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Sublime Eriksen propels Denmark to World Cup

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Dublin (AFP) – Christian Eriksen’s magnificent hat-trick inspired Denmark to a 5-1 demolition of the Republic of Ireland in Tuesday’s second leg of their play-off in Dublin to clinch a spot at next year’s World Cup.

Following Saturday’s stalemate in Copenhagen, Ireland got their home leg off to the perfect start when Shane Duffy headed them into the lead after only six minutes, but Denmark struck twice before the break and three more in the second half to seal their place in Russia.

Sublime Eriksen propels Denmark to World Cup

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Dublin (AFP) – Christian Eriksen’s magnificent hat-trick inspired Denmark to a 5-1 demolition of the Republic of Ireland in Tuesday’s second leg of their play-off in Dublin to clinch a spot at next year’s World Cup.

Following Saturday’s stalemate in Copenhagen, Ireland got their home leg off to the perfect start when Shane Duffy headed them into the lead after only six minutes, but Denmark struck twice before the break and three more in the second half to seal their place in Russia.

Kevin Doyle injury overshadows Ireland’s Swiss success in friendly

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Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 hopefuls got mixed reviews as Kevin Doyle's injury overshadowed a dour 1-0 win over Switzerland in Friday's friendly in Dublin.

With time running out before the Euros, Republic boss Martin O'Neill fielded an experimental line-up at the Aviva Stadium as he took a closer look at the understudies hoping to make the plane to France.

Kevin Doyle injury overshadows Ireland’s Swiss success in friendly

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Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 hopefuls got mixed reviews as Kevin Doyle's injury overshadowed a dour 1-0 win over Switzerland in Friday's friendly in Dublin.

With time running out before the Euros, Republic boss Martin O'Neill fielded an experimental line-up at the Aviva Stadium as he took a closer look at the understudies hoping to make the plane to France.

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Toffees defender tips Irishman for success

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During a recent interview with Everton's official club website, Toffees center-back Sylvain Distin praised young defender and teammate Shane Duffy. Distin was quick to compliment the 21 year old, saying that he is ready to be a regular first team performer in the Premier League for Everton.

"It's difficult to predict what is going to happen because football is never an exact science," Distin told the club"s official website.

Everton’s Shane Duffy tweets support for the IRA

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Oh deary me. On the anniversary of the day that an IRA bomb in Warrington killed two children, Everton player Shane Duffy sent a tweet which gave support for the IRA. Which I think you'll agree is not a particularly bright idea. After receiving a stream of abuse, the player claimed that his phone had [.

The Time has Come for Everton’s Irish Center-Back Shane Duffy

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Don't get me wrong, I have the utmost respect for David Moyes. But, the time has come for the Everton manager to drop John Heitinga in favor of Shane Duffy.

Has there ever been a more obvious need to change the guard?

In this past Saturday's 3-1 romp of Reading, Moyes rolled out his preferred center-back duo of Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka hard to argue against that selection.

Everton Youngster Shane Duffy Finally Set for Bigger Role under David Moyes

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Although Everton has been praised for nurturing some of the brightest talents in England, a strange oversight has been visible at the club when it comes to potential first-team players from the academy in recent seasons.

Perhaps, it has been as a result of manager David Moyes' overreliance on veteran players to compensate for the fact that the club possesses one of the most threadbare squads in the Premier League.

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Moyes to put his faith in Shane Duffy

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Everton boss David Moyes is set to put his faith in Shane Duffy as Everton enter a pivotal spell in the Blues boss' Goodison reign.

The Derry born Ireland international has been told he is right in the mix to challenge favoured pair Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin for a first-team place as the Toffees chase a top four finish and FA Cup glory.

McGeady urges Derry duo to seize their opportunity

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Ireland winger Aiden McGeady has urged Derry duo Shane Duffy and James McClean to take their chance this week to impress Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni.

Duffy and McClean were not in Trapattoni's original squad for the Czech Republic friendly, but are now in line to make their international debuts on Wednesday night at Lansdowne Road.

Shane Duffy added to Ireland squad for Czech friendly

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Irish boss Giovanni Trapattoni has called Everton defender Shane Duffy into the Ireland squad for this month's international friendly against Czech Republic at Lansdowne Road.

The 20-year-old Derry born defender will replace Richard Dunne in the 24-man squad after the Villa defender learned he will sidelined for eight weeks with a fractured clavicle suffered during Villa's 1-0 defeat to Manchester City yesterday afternoon.

