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Republic of Ireland Senior International

MARTIN O'Neill's Republic of Ireland senior international mens team are focusing on the UEFA 2016 Championships qualifying campaign.

 The fixtures were released shortly after the draw, and sends Ireland away to Georgia for their opening fixture on Sunday September 7.


Gibraltar will be making their competitive debut this autumn for UEFA’s 2016 European Qualifiers. Their trip to Dublin on Saturday October 11 to face Ireland will be their very first competitive away fixture.

Almost a year to the day since Ireland’s last battle against old foes Germany in Cologne for the last of our World Cup efforts with caretaker manager Noel King at the helm, Ireland will again travel to Germany on October 14 with a clean slate for our new campaign.

Ireland’s last competitive fixture for 2014 will be on Friday November 14 against neighbours Scotland. The boys in green haven’t faced Scotland competitively since the EURO 1988 Qualifiers, which saw a glorious win for Ireland in Hamden Park in February 1987 when Mark Lawrenson fired home a 6th minute decider in a pivotal moment for Ireland’s qualifying campaign.

Our EURO 2012 hosts Poland will be last up in the group to face Ireland at home in Aviva Stadium on Sunday March 29 2015. Poland’s last visit to Dublin saw Ireland triumph 2-0 thanks to goals from Wes Hoolahan and Ciaran Clark in a colourful Aviva Stadium with a powerful Polish presence chanting throughout the game.

Ticketing details for both home and away games will be issued as soon as possible. FanRepublic will keep you up to date on everything you need to know!

EURO 2016 Qualifying Campaign

Sunday, 7 September 2014         

Georgia v Republic of Ireland      17:00

Saturday, 11 October 2014          

Republic of Ireland v Gibraltar    17:00

Tuesday, 14 October 2014          

Germany v Republic of Ireland   19:45

Friday, 14 November 2014          

Scotland v Republic of Ireland    19:45

Sunday, 29 March 2015 

Republic of Ireland v Poland        19:45

Saturday, 13 June 2015 

Republic of Ireland v Scotland    17:00

Friday, 4 September 2015          

Gibraltar v Republic of Ireland    19:45

Monday, 7 September 2015       

Republic of Ireland v Georgia      19:45

Thursday, 8 October 2015        

Republic of Ireland v Germany   19:45

Sunday, 11 October 2015          

Poland v Republic of Ireland        19:45



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FAI TV: Shay Given interview

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Read more: FAI TV: Shay Given interview

Martin O'Neill names final 27 man squad

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FAI and Setanta Sports agree four year rights deal

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Away ticket update for Georgia, Germany and Scotland

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O'Neill names provisional squad for Oman and Georgia

Martin O'Neill today (Thursday) named a provisional 36 man squad for Ireland's upcoming games against Oman and Georgia.

Read more: O'Neill names provisional squad for Oman and Georgia

Ireland to take on USA in Aviva Stadium

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