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#James Collins

# james-collins - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

The 28-year-old striker whose Ireland debut was worth the wait

James Collins came off the bench to score against Bulgaria last night.

# james-collins - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance

James Collins will make his international bow against Bulgaria tonight.

# james-collins - Sunday 8 September, 2019

'It's only confidence-boosting for me that I've been picked ahead of Shane Long'

James Collins still admits he has a long way to go to match the Tipperary native’s achievements for Ireland.

# james-collins - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Collins plans to ensure Championship form is worthy of Ireland recall

The Luton Town striker was left out of Mick McCarthy’s squad for the games against Denmark and Gibraltar.

# james-collins - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

PFA League One Team of the Year recognition for Collins and McGeady

The Ireland pair have been included in the League One selection by their fellow professionals.

# james-collins - Monday 8 April, 2019

Ireland striker Collins pips McGeady to League One Player of the Season award

The 28-year-old’s goals have helped Luton Town to close in on a return to the Championship.

# james-collins - Monday 18 March, 2019

'An argument that was never there' - David McGoldrick explains his recent Irish absence

Elsewhere, the striker suggested a couple of initiation songs for new boy James Collins.

# james-collins - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Newcomer Collins 'definitely has the attributes' to make a difference for Ireland

The Luton Town striker has been backed to succeed at international level by club-mate Alan McCormack.

FA Cup hero and League One's top scorer included in Mick McCarthy's Ireland squad

Luton Town striker James Collins and Padraig Amond of Newport County have been included in the provisional panel for this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers.

# james-collins - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

A first Ireland cap would be 'the pinnacle' for in-form striker James Collins

The Luton Town hitman is hoping to see his name in Mick McCarthy’s Ireland squad on Thursday.

# james-collins - Monday 4 March, 2019

'James has a real chance of seeing his name in my first squad' - McCarthy impressed by League One's top scorer

The Ireland manager also revealed that he has been exchanging text messages with Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford, ahead of this week’s announcement.

# james-collins - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Luton Town boss expects Ireland call-up for in-form striker Collins

Mick Harford has backed League One’s leading goalscorer to feature for Mick McCarthy’s side next month.

# james-collins - Monday 11 February, 2019

'I'd love to do it again' - The top Irish scorer in England eager for 2019 call-up

James Collins has been in stunning form for Luton Town this year, and was watched at the weekend by Irish assistant coach Robbie Keane.

# james-collins - Saturday 29 December, 2018

'When I look back on those things, I think ‘What was I doing?' You’ve got to learn from them'

Former Ireland U21 striker James Collins has matured in recent years, and it’s showing on the pitch.

# james-collins - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Two Irish footballers banned from British racecourses after urinating incident

MK Dons midfielder Samir Carruthers and Crawley Town striker James Collins have been punished for their actions at Cheltenham back in March.

# james-collins - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

We’ll Leave it There So: Irish footballers in Cheltenham controversy, Sprinter Sacre wins and all today’s sport

Plus, former France and Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit on the potential threat of terrorism at the Euros.

# james-collins - Sunday 19 April, 2015

A mixture of comedy and composure help Man City return to winning ways

James Collins gifted Manchester City the lead.

# james-collins - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Brilliant Lukaku volley sends Everton and West Ham to replay

James Collins’ header had looked like it would be enough to give West Ham safe passage.

# james-collins - Friday 30 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 'Bombshell' Fianna Fáil split in Limerick after election success Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

'Bombshell' Fianna Fáil split in Limerick after election success

Four councillors have broken away from the party, meaning it no longer has a majority across the city and county council.

# james-collins - Saturday 5 January, 2013

VIDEO: Van Persie scores wonder goal to rescue United Hammer Blow This post contains videos

VIDEO: Van Persie scores wonder goal to rescue United

The Dutchman took down a raking, 60-yard Giggs pass with his left and swung a lusty right boot.

As it happened: West Ham v Manchester United, FA Cup 3rd round Hard Fought This post contains videos

As it happened: West Ham v Manchester United, FA Cup 3rd round

Alex Ferguson had Robin van Persie on the bench in case the Hammers got up to any funny stuff.

# james-collins - Friday 24 August, 2012

Lambert bans mobiles from Villa dressing room

“I’m here to win football matches, not to play on a phone or computer.”

# james-collins - Thursday 26 July, 2012

The Departures Lounge: Man City turn their nose up at Van Persie

And Alan Pardew uses a very unfortunate analogy in today’s rumour round-up.

# james-collins - Friday 4 May, 2012

Street Fighters: Collins, Herd and Delph reprimanded after bouncer bout

The relegation battlers got a bit narky following the club’s end-of-season awards.

# james-collins - Friday 2 March, 2012

Fantasyland: I’m the boss, I’m the gaffer and what I say goes

We hope you were watching the international week closely and picked up some vital lessons.

# james-collins - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Shamrock Rovers' Sheppard named in Irish Under-21 squad

Sligo’s Aaron Greene has also been included for the team’s encounter with Liechtenstein on Monday.

# james-collins - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Villa player arrested on suspicion of drink driving

Barry Bannan, who also has nine Scotland caps, was involved in a motorway crash at around 5.30am on Sunday.

# james-collins - Monday 29 November, 2010

Irish eyes: pressure grows on Keane as Delaney sees red in derby rout Old Farm Derby This post contains videos

Irish eyes: pressure grows on Keane as Delaney sees red in derby rout

Roy Keane is left ploughing a lonely furrow as his Tractor Boys stall – after fellow Leesider Damien Delaney is sent off.