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Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 25 April, 2015

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# coybig - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Heartbreak as Ireland defender set to miss FA Cup final and possibly Euro 2016 qualifier

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says Ciaran Clark is likely to be out for the rest of the season.

# coybig - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Analysis: Why are we all talking about Jack Grealish?

The youngster’s performance in Aston Villa’s FA Cup semi-final was lauded but how good was it?

# coybig - Friday 17 April, 2015

It has not been a good day for one of Ireland’s most promising defenders

Republic of Ireland defender damaged his medial knee ligament against Tottenham last week and will miss FA Cup tie with Liverpool on Sunday.

# coybig - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Martin O’Neill planning to ‘keep an eye’ on one of the LOI’s top full-backs

Stuey Byrne might get his wish after all.

# coybig - Friday 10 April, 2015

Things are finally looking up for one of the great Irish centre-backs

QPR centre-half Dunne has declared himself fit after featuring for their U21s yesterday.

# coybig - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Darron Gibson’s injury nightmare costs him another season with Everton

The Republic of Ireland midfielder has managed just 36 league starts in three years at the club.

# coybig - Friday 3 April, 2015

Bad news for Ireland? Scotland’s away clash with Georgia could be behind closed doors

A tricky assignment may get a little easier for Gordan Strachan’s side.

Back to business: 5 Irish players with points to prove between now and the Scotland game

Ireland’s Euro hopes hang in the balance.

# coybig - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Richard Dunne’s season may not be over after all as he lines up early Rs return

The Ireland centre-half is close to regaining full fitness, according to manager Chris Ramsey.

Ireland U17s to face England at European Championships after being handed tough draw

The Boys in Green will also come up against Netherlands and Italy.

# coybig - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Ireland and Poland both facing Uefa punishment – but for two different reasons

Uefa open investigations into Sunday night’s game in Dublin.

# coybig - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Ireland leave it late once again but live to fight another day

Once again The Boys in Green kept going to the end.

As it happened: Ireland v Poland, Euro 2016 qualifier

It was over to the Aviva Stadium where Martin O’Neill’s men played their first competitive game of 2015.

# coybig - Friday 27 March, 2015

‘It’s not as bizarre as everyone thinks’ – Brady on early recovery from fall ‘down a hole’

The Hull City winger says he is ready to give ’110%’ if called upon by Martin O’Neill this weekend.

# coybig - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Ireland’s U17s have qualified for the European finals after a dramatic final day

Tom Mohan’s men are into this year’s tournament in Bulgaria despite losing 1-0 to Poland.

# coybig - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Five years ago, Harry Arter was stuck in the Conference. Now he’s eyeing up an Ireland debut

Work hard and don’t rest on your laurels – that’s Harry Arter’s recipe for success.

Henry: I told Irish players I handled ball and I was vilified by press

‘I spoke honestly – it was a reflex. A reflex by a competitor, just like when you reach out for the ball on the line when your goalkeeper is beaten.’

# coybig - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Finders keepers? There was more talk today about who will play in goal for Ireland

“It’s the manager’s decision and there’s nothing I can do,” says David Forde.

A Premier League cult hero is now Ireland’s U21 goalkeeping coach

Carlo Cudicini is working with Ireland ahead of their opening European Championship qualifier.

# coybig - Monday 23 March, 2015

‘We’re not going to go around two-footing one of them so you’ll get a game’

Competition for the Ireland number one jersey is fierce — just not that fierce, says Shay Given.

He’s scored more league goals than Costa and Kane – but Murphy still needs to impress

Ipswich striker hoping to carry over his club form and catch Martin O’Neill’s eye.

Who’s here, who’s not, and who’s carrying a knock? The latest from Ireland’s training camp

Martin O’Neill took charge of his first training session of the week in Malahide this morning.

‘You can’t have forever and a day to make your mind up’ – Townsend urges Grealish to commit

Villa youngster can have the same kind of impact as Spurs sensation Harry Kane, says Andy Townsend.

Jack Grealish: ‘Hopefully next year, I’ll be back playing again for Ireland’

The Aston Villa midfielder has been on hiatus from the international scene.

# coybig - Sunday 22 March, 2015

John O’Shea named Republic of Ireland’s Senior Player of the Year

Some delight for the centre-back in what’s been a difficult top-flight season for him.

Seamus Coleman nets for Everton as the Merseysiders get the better of QPR

A 3rd league goal of the campaign for the right-back.

# coybig - Friday 20 March, 2015

Kevin Doyle signs for MLS side Colorado Rapids

31 year-old striker will move to America at the end of the Championship season.

# coybig - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Let’s forget about Harry Kane for Ireland, he’s after getting an England call-up

It’s not going to happen, we must accept that now.

# coybig - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Pride overrides disappointment as Twitter reacts to Ireland’s World Cup exit

There was praise from all quarters.

# coybig - Thursday 12 March, 2015

No surprise that Robbie’s still going – ‘He has that strength of character to survive’

Robbie’s former teammate David Bentley is bemused at the notion that Keane divides opinion.

Who is Ireland’s new midfielder Harry Arter?

We give you the lowdown on the latest player to be named in Martin O’Neill’s squad.

# coybig - Monday 9 March, 2015

# coybig - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Zimbabwe captain refuses to blame Mooney for controversial dismissal

‘You’ve take his word for it,’ said Brendan Taylor after Ireland’s Cricket World Cup win.

Ireland hold their nerve in another nail-biter to boost chances of reaching quarter-finals

Alex Cusack was the hero as he took two wickets in the final over.

# coybig - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Ireland’s friendly with England has been given a particularly early kick-off time

The Aviva Stadium will host the game at 1pm on 7 June.

# coybig - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Louis Bookman: Solving the mystery of a revolutionary and pioneering sportsman

The Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe went on to make football history but his achievements are largely unknown.

Steve Bruce full of praise for Ireland’s Robbie Brady after difficult period

The Republic of Ireland international has been back in Dublin recently caring for his ill daughter.

# coybig - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Ireland’s Jeff Hendrick scores one and makes another as Derby edge closer to promotion COYBIG This post contains videos

Ireland’s Jeff Hendrick scores one and makes another as Derby edge closer to promotion

With a bit of luck, the midfielder will be playing in the Premier League by the start of next season.

Jack Byrne is the Irish teenager leading Man City’s charge for European glory One To Watch This post contains videos

Jack Byrne is the Irish teenager leading Man City’s charge for European glory

The 18-year-old midfielder scored his sixth goal of the competition last night and has earned comparisons with Paul Scholes for his performances.

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