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Five substitute option rule to continue until end of summer 2021

Wed, Jul 15 2020

Fifa have given permission for the continuation of the temporary five substitutes rule to continue for another 12 months.

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Irish under-17 international Calum Kavanagh signs first pro deal with Middlesbrough

Tue, Jul 14 2020

The son of former Ireland international Graham Kavanagh was a regular feature in the club’s under-18 side last season

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Stephen Ward signs short term extension with Stoke City until end of season

Tue, Jul 14 2020

Stoke City have announced that Stephen Ward has penned a new contract at the Bet 365 stadium until the end ...

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Goodbye to a Legend: Thanks for everything Jack

Sat, Jul 11 2020

Jack Charlton outlived his greatest achievement, but only just. For Irish football fans, Italia '90 was a moment in time ...

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He enriched so many lives through football - Tributes pour in as Jack Charlton passes away

Sat, Jul 11 2020

Tributes are pouring in across the internet today to mark the death of former Ireland manager and English World Cup ...

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Former Ireland manager Jack Charlton passes away aged 85

Sat, Jul 11 2020

Former Ireland manager Jack Charlton has passed away at the age of 85, his family have announced.

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Alan Reynolds appointed as Irish U21 Assistant Manager

Thu, Jul 09 2020

Alan Reynolds has been appointed as Assistant Manager to the Republic of Ireland U21 team.

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Postcard from Phase 3 - Masks On in Abbotstown

Wed, Jul 08 2020

For this reporter who was there to witness the first Stephen Kenny post-lockdown press conference – it was strange.

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Watch: John Egan scores AGAIN as Sheffield United secure late victory

Wed, Jul 08 2020

John Egan scored in his second consecutive game for Sheffield United as he headed home from a late, late corner ...

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'They've a very settled team' - Ireland boss Stephen Kenny on Slovakia as Bratislava trip looms on the horizon

Wed, Jul 08 2020

Kenny made reference to how settled the Slovakian’s are, and also casted doubts on his Ireland team lining up with ...

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Stephen Kenny: 'We have a lot of players with potential and we have to work with them to realise that potential'

Wed, Jul 08 2020

Kenny spoke of this when asked about his new role within the organisation this morning in Abbotstown: “My job hasn’t ...

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Stephen Kenny: 'We have to try and qualify for the European Championships - We can't be too experimental'

Wed, Jul 08 2020

The 48-year-old Tallaght native revealed that he will not call-up players such as Will Smallbone initially despite recent Premier League ...

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Chiedozie Ogbene declares for the Republic of Ireland

Wed, Jul 08 2020

Rotherham United winger Chiedozie Ogbene has committed his international future to the Republic of Ireland.

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Kieran O'Hara released but Ethan Galbraith signs on with Manchester United

Thu, Jun 25 2020

Manchester United have confirmed that Northern Ireland midfielder Ethan Galbraith will be staying with the club for the 2020/21 season.

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Rob Elliot to depart Newcastle United

Thu, Jun 25 2020

Newcastle United have announced that goalkeeper Rob Elliot will depart the club when his current contract with the club expires ...

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Extratime.ie Sportscast Italia 90 Day 17 - Ireland v Romania and Italy v Uruguay

Thu, Jun 25 2020

In the sweltering heat in Genoa, Ireland's pressing game is well and truly tested against Romania

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Jim Crawford's first game as Ireland U21 boss set for September

Wed, Jun 24 2020

Jim Crawford’s first game as Republic of Ireland U21 Manager will come in a friendly away to Slovenia in September.

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From the Archives - Euro 2016 Report: Italy 0 - 1 Republic of Ireland

Mon, Jun 22 2020

The lines between glorious success and heroic failure were defined at Stade Pierre Mauroy as Robbie Brady's late header sealed ...

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FAI welcome Resilience Fund to aid recovery from Covid-19

Fri, Jun 19 2020

The funding will be made up of four separate allocations, the first being ‘funding of up to €40 million for ...

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Uefa announce change to U21 European Championship Finals structure

Wed, Jun 17 2020

Uefa confirmed today at a meeting of their Executive Committee, that due to the Covid-19 pandemic reshaping the footballing calendar, ...

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Ireland set for October playoff against Slovakia as UEFA confirm details of rescheduled international matches

Wed, Jun 17 2020

The national team football windows of October and November 2020 will now feature triple-headers instead of double-headers.

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Former Republic of Ireland underage player Mark O'Brien forced to retire at 27

Mon, Jun 15 2020

Former Republic of Ireland u19 international Mark O’Brien has been forced to retire from professional football at the age of ...

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From the Archives - LOI big part in having a good career

Sun, Jun 14 2020

Roy Keane says the League of Ireland played a big part in his career.

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Republic of Ireland keeper Danny Rogers leaves Aberdeen after 9 years

Wed, Jun 10 2020

Former Irish under 21 international goalkeeper Danny Rogers is leaving Aberdeen after nine seasons at the Scottish Premiership side.

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From the Archives - Bazunu to Man City - A transfer that could change Irish football?

Mon, Jun 08 2020

It may well be the transfer that changes the structure of Irish football.

