Alan Smith


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Alan Smith works as a sub-editor for the Guardian newspaper in London. Originally from Cork, he freelances for several other newspapers and websites. Follow him on twitter @alansmith90.

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King pragmatic in face of German confidence

The interim Ireland manager has a major doubt over captain Robbie Keane

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FAI to call time on Trapattoni's reign

After five years in charge of the Republic of Ireland, Giovanni Trapattoni's reign is expected to come to an end in the coming days - with a decision on his future likely to be made by the FAI board of ...

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Ibrahimovic closes the book on Ireland's World Cup dreams

After the delight, came despair. You can probably book somewhere other than Rio for your summer holiday now, because, having fallen to a Swedish side that shared the same limitations, Ireland’s hopes of reaching a first World Cup in 10 ...

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Finn Harps -v- Cobh Ramblers

Cobh Ramblers travel the length of the island to take on Finn Harps this weekend in an all First Division FAI Cup clash at Finn Park.

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Goodbye August friendlies, you won't be missed

That was never going to live too long in the memory, August internationals never have, but the air of disappointment from the Irish camp that they didn’t end up with a win over Wales was, if you are to extract ...

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Cobh Ramblers 1 - 2 Salthill Devon

A quick fire brace nearing half-time from Enda Curran gave Salthill Devon their first win of the season at St Colman’s Park and, in the meantime, closed the gap on Cobh Ramblers at the bottom end of the table to ...

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Phil Babb named Hayes and Yeading manager

Former Republic of Ireland international Phil Babb has been named as manager of Hayes and Yeading, the Conference South club have confirmed.

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Setanta Cup - what does the future hold?

You wouldn’t have guessed it judging by the celebrations at Turner’s Cross on Monday, as Billy Dennehy raced towards the away support to celebrate his last gasp away goal to send Shamrock Rovers through, but the Setanta Cup is entering ...

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Tommy Dunne - On The Road

You’d be forgiven for thinking Tommy Dunne has been delving deep into the mind of Jack Kerouac’s semi-fictional character Sal Paradise in recent weeks. Cork City have, after all, been spending quite a bit of time On the Road.

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The kids are more than alright, but are we treating them right?

The tiniest glimmer of spring threatened to breakthrough at Turner’s Cross on Tuesday last. As the sun set, and close to 500 people filtered in to the red-seated Donie Forde stand, the unmistakeable feeling of cup final dreams hung in ...

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Cork City U19 complete the double-double

Cork City completed the final leg of an historic double-double by comprehensively defeating Shelbourne in the final of the Enda McGuill Cup at Turner’s Cross last night.

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Trap to wait on Brady selection

Not for the first time, confusion was rife at Giovanni Trapattoni’s pre-match press conference at the Friends Arena this afternoon with the Italian naming Robbie Brady in his side to take on Sweden tomorrow night, before placing an asterisk next ...

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