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# friendly - Friday 15 November, 2013

Wes Hoolahan given the nod as Martin O'Neill names his first Ireland side
# MONKeano
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# MONKeano

Wes Hoolahan given the nod as Martin O'Neill names his first Ireland side

Nov 15th 2013, 6:43 PM 11,257 Views 36 Comments

The new boss’ first XI to face Latvia has a somewhat experimental look about it.

# friendly - Friday 18 October, 2013

November friendly hands Ireland fans chance to revisit Poznan
# International
From The42
# International

November friendly hands Ireland fans chance to revisit Poznan

Oct 18th 2013, 2:54 PM 12,781 Views 57 Comments

The Boys in Green will play Poland in a friendly next month, the FAI confirmed this afternoon.

# friendly - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Glenn Whelan predicts bright James McCarthy future with 'top Premier League side'
# IRewal
From The42
# IRewal

Glenn Whelan predicts bright James McCarthy future with 'top Premier League side'

Aug 13th 2013, 12:01 PM 1,968 Views 1 Comment

The Stoke and Ireland midfielder believes McCarthy would flourish with a Champions League-chasing outfit.

# friendly - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Gareth Bale set to miss Ireland friendly with foot injury
# Absence
From The42
# Absence

Gareth Bale set to miss Ireland friendly with foot injury

Aug 11th 2013, 4:15 PM 1,437 Views 6 Comments

The Tottenham winger will sit out Wednesday’s game against Trap’s side in Cardiff.

# friendly - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Kilkenny voted 9th friendliest city in the world
# Cool For Cats
# Cool For Cats

Kilkenny voted 9th friendliest city in the world

Aug 6th 2013, 11:17 AM 30,707 Views 111 Comments

Dublin and Cork also made the top 20 but Kilkenny was the only Irish city to crack the top 10.

# friendly - Friday 2 August, 2013

Tony Browne and Damien Delaney show their support for Waterford United
# Anticipation
From The42
# Anticipation

Tony Browne and Damien Delaney show their support for Waterford United

Aug 2nd 2013, 7:52 PM 2,531 Views 6 Comments

The club play Crystal Palace in a friendly tomorrow evening.

John Terry was on the receiving end of a shocking tackle last night
# Friendly
From The42
# Friendly

John Terry was on the receiving end of a shocking tackle last night

Aug 2nd 2013, 9:28 AM 7,270 Views 33 Comments

Don’t worry, folks. He’s gonna be okay.

# friendly - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Superb solo goal and slick assist for Coutinho in Liverpool’s Thai victory
# Masterclass
From The42
# Masterclass

Superb solo goal and slick assist for Coutinho in Liverpool’s Thai victory

Jul 28th 2013, 1:33 PM 4,595 Views 11 Comments

There were also goals for new signing Iago Aspas and club captain Steven Gerrard.

Forget Sean Cavanagh, Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes full bikini in preseason friendly
# Tight Fit
From The42
# Tight Fit

Forget Sean Cavanagh, Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes full bikini in preseason friendly

Jul 28th 2013, 12:49 PM 5,159 Views 4 Comments

The Swede can do what he likes, and wear what he wants, in Paris.

# friendly - Monday 22 July, 2013

Pellegrini to rejoin City's preseason tour following death of his mother
# In Mourning
From The42
# In Mourning

Pellegrini to rejoin City's preseason tour following death of his mother

Jul 22nd 2013, 1:32 PM 1,515 Views 1 Comment

The Chilean will hope to reach Hong Kong in time to take the reins for Wednesday’s friendly with South China.

# friendly - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Manchester United jet in €9m striker Bébé to play Waterford United
# Value For Money
From The42
# Value For Money

Manchester United jet in €9m striker Bébé to play Waterford United

Jul 17th 2013, 4:54 PM 8,218 Views 28 Comments

The Portuguese forward is set to line up at the Waterford RSC with Federico Macheda.

# friendly - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Here's how to say "keep her lit" in Russian
# Russian To Help
From The Daily Edge
# Russian To Help

Here's how to say "keep her lit" in Russian

Jul 3rd 2013, 2:49 PM 1,038 Views 0 Comments

Da-vai!

# friendly - Monday 1 July, 2013

Player botches open goal sitter by nutmegging himself then blazing over
# Hang Your Head
From The42
# Hang Your Head

Player botches open goal sitter by nutmegging himself then blazing over

Jul 1st 2013, 8:31 PM 5,511 Views 2 Comments

This is what pre-season football is for: ironing out the creases.

