Randolph: 'We get written off a lot. The lads are used to it'

Randolph: 'We get written off a lot. The lads are used to it'

There was no quick getaway from their Swiss mission for the Republic of Ireland players.

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Plenty of toil but Ireland’s lack of quality exposed

Plenty of toil but Ireland’s lack of quality exposed

This was a night of tension, drama, and intrigue.

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Doherty likely to be fall guy as Stevens looks set to renew link-up with McClean

Doherty likely to be fall guy as Stevens looks set to renew link-up with McClean

Barring one adventurous run in which he cut inside a couple of Georgian defenders into their penalty box, Matt Doherty made little impact during the stalemate in ...

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Four questions Mick McCarthy must find the right answers for against Georgia

Four questions Mick McCarthy must find the right answers for against Georgia

Mick McCarthy has an acid tongue that is also capable of delivering lines as smooth as velvet.

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Matt Doherty: I’m not frustrated, when I’m called upon, I’ll be ready

Matt Doherty: I’m not frustrated, when I’m called upon, I’ll be ready

Matt Doherty pauses as he weighs up the question.

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Hard-working Browne not slow in setting goal targets

Hard-working Browne not slow in setting goal targets

The uninvited viewers arrived over the hill wearing school bags and uniforms.

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Life’s a bench but loyal Long sees the funny side

Life’s a bench but loyal Long sees the funny side

At least Kevin Long hasn’t lost his sense of humour.

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Irish Rover Byrne grasps chance to make positive impression on McCarthy

Irish Rover Byrne grasps chance to make positive impression on McCarthy

Getting the basics right on a night like this is the minimum requirement.

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Ireland’s foot soldiers just about hold the middle ground

Ireland’s foot soldiers just about hold the middle ground

There were times when this would have felt just like old times for Glenn Whelan. And everyone watching.

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Burke derby hero as Rovers down Bohs

Burke derby hero as Rovers down Bohs

An historic, record-breaking night for Shamrock Rovers as they finally got the result they’ve craved over Bohemians.

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Cork City reject Magilton job interest

Cork City reject Magilton job interest

Cork City officials refused to reschedule an interview with Jim Magilton before opting to offer Neale Fenn the vacant manager’s position earlier this week.

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The greening of Sheffield

The greening of Sheffield

Sheffield United is set to become many fans second favourite Premier League team given the influx of Irish players who will backbone their bid of top-flight survival ...

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Former Cork City man Sean McLoughlin joins Scottish Premiership team on loan

Former Cork City man Sean McLoughlin joins Scottish Premiership team on loan

As part of the development plan put in place by Hull City following his transfer from Cork City last week, the 22-year-old centre back will link up with Jim Goodwin’s ...

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Cork City agree Sean McLoughlin sale to Hull

Cork City agree Sean McLoughlin sale to Hull

Sean McLoughlin will be confirmed as a Hull City player by the end of this week player after the Championship club agreed a fee with Cork City for the in-demand ...

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Conway admits his term could still end this month

Conway admits his term could still end this month

FAI president Donal Conway has announced that his term in office could still come to an end this month, as the forthcoming Annual General Meeting at which he is ...

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Donal Conway insists FAI have a Plan B if review recommendations are rejected

Donal Conway insists FAI have a Plan B if review recommendations are rejected

FAI president Donal Conway has rowed back on initial claims that the association doesn’t have a contingency plan should the 78 recommendations put forward ...

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'I am a good football player and not only the son of Henrik Larsson'

'I am a good football player and not only the son of Henrik Larsson'

Jordan Larsson had been speaking beside the away dugout at Richmond Park last Thursday night when a mischievous group gathered a few feet away from him. They took ...

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Treacy delivers gloomy update on FAI finances

Treacy delivers gloomy update on FAI finances

Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy has laid bare the perilous financial state of the FAI with a series of troubling revelations, the most stark of which is that they ...

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Livid Ross accuses Conway of reneging on vow to walk away

Livid Ross accuses Conway of reneging on vow to walk away

Sports Minister Shane Ross has accused Donal Conway of reneging on a promise to step down from the FAI at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM after he was nominated ...

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Former City star Graham Cummins fluffs his lines on debut

Former City star Graham Cummins fluffs his lines on debut

Graham Cummins missed a host of chances to make himself the hero on his Shamrock Rovers debut as the former Cork City striker suffered the yips in front of goal.

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Win over St Pat's puts Rovers back on track

Win over St Pat's puts Rovers back on track

Shamrock Rovers reignited their title challenge with this comfortable Dublin derby win over St Pat’s.

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All aboard the party bus, as Ireland banish mental scars

All aboard the party bus, as Ireland banish mental scars

It was just of 5pm local time, four hours before kick-off, when an open-topped party bus stopped in traffic outside the Ireland team’s hotel in the centre ...

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Robbie Keane: The coach guiding Ireland to a brighter future

Robbie Keane: The coach guiding Ireland to a brighter future

Tom Elmes saw Robbie Keane sprinting across the pitch towards him, iPad in hand, and his first instinct was fear. “I thought something was wrong,” he ...

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O’Dowda has gone off-grid to reach potential

O’Dowda has gone off-grid to reach potential

Callum O’Dowda has now gone beyond the point in his career, for both club and country, where he is viewed as a bright prospect.

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Hourihane: People don’t see sacrifices I put in

Hourihane: People don’t see sacrifices I put in

His Bandon accent doesn’t quite reach the same caustic shrill of exasperation as, say, a certain someone from Mayfield, but there could be no denying that ...

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Matt Doherty: Coleman and I can work

Matt Doherty: Coleman and I can work

Matt Doherty had cricket on the brain yesterday. It’s never far from his thoughts, as it happens.

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Hourihane was willing to go back to the bottom. Now he's one step from the top

Hourihane was willing to go back to the bottom. Now he's one step from the top

Wembley no longer holds any mystery for Conor Hourihane. There is no room for romance in this story.

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