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Hull without Northern Ireland duo for Gillingham clash

Posted Friday, March 26, 2021 by PA70 hits

Leaders Hull are without Northern Ireland pair Josh Magennis and Gavin Whyte as they host in-form Gillingham in Sky Bet League One.Forward Magennis and midfielder Whyte are both unavailable to the promotion-chasing Tigers due to World Cup qualifiers.Defenders Brandon Fleming and Sean McLoughlin are both nearing returns after injury but Max Clark is not expected back until next month.Richie Small...Full Story »

Aleksandar Mitrovic scores twice as Serbia edge out the Republic of Ireland

Posted Thursday, March 25, 2021 by PA28 hits

Substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic served up a timely reminder of his potency with a high-quality double as Serbia condemned the Republic of Ireland to defeat in their opening World Cup qualifier.The striker, currently out of favour at Premier League Fulham, outrageously chipped rookie keeper Mark Travers and then headed home a second in a decisive second-half cameo at the Rajko Mitic Stadium to est...Full Story »

Jayne Ludlow rues Northern Ireland results as Wales miss out on Euro 2022

Posted Wednesday, December 02, 2020 by PA33 hits

Wales manager Jayne Ludlow admitted the failure to beat Northern Ireland cost them their European Championship dream.Northern Ireland secured a play-off spot at the 2022 finals by finishing second in Group C to Norway, edging out Wales courtesy of their superior head-to-head record.Wales are 21 places higher than Northern Ireland in the FIFA women’s world rankings, 34th to 55th, and finish...Full Story »

Paddy McNair to be assessed after busy Northern Ireland schedule

Posted Friday, November 20, 2020 by PA51 hits

Unhappy Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock will make a late check on midfielder Paddy McNair ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with promotion rivals Norwich.McNair played 104 minutes of Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off final defeat by Slovakia and then the full 90 minutes of the Nations League fixtures against Austria and Romania, much to his club manager’s displ...Full Story »

Stephen Kenny still awaiting first win with Ireland following Bulgaria draw

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020 by PA35 hits

Stephen Kenny saluted his Republic of Ireland players as a bruising Nations League campaign ravaged by coronavirus and injuries ended with him still awaiting his first win.Ireland have gone eight games without a victory under their new manager and perhaps more worryingly, 11 hours without a goal after a 0-0 draw with Bulgaria in Dublin which was enough to secure their League B status, but nothin...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland’s goal drought goes on as they are held by Bulgaria

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020 by PA32 hits

Robbie Brady was denied by the crossbar as the Republic of Ireland’s Nations League campaign ended with a whimper to leave manager Stephen Kenny still awaiting his first win.On a night when victory would have secured Ireland’s place in pot two for the forthcoming World Cup draw, they were unable to find the back of the net for a seventh successive match – they have now not scor...Full Story »

First Nations League win continues to evade already-relegated Northern Ireland

Posted Thursday, November 19, 2020 by PA25 hits

A first Nations League win continued to elude Northern Ireland as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Romania hours after relegation from League B had been confirmed by events off the pitch.Eric Bicfalvi struck in the 81st minute to cancel out Liam Boyce’s goal and make it 10 games without a victory for Northern Ireland in a competition they will be happy to see the back of for the next two ye...Full Story »

Ian Baraclough left ‘frustrated’ as Northern Ireland slip to late loss

Posted Monday, November 16, 2020 by PA34 hits

Ian Baraclough pointed a finger at the officials after Northern Ireland’s late defeat to Austria in Vienna left them facing relegation in the Nations League.After the cancellation of Romania’s match against Norway, Northern Ireland needed a win to be sure of staying alive in the competition and an encouraging performance in the wake of Thursday’s heart-breaking Euro 2020 play-o...Full Story »

Late Austria fightback leaves Northern Ireland facing Nations League relegation

Posted Monday, November 16, 2020 by PA22 hits

Northern Ireland suffered more frustration as two late goals left them heading for relegation in the Nations League after a 2-1 defeat to Austria in Vienna.Three days after their hopes of playing in Euro 2020 were dashed by Slovakia, it was generally a positive response from Ian Baraclough’s side but, after Josh Magennis put them ahead, late goals from Louis Schaub and Adrian Grbic condemn...Full Story »

Wales down Republic of Ireland to remain top of Nations League group

Posted Monday, November 16, 2020 by PA55 hits

Wales stayed top of their Nations League group with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium.David Brooks headed home from close range after 66 minutes to maintain Wales’ one-point lead over Finland – 2-1 winners in Bulgaria – before the two teams meet in their final Group B4 fixture in Cardiff on Wednesday.It was Wales’ fourth 1-...Full Story »

