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  • Burnley trio's influence is central to Ireland's World Cup ambitions - Irish Independent

    Burnley trio's influence is central to Ireland's World Cup ambitions - Irish Independent;

    Burnley team-mates Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward share a joke during training in Abbotstown 1 Burnley team-mates Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward share a joke during training in Abbotstown. Photo: Sportsfile. The baton for the Premier League outfit of ...and more »

  • State of Play: Four down, six to go - Ireland in good shape in quest to reach Russia - The42

    State of Play: Four down, six to go - Ireland in good shape in quest to reach Russia - The42;

    A win on Friday could eliminate one direct rival in the race for automatic qualification. By Eoin O'Callaghan Thursday 23 Mar 2017, 7:30 AM. 5 minutes ago 3 Views No Comments. http://the42.ie/3301778. Share Tweet Email. Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 17.16.and more »

  • James McCarthy looks set to put country before club again by making himself available for huge Wales clash - The Irish Sun

    James McCarthy looks set to put country before club again by making himself available for huge Wales clash - The Irish Sun;

    JAMES McCARTHY is poised to put country before club again by making himself available to face Wales. McCarthy joined in with the rest of the squad in training today to put himself in the frame to play in their World Cup clash. James McCarthy and Seamus ...and more »

  • What team should Ireland pick to start against Wales? - The42

    What team should Ireland pick to start against Wales? - The42;

    THE ABSENTEES ARE numerous and significant, but as Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane both re-iterated this week, it won't be used an excuse come Friday night. Injuries are part and parcel of football and Ireland's management team will play the hand it's ...and more »

  • Another club versus country row brewing between Everton and Ireland over James McCarthy - Irish Independent

    Another club versus country row brewing between Everton and Ireland over James McCarthy - Irish Independent;

    22 March 2017; James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman of Republic of Ireland during squad training 1 22 March 2017; James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman of Republic of Ireland during squad training at the FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown, Co ...and more »

  • Ireland and Burnley defender Stephen Ward never thought his international career was over as he always believed in ... - The Irish Sun

    Ireland and Burnley defender Stephen Ward never thought his international career was over as he always believed in ... - The Irish Sun;

    STEPHEN WARD never believed his Ireland career was over — because he preferred to look on the Bright side. Now, the Burnley defender, 31, is dreaming of even better days ahead. Stephen Ward will play at left-back Stephen Ward. Ward replaced Kevin ...and more »

  • Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters 'fresh and ready to go' ahead of World Cup qualifier with rivals Wales - Daily Mail

    Injury worries gathered around other players, but the most reassuring words spoken in the Republic of Ireland squad this week were issued by Jonathan Walters. 'I'm fresh and ready to go,' he announced. And he will be needed. At 33 years of age, and two ...and more »

  • James McCarthy provides injury boost to Ireland ahead of World Cup qualifier with Wales - Express.co.uk

    James McCarthy provides injury boost to Ireland ahead of World Cup qualifier with Wales - Express.co.uk;

    JAMES MCCARTHY has given Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill a lift after taking part in training two days before Friday's World Cup qualifier showdown with Wales. By Express Sport. PUBLISHED: 00:05, Thu, Mar 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 00:06, Thu, ...and more »

  • Republic of Ireland v Wales - BBC Sport

    Republic of Ireland v Wales - BBC Sport;

    Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has not given up on midfielder James McCarthy being available for Friday's World Cup qualifier against Wales. The Everton midfielder took part in training on Wednesday but is still regarded as a doubtful starter.and more »

  • Stephen Ward: 'We feel we can go into any game now with the confidence to win' - Laois Nationalist

    Stephen Ward: 'We feel we can go into any game now with the confidence to win' - Laois Nationalist;

    Stephen Ward has challenged the Republic of Ireland to pile pressure on Wales when the sides meet on Friday night with three precious World Cup qualifying points at stake. A depleted Ireland host the Euro 2016 semi-finalists in Dublin sitting pretty at ...and more »