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No-one will want to face in-form North

Michael O’Neill thinks nobody will fancy facing Northern Ireland in the play-offs for the World Cup finals after they virtually assured their place in them by beating Czech Republic 2-0 in Belfast. West Brom’s Jonny Evans and Chris Brunt both found the net in the

Ireland v Serbia: The opposition

It’s a year since Slavoljub Muslin’s first competitive game as Serbia boss, a 2-2 draw with the Republic of Ireland.  Daryl Murphy’s header ten minutes from time snatched a precious point in Belgrade, after the visitors got an early goal through Jeff Hendrick, retreated (stop us

‘Waterford people are a mirror image of this team’

Waterford manager Derek McGrath delivered a passionate and heartfelt speech to 15,000 supporters who came to the city’s Quays to salute their beaten All-Ireland SHC final heroes on Monday evening. The Déise were defeated 0-26 to 2-17 by Galway at Croke Park as they failed to

Brilliant Northern Irish guarantee at least second spot

A play-off for the World Cup finals in Russia beckons for Northern Ireland after their 2-0 win over Czech Republic guaranteed second place in Group C. Michael O’Neill’s side only needed a share of the spoils to seal a runners-up berth, but first-half goals from

England fight back, Scots keep hopes alive

Marcus Rashford went from sinner to match-winner as England took control of the their World Cup destiny with a tense 2-1 win over Slovakia at Wembley. Rashford’s ill-conceived run from the defence gifted the visitors the chance they needed to take a shock third-minute lead