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Dublin: 7 °C Friday 20 October, 2017

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# coybig - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ryanair schedule four extra flights to Copenhagen due to 'phenomenal' demand

The scramble for tickets for both legs has already started.

# coybig - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

'The feeling here is that Ireland will be tough to beat but, individually, we have the better players'

The Danes feel they have enough quality to get past the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup play-offs.

'Whoever we got was going to be tough but I think most people were hoping for that'

Ireland’s Cyrus Christie and Darren Randolph react to drawing Denmark in the World Cup play-off draw.

Ireland drawn with Denmark for 2018 World Cup play-off

The draw was held at Fifa headquarters in Zurich this afternoon.

# coybig - Monday 16 October, 2017

Norwich City's Cork native Adam Idah has been on fire for the Ireland U17s

The teenage striker has scored seven goals in three matches as Colin O’Brien’s team topped their qualifying group.

Ireland have made a big jump in the latest Fifa World Rankings

Ireland face play-off against Switzerland, Italy, Croatia or Denmark as seedings confirmed.

# coybig - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

More recognition for Meyler as he lands player of the month award

Ireland’s stand-in captain was Hull City’s top performer in September, according to the club’s supporters.

Poll: Which of the 4 teams would you like to see Ireland face in the play-offs? Road To Russia This post contains a poll

Poll: Which of the 4 teams would you like to see Ireland face in the play-offs?

Croatia, Denmark, Italy or Switzerland will stand between Ireland and the 2018 World Cup.

# coybig - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Character won't always be enough, but would Ireland fans swap it for any other attribute?

Sometimes, like last night, it just stares you in the face, writes Paul Dollery.

From TheJournal.ie Last night's Ireland game was watched by 1.1 million people at its peak COYBIG

Last night's Ireland game was watched by 1.1 million people at its peak

Over 51% of people watching TV at the time were tuned into the match.

'We come alive on the big occasions, we always have' - 'Fired up' Ireland do it again

Daryl Murphy has waited a long time for nights like last night in Cardiff.

From The Daily Edge James McClean embracing his family after Ireland's win produced this brilliant photo What A Night

On the fringes for so long, David Meyler is now Ireland's crucial midfield warrior

The Corkman has been superb throughout the qualification campaign.

'I've believed for a long time that we'll go to Russia... Bring them on'

David Meyler is confident that Ireland can progress through the play-offs to reach next year’s World Cup.

# coybig - Monday 9 October, 2017

'I knew what I was doing' - Harry Arter explains his role in Ireland's golden goal

The Bournemouth midfielder had a hand in James McClean’s winner against Wales in Cardiff.

McClean fires Ireland to World Cup play-off with vital victory in Cardiff

The West Brom winger struck in the second half to keep Ireland on track to make it to Russia.

Ireland fans have taken over Cardiff ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier The Green Party This post contains videos

Ireland fans have taken over Cardiff ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier

Many have travelled to the Welsh capital without tickets for the crucial Group D fixture.

The Long wait, Welsh World Cup woe and more big match talking points

Can Ireland keep their bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup on track tonight in Cardiff?

# coybig - Sunday 8 October, 2017

How are Wales likely to line out against Ireland without Gareth Bale?

Chris Coleman’s side are missing their star man for tomorrow’s final World Cup qualifier in Cardiff.

# coybig - Saturday 7 October, 2017

All eyes on Scotland tomorrow as Greece win not the result Ireland hoped for

Permutations, permutations, permutations……

'A no-brainer': How England and Ireland both tried to call up Alan McLoughlin on the same day COYBIG This post contains videos

'A no-brainer': How England and Ireland both tried to call up Alan McLoughlin on the same day

McLoughlin calls on Irish players to follow in his footsteps on Monday.

# coybig - Friday 6 October, 2017

Here's why Serbia's loss to Austria tonight has added more intrigue to Monday's battle in Cardiff

The Republic of Ireland can still qualify automatically after what happened in Vienna tonight.

Murphy on the double and Maguire handed debut as Ireland tee up massive night in Cardiff

A 2-0 victory over Moldova was enough in their penultimate World Cup qualifier.

'I kept hearing about style of play - Ireland have performed the same way since I've been alive' COYBIG This post contains videos

'I kept hearing about style of play - Ireland have performed the same way since I've been alive'

Darren O’Dea joined Close Calls to give his thoughts on Martin O’Neill’s new contract, team selection, and Ireland’s final qualifiers.

Poll: How do you think Ireland's game against Moldova will go tonight? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you think Ireland's game against Moldova will go tonight?

A repeat of last year’s 3-1 win would do nicely for Martin O’Neill’s men.

# coybig - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Father and son: Liam Kinsella aiming to reach the heights of ex-Ireland midfielder Mark Family Affair This post contains videos

Father and son: Liam Kinsella aiming to reach the heights of ex-Ireland midfielder Mark

The pair are working together with the U21s ahead of tonight’s European Championships qualifier against Norway.

# coybig - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'As I came off the pitch, I had the phone call to say he had died'

Ireland defender Cyrus Christie pays tribute to boxer uncle Errol, who played a big part in his life.

'There are about six of us vying for three positions. It’s not just me and Seanie knocking heads'

Winger Daryl Horgan talks competition at Preston North End and having to be patient to make his competitive debut for Ireland.

# coybig - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Two Irish youngsters selected in list of young Premier League talents to watch

Defenders Kameron Ledwidge and Nathan Collins are both included.

# coybig - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Aiden McGeady scores lovely consolation but hapless Sunderland are in big trouble Downward Spiral This post contains videos

Aiden McGeady scores lovely consolation but hapless Sunderland are in big trouble

Another Republic of Ireland international – David McGoldrick – was on the mark as Ipswich thrashed the Black Cats.

If O'Neill is looking for a poacher, what about the Championship's top scorer?

The Nottingham Forest attacker is in terrific form.

# coybig - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'If there’s a natural goalscorer in Hogan and Maguire, it'd be nice for the future of the Republic of Ireland'

Martin O’Neill has opted to include the uncapped strikers in his latest provisional squad.

Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan receives first call-up after obtaining Irish passport

The 25-year-old could make his international bow against Moldova or Wales next month.

# coybig - Monday 25 September, 2017

'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that' Make Or Break This post contains videos

'If John Delaney had said 'We want a young, vibrant side so don't worry about qualification' we could have done that'

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says his players must ‘rise to the occasion’ as he prepares to name his squad for the upcoming double-header.

# coybig - Saturday 16 September, 2017

There were a number of Irish players on target in the Championship today

Former Ireland U21 international Aiden O’Brien hit the winner, as Millwall beat table toppers Leeds.

# coybig - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Ireland's fall: Boys in Green continue their slide down Fifa World Rankings

Martin O’Neill’s side are now ranked 34th.

# coybig - Thursday 7 September, 2017

'Where's the new Keane, Duffer or Dunney?' - Given fears for lack of young players coming through

The ex-Ireland goalkeeper would also like to see the current management team stay on beyond this campaign.

# coybig - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'Conversation should be about state of Irish football, not O'Neill and Keane'

Richie Sadlier says there’s bigger issues than Weso’s selection.

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