Moyes praise for Shane Duffy performance

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Everton Boss David Moyes has praised the maturity of Ireland U21 International Shane Duffy after his home Premier League debut at Goodison Park yesterday against Blackburn.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw Moyes said "Shane Duffy had a terrific game. He was arguably our best player today and he's a young boy; we just needed a lot more in every department.

Northern born players committed to Ireland's cause

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Despite the recent bold pronouncements by new NI boss Michael O'Neill regarding his intention to stop players from the North opting to play for Ireland rather than his IFA team, it would seem, going by player statements in the past week, that his misguided mission is likely to continue falling on deaf-ears with players and supporters alike.

Shane Duffy extends loan spell

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Scunthorpe United have extended the loan stay of Ireland U21 international Shane Duffy.

The Derry born centre-half has impressed during his month at Glanford Park and the Iron were keen to extend the deal.

Saturday's 2-1 victory over Yeovil Town was the 19-year-old's fourth appearance for United and Scunthorpe boss alan Knill has persuaded Premier League side Everton to allow him to remain on a month by month basis.

Shane Duffy secures Scunthorpe loan move

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Ireland U21 international Shane Duffy has secured a loan move to League one side Scunthorpe from Everton.

The 19-year-old Derry born defender is presently on international duty alongside fellow Scunthorpe centre-back Niall Canavan for the Ireland's U21 side who host Hungary tomorrow night in their opening 2013 UEFA qualifier, just three weeks after they produced a stunning comeback to defeat Austria 2-1 in a friendly at the same Sligo venue.

Ireland U21 squad announced for Austria Friendly

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Ireland U21 manager Noel King has confirmed his Ireland Under 21 squad for the friendly international with Austria in the Showgrounds, Sligo on Tuesday the 9th August. Leeds United full back Aiden White is a new addition to the squad, while goalkeeper Aaron McCarey links up at this level for the first time, following his performances at the UEFA Under 19 Finals in Romania last week.

Duffy impresses despite Burnley defeat

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Ireland U21 international Shane Duffy is determined to shake off the disappointment of defeat on his Burnley debut to push for the play-offs.

The 19-year-old Everton centre back made his league debut against Ipswich after signing on an initial 28-day loan.

And despite impressing, Duffy took no pleasure from the day, after seeing his side go down 2-1.

Shane Duffy makes Burnley loan move

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Everton's Irish U21 international Shane Duffy has joined promotion hopefuls Burnley on loan.

The 19-year-old Derry born centre half has been an unused substitute for David Moyes' side eight times this season. He has agreed an initial temporary move to Turf Moor before Thursday's deadline and will hope to build up his first-team experience.

Ireland U21 squad for Portugal Friendly

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Ireland U21 manager Noel King has Included Coventry City goalkeeper Michael Quirke who receives his first Ireland international call-up as does Preston North End midfielder, Adam Barton.

Another notable inclusion in King's squad is the highly rated Arsenal midfielder, Conor Henderson who recently made an impressive first team debut for Arsenal in their FA Cup replay with Leyton Orient.

Barnsley win race for Shane Duffy loan deal

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Barnsley have won the race to capture the loan deal for promising Irish central defender Shane Duffy.

Everton boss David Moyes has had recent interest from fellow Championship sides Leeds United and Preston, as well as inquiries from Southampton and Northampton for the services of the Derry born Ireland international.

Clubs jostle for Duffy loan move

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Everton boss David Moyes has yet to decide on the best loan move for promising Irish full back Shane Duffy.

Everton recently refused a loan request from League two side Northampton Town for the young central defender and a number of Championship sides including Preston and Leeds United, and League one side Southampton are believed to have approached the Toffee's looking to take the 18 year old Ireland international on loan.

Moyes prepared to send Duffy on loan

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Everton boss David Moyes feels the time may now be right to send promising young Irish international Shane Duffy out on loan to gain first team experience.

The Toffees are believed to be willing to allow the Derry born defender to go on loan, although he clearly remains firmly in Moyes plans, having made the bench for the recent Premiership clash with Spurs at White Heart Lane.

Shane Duffy remains firmly in Moyes plans

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Ireland international Shane Duffy seems to be very much in the future plans of David Moyes after the Everton boss refused a request from Northampton Town to take the 18 year old central defender on loan.