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Home advantage to possibly disappear behind closed doors when League of Ireland returns

Sun, Jun 07 2020

One the remarkable things about the resumption of football in Germany has been the quanity of wins for the away ...

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Watch: 18 years ago today, Robbie Keane raised the roof in Ibaraki with dramatic German equaliser

Fri, Jun 05 2020

After being held by the same scoreline in their opening game against Cameroon, Mick McCarthy’s side made it two games ...

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Discretion with application of COVID-19 substitution changes

Thu, Jun 04 2020

Only some league will be implementing the temporary COVID-19 rule changes around increased substitutions

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Jonny Hayes leaves Celtic

Mon, Jun 01 2020

Former Irish international Jonny Hayes will not have his contract renewed by Celtic when it expires at the end of ...

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Republic of Ireland set to finish Euro 2021 qualifiers by the end of the year as dates rescheduled

Wed, May 27 2020

Vera Pauw's side sit of the group but have a tough run-in, beginning with an away trip to World Cup ...

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extratime.ie Sportscast - from Keane to Klopp and Munich to Saipan with RTE's Tony O'Donoghue

Thu, May 21 2020

Following two lengthy examinations of Ireland’s tumultuous World Cup 2002 campaign, it’s a return to semi-normalcy for the extratime.ie Sportcast.

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Extratime.ie Sportscast - Japan/South Korea 2002 World Cup - Big Mick's Pinnacle (Part 2)

Wed, May 13 2020

In contrast to McCarthy's most recent spell in charge, the 2002 World Cup was a time of the most exhilarating, ...

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Tributes pour in following death of Shane Duffy's father, Brian.

Tue, May 12 2020

The FAI has expressed condolences to the family of Republic of Ireland international Shane Duffy after his father passed away.

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extratime.ie Sportscast - Big Mick's Pinnacle Part 1 (WC 2002 Qualifiers)

Fri, May 08 2020

With the end of Mick McCarthy's second spell as Ireland boss, Declan Marron and Macdara Ferris relive his biggest success ...

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FAI to celebrate Jack Charlton day

Thu, May 07 2020

Ireland’s legendary manager Jack Charlton will have his very own Jack Charlton Day on Friday 8th of May as the ...

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King of the Island - extratime.ie Sportscast Season 8 Episode 16

Fri, May 01 2020

On this week's pod Declan Marron and Andrew Dempsey discuss the first King of the Island since Ruaidhri Ua Conchubair

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TG4 announce screening of classic World Cup games

Thu, Apr 23 2020

TG4 will be the home of classic football throughout the summer with the station scheduled to screen archived matches from ...

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FAI to seek clarification from Department of Sport on mass gatherings ruling

Thu, Apr 23 2020

The FAI will seek meetings with Government and Department of Sport officials on new proposals to ban mass gatherings of ...

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FAI Medical Staff to change as Stephen Kenny era begins

Wed, Apr 22 2020

The FAI have announced that a number of members of their long serving Medical Team have departed their roles as ...

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No fear for Ronan Finn with Stephen Kenny appointment

Sun, Apr 12 2020

For Shamrock Rovers captain Ronan Finn, there are no doubts for him that Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny will ...

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Kenny positivity can provide hope in uncertain times

Sat, Apr 11 2020

Opining on the extraordinary hold that sport has on society and the human psyche veteran broadcaster Michael Parkinson declared that ...

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Working from home extratime.ie Stephen Kenny Sportscast special

Fri, Apr 10 2020

It is a Good Friday when a second extratime.ie Sportscast for the week drops into your podcast feed.

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Postcard from home - Ireland managerial video press conference

Thu, Apr 09 2020

It should have been a bigger day for Stephen Kenny but with the whole world in a state of chassis, ...

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Stephen Kenny says Slovakia play-off unlikely to fall before UEFA Nations League kicks off in September

Thu, Apr 09 2020

The Dubliner has taken charge from Mick McCarthy with immediate effect but won’t face the baptism of fire that would ...

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'The Irish international job is the ultimate honour' - Stephen Kenny

Thu, Apr 09 2020

Kenny was able to make it clear just how proud he is to become the boss of the Boys in ...

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'A creative and inventive training ground coach with a high work ethic' - Stephen Kenny on Damien Duff

Thu, Apr 09 2020

The new Ireland boss was clear he is very happy with the coaching team he has brought together

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Stephen Kenny holds door open for League of Ireland players: 'I don't discriminate against anyone'

Thu, Apr 09 2020

The four-times league winner with Dundalk takes control of the senior team ahead of what promises to be a hectic ...

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Stephen Kenny: 'I want every schoolboy team looking at the senior international team and thinking 'that's how we want to play''

Thu, Apr 09 2020

Irish teams historically haven’t been used to dominating possession and taking the initiative in games and, while Kenny acknowledges it ...

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Stephen Kenny draws a line under Robbie Keane omission: 'As a manager you must have the right to pick your own backroom team'

Thu, Apr 09 2020

The Republic of Ireland’s record goalscorer has been part of Mick McCarthy’s management set-up for the past 18 months but ...

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