It may be a time of the year for family, fun and festivities, but try telling that to the many Irish footballers based abroad who regularly miss out on the magic of Christmas.
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Best right-back in Premier League? Nobody beats Coleman
It’s been quite a while – too long in fact – that any Irish supporter can confidently claim that one of their own is amongst the very best in the English Premier League. But in Seamus Coleman, they have found such a player.
Damien Delaney – Everything crystal clear in Palace wonderland
Sometimes life moves so fast it’s difficult to appreciate its highlights when they roll around. That’s exactly how Damien Delaney feels about his whirlwind year.
Eoghan O’Connell – Rising star takes on Europe’s finest
All adventures must come to an end, yet Eoghan O’Connell isn’t too downbeat about his UEFA Champions League ride fizzling out in Barcelona.
Hey Martin, don’t forget to consider Irish first
From Black Friday and Cyber Monday through to last-minute Christmas shopping, the rush of scrambling for deals and ticking off lists has been followed by repeated calls to ‘shop local’. And it’s something that Martin O’Neill should pay attention to.
Pragmatic future awaits Ireland under O’Neill
It felt like Christmas had arrived early when the Republic of Ireland landed Martin O’Neill, and Roy Keane, as their new management ticket. But the festive period is now over.
O’Neill’s recruitment drive – New faces on the radar
Reputations can make a huge difference in the ego-driven world of modern football, so the FAI have reason to smile now that Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane are on board.
A new era – Martin O’Neill & Roy Keane
A new, exciting era has started for the Republic of Ireland with the appointment of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane as a management team, which GARETH MAHER will be covering closely.
Who’s likely to fit into O’Neill’s rigid system?
Once the hype settles down from the FAI landing their dream management ticket for the Republic of Ireland, it will quickly sink in that slick, attacking football won’t be on the menu.