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# road-to-russia - Monday 6 March, 2017

Shane Duffy out of Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifier with Wales
# Bad News
# Bad News

Shane Duffy out of Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifier with Wales

Mar 6th 2017, 9:53 AM 5,481 Views 12 Comments

The Brighton defender fractured his metatarsal over the weekend.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Boost for Wales ahead of Ireland showdown as Bale returns to training early
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Boost for Wales ahead of Ireland showdown as Bale returns to training early

Feb 12th 2017, 2:47 PM 4,000 Views 11 Comments

The Real Madrid superstar has been out of action since November with an ankle injury.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'I'm very concerned' - Martin O'Neill focused on Wales showdown
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

'I'm very concerned' - Martin O'Neill focused on Wales showdown

Jan 21st 2017, 10:20 AM 6,078 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland boss was on last night’s Late Late.

# road-to-russia - Monday 2 January, 2017

5 Irish footballers we'd like to see make their international debuts in 2017
# On The Fringes
# On The Fringes

5 Irish footballers we'd like to see make their international debuts in 2017

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 8,852 Views 15 Comments

The likes of Conor Hourihane, John Egan and Daryl Horgan are knocking have been pushing to be capped for Ireland.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'In my kindest calculations, I hadn't got Ireland in this position. It's a fantastic place to be'
# Out In Front
# Out In Front

'In my kindest calculations, I hadn't got Ireland in this position. It's a fantastic place to be'

Dec 24th 2016, 6:00 PM 9,283 Views 5 Comments

Former striker and Sky Sports pundit Niall Quinn has seen this group of players grow and mature under Martin O’Neill.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Ireland's ticket allocation for World Cup qualifier in Cardiff revealed
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Ireland's ticket allocation for World Cup qualifier in Cardiff revealed

Dec 1st 2016, 12:08 PM 8,065 Views 7 Comments

The number would rise in the unlikely event that Wales change venue for the final Group D game, however.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Wales players 'absolutely devastated' after Serbia draw hands Ireland group initiative
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Wales players 'absolutely devastated' after Serbia draw hands Ireland group initiative

Nov 13th 2016, 8:45 AM 11,063 Views 7 Comments

After seeing his side concede a late equaliser to draw with Serbia, Chris Coleman admitted the Wales players were left deflated.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Opinion: O'Neill's magic touch has Ireland producing big results again
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: O'Neill's magic touch has Ireland producing big results again

Nov 12th 2016, 10:55 PM 7,607 Views 17 Comments

Ireland earned their first-ever away win in Austria tonight.

As it happened: Austria v Ireland, World Cup 2018 qualifier
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Austria v Ireland, World Cup 2018 qualifier

Nov 12th 2016, 6:24 PM 60,300 Views 65 Comments

Ireland claimed a historic win in Vienna to boost their chances of qualifying for the World Cup.

# road-to-russia - Monday 7 November, 2016

Dundalk duo Horgan and Boyle make the cut as Ireland squad meets up in Dublin
# Homegrown
# Homegrown

Dundalk duo Horgan and Boyle make the cut as Ireland squad meets up in Dublin

Nov 7th 2016, 9:28 PM 25,653 Views 38 Comments

The two Lilywhites stars will link up with the rest of the group ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Vienna, but James McCarthy is out.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 5 November, 2016

'If Martin O'Neill left the job tomorrow, Stephen Kenny would rightly be the favourite for Ireland manager'
# High Praise
# High Praise

'If Martin O'Neill left the job tomorrow, Stephen Kenny would rightly be the favourite for Ireland manager'

Nov 5th 2016, 10:30 AM 5,027 Views 11 Comments

RTÉ pundits Eamon Dunphy and Dietmar Hamann sit down to discuss Dundalk, Ireland and next week’s World Cup qualifier with Austria.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 30 October, 2016

A bullet finish from McGoldrick a timely boost for Martin O'Neill ahead of crucial Austria qualifier
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

A bullet finish from McGoldrick a timely boost for Martin O'Neill ahead of crucial Austria qualifier

Oct 30th 2016, 1:36 PM 5,266 Views 8 Comments

The Irish striker netted his second goal of the campaign to grab Ipswich a point against Rotherham.