Northern Ireland denied by Slovakia in Euro 2020 play-off

Posted Friday, November 13, 2020 by PA58 hits

Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign ended in heartache as Michal Duris’ extra-time goal condemned them to a 2-1 play-off final defeat at home to Slovakia.A dramatic own goal from Milan Skriniar in the 88th minute cancelled out Juraj Kucka’s first-half opener and sent the game into an extra half an hour.The momentum seemed to be with the hosts but it all changed in ...Full Story »

Harry Maguire sets England on way to comfortable win over Republic of Ireland

Posted Friday, November 13, 2020 by PA53 hits

Harry Maguire achieved a level of England redemption as familiar face Jack Grealish helped put the Republic of Ireland to the sword in a comfortable friendly win at Wembley.Just 29 days ago, Maguire was sent off here in a Nations League defeat to Denmark as a turbulent time on and off the pitch came to a head for the Manchester United defender.But, with Harry Kane rested, England boss Gareth Sou...Full Story »

Ian Baraclough takes positives from Northern Ireland’s defeat in Norway

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 by PA51 hits

Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough focused on the positives for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifying play-off final against Slovakia after another frustrating night in the Nations League.Baraclough’s side suffered their seventh loss in eight games in the competition as a cruel Stuart Dallas own goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat to Norway in Oslo on Wednesday, but a much-changed s...Full Story »

Northern Ireland beaten by Norway after Stuart Dallas own goal

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 by PA37 hits

Northern Ireland’s Nations League frustrations continued as a Stuart Dallas own goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat to Norway in Oslo.A Northern Ireland side featuring 10 changes from that beaten by Austria on Sunday battled hard and created several chances in the first half, but were undone in cruel fashion as Martin Odegaard’s 67th minute corner span off the arm of substitute Dalla...Full Story »

Stephen Kenny rues squad disruption as Republic of Ireland draw another blank

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 by PA40 hits

Stephen Kenny cited mitigating factors after his wait for a first win as Republic of Ireland manager was extended to five games in Finland.Fredrik Jensen’s 66th-minute strike secured a 1-0 Nations League win for the Finns in Helsinki as Ireland once again drew a blank at the end of a punishing three-match sequence over the last week.The defeat in Finland followed last Thursday’s Euro...Full Story »

Fredrik Jensen scores again as Finland beat the Republic of Ireland

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 by PA53 hits

Fredrik Jensen returned to haunt the Republic of Ireland as he fired Finland to Nations League victory in Helsinki.The Augsburg striker, who scored the only goal in a 1-0 win in Dublin last month, repeated the dose with a 66th-minute strike following an error by keeper Darren Randolph in front of a crowd of around 8,000 at the Olympic Stadium to complete a miserable October for Stephen Kenny&rsq...Full Story »

Ian Baraclough admits short turnaround affected Northern Ireland’s performance

Posted Monday, October 12, 2020 by PA50 hits

Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough admitted his players were feeling the punishing schedule as they fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Austria in the Nations League.Three days after the highs of beating Bosnia and Herzegovina in a penalty shoot-out in Sarajevo to keep hopes of reaching Euro 2020 alive, Michael Gregoritsch’s first-half header saw Northern Ireland fall to a sixth defeat in se...Full Story »

Northern Ireland fall to another Nations League defeat at hands of Austria

Posted Monday, October 12, 2020 by PA46 hits

After the party came the hangover as Northern Ireland were brought back down to Earth in a 1-0 home defeat to Austria.Three days after the highs of Thursday’s dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Bosnia and Herzegovina to keep alive hopes of reaching Euro 2020 next summer, Northern Ireland’s Nations League woes continued as they lost for the sixth time in seven matches in this competi...Full Story »

Stephen Kenny praises Ireland’s mettle in Wales draw following late withdrawals

Posted Monday, October 12, 2020 by PA53 hits

Stephen Kenny praised his players’ mettle after the Republic of Ireland squad was stripped of five members on the eve of their Nations League clash against Wales due to coronavirus issues.The manager endured a pre-breakfast scramble to replace those ruled out and suffered a further blow when Stoke winger James McClean was sent off late on at the Aviva Stadium.He is still awaiting his first...Full Story »

Republic of Ireland and Wales share Nations League spoils in Dublin stalemate

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2020 by PA48 hits

Stephen Kenny is still awaiting his first win as Republic of Ireland manager after his 10-man coronavirus-hit side was held to a 0-0 Nations League draw by Wales in Dublin.Ireland, who lost five more players on the eve of Sunday’s game as a result of Covid-19 protocols after one unnamed member of the squad had tested positive, once again had chances to win a scruffy encounter at the Aviva ...Full Story »

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