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Ireland can’t be complacent, says Roy Keane

Given that Gibraltar have shipped 34 goals in six games and can’t even claim proper home advantage in these European Championship qualifiers, it’s fair to say that, balmy weather conditions apart, Ireland won’t exactly be walking into a footballing hothouse in the Estadio Algarve on Friday night.

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From Rockies to the Rock for Kevin Doyle

After earning 61 caps and scoring 14 goals for his country, Kevin Doyle has exceeded his own expectations but still believes he can contribute to the Irish cause in their time of need.

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Let’s hurt Gibraltar early, says Stephen Quinn

Despite all the soundings emanating from the Irish camp about Gibraltar’s steady improvement over this Euro qualifying campaign, Stephen Quinn cut to the chase when considering the challenge posed by tomorrow night’s opponents in Faro.

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Jonjo Shelvey: Roy Hodgson urged us to step it up

Roy Hodgson has told his England squad they must step up their performances if they want to become serious contenders for Euro 2016.

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Oliver Bierhoff: Time for Germany to wrap up Euro qualification

Oliver Bierhoff is keen for Germany to wrap up their place at Euro 2016 over the next week by beating both Poland and Scotland in their next two qualifiers.

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Saido Berahino will have some extra time off to reflect on West Brom impasse

Saido Berahino has been given extra time off by West Brom following a blocked move to Tottenham.

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TV3 snap up one of RTE's most popular pundits for Champions League campaign

Former Liverpool and Scotland star Graeme Souness will join TV3’s Champions League analysis team.

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David De Gea botched deal row escalates

The war of words between Old Trafford and the Bernabeu escalated last night after Manchester United issued a statement insisting Real Madrid were to blame for the collapse of David de Gea’s proposed transfer.

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Berahino takes heat off Van Gaal and Wenger — for now

Saido Berahino’s explosive reaction on social media to being denied a move to Tottenham Hotspur took the heat off Louis van Gaal and Arsene Wenger on Transfer Deadline Day; but it may not save them from the fire.

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Martin O’Neill: Darron Gibson injury saga ‘worrying’

Martin O’Neill has expressed concern about the psychological impact on Darron Gibson of the injury problems which have sidelined him for much of the last two years.

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Gamble finally paying off for resurgent Eunan O’Kane

As he serenaded his new team-mates with an initiation song after dinner last night, uncapped Ireland midfielder Eunan O’Kane could understand how the choice of ‘The Gambler’ by Kenny Rogers has resonance to his career.

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Ronan Finn and Sean Gannon strike as Dundalk too good for Shamrock Rovers

Dundalk 2 Shamrock Rovers 0: Dundalk restored their eight-point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table as former Hoops Ronan Finn and Sean Gannon came back to haunt Rovers in Oriel Park last night.

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Germany gunning for revenge on Poland

World Cup winners Germany will look to make amends for their Euro 2016 qualifying defeat to Poland last year when the two sides meet again in Frankfurt on Friday to heave their qualification campaign back on track.

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Upbeat Martin O’Neill looks to the future

It was a little like the first day at new school yesterday for the Ireland players, as they made their debut at the National Training Centre by FAI headquarters in Abbotstown.

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Chelsea target Papy Djilobodji as cut-price alternative to John Stones

Chelsea are bidding to solve their defensive troubles with Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji as a switch from Nantes nears completion.

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Slick Cork City stay in title hunt as sorry St Pats stumble again

Cork City 3 St Patrick’s Athletic 1: Cork City showed that they won’t go down in this title race without a fight as they moved to within five points of champions Dundalk at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division after a comfortable victory over St Patrick’s Athletic at Turner’s Cross last night.

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Adam Rooney ready for exciting month

The onset of September could bring with it new territory in the Rooney household in the form of a maiden Ireland cap and fatherhood for Aberdeen striker Adam.

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Patient Darren Randolph’s perfect guide to good time ‘keeping

Darren Randolph could hardly have picked a better time to keep a clean sheet at Anfield.

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