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U17 European Championships Tournament Ambassador: John O’Shea Feature Interview – The Evening Echo – March 6 2019

John an example for Irish youths Daire Walsh DURING a memorable 13-year stint at Manchester United, from 1999-2011, versatile Irish defender John O’Shea accumulated a list of honours that most can only dream of. In addition to winning the English … Continue reading

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European U17 Championship Tournament Ambassador: John O’Shea (Back Page Piece) – The Evening Echo – March 5 2019

John O’Shea backs former City midfielder O’Brien to deliver with the Irish U17s  Daire Walsh  FORMER Irish international John O’Shea believes Colin O’Brien is the perfect man to lead the Republic of Ireland into the forthcoming U17 European Championships. Under … Continue reading

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International Club Game: Aon Tour – Manchester United V Sampdoria

INTERNATIONAL CLUB GAME MANCHESTER UNITED 2 SAMPDORIA 1 By Daire Walsh An 81st-minute goal by Juan Mata was the difference between the sides at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday night, when Manchester United edged out Sampdoria in an … Continue reading

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Three International Friendly: Republic of Ireland V Iceland – Dairewalsh.com – March 27 2017

THREE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 0 ICELAND 1 By Daire Walsh A first-half goal from Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson was the difference between the teams in this drab Three International Friendly at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night, when the … Continue reading

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifying Round Group D: Republic of Ireland V Wales – March 23 2017

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFYING ROUND REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 0 WALES 0 By Daire Walsh It was a game that was hotly-anticipated by all in attendance, but Republic of Ireland and 10-man Wales ultimately couldn’t be separated in Group D … Continue reading

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UEFA Euro 2020 Dublin Logo Launch: Martin O’Neill & John Delaney – Goal.com – November 24 2016

Upbeat O’Neill excited by ‘great occasion for Dundalk’ Daire Walsh The Republic of Ireland manager was speaking at the launch of the Euro 2020 logo for Dublin, where he touched upon his side’s qualification hopes They may be facing an … Continue reading

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FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D: Republic Of Ireland V Georgia – Dairewalsh.com – October 6 2016

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIER GROUP D REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1 GEORGIA 0 By Daire Walsh A 55th-minute goal from Seamus Coleman was the difference between the teams at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday evening, when Republic of Ireland secured … Continue reading

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Euro 2016 Group E: Republic Of Ireland V Belgium

EURO 2016: GROUP E   Republic Of Ireland 0   Belgium 3   By Daire Walsh   It was day to forget for the Republic Of Ireland in Stade de Bordeaux on Saturday afternoon, as a powerful second-half goal blitz … Continue reading

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McDonald’s FAI Future Football Programme: Craig Brown – The Irish Examiner – June 9 2015

Former Scotland boss Craig Brown reveals Jack Charlton envy By Daire Walsh   When Ireland played Scotland in last November’s European Championship Qualifier at Celtic Park, much of the pre-match build-up was dominated by the potential presence of two Scottish-born players, James … Continue reading

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Review Of Ireland’s Opening Home Games From The Past: You Boys In Green Magazine – October 11 2012

 Not bad for STARTERS Giovanni Trapattoni’s men have a huge task on their hands against Germany. DAIRE WALSH looks back at how vital our first home game of qualifying has historically become. FOLLOWING our dramatic 2-1 away victory over … Continue reading

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