# friendly - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Former Ireland striker David Kelly predicts bright international future for Cox
# ENGIRE
From The42
# ENGIRE

Former Ireland striker David Kelly predicts bright international future for Cox

May 28th 2013, 10:13 AM 2,290 Views 4 Comments

Kelly, now assistant coach at Nottingham Forest, believes the 26-year-old’s best position is up front in a striking duo.

# friendly - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Dunne in contention for England but Trap says he must be 100% to start
# Welcome Sight
From The42
# Welcome Sight

Dunne in contention for England but Trap says he must be 100% to start

May 26th 2013, 9:02 PM 2,119 Views 1 Comment

Uncapped Hull City midfielder Stephen Quinn has replaced Paul Green for the upcoming batch of games.

# friendly - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Steven Gerrard to miss Ireland game to undergo shoulder surgery
# Injury Blow
From The42
# Injury Blow

Steven Gerrard to miss Ireland game to undergo shoulder surgery

May 7th 2013, 4:46 PM 1,241 Views 0 Comments

The Liverpool captain will also miss the remainder of his side’s Premier League game.

# friendly - Thursday 3 January, 2013

VIDEO: Racist abuse prompts Boateng to kick ball into stands, walk off in protest
# Not Standing For It
From The42
# Not Standing For It

VIDEO: Racist abuse prompts Boateng to kick ball into stands, walk off in protest

Jan 3rd 2013, 3:52 PM 3,096 Views 1 Comment

A friendly game between AC Milan and fourth division Pro Patria was halted after the incident this afternoon.

# friendly - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Neymar: Still bad at haircuts, still just as bad at taking penalties
# Facepalm
From The42
# Facepalm

Neymar: Still bad at haircuts, still just as bad at taking penalties

Nov 15th 2012, 4:23 PM 2,105 Views 0 Comments

Soon we’ll have enough clips for a full highlight reel of awful Neymar penalties.

# friendly - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

International football round-up: Ibra masterclass stuns England, France impress
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

International football round-up: Ibra masterclass stuns England, France impress

Nov 14th 2012, 11:28 PM 1,071 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Germany had to settle for a draw tonight.

Preview: Hodgson hands debuts to Sterling and Osman in Sweden
# Friendly
From The42
# Friendly

Preview: Hodgson hands debuts to Sterling and Osman in Sweden

Nov 14th 2012, 8:32 AM 536 Views 0 Comments

Tottenham defender Steven Caulker will also make his senior bow in Stockholm tonight.

The Professionals: Brady and Doyle preview Ireland v Greece
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

The Professionals: Brady and Doyle preview Ireland v Greece

Nov 14th 2012, 7:05 AM 469 Views 0 Comments

Robbie Brady and Kevin Doyle look ahead to the Ireland v Greece game on Wednesday.

# friendly - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Ireland v Greece: Guide to the visiting team
# Know Your Enemy
From The42
# Know Your Enemy

Ireland v Greece: Guide to the visiting team

Nov 13th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,039 Views 2 Comments

A look at Ireland’s visitors at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday night, Greece.

# friendly - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

VIDEO: All eight of Brazil’s goals from their friendly flaying of China
# Rout
From The42
# Rout

VIDEO: All eight of Brazil’s goals from their friendly flaying of China

Sep 11th 2012, 2:50 PM 1,254 Views 0 Comments

Neymar bagged a hat-trick and there were goals for two of Chelsea’s Brazilian stars.

Ireland set for Wembley friendly v England in 2013
# Friends Reunited
From The42
# Friends Reunited

Ireland set for Wembley friendly v England in 2013

Sep 11th 2012, 11:25 AM 11,150 Views 45 Comments

An announcement on the friendly is expected to be made within 48 hours.

# friendly - Monday 10 September, 2012

Trap names youthful side to take on Oman
# Friendly
From The42
# Friendly

Trap names youthful side to take on Oman

Sep 10th 2012, 6:47 PM 2,840 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland manager will hand two players their senior debuts in London tomorrow night.

# friendly - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Up and running: Munster register first win of the season against Bristol
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Up and running: Munster register first win of the season against Bristol

Aug 18th 2012, 9:55 AM 1,077 Views 0 Comments

A second-half surge saw Rob Penney’s side home at Musgrave Park.

# friendly - Friday 17 August, 2012

Airtricity League Previews: Sligo hoping to consolidate lead at the top
# Ready To Go
From The42
# Ready To Go

Airtricity League Previews: Sligo hoping to consolidate lead at the top

Aug 17th 2012, 8:00 AM 363 Views 1 Comment

The second and third-placed sides meet in the live TV game among other League of Ireland games taking place this evening.