# road-to-russia - Friday 7 October, 2016

A win is a win - but the stats from last night show Ireland were lucky to get all three points
# Numbers Game
# Numbers Game

A win is a win - but the stats from last night show Ireland were lucky to get all three points

Oct 7th 2016, 5:22 PM 4,958 Views 14 Comments

A Séamus Coleman goal was the difference between the two sides.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 6 October, 2016

'It's a shocking team, it's almost as if they put the names in a hat and pulled them out'
# Showbiz Baby
# Showbiz Baby

'It's a shocking team, it's almost as if they put the names in a hat and pulled them out'

Oct 6th 2016, 7:29 PM 16,044 Views 27 Comments

Eamon Dunphy claims Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has picked the wrong team for tonight’s qualifier against Georgia.

Top seeds in Ireland's group meet in Vienna and two heavyweights clash in pick of tonight's qualifiers
# Euro Vision
# Euro Vision

Top seeds in Ireland's group meet in Vienna and two heavyweights clash in pick of tonight's qualifiers

Oct 6th 2016, 4:34 PM 3,555 Views 2 Comments

Austria take on Wales while Spain travel to Italy in this evening’s standout ties.

McGeady, Hendrick...? Ireland may need another moment of magic to unlock Georgia
# Preview
# Preview

McGeady, Hendrick...? Ireland may need another moment of magic to unlock Georgia

Oct 6th 2016, 11:45 AM 12,768 Views 12 Comments

Tonight’s World Cup qualifier opponents proved tough to break down in the last campaign.

# road-to-russia - Friday 23 September, 2016

'I’m really chuffed, I didn’t expect it at all' - Ireland's new goalkeeper is eager to impress
# Who's In Goal?
# Who's In Goal?

'I’m really chuffed, I didn’t expect it at all' - Ireland's new goalkeeper is eager to impress

Sep 23rd 2016, 3:08 PM 10,764 Views 0 Comments

Danny Rogers and Conor Hourihane are the two new faces in Ireland’s 33-man squad.

Will O'Neill embrace the chance to freshen the squad and other Ireland talking points
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Will O'Neill embrace the chance to freshen the squad and other Ireland talking points

Sep 23rd 2016, 7:30 AM 3,306 Views 5 Comments

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill names his squad for next month’s World Cup double-header, later today.

# road-to-russia - Monday 19 September, 2016

Everton's James McCarthy and Darron Gibson doubtful for Ireland's upcoming qualifiers
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Everton's James McCarthy and Darron Gibson doubtful for Ireland's upcoming qualifiers

Sep 19th 2016, 7:27 PM 4,929 Views 13 Comments

Martin O’Neill will be sweating over the fitness of the midfield duo, who have both undergone surgery on respective groin issues

# road-to-russia - Monday 5 September, 2016

Should Coleman be captain and key questions ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifier
# Things To Look Out For
# Things To Look Out For

Should Coleman be captain and key questions ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifier

Sep 5th 2016, 8:57 AM 6,267 Views 15 Comments

The Boys in Green are in Belgrade to take on Serbia tonight.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 4 September, 2016

'Ireland will be our most difficult opponents' - Ivanovic sees Long and Walters as major threats
# Familiar Faces
# Familiar Faces

'Ireland will be our most difficult opponents' - Ivanovic sees Long and Walters as major threats

Sep 4th 2016, 12:25 PM 7,120 Views 16 Comments

The Serbia and Chelsea defender knows what to expect when they meet the Boys in Green in tomorrow night’s World Cup qualifier.

What starting XI should Ireland put out against Serbia?
# Selection Dilemna
# Selection Dilemna

What starting XI should Ireland put out against Serbia?

Sep 4th 2016, 10:00 AM 9,236 Views 9 Comments

Here’s the line-up we would like to see Martin O’Neill go with in the first game of the World Cup qualifiers.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Kosovo's first-ever World Cup qualifier is surrounded by controversy
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Kosovo's first-ever World Cup qualifier is surrounded by controversy

Sep 3rd 2016, 2:18 PM 12,412 Views 9 Comments

They take on Finland on Monday night in their first competitive fixture.

