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# coybig - Yesterday’s News

Double injury blow for Ireland – Whelan and Hoolahan set to miss Scotland clash

Glenn Whelan (fractured leg) and Wes Hoolahan (ankle) sidelined by injury ahead of Euro 2016 qualifier.

Ireland sandwiched between DR Congo and Congo in the latest FIFA Rankings

It’s only a small improvement but it’s an improvement.


# coybig - Monday 20 October, 2014

The Irish homeless football team get off to unbelievable start at the World Cup this weekend

You don’t see this kind of result too often from an Irish soccer side.

# coybig - Thursday 16 October, 2014

No Euro qualification worries for Germany – Beckenbauer

Beckenbauer said that fans would see the real Germany in 2015.

Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy are ‘very close’ to being fit again

Everton boss Roberto Martinez brushes off speculation about McCarthy’s contract status.

# coybig - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

15 other great Irish goals we won’t forget along with John O’Shea’s strike last night

Last night’s equaliser was memorable but what are the other iconic strikes from the Boys In Green over the years.

Mats Hummels: ‘Ireland didn’t come here to play football’

The Borussia Dortmund defender says that the 1-1 draw ‘feels like a defeat’.

Here’s what the German media are saying after John O’Shea ruined their victory plans

The World champions were left reeling after John O’Shea’s late equaliser.

Opinion: It’s time to move on from Wes Hoolahan

Many continue to campaign for the midfielder’s inclusion in the Irish starting XI despite a litany of managers having doubts about him.


How Ireland stunned Germany: the players’ view

Re-live last night’s game through the words of John O’Shea, Robbie Keane and a host of others.

Boateng: No excuses for Germany lapses

The Bayern Munich defender believes age cannot be an excuse for Joachim Low’s side’s recent slump following their disappointing draw against Ireland.

The people weren’t happy with the RTÉ soccer panel last night but Dunphy launches defence

The RTÉ pundit insists he was only doing his job ‘properly as an analyst’.

18 reasons why John O’Shea is Ireland’s greatest national treasure

Who put the ball in the German’s net?

From The Daily Edge Ireland’s recession is basically over because we embarrassed Germany* COYBIG

Ireland’s recession is basically over because we embarrassed Germany*

*At least, that’s what Twitter says.

‘What’s the point of sitting in, losing 1 – 0 and feeling as if you’ve a moral victory?’ – O’Neill

The Ireland manager says he was happy to risk falling 2 – 0 down in search of what could prove a “vital” point.

Player ratings: Here’s how the Boys in Green fared against Germany

Ireland snatched a late point against the world champions. Here’s how we scored the Boys in Green.

Rooney, Manuela, Kilbane, Lowry and O’Briain – lot of Twitter love for John O’Shea

There’s only one Irish player that people are talking about.

# coybig - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

O’Shea grabs dramatic draw for Ireland against Germany with last-gasp goal

Toni Kroos looked to have struck the winner for Germany before O’Shea pounced at the death.

As it happened: Germany v Ireland, Euro 2016 qualifier Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Germany v Ireland, Euro 2016 qualifier

After two wins from two, Martin O’Neill faced his biggest challenge as Ireland boss this evening.

Own up – which one of you backed Ireland to win 8-0 tonight?

Easy, easy money for the bookies.

No room for error: Ireland must be ‘really focused, really strong’, says O’Neill

The Ireland boss also hailed the achievement of John O’Shea, who could win his 100th cap tonight.


Bellarabi and Schurrle can cause Ireland problems on the wings, says Quinn

The Sky Sports pundit has been impressed by Germany’s wide men.

Hanover 1994: the day Ireland went to Germany and won

Goals from Tony Cascarino and Gary Kelly gave Jack Charlton’s side a memorable victory ahead of the World Cup.

# coybig - Monday 13 October, 2014

Big call – Is O’Neill going to start Robbie against Germany tomorrow night?

The Ireland boss warns not to ‘assume anything’ when it comes to the team selection.

Germany v Ireland is not sold out – ‘Maybe it’s more interesting to watch di Matteo’s training’

German FA are confident that they will sell 4,000 remaining tickets before kick-off tomorrow.

# coybig - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Germany demand instant response as Joachim Loew bemoans poor finishing

Attacker Mario Goetze has predicted three points on Tuesday and that ‘things will look different then’.

Keane: ‘I was constantly under pressure from Ferguson to not play for Ireland’

The current assistant manager of the national team found it strange that his former boss was in Dublin to talk at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner.

Even after his hat-trick, Robbie knows there’s no guarantee he will start in Germany

“When you’re young and you’re hungry, you’re more selfish. As you get older, you appreciate the team.”

# coybig - Saturday 11 October, 2014

‘People are desperate to knock Robbie but believe me he is an absolute legend’

John O’Shea says Robbie Keane will remain an important player for years to come.

‘It’s like your whole world is caving in’ – Forde’s sympathy for Gibraltar stopper

David Forde delighted with his latest international clean sheet but it was a rough night for his opposite number.

Robbie makes history with treble but admits: I don’t look at record books

Captain’s 12-minute hat-trick helped Ireland thrash Gibraltar in Dublin.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Gibraltar

Martin O’Neill’s men earned a 7-0 victory at the Aviva Stadium this evening.

Kenny Cunningham: Roy should’ve asked for the armband if he wanted it so much

And he says he put a lot of effort into those quizzes.

O’Neill’s caution is his best bet on an evening of great expectations

Ireland expected to comfortably beat Gibraltar but Martin O’Neill refuses to get carried away.

Macedonia and 3 other occasions when Ireland have been humbled by a minnow

Slip-ups against lesser opposition aren’t a common occurrence but are we due one?

Hoolahan loving his football again after season to forget with Norwich

The Ireland schemer talks the season so far with the Canaries and his hopes for the latest set of Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Wilson’s plan to dodge Gibraltar banana-skin

“First goal could be key,” says Marc Wilson as Ireland prepare for qualifying newcomers.

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