European & International

The latest European & International stories on Extratime

Cork's conquerors Genk progress to Europa League last 16

Thu, Feb 23 2017

Dundalk's group stage opponents Zenit and AZ both crash out.

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Osam names Ireland U16 squad for Hungary friendlies

Fri, Feb 17 2017

THE Republic of Ireland U16 Head Coach Paul Osam has named his squad for two friendly internationals against Hungary in ...

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Former Shamrock Rovers defender Max Blanchard joins and leaves Newport County

Fri, Feb 17 2017

The 30-year-old Frenchman had been a free agent since cancelling his contract with the Hoops in July of 2016, after ...

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Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Stephen Henderson to miss several months after rupturing achilles

Wed, Feb 15 2017

Henderson suffered the injury during Forest's 5-1 defeat at the hands of Norwich City on Saturday and was stretchered off ...

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Irish under-21 midfielder Jack Byrne leaves Manchester City for Wigan

Wed, Feb 01 2017

20-year-old Byrne previously spent the 2015/16 season on loan with Manchester City's feeder club SC Cambuur in the Netherlands' top ...

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Ireland under-21 winger Olamide Shodipo joins Port Vale on loan from QPR

Mon, Jan 30 2017

The Dublin-born, London-raised winger, who has made 14 appearances including seven starts for the Rs, is highly-rated at the club ...

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Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson joins Sunderland from Everton

Mon, Jan 30 2017

The former Manchester United midfielder has made just one appearance this season under new manager Ronald Koeman.

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Had Boots Did Travel - Irish Abroad (30 Jan 2017)

Mon, Jan 30 2017

While goals were few and far between, a first Brighton goal for Richie Towell obviously caught our attention the most, ...

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Corkman Conor Hourihane joins Aston Villa from Barnsley

Thu, Jan 26 2017

The outgoing Barnsley captain has agreed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Villains after the clubs agreed terms that also ...

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Ireland draw Germany in tough under-21 championship qualifying group

Thu, Jan 26 2017

Noel King’s side were drawn in a difficult-looking group consisting of Germany, Israel, Norway and Azerbaijan along with newcomers Kosovo.

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Former Galway United winger Jay O'Shea joins promotion-chasing Sheffield United

Wed, Jan 25 2017

The Dubliner, whose contract at Chesterfield also expires at the end of the season, joins fellow underage inernational Samir Carruthers ...

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Alan Dunne leaves Leyton Orient by mutual agreement

Thu, Jan 19 2017

The Dublin-born defender made the short trip across London at the beginning of the 2015-16 season following his release from ...

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Had Boots Did Travel - Irish Abroad FA Cup Replays (18 Jan 17)

Wed, Jan 18 2017

Shane Long struck deep into injury-time as Southampton booked a fourth round meeting with Arsenal thanks to a 1-0 victory ...

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Former Ireland underage winger O'Sullivan departs Blackburn Rovers

Tue, Jan 17 2017

The 23-year-old has spent eight years with the Lancashire club but leaves having made just five first team appearances for ...

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Had Boots Did Travel - Irish Abroad (15 Jan 2017)

Mon, Jan 16 2017

There were encouraging signs as a total of 76 Irish players made an appearance of some variety across England's top ...

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Ireland under-21 keeper Ian Lawlor swaps Manchester City for League Two Doncaster

Sat, Jan 14 2017

The Dubliner, who was called into Martin O'Neill's senior squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Moldova in ...

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Ex-Saint Jake Carroll signs for Cambridge United

Thu, Jan 12 2017

The versatile Dubliner, who can play in both full back positions and in midfield, has signed on a two-and-a-half year ...

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Ex-Cork City defender O'Connell signs for Walsall on loan from Celtic

Thu, Jan 12 2017

The defender, who spent the first half of the 2016 League of Ireland season on loan at Cork City, has ...

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O'Neill votes Bale as Ronaldo scoops FIFA World Player of the Year award

Mon, Jan 09 2017

O'Neill plumped for Real Madrid's Bale ahead of teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, who scooped the gong for the fourth time in ...

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Had Boots Did Travel - Irish Abroad FA Cup Special (9 Jan 2017)

Sun, Jan 08 2017

League action mostly took a back seat in England over the weekend with the third round of the FA Cup ...

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Jason Donohue names Irish under 15 squad for Dutch friendlies

Fri, Jan 06 2017

The Republic of Ireland under 15 team will be in the Netherlands in a few weeks to face the Dutch ...

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Former Ireland under-21 international Samir Carruthers signs for Sheffield United

Wed, Jan 04 2017

The former Arsenal and Aston Villa trainee has spent the past three-and-a-half years in Milton Keynes, having initially joined on ...

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Former Rovers boss Michael O'Neill awarded MBE

Sat, Dec 31 2016

47-year-old O'Neill made history this summer by leading Northern Ireland to their first-ever European Championships before qualifying them for the ...

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Ireland under-21 midfielder Liam Kelly signs long-term Reading deal

Fri, Dec 30 2016

The 21-year-old made his senior debut for the Royals in a August in a 2-2 EFL Cup draw with MK ...

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Former Bohemians midfielder named in EFL Team of 2016

Fri, Dec 30 2016

The Plymouth Argyle man joins Brentford defender John Egan and Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper and Republic of Ireland international Kieren Westwood ...

