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Switzerland 2-0 Republic Of Ireland
The Republic of Ireland missed the chance to qualify for Euro 2020 on Tuesday as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat against Switzerland and had Seamus Coleman sent off.

The Republic of Ireland missed the chance to qualify for Euro 2020 on Tuesday as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat against Switzerland and had Seamus Coleman sent off.

Switzerland capitalised on a good start in the 16th minute as Haris Seferovic swept home, giving the Republic of Ireland - who could have qualified with a victory - a mountain to climb.



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Posted by voc1967 on Tuesday 15 October 2019 - 20:59:53 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
Ireland One Win Away From Sealing Spot At Euro 2020
The Republic of Ireland can seal their place at Euro 2020 with a win tonight.

The Republic of Ireland can seal their place at Euro 2020 with a win tonight.

Mick McCarthy's side head into this evening's away match in Switzerland still unbeaten in Group D.Ireland sit top the table - and are level on points with second placed Denmark.

McCarthy is expecting a tough, tight, game tonight.“I sincerely hope with 20 minutes to go, that is the case.“If you consider the way the results went, our point against Georgia looks like a good point, strangely enough.



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Posted by voc1967 on Tuesday 15 October 2019 - 15:24:57 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
McCarthy Happy With Point Gained In Georgia
Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy described the goalless draw against Georgia in Tbilisi as "a point gained."

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy described the goalless draw against Georgia in Tbilisi as "a point gained."

Ireland hit the post through John Egan early on but had to live without possession for much of the game as they failed to capitalise on Denmark's perceived slip-up in the same venue in September.

McCarthy acknowledged that Ireland didn't use possession well enough over the course of the 90 minutes but stressed that he was happy with the point in a difficult venue and said that goalkeeper Darren Randolph hadn't to save in the entire game.

"It's a point gained," he told RTÉ Sport's Tony O'Donoghue after the match.



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Posted by voc1967 on Saturday 12 October 2019 - 15:59:30 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
Ireland Must Treat Georgia With Caution
Georgia have yet to beat Ireland in 10 previous meetings but Mick McCarthy is urging caution today.

Georgia have yet to beat Ireland in 10 previous meetings but Mick McCarthy is urging caution today.

When Ireland were last in Tbilisi during the World Cup 2018 campaign, Shane Duffy got Martin O’Neill’s charges off to a flyer with a fourth-minute goal.

But what followed was a torturous watch as Ireland laboured to a 1-1 draw – Georgia’s standalone result against the Boys in Green.

To make matters worse, Ireland finished with just 26 per cent possession having been passed off the park.Georgia’s recent scoreless draw with Denmark has also put the Irish boss on guard ahead of game that could be played in 25 degrees..

“Please understand, we respect Georgia as they’re a very good team,” said McCarthy yesterday.



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Posted by voc1967 on Saturday 12 October 2019 - 09:19:54 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
Republic Of Ireland 3 - 1 Bulgaria - Experimental Side Victorious
Ireland's experimental line-up emerged victorious in a friendly match with Bulgaria that sprung into life late in Dublin tonight.

Ireland's experimental line-up emerged victorious in a friendly match with Bulgaria that sprung into life late in Dublin tonight.

Two late goals helped a second-string Republic of Ireland side beat Bulgaria 3-1 in Tuesday's friendly in Dublin.

After a dull first half, Alan Browne poked the Irish ahead on 56 minutes after Bulgaria keeper Hristo Ivanov had failed to hold a Ronan Curtis shot.

Ivelin Popov levelled a from penalty on 67 but Kevin Long's header restored the Republic's lead on 83.Debutant Jack Byrne and Enda Stevens superbly set up a further late goal for another Irish newcomer James Collins.



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Posted by voc1967 on Tuesday 10 September 2019 - 21:06:07 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
McCarthy To Give Game Time To Extended Squad
When Mick McCarthy came into the job as Republic of Ireland manager – second time around – it was straight into competitive actio.

When Mick McCarthy came into the job as Republic of Ireland manager – second time around – it was straight into competitive actio.

His team got straight to the task and they sit top of the table on Group D – with the benefit on Sunday of dropped points for Denmark against Georgia.

“I’m delighted it was a draw but the onus is still on us to go out there now and pick up points in October,” said McCarthy talking about the scoreless game in Georgia for the Danes.

It is a different task on Tuesday with Bulgaria coming to the Aviva for a friendly. It provides the chance for McCarthy to give game time to some of his extended squad during a brief respite from it being all about the results.



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Posted by voc1967 on Monday 09 September 2019 - 09:06:33 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
You're Going To Have To Put Us Down Before We Give Up
Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy said his side are "better off now" in their Euro 2020 qualification bid after a dramatic 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy said his side are "better off now" in their Euro 2020 qualification bid after a dramatic 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

The Republic are three games away from the European Championship after David McGoldrick's late header in Dublin kept their unbeaten run going.

"We're not the best team in the group but I'll tell you what, you're going to have to put us down before we give up," McCarthy said.



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Posted by voc1967 on Friday 06 September 2019 - 12:08:06 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
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