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Ireland’s loss is Socceroos’ gain with Cahill

June 10, 2010 • Featured, Soccer, SportComments (1)

He’s the pin-up boy of Australian football but only FIFA bureaucracy denied Tim Cahill the chance to play for the Republic of Ireland, it has emerged. Despite having been born in Australia, Cahill first played international football at the under-17 level for Samoa when he was just 14. Back in 2002, when the Republic of …

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Everton Irish star undergoes life-saving surgery

May 24, 2010 • Soccer, SportComments (0)

Everton and Republic of Ireland defender Shane Duffy, who was due to land in Australia in July as part of the English Premiership side’s tour Down Under, has undergone emergency life-saving surgery after a freak training accident at Irish training camp.

Sydney FC skipper to take up oval ball for charity

May 20, 2010 • Australian Rules, Featured, Soccer, SportComments (3)

Sydney FC’s Irish-born skipper Terry McFlynn will try his hand at Aussie Rules this weekend when he takes the field at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for a charity game as the curtain raiser to the Swans’ AFL clash with Fremantle. The Magherafelt

Former Irish star named in Socceroos squad

May 11, 2010 • Soccer, SportComments (1)

Former Republic of Ireland international Shane Lowry has been named in the Socceroos squad ahead of next month’s World Cup in South Africa. Perth-born Lowry, who played for the Republic of Ireland at under-17 and under-21 level before declaring for

Luck deserts Ireland again as Brazil take spoils

March 3, 2010 • Featured, Soccer, SportComments (7)

The Republic of Ireland were out of luck once again as an own goal from Keith Andrews set Brazil on their way to a 2-0 victory at Emirates Stadium in London last night. With the heartbreak of the Henry incident just beginning to fade away, there was more

FIFA, French crush Irish hopes of a fair play replay

November 20, 2009 • Featured, Ireland, News, Soccer, SportComments (0)

by Irish Echo Staff Irish hopes of a World Cup reprieve have been dashed with both FIFA and the French Football Federation insisting there will be no replay of the controversial play-off against France. France striker Thierry Henry thinks the “fairest