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For Irish fans, the wait is over. The disruption caused by economic instability and the envy of their rivals England when they come to host the Olympics, will certainly not dampen the Irish spirit when they arrive in Poland and the Ukraine for the European Championships. They have waited 10 years to return to the holy grail of international football, and Giovanni Trapattoni has been the man to get them back into the frame. The road to qualification has often been bumpy and dramatic for Ireland; following the Mick McCarthy era they …

France 1-1 Ireland agg:(null-1)
There have been many big moments in 2009, but none as big as this. In extra time the ball was going out of play towards the left of the net, Thierry Henry was not going to get it unless he hand balled it, so he did exactly that. The most upsetting part of that was when his handball enabled him to pass the ball to William Gallas who headed it in. That cheat cost Ireland a place in the World Cup!
France started on top in Paris with …

Many Irish believe this is the year that Ireland can make up for not qualifying for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. They almost won top spot in their group, but Italy just snatched it, so that left Ireland with a play-off against France.
Ireland fans before the game
Around 81000 people packed into Croke Park for this crucial game, and after the anthems were sung the action began. The first real chance of the game went in, but the offside flag was raised immediately, A ball over the top by Abidal …

A header from Robbie Keane six minutes from time helped maintain Ireland’s hopes of reaching South Africa. The win means Giovanni Trapatonni’s men stay in second place in group eight, one point behind ireland’s next oppostition Italy, although the current World Champions have a game in hand. The irish now have two games to go and an added bonus is that they are both to be played at Croke park. The first of these two vital fixtures is against league leaders Italy on the 10th of October, this match could …

Here it is, The first international Break of the new season and Ireland face a long and perhaps tricky trip to the Cryprus Capital Nicosia. Although Giovanni Trappotoni and the loyal Ireland fans will be hoping to get the goals (and the Guinness 😉 ) flowing.
This will be Ireland’s Eighth Match of their World Cup Qualifying Campaign and are currently in second place one point behind 2006 World cup winners Italy although Trappotoni’s Former team do have a game in hand over the Irish, aswell as four other teams in …

Just a few more days’s until the Premier League kicks off, a number of countries are competiting in International Friendly’s. Even though football managers and football players might complain about having International matches just day’s before the Premiership, it is nice to see your International team in action. I have taken up the Republic of Ireland blog and here is my preview of their Friendly against Australia.
 
 
 

Republic Of Ireland – Ireland have predominately chosen a 24 man squad for the Friendly against Australia. However Striker Leon Best is doubtful for …