An all-Ireland team would put to rest arguments over players such as James McClean. INPHO/Morgan Treacy
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Poll: Should there be an all-Ireland soccer team?

Tell us whether you agree with Martin McGuinness’ recent assertion.

IT HAS EMERGED today that Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness believes an all-Ireland soccer team is the way forward.

McGuinness said that “soccer on the island would be much better served it we had an all-Ireland league”.

The issue of players from the North declaring their allegiances to the Republic of Ireland soccer team has been a topic of contention in recent months, however such a move would put an end to this debate.

And should the idea transpire, it would not be the first time an all-Ireland soccer team has taken to the field – a Shamrock Rovers XI comprising of players from both sides lost 4-3 to Brazil in a friendly match in 1973.

Many notable soccer personalities, including the late George Best, have also expressed their support for the idea in the past.

So, we’re asking if you agree with Martin McGuinness. Should there be an All-Ireland soccer team?

Poll Results:

Yes (523)
No (110)
I don't know (29)

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