Republic of Ireland 7-0 Gibraltar: As It Happened

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Republic of Ireland 7-0 Gibraltar

Republic of Ireland: Forde; Meyler, Wilson, O’Shea, Ward (Brady 69′); McGeady, Gibson, Hendrick, McClean, Hoolahan (Doyle 63′), Keane (Murphy 63′) (C).

Subs: Elliot, Westwood, Clark, Whelan, Pilkington, Quinn, Long, Stokes, Walters.

Gibraltar: J. Perez (Robba 58′)Wiseman, J. Chipolina, R. Casciaro, R. Chipolina (Santos’)(C); Payas, B. Perez, Bado (Guilling 45′), Walker, Gosling; L. Casciaro

Subs: Coleing, Artell, Sergeant, Garcia, Lopez, Bosio, Hernandez, K. Casciaro, Priestley

Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP)

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Republic of Ireland 2-0 Oman: Match Report

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Ireland go into the opening game of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on the back of only their second win under Martin O’Neill. In front of a sparse crowd of just under 15,000, goals in either half from Kevin Doyle and Alex Pearce gave the Boys In Green a 2-0 win over Oman.

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Republic of Ireland 2-0 Oman: As It Happened

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Republic of Ireland: Given (Elliot 45′), Meyler, Keogh (c), Pearce, Ward, Pilkington (McGeady 59′), Gibson (Whelan 69′), Quinn, Brady, Hoolahan (Keane 59′), Doyle (Long 59′).

Subs: Forde, Wilson, Colemean, O’Shea, Whelan, Murphy, Stokes

Oman: Al Habsi (c), Al Mukhaini, Al Ghailani, Al Owaisi, Al Musalami, Al Muhaijri, Al Farsi, Saleh, Al Siyabi, Hardan

Subs: Al Rushidi, Al Zaabi, Al Busaidi, Al Muqbalie, Al Qasmi, Al Mashari, Al Nahar, Al Jalbobi, Al Hadhri, Al Ihsni, Almashari, Al Jabri

Referee: Illias Spathos (Greece)

Attendance: 14,376

Man Of The Match: David Meyler

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Republic of Ireland 1-2 Turkey

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                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ozek 17′

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Camdal 75′

Walters 77′

 

Republic of Ireland: Elliot, Coleman, O’Shea (c), Delaney (Meyler 65′), Ward, McGeady (Murphy 65′), Wilson, Whelan (Quinn 81′), McClean, Hoolahan, Long (Walters 65′).

Subs: Forde, Pearce, Kelly, Duffy, Clark, Green, Pilkington, Stokes, Cox.

 

Turkey: Kivrak, Balta, Calhanoglu (Adin 63′), Gonul, Inan (Ozyakup 20′), Erdinc (Pektemek 81′), Sahin (Dogan 84′) (c), Erkin, Kisa (Tufan 45′), Toprak, Ozek (Camdal 70′).

Subs: Zengin, Babacan, Demirok, Potuk, Sahan, Buyuk, Karabulut, Sahin.

 

Referee: Ruddy Buquet

Attendance: 25,191 (apparently…)

Man Of The Match: Onur Recep Kivrak

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Republic of Ireland 1-2 Serbia

Photo by: A Man With His Camera / Billy Galligan

Photo by: A Man With His Camera / Billy Galligan

An own goal from James McCarthy coupled with a close range finish from Filip Dordevic was enough to give Serbia a hard-fought 2-1 win over a lacklustre Republic of Ireland side at the Aviva Stadium last night.

If ever there was a game to demonstrate the meaning of the phrase “a game of two halves” it was last night’s game at the Aviva. An almost unchanged side from that which faced Latvia in Martin O’Neill’s first game in charge looked full of confidence and determination in a first half performance that saw Ireland go into half time 1-0 up.

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O’Shea Looking Ahead To Germany Test

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John O’Shea today admitted that the Irish players will be on a mission to set the record straight after the 6-1 defeat to Germany at the Aviva Stadium during the recent World Cup qualifiers.

The Sunderland captain was speaking in a relaxed mood ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against Serbia despite it being less than 48 hours since the Black Cats lost the Capital One Cup final to Manchester City at Wembley.

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O’Neill Relaxed Before Serbia Friendly

Photo By A Man With His Camera / Billy Galligan

Photo By A Man With His Camera / Billy Galligan

Martin O’Neill was in a very laid-back and relaxed mood at the Grand Hotel in Malahide today ahead of tomorrow’s friendly fixture at home to Serbia.

O’Neill joked with the assembled media throughout his press conference and maintained composure at all times. It may sound simplistic but it’s incredibly refreshing to listen to a manager and be able to understand him without any difficulty. Whilst Trapattoni’s passion for managing the Irish football side was never in doubt, it was frustratingly difficult to listen to the man struggle to string a few words together throughout every press conference.

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Interview: Young Aviators

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2013 was quite the year for Glasgow-based Irish trio Young Aviators. Alongside releasing their debut album ‘Self Help’ which received glowing reports, they managed to squeeze in a number of live shows and high-profile support slots. What can we expect from the lads in 2014? Niall spoke to frontman Decky McKay in order to find out.

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Raglans Announce Academy Headline Show

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Kings of comedy music videos and all round good lads Raglans have just announced a headline gig at The Academy, Dublin on what will be the first night of a five show nationwide tour taking in Cork(April 2nd), Limerick(April 3rd), Laois(April 4th) and Galway(April 5th) along the way. They’ll take to the city centre stage on March 29th in support of their debut self-titled album which is due out earlier that month. 

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Interview: Nathaniel Rateliff

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Missouri native Nathaniel Rateliff is known for his piercingly melodic sounds and his genuinely unpretentious, rustic charm. However, upon listening to his songs, it is clear that there is something darker lurking beneath the surface. Amanda Connolly caught up with Nathaniel before his Academy 2 show last week to see if she could unearth the reasons behind that apparent darkness.

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