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New faces in new places

clock January 22, 2013 21:10 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Ger McCarthy draws three conclusions from Giovanni Trapattoni’s first Republic of Ireland international squad selection of 2013 ahead of February’s friendly with Poland. [More]

'Sometimes fairytales have sad endings' - the Estonian view

clock November 13, 2011 11:40 by author Brendan O'Brien
Brendan O'Brien scanned the reaction in the Estonian press before returning from Tallinn [More]

A guide through the play offs

clock November 9, 2011 13:49 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Eight countries are set to battle it out for the last remaining Euro 2012 qualification berths on Friday with four mouth-watering first leg ties set to shred the nerves of players and supporters alike writes Ger McCarthy [More]

A bumpy road to Poland and Ukraine

clock September 7, 2011 09:09 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Quite the night in Euro 2012 qualifying as defiant Dunne rescued Ireland and Armenia stirred the melting pot. Ger McCarthy reflects. [More]

Anyone considered the possibility Ireland has found its natural level?

clock March 28, 2011 11:29 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Our soccer writers and columnists debate Ireland's Euro 2012 prospects and the manner in which we are attempting to get there. [More]

Well what did you expect against Wales

clock February 9, 2011 12:44 by author Brendan O'Brien
Brendan O'Brien on our strange footballing relationship with our Celtic cousins [More]

Trap was right not to make a show of us

clock November 19, 2010 10:44 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Let’s leave Trapattoni alone to get on with his job, argues Larry Ryan [More]

It's official: Trapattoni's honeymoon is over

clock November 19, 2010 10:39 by author Martin Claffey
Martin Claffey on the growing disconnect between the Republic of Ireland and the fans [More]

Can someone come up with a real reason not to introduce video technology to football?

clock November 19, 2009 21:59 by author Tony
Our sports editor looks at the fallout from the World Cup row over Henry's handy work [More]

Does Kevin Doyle know what he’s doing?

clock June 30, 2009 11:22 by author John Riordan
John Riordan on Kevin Doyle's move to Wolves [More]


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