VILLA SIGN HOURIHANE REPLACEMENT

Aston Villa have moved to replace Republic of Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane with the signing of Morgan Sanson from French giants Olympique Marseille. The 26-year-old has left Marseille to join Aston Villa in a £16m deal and he will compete with other midfielders like Douglas Luiz, Ross Barkley and John McGinn for a place in the Aston Villa midfielder.

Aston Villa made the move to sign Frenchman Morgan Sanson for a lot of money after Republic of Ireland international man ConorHourihane was allowed to join Premier League hopefuls Swansea City. Welsh club football giants Swansea City are in second place on the English Championship table and they are on course to pick one of the two automatic slots for Premier League promotion at the end of the season and Republic of Ireland midfielder Hourihane would be hoping to contribute his own quota to the Welsh club’s quest to secure a place in the Premier League. Continue reading VILLA SIGN HOURIHANE REPLACEMENT

EURO HOPES ENDED FOR IRELAND WOMEN

 

The Republic of Ireland won’t be represented at the 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championship in England after they failed to book a playoff spot from Group I of the qualifiers. Ahead of the final matchday (matchday eight) in the group, the Republic of Ireland were in a two-horse race for the playoff spot from Group I with leaders Germany already through to the tournament proper. The Republic of Ireland and Ukraine were the two nations battling for a place in the playoffs.


Ahead of matchday eight, the Republic of Ireland women were leading their Ukrainian counterparts by one point and they needed to better the result of Ukraine on the final matchday to secure their place in the playoffs. Hosts England have qualified automatically for the tournament, while the winners from the nine groups available will join the English team. Continue reading EURO HOPES ENDED FOR IRELAND WOMEN

PSG EYE WILLIAN AS NEYMAR REPLACEMENT

 

PSG are keeping tabs on Chelsea midfielder Willian. It is understood that the French side have shown interest in the winger as a potential replacement for Neymar. Willian has been linked to the French giant in recent seasons. While Neymar has been continuously linked with a return to Camp Nou.

According to various reports, Barcelona will make another approach to sign Neymar at the end of the season. The Blaugrana will sanction the sale of a few fringe and underperforming stars in order to raise the fund for Neymar. Phillips Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Arturo Vidal are among the players that have been linked with the Camp Nou exit. Coutinho has been tipped with a return to the Premier League while Juventus have indicated an interest in Vidal.
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ROY KEANE AGAINST PLAYERS AS A PUNDIT?

Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland Captain and anchor man, Roy Keane was known as a brute and steel character on the pitch and he has transferred his on-pitch character into his analysis as a TV pundit.


He is known not to put any word in check while speaking, he is not afraid to say what he thinks and feels even if it might upset a few people. Players and managers alike have been a victim of his outbursts.
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Major Crisis for Ireland Football National Team

The national football team of the Republic of Ireland might miss Shane Duffy as he is doubtful to play for the qualifier matches against Switzerland and Georgia for Euro 2020 that is set to happen in the next month. The main reason for his miss is the injury in his calf. Duffy is a defender for Brighton in the Premier League and for playing for the club, he got injured and was forced to leave the field during the second half in the match between Aston Villa and Brighton for the Carabao Cup in which the latter got defeated.

Currently, the Republic of Ireland has positioned itself at the top of Group D after playing just five games in the competition. Graham Potter is the boss of Brighton. He said that it is really sad for Shane to not being able to play the matches and his teammates will really going to miss him. Shane Duffy, who has shown a lot of good performance in the Premier League club Brighton, has been omnipresent in the defense side of the Republic of Ireland for the qualifying campaign for Euro 2020. He also successfully scored in the much dramatic and talked about match against Denmark that got tied held in the month of June in Copenhagen.
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UNITED LINKED TO TRIPLE SIGNINGS

Manchester United are looking to move on to other transfer targets after completing the transfer of defender AaronWan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.

The Red Devils are thought to be eyeing a move for the English duo of Sean Longstaff and James Maddison. It is reported that United are weighing up bids for both players as they look to continue their summer spree.
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Coleman is an important player

New Republic of Ireland head coach Mick McCarthy said that Seamus Coleman is an important player for him and that his place is guaranteed in the team irrespective of his form with Everton. Indeed the player has been struggling this season to get a sustained run in the Everton team and that has cause doubts that he might lose his place in the national team.

Mick McCarthy said that Seamus Coleman is his captain and that he is an important player not only on the pitch but also off the pitch. He said that he will be counting on him to lead the other players.
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Ireland manager without key players

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill might be without some key players next month in what might be an important match for his career at the head of the national team. Indeed players such as Seamus Coleman, Harry Arter, and Rice might be missing the games scheduled for next month.

Everton defender Seamus Coleman is currently suffering from a fracture and will be missing the two games scheduled for next month. Harry Arter, on the other hand, is out of the team following a clash with Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane. Rice who has become an important player has yet to decide whether he wants to represent England or the Republic of Ireland at international level.
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Ireland beats the USA in friendly

The Republic of Ireland managed to beat the United States by 2-1 thanks to a goal in the closing stage of the game from Alan Judge. The substitute scored the goal only seconds after entering on the field and gave a much-needed win to the Ireland team.

It was the Republic of Ireland that started the match the better and created some opportunities earlier on in the game. However, they will struggle to make their possession count and will miss some great occasions in front of goal.

This will allow the United States to grow in confidence and wrestle possession from them and the visitors began to create some opportunities of their own. They will naturally open the score in the closing stage of the game thanks to a great header from Matt Miazga on a Will Trapp free-kick. The powerful header will give the Republic of Ireland keeper no chance. The first half ended with the visitors leading 1-0.

In the second half, the Republic of Ireland showed more urgency on the ball and kept the ball better but unfortunately, they will fail to create any clear-cut opportunities. However, they will manage to come back into the game thanks to a goal from Burke.

The equalizer gave the Republic of Ireland some belief and they become more dangerous. However, they will be let down by some poor decision making and some great saves by the United States goalkeeper.

They will continue to create some opportunities until Alan Judge managed to equalize after coming in as a substitute. The Republic of Ireland manager said that it was a difficult game and that his players showed their character and determination in order to not only get back into the game but also score some important goals.