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#Friendlies

# friendlies - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

'He doesn't need to apologise, I'll see him soon' - Dier accuses Herrera of elbowing him
# In The Face
# In The Face

'He doesn't need to apologise, I'll see him soon' - Dier accuses Herrera of elbowing him

Nov 16th 2016, 11:55 AM 11,814 Views 9 Comments

The players will be in opposition when Spurs play Manchester United next month.

# friendlies - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Ireland exorcise the ghost of Scotland '87 and more talking points from Vienna
# Analysis
# Analysis

Ireland exorcise the ghost of Scotland '87 and more talking points from Vienna

Nov 12th 2016, 11:43 PM 6,493 Views 9 Comments

Plus, why the Boys in Green are now in pole position to triumph in Group D.

# friendlies - Friday 2 September, 2016

'Sometimes I f*** it up, but other times some people make a storm out of a little thing'
# Frustration
# Frustration

'Sometimes I f*** it up, but other times some people make a storm out of a little thing'

Sep 2nd 2016, 1:02 PM 7,778 Views 1 Comment

Diego Costa was unhappy with criticism of his performance against Belgium, saying it was his best yet for Spain.

# friendlies - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

As it happened: Ireland v Oman, International friendly
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Ireland v Oman, International friendly

Aug 31st 2016, 6:49 PM 78,574 Views 35 Comments

Robbie Keane made one final appearance for the Boys in Green at Lansdowne Road this evening.

# friendlies - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Razor-sharp Roma edge Liverpool in St Louis
# Top Dzek
# Top Dzek

Razor-sharp Roma edge Liverpool in St Louis

Aug 2nd 2016, 8:14 AM 9,195 Views 16 Comments

Edin Dzeko and Luciano Spaletti’s men looked in fine form last night.

# friendlies - Sunday 31 July, 2016

PSG sink Leicester in clash of Anglo-French champions
# Too Good
# Too Good

PSG sink Leicester in clash of Anglo-French champions

Jul 31st 2016, 9:57 AM 7,177 Views 2 Comments

Grzegorz Krychowiak made his debut for the French side at the International Champions Cup.

Divock Origi stars as Liverpool overcome AC Milan
# First Impressions
# First Impressions

Divock Origi stars as Liverpool overcome AC Milan

Jul 31st 2016, 9:44 AM 9,223 Views 18 Comments

The Belgium international came on at half-time and netted just before the hour-mark.

# friendlies - Friday 29 July, 2016

Bastian Schweinsteiger among United players to be axed by Mourinho - reports
# Out Of Favour
# Out Of Favour

Bastian Schweinsteiger among United players to be axed by Mourinho - reports

Jul 29th 2016, 11:47 PM 10,184 Views 20 Comments

Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in line for his Manchester United debut against Galatasaray.

# friendlies - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Penalty shootout drama against Dortmund sees Guardiola pick up first win as Man City boss
# Off The Mark
# Off The Mark

Penalty shootout drama against Dortmund sees Guardiola pick up first win as Man City boss

Jul 28th 2016, 3:51 PM 4,901 Views 6 Comments

Reserve goalkeeper Angus Gunn was the hero after the game had finished 1-1 in 90 minutes in China.

# friendlies - Monday 25 July, 2016

Pre-season Manchester derby cancelled because of state of the pitch
# No Handshake
# No Handshake

Pre-season Manchester derby cancelled because of state of the pitch

Jul 25th 2016, 8:06 AM 8,608 Views 17 Comments

Manchester’s City and United will not meet in a pre-season friendly in Beijing after torrential rain made the pitch unplayable.

# friendlies - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Messi cuts short holiday and he (and his new blonde hair) could now feature in Dublin friendly
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Messi cuts short holiday and he (and his new blonde hair) could now feature in Dublin friendly

Jul 24th 2016, 12:55 PM 26,489 Views 31 Comments

The Catalan giants head for a training camp in England next week, before playing Celtic at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

# friendlies - Saturday 16 July, 2016

'I'll play anywhere for Man United!' - Big-money signing Mkhitaryan impresses on debut
# Team Player
# Team Player

'I'll play anywhere for Man United!' - Big-money signing Mkhitaryan impresses on debut

Jul 16th 2016, 7:28 PM 13,253 Views 10 Comments

Eric Bailly also made his United bow today.

# friendlies - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

As it happened: Ireland v Belarus, Euro 2016 warm-up
# Road To France
# Road To France

As it happened: Ireland v Belarus, Euro 2016 warm-up

May 31st 2016, 6:45 PM 55,876 Views 58 Comments

All eyes were on Turner’s Cross tonight as Ireland played their final Euro 2016 warm-up match. Catch up with the action here.

