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World Cup Play-Off: Disciplined Irish Frustrate Denmark, Secure Precious Draw In Copenhagen (Video)

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The Republic of Ireland's hopes of making it to next summer's World Cup remain in tact after a hard-fought goalless draw in Copenhagen.

Prior to the game, the Irish fans were in typical good humour, amusing themselves outside a Victoria's Secret shop by cheering every customer who walked out the door.

World Cup Play-Off Draw: Republic Of Ireland To Face Off Against Denmark, Northern Ireland To Play Switzerland

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The draw for the 2018 World Cup play-offs has just been completed in Zurich, with Fernando Hierro doing the honours and granting the Republic of Ireland a two-legger against Denmark.

A single goal from James McClean saw Ireland narrowly pipped Wales in their final qualifier to pinch the play-off spot in Group D, ensuring their quest to make it to Russia will roll on, starting with a trip to Copenhagen in early November.

‘Our Boys Were A Bit Starstruck!’ – James McClean Turns Out To Play Against Team Of Local Kids With Down’s Syndrome (Photos)

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Formed in 2015, the Oxford Bulls from Derry have spent the last two years training hard and honing their technique.

However, the football team, comprised of young boyswith Down Syndrome, have routinely struggled to find opposition to pit themselves against in competitive matches.

Shane Long Used Pregnancy Breathing Techniques To Help Calm Seamus Coleman After Gruesome Double Leg Break

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Itwas quite possibly the tenderest scene Pies have ever witnessed on a football pitch the sight of Shane Long rushing to cradle teammate Seamus Coleman after the latter suffered a grim double leg break in the Republic of Ireland's recent 0-0 draw against Wales.

It's since been revealed that, in an attempt to keep Coleman as relaxedas possible in the immediate aftermath, Long actually implemented soothingbreathing techniques he'd learned while assisting his wife Kayleah with her pregnancy.

Seamus Coleman Suffers Double Leg Break, Expected To Be Out For At Least Six Months

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It has been reportedtoday that poor Seamus Coleman suffered a double leg break in Republic of Ireland's goalless draw against Wales on Friday evening.

Colemanwas nobbled by a dreadful reckless lunge from Neil Taylor that left the Irish defender writhing in agony on the turf and his Welsh counterpart on the receiving end of a straight red card.

Just Eight Months On, FIFA Charge Republic Of Ireland Over Commemorative ‘1916 Easter Rising’ Shirt

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FIFA have metered out their usual brand of swift, forthright justice by charging the Republic of Ireland for using their kitto commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising earlier in the year.

Ireland took to the field against Switzerland back in March with a special logo embroidered onto the breasts of their shirts to pay tribute to the 485 people that lost their lives in the rebellion against British rule.

On This Day In 2009: Thierry Henry Single-Handedly Destroys Republic Of Ireland’s World Cup Dreams

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On this very day in 2009, Thierry Henry became public enemy No.1 in theRepublic of Ireland after acontroversial incident that marred the closing stages of the second leg of their World Cup qualifying play-off against France in Paris.

Deep into extra-time, with the tie all-square, Henry flapped an errant hand at the ball not once but twice before squaring it forWilliam Gallas to nod homeand send the Republic crashing out of the reckoning.

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World Cup Qualifying: Solitary James McClean Goal Sees Rep. Of Ireland Reach Play-Offs At Wales’ Expense (Photos & Video)

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Republic of Ireland went barnstorming into the World Cup play-offs by beating Wales in Cardiff on Monday evening to thereby quash their opponents' thin hopes of making it to Russia.

The evening kicked-off with a stirringa capella rendition of the Welsh national anthem, Land of Our Fathers, which the home contingent bellowed out in bristling unison.

Pies Classics: St Patrick’s Day Special – 10 English-Born Footballers Who Played For Republic Of Ireland

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As a doff of the wax cap to it beingSt Patrick's Day and all, Piesthought we'd have a little look-see at those gentlemen who, despite being born upon the sceptred shores of Albion, decided to represent the Republic of Ireland with pride at international level much like old Saint Paddy himself.

Euro 2016 Round of 16: Manchester United's €120m summer target vs Everton midfielder, key battles

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France take on the Republic of Ireland in the round of 16 of the European Championships at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday. On paper, this game looks like a foregone conclusion with the hosts being firm favourites, but stranger things have happened in this competition in the past.

The last time these teams faced off in a game of such importance was a 2010 World Cup qualifer.

Republic of Ireland EURO 2016 Umbro Home Kit

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With Ireland’s qualification for Euro 2016, Martin O’Neill revives his reputation as plucky coach

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After the Republic of Ireland grabbed a terrific 1-1 draw in Bosnia on Friday night, The Irish Herald's back-page lede boldly stated that the country now stood "on the brink of the most unlikely qualification for a major finals ever."