# friendly - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Trapattoni labels Shane Long's claims he was fit to play Serbia as "idiotic"
# Feisty
From The42
# Feisty

Trapattoni labels Shane Long's claims he was fit to play Serbia as "idiotic"

Aug 16th 2012, 4:16 PM 7,325 Views 14 Comments

The Republic of Ireland boss reacted angrily to suggestions that the West Brom striker was not injured in the lead-up to the Belgrade friendly.

Captain Doug to oversee Munster's new centre combination
# Midfield Axis
From The42
# Midfield Axis

Captain Doug to oversee Munster's new centre combination

Aug 16th 2012, 1:03 PM 1,503 Views 0 Comments

Howlett starts for the second time in two weeks as James Downey and Casey Laulala get their chance to shine against Bristol.

# friendly - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Analysis: Same Trap, different players, as Ireland fail to inspire in Serbia
# Conjecture
From The42
# Conjecture

Analysis: Same Trap, different players, as Ireland fail to inspire in Serbia

Aug 15th 2012, 11:08 PM 9,639 Views 23 Comments

Despite a new formation, there was a sense of deja vu about the Irish team’s performance this evening, writes Paul Fennessy.

Five questions that tonight's Serbia-Ireland friendly will answer
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Five questions that tonight's Serbia-Ireland friendly will answer

Aug 15th 2012, 9:20 AM 4,718 Views 33 Comments

We analyse five issues that Trap must solve, ahead of tonight’s international.

# friendly - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Ireland team named: McClean, McGeady and McCarthy in youthful midfield
# New START
From The42
# New START

Ireland team named: McClean, McGeady and McCarthy in youthful midfield

Aug 14th 2012, 5:44 PM 4,732 Views 30 Comments

Keiren Westwood takes up the goalkeeping duties while John O’Shea will lead the side against the Serbians.

John Delaney: Shay Given was certainly one of our greatest players
# Given Out
From The42
# Given Out

John Delaney: Shay Given was certainly one of our greatest players

Aug 14th 2012, 11:10 AM 682 Views 2 Comments

The FAI chief executive said club pressures may have led the goalkeeper to announce his international retirement.

# friendly - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Dropping like flies: Doyle and Wilson drop out of Ireland squad
# Withdrawals
From The42
# Withdrawals

Dropping like flies: Doyle and Wilson drop out of Ireland squad

Aug 12th 2012, 9:33 PM 8,934 Views 21 Comments

The FAI were hoping to call up Anthony Pilkington to replace the injured Wes Hoolahan. Problem is, he is injured too.

Madigan and Auva'a get Leinster off to a winning start
# Pre-Season
From The42
# Pre-Season

Madigan and Auva'a get Leinster off to a winning start

Aug 12th 2012, 4:50 PM 1,144 Views 0 Comments

Connacht were also victorious against Exeter but Munster were soundly beaten in France.

# friendly - Friday 10 August, 2012

Here we go again: Ulster win as provinces name starting XVs for friendly fare
# 2012/13
From The42
# 2012/13

Here we go again: Ulster win as provinces name starting XVs for friendly fare

Aug 10th 2012, 3:28 PM 853 Views 0 Comments

Munster, Leinster, and Connacht have all named squads for their opening games of the season while Mark Anscombe was a winner in France.

# friendly - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

VIDEO: Tony Hibbert finally scores for Everton
# Unbelievable Jeff
From The42
# Unbelievable Jeff

VIDEO: Tony Hibbert finally scores for Everton

Aug 8th 2012, 10:53 PM 1,526 Views 2 Comments

It’s the first time the player has found the back of the net in over 300 appearances for the club.

# friendly - Monday 6 August, 2012

Darren Fletcher to train with Scotland team before Australia friendly
# Baby Steps
From The42
# Baby Steps

Darren Fletcher to train with Scotland team before Australia friendly

Aug 6th 2012, 6:25 PM 811 Views 0 Comments

The Manchester United midfielder played 45 minutes of a practice match last week.

Gardaí to probe racism claim from Man City player following banana throwing incident
# Probe
From The42
# Probe

Gardaí to probe racism claim from Man City player following banana throwing incident

Aug 6th 2012, 1:02 PM 9,841 Views 50 Comments

Gael Clichy made the allegation on his Twitter account, saying it was ‘sad to see’.

# friendly - Sunday 29 July, 2012

AVB cries foul as Charlie Adam injures Gareth Bale for second time in 15 months
# Round Two
From The42
# Round Two

AVB cries foul as Charlie Adam injures Gareth Bale for second time in 15 months

Jul 29th 2012, 2:33 PM 1,783 Views 0 Comments

The Spurs manager was livid about the lunge from the Liverpool player that left his star midfielder injured.