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FA fears England fans will persist with anti-IRA chants in Dublin

• Roy Hodgson has concerns over June friendly with Republic of Ireland • Political chants are the last thing England want, says manager • Mindless chanting is sadly familiar for England fans The Football Association is increasingly resigned to the prospect of England’s supporters marring the

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Ireland can still qualify for Euro 2016, says Martin O'Neill – video

Sunday's 1-1 draw against Poland has narrowed the Republic of Ireland's chances of qualifying for Euro 2016, but manager Martin O'Neill says the team is capable of winning the next match against Scotland in June. Ireland lost against the Scots 1-0 in November and are now in fourth place with eight

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Shane Long’s late leveller keeps Euro 2016 hopes alive for Ireland

A draw was far from the ideal result for the Republic of Ireland but the manner in which it was achieved suggested that discounting Martin O’Neill’s men from reaching the 2016 European Championship would be premature. For the third time in their five matches in this campaign Ireland scored a la

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Ireland’s Martin O’Neill seeking landmark home victory over Poland

• Win would draw Ireland level with Group D leaders • ‘Games at home will shape our destiny,’ says O’Neill • Paul Doyle: Why clock is ticking on O’Neill and Keane Home advantage has been a rather alien concept to the Republic of Ireland in recent years. The team’s best performances c

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Why the clock is ticking on Ireland’s Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane

O’Neill and Keane were unveiled as the Republic’s dream team but they need results as they face Poland in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Dublin on Sunday • O’Neill needs to be brave against Poland in showdown It is time for the dream team to deliver. When Martin O’Neill announced that Roy Keane

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