What sort of state are Serbia in heading into the World Cup qualifier with Ireland?
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

What sort of state are Serbia in heading into the World Cup qualifier with Ireland?

Sep 3rd 2016, 2:00 PM 8,385 Views 7 Comments

Experienced coach Slavoljub Muslin has been tasked with leading them to their first major tournament since 2010.

# road-to-russia - Friday 2 September, 2016

Keane: We won’t pick young players because they’ve built a reputation, yet haven’t kicked a ball
# Making The Grade
# Making The Grade

Keane: We won’t pick young players because they’ve built a reputation, yet haven’t kicked a ball

Sep 2nd 2016, 5:01 PM 10,395 Views 17 Comments

Ireland’s number two wants to see the likes of Callum O’Dowda and Eoghan O’Connell push for places.

Coleman and O'Shea in race to be fit for Ireland's World Cup qualifying curtain-raiser
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Coleman and O'Shea in race to be fit for Ireland's World Cup qualifying curtain-raiser

Sep 2nd 2016, 1:32 PM 2,022 Views 0 Comments

The pair returned to training today for the final session before the squad flies out to Serbia.

'Jeff can be anything. He's got a hell of a career ahead of him'
# Stepping Up To The Plate
# Stepping Up To The Plate

'Jeff can be anything. He's got a hell of a career ahead of him'

Sep 2nd 2016, 6:00 AM 8,892 Views 3 Comments

Burnley’s new record signing is set to play a major role in Ireland’s challenge for a place at the 2018 World Cup, says Niall Quinn.

# road-to-russia - Sunday 28 August, 2016

West Ham's Michail Antonio the only new name as Sam Allardyce names his first England squad
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

West Ham's Michail Antonio the only new name as Sam Allardyce names his first England squad

Aug 28th 2016, 7:57 PM 6,320 Views 5 Comments

Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkely fail to make the 23-man selection.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 25 August, 2016

The strikers in line to fill the void left by Robbie Keane
# Forward Thinking
# Forward Thinking

The strikers in line to fill the void left by Robbie Keane

Aug 25th 2016, 12:04 PM 9,280 Views 17 Comments

We take a look at the young strikers coming through, the uncapped forwards, those who might deserve a second chance and players who qualify through their Irish heritage.

# road-to-russia - Thursday 7 July, 2016

We look at the task facing Ireland to qualify for Russia after Ryan Giggs' mischievous comment
# Here We Go Again
# Here We Go Again

We look at the task facing Ireland to qualify for Russia after Ryan Giggs' mischievous comment

Jul 7th 2016, 5:56 PM 14,030 Views 16 Comments

The former Wales winger playfully suggested that his country had an easy draw for the World Cup qualifiers.

# road-to-russia - Monday 27 June, 2016

The Ireland team that should start the World Cup qualifiers
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

The Ireland team that should start the World Cup qualifiers

Jun 27th 2016, 6:30 AM 11,374 Views 17 Comments

What team would you go with?

# road-to-russia - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Ireland begin World Cup campaign in Serbia as qualifying fixtures released
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Ireland begin World Cup campaign in Serbia as qualifying fixtures released

Jul 26th 2015, 11:33 AM 8,919 Views 16 Comments

A trip to Cardiff rounds off the group stages in October 2017.

# road-to-russia - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Here's how Ireland's World Cup 2018 rivals have fared since we last met
# Familiar Foes
# Familiar Foes

Here's how Ireland's World Cup 2018 rivals have fared since we last met

Jul 25th 2015, 8:02 PM 6,856 Views 5 Comments

Ireland will be on red alert for in-form Welsh and Austrian outfits.

Ireland to face Wales as O'Neill's side handed favourable 2018 World Cup qualifying draw
# Road To Russia
# Road To Russia

Ireland to face Wales as O'Neill's side handed favourable 2018 World Cup qualifying draw

Jul 25th 2015, 6:08 PM 30,234 Views 93 Comments

It could have been a whole lot worse.