# friendlies - Friday 27 May, 2016

As it happened: Ireland v Netherlands, Euro 2016 warm-up
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Netherlands, Euro 2016 warm-up

May 27th 2016, 8:50 PM 71,148 Views 36 Comments

We were live from the Aviva Stadium as Martin O’Neill’s side played the first of two pre-tournament friendlies.

# friendlies - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Long and McClean strike from the spot as Ireland put in positive performance against Slovakia
# Euro 2016 Warm Up
# Euro 2016 Warm Up

Long and McClean strike from the spot as Ireland put in positive performance against Slovakia

Mar 29th 2016, 9:44 PM 28,724 Views 54 Comments

Martin O’Neill’s side drew 2-2 at Lansdowne Road this evening.

As it happened: Ireland v Slovakia, international friendly
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Slovakia, international friendly

Mar 29th 2016, 7:38 PM 70,843 Views 71 Comments

Ireland took on Slovakia, as a number of players sought to stake a late claim for a Euros spot.

# friendlies - Friday 25 March, 2016

MON: 'I thought we could have a wee bit more confidence when in possession'
# Room To Improve
# Room To Improve

MON: 'I thought we could have a wee bit more confidence when in possession'

Mar 25th 2016, 11:54 PM 4,810 Views 4 Comments

Ireland continue their unbeaten home run but Martin O’Neill finds room for improvement.

New faces for the Euros? 3 talking points from Ireland's win against Switzerland
# Reaction
# Reaction

New faces for the Euros? 3 talking points from Ireland's win against Switzerland

Mar 25th 2016, 11:31 PM 9,880 Views 2 Comments

Shane Duffy and Ciaran Clark consolidated their Euro claims, but it was a frustrating debut for Alan Judge.

Clark header sees Ireland's Euro 2016 hopefuls dig out Swiss win
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

Clark header sees Ireland's Euro 2016 hopefuls dig out Swiss win

Mar 25th 2016, 10:01 PM 33,153 Views 42 Comments

Good Friday for the Boys in Green in the first of their Euro 2016 warm-ups.

As it happened: Ireland v Switzerland, international friendly
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Ireland v Switzerland, international friendly

Mar 25th 2016, 7:45 PM 81,321 Views 40 Comments

There was live football on Good Friday as the Aviva Stadium hosted the Boys in Green in a Euro 2016 warm-up game.

Alan Judge handed senior Ireland debut for Swiss test
# Chance To Impress
# Chance To Impress

Alan Judge handed senior Ireland debut for Swiss test

Mar 25th 2016, 6:43 PM 13,862 Views 15 Comments

The Brentford midfielder starts in tonight’s international friendly at the Aviva Stadium.

# friendlies - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Westwood unfairly overlooked and other thoughts on the Ireland squad announcement
# Talking Points
# Talking Points

Westwood unfairly overlooked and other thoughts on the Ireland squad announcement

Mar 19th 2016, 8:48 PM 10,194 Views 12 Comments

Martin O’Neill gave further indications about the make-up of his final Euro 2016 panel today.

# friendlies - Monday 16 November, 2015

Hugo Lloris: 'The French nation is more important than football'
# Sombre
# Sombre

Hugo Lloris: 'The French nation is more important than football'

Nov 16th 2015, 6:27 PM 5,494 Views 1 Comment

The captain of Les Bleus admitted he and his team-mates had doubts about whether to play Tuesday’s friendly against England.

# friendlies - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Gerrard ready for 'war' with Lampard when NYC arrive in LA
# Best Buds
# Best Buds

Gerrard ready for 'war' with Lampard when NYC arrive in LA

Aug 22nd 2015, 9:45 PM 8,839 Views 21 Comments

Pfft. Robbie Keane will end up overshadowing them anyway.

# friendlies - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Ireland's Jon Walters scored a rather lovely goal for Stoke last night
# Jonny Be Good
# Jonny Be Good

Ireland's Jon Walters scored a rather lovely goal for Stoke last night

Jul 23rd 2015, 10:39 AM 5,703 Views 2 Comments

The Potters thrashed Wrexham at The Racecourse with Marco van Ginkel also on the mark.

# friendlies - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Who are the Irish provinces playing in the pre-season?

Who are the Irish provinces playing in the pre-season?

Jul 22nd 2015, 7:00 AM 7,671 Views 8 Comments

Bernard Jackman’s Grenoble will take on both Connacht and Munster.

# friendlies - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

'Welcome to Vanchester' - Van Gaal tastes success on home bow
# Unlikely Hero
# Unlikely Hero

'Welcome to Vanchester' - Van Gaal tastes success on home bow

Aug 12th 2014, 10:18 PM 10,485 Views 14 Comments

Louis van Gaal enjoyed a winning introduction to Old Trafford as Manchester United beat Valencia 2-1 on Tuesday.