Even with an away goal and an outstanding defense to lean on, Ireland was tense and barely willing to believe in the buildup to Monday night's playoff second leg in Dublin with a trip to France and Euro 2016 on the line.

With Ireland’s qualification for Euro 2016, Martin O’Neill revives his reputation as plucky coach

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After the Republic of Ireland grabbed a terrific 1-1 draw in Bosnia on Friday night, The Irish Herald's back-page lede boldly stated that the country now stood "on the brink of the most unlikely qualification for a major finals ever."

Even with an away goal and an outstanding defense to lean on, Ireland was tense and barely willing to believe in the buildup to Monday night's playoff second leg in Dublin with a trip to France and Euro 2016 on the line.

Republic of Ireland 2015/16 Umbro Away Kit

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Umbro unveiled the Republic of Ireland 2015/16 away kit ahead of their 4-0 UEFA EURO [...]

Recap: Republic of Ireland 4–1 USMNT

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The U.S. slumped to its worst defeat on 2014 in its final game of 2014, losing 4–1 to the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday.

Preview: Republic of Ireland v USMNT

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The U.S. needs a win, and Republic of Ireland is without its biggest star. Still, the U.S. team has developed a habit of giving up late goals. What's it gonna be?

Roy Keane Alleged To Have Punched A Man Outside Republic Of Ireland’s Hotel, Says Report

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The British tabloid Daily Mailhas learned that Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane is under police investigation for an alleged assault on a man outside of the team's hotel in Portmarnock. Ireland are preparing to play Scotland in less that 48 hours and are currently staying at the Links Hotel in Dublin.

The Fall Of Sean St. Ledger, the Irish Defender Who Was a Potential Superstar

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For those of you who do not know him, Sean St. Ledger is an Irish defender who was once tipped to become one of the Premier Leagues elite. But now at 29 years of age, he is yet to play a game in the top tier of English football and at the moment he is without a club.

He began his career at Peterborough and broke into the first team with ease.

Ireland Customized Umbro Shirts for Scotland and USA Matches

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The in-form Republic of Ireland men's national football team will give the 2014/15 Umbro away [...]

Republic of Ireland 2014/15 Umbro Away Kit

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The Republic of Ireland maintained their perfect EURO 2016 qualification record with a 7-0 trouncing [...]

7 Candidates For Ireland’s Starting Left-Back Position

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While the world is watching the tournament in Brazil, football supporters in Ireland have no national team to support in the World Cup this summer after getting knocked out of qualification.

The next best thing to being there is to place a wager on any of the matches being played in the World Cup.

Portugal 5-1 Ireland: Cristiano Ronaldo’s appearance inspires big win

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Just a few days ago, the Real Madrid superstar was not expected to take any partin these World Cup warm-up friendlies, but this morning the rumors began to circulate that he would be in the starting line-up against Martin O'Neill's Ireland.

Ireland’s Young Footballers That Could Make an Impact at World Cup 2018

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There has been a lot of talk lately about the lack of talent coming through in Irish soccer. People seem to look at the senior team and when they don't see any players under the age of 23 like England's Ross Barkley, Luke Shaw and Raheem Sterling, the immediate reaction is that Ireland are very far behind in world soccer.

2017/18 Kits & Jerseys

Republic of Ireland 2017/18 New Balance Away Kit

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New Balance has officially revealed the Republic of Ireland's latest away kit. The kit will be worn by the team in the upcoming World Cup qualifying fixtures and friendly matches during the 2017/18 football season. The launch is part of the ‘Is Féidir Linn Le Cheile' (‘Together We Can') campaign.

Republic of Ireland 2017/18 New Balance Home Kit

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New Balance today reveals its first ever kit for the Football Association of Ireland, with the release of the new Republic of Ireland home kit. The launch is part of the ‘Is Féidir Linn Le Cheile' (‘Together We Can') campaign. The home shirt draws inspiration from the 1924 Ireland side that made their debut at [.

EURO 2016

Griezmann double lifts France past Ireland

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Didier Deschamps' side hasn't been the most impressive team at Euro 2016, but a brilliant second-half effort from Antoine Griezmann lifted France to the quarterfinals.

The Atletico Madrid striker netted two goals in a span of four minutes after halftime, giving France a 2-1 victory against the Republic of Ireland.

Euro 2016: Roy Keane Floors Ireland Coach With Devastatingly Simple Training Ground Prank (Video)

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While not a name you'd immediately associate with japery and/or basic human happiness, Roy Keane still demonstrated that he's as up for the craic of anybody with a classic training ground wheeze earlier in the week.

