia

Ireland's first New Balance home kit has been officially unveiled

Aug 2nd 2017, 9:12 AM 35,487 Views 88 Comments

The Boys in Green are set to debut the strip next month, but it will be available to buy from 10 August.

As it happened: Ireland v Austria, World Cup 2018 qualifier From The42
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As it happened: Ireland v Austria, World Cup 2018 qualifier

Ireland presented with a golden opportunity to kill off one of their World Cup qualifying rivals
# Talking Points
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# Talking Points

Ireland presented with a golden opportunity to kill off one of their World Cup qualifying rivals

Jun 11th 2017, 11:48 AM 28,008 Views 38 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s side can take Austria out of the running for a spot at next year’s finals by claiming victory this evening.

Germany score 7, Lewandowski bags a hat-trick, Eriksen nets for Denmark
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# Road To Russia

Germany score 7, Lewandowski bags a hat-trick, Eriksen nets for Denmark

Jun 10th 2017, 10:26 PM 8,090 Views 3 Comments

A round-up of the rest of tonight’s World Cup qualifying action across Europe.

Injury-time goal secures big away win for Northern Ireland in World Cup qualifiers
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# Road To Russia

Injury-time goal secures big away win for Northern Ireland in World Cup qualifiers

Jun 10th 2017, 8:20 PM 7,683 Views 1 Comment

Michael O’Neill’s side were heading for a goalless draw in Azerbaijan until the 92nd minute.

'Warrior' Walters set to lead the line for Ireland after declaring himself fighting fit
# Welcome Boost
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# Welcome Boost

'Warrior' Walters set to lead the line for Ireland after declaring himself fighting fit

Jun 10th 2017, 1:02 PM 12,771 Views 5 Comments

The Stoke City man is raring to go ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Austria.

'People have died for their country so we want our lads to put their bodies on the line'
# Rallying Cry
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# Rallying Cry

'People have died for their country so we want our lads to put their bodies on the line'

Jun 9th 2017, 1:40 PM 21,068 Views 67 Comments

Ireland’s assistant boss has been glad to see injured captain Seamus Coleman link up with the group ahead of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier.

Marriage of Fancy Dan and Plain Jane brings out the best in the Boys in Green
# Road To Russia
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# Road To Russia

Marriage of Fancy Dan and Plain Jane brings out the best in the Boys in Green

Jun 9th 2017, 12:27 PM 15,847 Views 5 Comments

It’s time to throw off the inferiority complex and take that next step, writes Tommy Martin.

With a host of missing players, Austria could well be there for the taking
# Weakened
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# Weakened

With a host of missing players, Austria could well be there for the taking

Jun 8th 2017, 8:00 PM 13,283 Views 19 Comments

Marcel Koller must prepare for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Ireland with a severely-depleted squad.

'He hasn't let us down' - Ex-Ireland keeper backs Randolph to keep hold of number one jersey
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# Road To Russia

'He hasn't let us down' - Ex-Ireland keeper backs Randolph to keep hold of number one jersey

May 17th 2017, 7:45 AM 5,595 Views 6 Comments

Packie Bonner believes Martin O’Neill will stick with the West Ham goalkeeper for next month’s qualifier against Austria.

'Hopefully Seamus looks at what people like me did and realises there's a way back from this'
# Road To Recovery
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# Road To Recovery

'Hopefully Seamus looks at what people like me did and realises there's a way back from this'

Apr 4th 2017, 9:50 AM 6,541 Views 3 Comments

Former Ireland striker Niall Quinn is upbeat that the current captain can return for next year’s World Cup finals — provided the team qualifies.

'We've 11 points on the board. I would have taken that at the start of the group'
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# Road To Russia

'We've 11 points on the board. I would have taken that at the start of the group'

Mar 25th 2017, 10:28 AM 7,446 Views 12 Comments

Martin O’Neill was content with a draw in Dublin last night.

Stage is set for an enthralling night and the Ireland-Wales pre-match talking points
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# Road To Russia

Stage is set for an enthralling night and the Ireland-Wales pre-match talking points

Mar 24th 2017, 8:00 AM 12,855 Views 25 Comments

Can the Boys in Green deal with the absentees? Will James McCarthy get the nod? Would Wales be happy with a draw…?

Poll: Who will win tonight's World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Wales?
# Have Your Say
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# Have Your Say

Poll: Who will win tonight's World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Wales?

Mar 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,569 Views 17 Comments

It’s a huge game for Martin O’Neill’s side.

'Whatever Ireland have planned for Bale, it won't be anything new'
# Unstoppable
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# Unstoppable

'Whatever Ireland have planned for Bale, it won't be anything new'

Mar 23rd 2017, 7:54 PM 3,629 Views 3 Comments

Wales boss Chris Coleman insists they aren’t under pressure to win at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow night.