# friendlies - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Roy Keane sees Villa beaten by Paul Cook's buoyant Chesterfield
# VILLAINS
# VILLAINS

Roy Keane sees Villa beaten by Paul Cook's buoyant Chesterfield

Jul 31st 2014, 10:46 AM 5,430 Views 7 Comments

There’s was plenty of Irish interest as Jack Grealish was amongst the Irish on show.

# friendlies - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules
# Friendlies
# Friendlies

All four Irish provinces have confirmed their pre-season schedules

Jul 8th 2014, 10:53 AM 6,342 Views 3 Comments

Here’s the fixture list for the warm-up games in preparation for the 2014/15 campaign.

# friendlies - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Argentina team pose with provocative Falklands banner ahead of Slovenia game
# Politics
# Politics

Argentina team pose with provocative Falklands banner ahead of Slovenia game

Jun 8th 2014, 5:09 PM 15,663 Views 24 Comments

FIFA do not tolerate political influence in international football and are expected to penalise the team in some form.

# friendlies - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Costa Rica coach says Ireland display was on a par with draw against Spain
# High Praise
# High Praise

Costa Rica coach says Ireland display was on a par with draw against Spain

Jun 7th 2014, 3:52 PM 5,250 Views 4 Comments

“It did not seem that we had 10 (players), more that they did,” the coach said.

# friendlies - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Whelan: Players not into summer friendlies but they offer a great opportunity
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

Whelan: Players not into summer friendlies but they offer a great opportunity

May 13th 2014, 7:45 AM 3,257 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland squad get together next week ahead of games against Turkey, Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal.

# friendlies - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

O'Neill impressed with Ireland attitude in Poznan
# Clean Sheet
# Clean Sheet

O'Neill impressed with Ireland attitude in Poznan

Nov 20th 2013, 9:08 AM 2,852 Views 1 Comment

“It was not the best game for the fans to watch, but overall I’m satisfied,” said the new boss.

# friendlies - Friday 21 June, 2013

Here's which British clubs are playing friendlies in Ireland this summer
# Fixture List
# Fixture List

Here's which British clubs are playing friendlies in Ireland this summer

Jun 21st 2013, 4:15 PM 5,298 Views 0 Comments

Aston Villa, West Brom, West Ham and newly-promoted Crystal Palace will all be in action here over the coming weeks.

# friendlies - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Long to return to Cork as City line up summer friendlies with WBA and West Ham
# Returning Hero
# Returning Hero

Long to return to Cork as City line up summer friendlies with WBA and West Ham

Jun 5th 2013, 11:08 AM 1,612 Views 0 Comments

City will take on the Hammers at Turner’s Cross on 7 July with the West Brom match on 6 August.

# friendlies - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

VIDEO: Ibrahimovic scores one of the best goals you'll ever see (and three other stunners)
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

VIDEO: Ibrahimovic scores one of the best goals you'll ever see (and three other stunners)

Nov 14th 2012, 9:48 PM 9,624 Views 18 Comments

The striker was in inspired form against England tonight.

# friendlies - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Rugby round-up: Ulster draw with Tigers on a chastening day for Leinster and Connacht
# Wake-up Calls
# Wake-up Calls

Rugby round-up: Ulster draw with Tigers on a chastening day for Leinster and Connacht

Aug 18th 2012, 5:03 PM 2,104 Views 0 Comments

It was a tough day for two of the provinces in England while Mark Anscombe’s men needed a late try to avoid defeat.

# friendlies - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Net gain: Giovanni Trapattoni confident in Given's replacement Westwood
# Last Line
# Last Line

Net gain: Giovanni Trapattoni confident in Given's replacement Westwood

Aug 16th 2012, 11:36 AM 2,428 Views 11 Comments

“We know our fans expect instant success but that’s easier said than done and overall I am happy with our performance and the result.”

# friendlies - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Friendlies round-up: England trump Italy, as Argentina swat Germany
# Review
# Review

Friendlies round-up: England trump Italy, as Argentina swat Germany

Aug 15th 2012, 11:38 PM 977 Views 0 Comments

Both of Ireland’s main rivals for a World Cup spot endured difficult evenings.

# friendlies - Friday 9 September, 2011

Ferguson backs calls to reduce international matches
# Fixture Pile-up
# Fixture Pile-up

Ferguson backs calls to reduce international matches

Sep 9th 2011, 1:48 PM 90 Views 0 Comments

The manager has backed calls from the European Clubs’ Association for the number of friendlies to be limited.