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Pulis hails 'first class' McClean as Ireland winger signs new West Brom deal

Fri, Dec 30 2016

The Republic of Ireland international has established himself as a key component of the Welshman's side since signing from Wigan ...

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Had Boots Did Travel - Irish Abroad (28 Dec 2016)

Thu, Dec 29 2016

There were 74 Irish players in action across the top four divisions in England over the St Stephen's Day round ...

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Republic of Ireland finish 2016 at five-year high in FIFA World Rankings

Thu, Dec 22 2016

Martin O’Neill’s men enter 2017 in 23rd place – just reward for reaching the knockout stages of Euro 2016 and ...

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FAI fined almost 5,000 euro by UEFA for 1916 commemoration

Mon, Dec 19 2016

The offending symbol was emblazoned on the Republic of Ireland team's shirts during the Euro 2016 warm-up game at the ...

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Had Boots Did Travel - Irish Abroad (12 Dec 2016)

Tue, Dec 13 2016

Last week saw Jon Walters open his account with a spectacular opening goal in Stoke City's 2-0 win at home ...

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Ireland to host Uefa European Under 17 Championship Finals

Mon, Dec 12 2016

The FAI have confirmed that Ireland will be hosting the 2019 UEFA European Under 17 Championship Finals, following on from ...

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Rogers wants more European adventures

Fri, Dec 09 2016

As Gary Rogers reflected on a remarkable season with Dundalk just after his side’s 2-1 loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv ...

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Stephen Kenny reacts as Dundalk are knocked out of Europe

Fri, Dec 09 2016

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny was understandably disappointed after his side’s 2-1 defeat away to Maccabi Tel-Aviv, a result which knocked ...

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Dundalk exit Europe having grown in stature and confidence - Stephen O'Donnell reacts

Fri, Dec 09 2016

It was an obviously disappointed Dundalk skipper Stephen O’Donnell who spoke to the media after the Lilywhites’ loss to Maccabi ...

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Arveladze: 'It's hard to be so close but not get through.'

Thu, Dec 08 2016

Despite winning the game, the pain of defeat could be seen on the face of the Tel Aviv manager Shota ...

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Europa League Preview: Maccabi Tel Aviv -v- Dundalk

Thu, Dec 08 2016

Stephen Kenny’s Lilywhites will play their sixth away European game of the season tomorrow night still seeking their first win.

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Maccabi Tel Aviv on the brink

Tue, Dec 06 2016

One could feel that Autumn was beginning to make its presence felt that Wednesday evening in September when Maccabi Tel ...

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Had Boots Did Travel - Irish Abroad (5 Dec 2016)

Tue, Dec 06 2016

There were 35 Irish players in action across the three English leagues that saw action this week: 11 in the ...

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James Chambers signs multi-year deal with Bethlehem Steel

Mon, Dec 05 2016

The well-travelled Dubliner signed for the Pennsylvania side – who play in the third tier of North American football – ...

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Had Boots Did Travel - Irish Abroad (28 Nov 2016)

Wed, Nov 30 2016

There was cup anguish for Irish players on two continents this weekend, while goals were thin on the ground in ...

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EURO 2020 and the UEFA Nations League

Sun, Nov 27 2016

After gaining ten points from the opening four World Cup qualifiers, the Republic of Ireland have made a great start ...

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Player Ratings: Dundalk 0 - 1 AZ Alkmaar

Fri, Nov 25 2016

How did each Dundalk player perform individually. Caoimhin Reilly analyses.

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Ron Vlaar: It's unbelievable that we can qualify

Fri, Nov 25 2016

AZ Alkmaar skipper Ron Vlaar was a very happy man leaving Tallaght Stadium last night following his side’s 1-0 victory ...

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Robbie Benson: We've been unlucky in the group

Fri, Nov 25 2016

Robbie Benson was typically honest in his post-match assessment of where Dundalk’s European campaign lies when chatting with Extratime.ie reporter ...

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Brian Gartland: We can't make mistakes in Tel-Aviv

Fri, Nov 25 2016

Dundalk defender Brian Gartland was brutally honest in giving Extratime.ie reporter Tom O’Connor his post-match thoughts at Tallaght Stadium last ...

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Patrick McEleney: We need to cut the mistakes out

Fri, Nov 25 2016

Having lost their last three Europa League games by the smallest of margins Dundalk midfielder Patrick McEleney was assured in ...

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Daryl Horgan: We're disappointed but still confident

Fri, Nov 25 2016

Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan was visibly disappointed when speaking in the aftermath of Thursday night’s defeat to AZ Alkmaar in ...

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Ciaran Kilduff: We are still in with a chance

Fri, Nov 25 2016

Dundalk striker Ciaran Kilduff believes that the Lilywhites are still in with a great chance of reaching the last 32 ...

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Stephen Kenny: We can still qualify

Fri, Nov 25 2016

Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny still feels that Dundalk's European run can go beyond December's final Europa League Group stage game.

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O'Neill feels Ireland forging ahead

Thu, Nov 24 2016

The football family came together on Thursday to launch Dublin’s logo as a host city for UEFA Euro 2020. However ...

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