With fellow Republic of Ireland coachSeamus McDonagh lining up a shot, Keane hit him with a timeless schoolboy prank that left poor old Seamus on his arse and everybody else in hysterics.

SBI Euro 2016 Preview: Group E

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Many see Group E as one of the most difficult groups at Euro 2016.

Belgium, Italy, Sweden and the Republic of Ireland will all be fighting for the two automatic qualification spots into the knockout round.

Luckily for the the powerhouses in Group E, the expansion of the tournament to 24 teams provides four third-place sides with an opportunity to move on to the final 16.

Republic of Ireland EURO 2016 Umbro Away Kit

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Umbro and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have revealed the away kit that The [...]

Infographic: Every Ireland Home Kit Worn at the EUROs and World Cup

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Umbro will launch the Republic of Ireland EURO 2016 away kit on Friday. Ahead of [...]

Ireland 1990s-Inspired Umbro Pro Training Range

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Umbro has unveiled a Republic of Ireland football team training collection inspired by the gear [...]

Roy Keane: ‘Unless Robbie Keane Is Breastfeeding His New Baby, He’ll Be Playing Against Germany’

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Assistant manager Roy Keane was in trademark terse form during his pitch-side Republic of Ireland press conference earlier, answering questions over Robbie Keane's availability for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Germany and Poland.

Keane and his wife Claudine have just welcomed their second child into the world on Monday night, so naturally the media assumed that paternity leave might rule the LA Galaxy striker out of the double-header.

Martin O’Neill And FAI Stand In Full Support Of Roy Keane Over Fan Incident

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Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has given "full support" to his national team assistant Roy Keane over an incident that took place at the team hotel on Wednesday.

Late last night, the British tabloid Daily Mail brokethe story of an alleged altercation between Keane and a individual outside of Ireland's team hotel in Portmarnock.

What We Learned – Germany 1 Republic of Ireland 1

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The recently crowned World Cup champions, Germany, haven't had the best of starts to their Euro 2016 qualification campaign. They won narrowly against a spirited Scotland side, lost for the first time in their history against Poland and were dramatically denied by a dogged, well-drilled Irish team.

Martin O'Neill names 27 man squad to face Gibraltar in Euro 2016 qualifier

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David Forde Millwall
Shay Given Aston Villa
Keiren Westwood Sheffield Wednesday
Rob Elliot Newcastle United

Richard Keogh Derby County
Marc Wilson Stoke City
Seamus Coleman Everton
John O'Shea Sunderland
Alex Pearce Reading
Ciaran Clark Aston Villa
Stephen Ward Burnley

Jeff Hendrick Derby County
Glenn Whelan Stoke City
Darron Gibson Everton
Aiden McGeady Everton
Jon Walters Stoke City
Anthony Pilkington Cardiff City
James McClean Wigan
Robbie Brady Hull City
Stephen Quinn Hull City
David Meyler Hull City
Wes Hoolahan Norwich City

Robbie Keane LA Galaxy
Shane Long Southampton
Daryl Murphy Ipswich Town
Kevin Doyle Crystal Palace
Anthony Stokes Celtic

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Roy Keane Walks Out of Press Conference: Read the Full Transcript

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Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane walked out of a press conference on Sunday after answering a series of pointed questions from reporters regarding the distractions that Keano is causing to national team manager Martin O'Neill and the team's campaign in Euro 2016 qualification.

Most of the questions revolve around the incident that happened last week outside the team hotel after Keane allegedly got into a fight with a supporter.

Roy Keane Ditches ITV Pundit Job To Pursue Aston Villa Assistant Manager Position

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The always outspoken and controversial Roy Keane is in the news once again. This time it's due to him not traveling with ITV to Brazil to cover the World Cup as a pundit. Instead, he may become the assistant manager at Aston Villa. Keane is currently assistant manager for the Republic of Ireland, but returning to the Premier League could improve his future as a coach.

The Rest

Jack Grealish opts England over Republic of Ireland: Could financial gain be the reason

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Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has decided to opt to play for England over Republic of Ireland.

The 20-year-old has been one of the few brightest prospects for Tim Sherwood's side since last season.

Watch Ireland 4-1 USA Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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The USA is in a crisis right now after a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday. They have won just once in their last 8 games, and for the first time under Jurgen Klinsmann have gone four games without a win. But that is not the major problem facing this team right now.

Portugal and Ireland Walk Away From Friendly With Plenty of Positives

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Last night, over 46,000 fans showed up at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, hoping to catch a glimpse of something special, something that they could take home with them like a gift that they could open and peek at during the games played by Portugal in Brazil. They wanted a gift that would unwrap further and further and become even more precious should the team progress.