Despite the return from injury of Phil Jagielka, Toffee's boss Moyes is keen to keep the Derry born defender in his sights and its likely that Duffy will see first team football as the season progresses.

Shane Duffy gets Irish green light

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The Football Association of Ireland announced today that Derry's Shane Duffy has been declared eligible to play for Ireland.

Duffy's change of association had been held up by the IFA who had brought a case to the Court Of Arbitration For Sport in an attempt to try and block Irish citizens born in the North of Ireland from representing Ireland at international level.

Ireland defeat IFA attempts to block players

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The IFA have lost their case with the Court Of Arbitration For Sport in which they were trying to prevent Irish players born in the North Of Ireland from representing Giovanni Trapattoni's Ireland at international level. Despite FIFA making a number of rulings in favour of players like Derry's Darron Gibson and Antrim's Marc Wilson, the IFA took their case to CAS in a last ditch attempt to block Irish citizens from representing their country.

Shane Duffy back in training with Everton after horrific injury

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Ireland u21 international Shane Duffy has made an astonishing return to training with Everton this week, less than two months after his life-saving operation in Dublin's Mater Hospital.

The courageous 18 year-old Derry man has made a miraculous comeback from an injury that almost cost him his life after suffering a laceration to his liver during a training game with the Irish Amateur side on this day two months ago when representing the Ireland senior international side in Malahide.

Shane Duffy has life saving surgery after freak accident

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Young Ireland defender Shane Duffy has undergone life-saving surgery after suffering a freak accident in a training match last night.

The Everton teenager suffered a laceration to his liver after colliding with Irish amateur team goalkeeper Adrian Walsh during the clash at Gannon Park.

Irish unearth a gem in Shane Duffy

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As international debuts go, it's hardly up there with scoring a hat-trick in your first Ireland game, a la David Kelly, or outshining the World Cup holders, as Paul McGrath did.

But one fact emerged from the training game between a fringe Ireland team and an U23 side made up of home-based players: Ireland have made a great discovery in Everton defender Shane Duffy.

Ireland 1 - Ireland u23's 0

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Anthony Stokes scored the only goal in last night's training match, to give Giovanni Trapattoni's senior Ireland training squad victory over the Ireland u23 team.

The Hibernian attacker fired home from 25 yards midway through the first-half after Cillian Sheridan raided down the left flank and cut the ball across the edge of the box into Stokes' path.

Irish success in end of season awards

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Kevin Doyle - Wolves. Players' player of the year award.

Doyle scooped the squad's vote and top scorer for his eight goals in the Premier League at a star-studded bash at Telford's International Centre.




Robbie Keane – Celtic. Fans player of the Year award.

Trapattoni names 23 man squad for Ireland training camp

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Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has announced a list of 23 players, including eight uncapped players, who will take part in a summer training camp in Malahide from 16 to 21 May.

Former League of Ireland stars Brian Murphy and Keith Fahey are both included in the squad, as are Sunderland's David Meyler, Derby County's Paul Green and Portsmouth's County Antrim born defender Marc Wilson .

Stubbs impressed by shane Duffy

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Everton reserve team coach Alan Stubbs believes one of the real positives to be taken from the recent 0-0 draw with Manchester City was the impressive form of Ireland international Shane Duffy.

The teenage Derry born centre-back was given the captain's armband for the fixture and Stubbs has been delighted with the Irishman's progress this season.

Shay Given backs Wilson & Duffy's decision to play for Ireland

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Shay Given has backed the FAI's policy of recruiting players born in the North of Ireland who are willing to commit their international future to the Ireland team.

And the Donegal man, who revealed that he was eligible to play for Northern Ireland as his late mother was born in the six counties, says that players should be allowed to make up their own minds on their international futures without being forced into a decision by officials from the IFA.

Shane Duffy confirms Ireland international future

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Shane Duffy, the talented teenage Everton centre-half, has decided that his international future lies with Giovanni Trapattoni's Ireland rather than the North.

The Derry born defender rose to prominence with the 'Toffees' this season when making two appearances for Everton in the Europa League against BATE Borisov and AEK Athens.

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Irish Defender Nearly Loses Life After Freak Collision

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Irish defender Shane Duffy underwent life saving surgery Friday night after a freak collision with a goalkeeper in a friendly game against an Irish amateur iv side.