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From the Press Box · Nov 17, 2014

CARSLEY: Cyrus Christie will surprise Ireland fans – he’s another Seamus Coleman.

MARTIN O’NEILL has been praised for convincing Cyrus Christie in snub England for Ireland. The versatile Derby County player is set to make his first appearance for Ireland against the United States tomorrow night after committing his future to the...

From the Press Box · Jun 1, 2014

Will Ireland’s Italian Job make Roy stay – or help him compile a Celtic transfer hitlist?

ROY Keane made an extra special effort to congratulate every Ireland player as they left the field after last night’s 0-0 draw with Italy. Was he saying goodbye?

From the Press Box · Feb 10, 2014

FENLON: Leigh Griffiths can be a Hooper-star for Celtic, in SPL and Europe.

LEIGH Griffiths is the man to fill Gary Hooper’s boots at Celtic – no ifs or Butts. That’s the verdict of former Hibernian boss Pat Fenlon, who was in charge of the new Hoops striker during his goal laden 2012/13 season when he scored 28 goa...

From the Press Box · Jan 19, 2014

AIDEN McGeady will take the Premier League by storm – if he can mix his Celtic trickery with his...

AIDEN McGeady will take the Premier League by storm – if he can mix his Celtic trickery with his Ireland graft. The Irish winger signed for Everton last week, and will face a battle to push his way into Roberto Martinez’s on form outfit, with Stev...

From the Press Box · Jan 12, 2014

McGeady’s ‘Dream Move’ finalised.

AIDEN McGeady was celebrating a ‘dream move’ last night after he signed a four-and-a-half year deal with Everton. The 27-year-old midfielder was paraded at Goodison Park by the Toffees before their victory over Norwich, having previously been...

From the Press Box · Dec 22, 2013


AIDEN McGeady has ‘miles more’ to give, according to the man who gave him his professional debut. Martin O’Neill threw the precocious Celtic youngster into action at just 18 back in 2004, and he was rewarded with a goal against Hearts in...

From the Press Box · Nov 24, 2013

O’NEILL: “It’s an absolute myth and I’d love to dispel it.”

“HE HAS the ability to make you feel ten feet tall...

From the Press Box · Nov 24, 2013

STOKES: Time to Hit The Net.

ANTHONY Stokes has admitted Celtic must stop firing blanks if they want to shoot down AC Milan. The bottom placed Hoops welcome the Italian giants to Glasgow on Tuesday night, knowing defeat would bury their hopes of making the Champions League knockout s...

From the Press Box · Nov 17, 2013

COLUMN: Whisper It; But Martin’s Magical.

The new Ireland manager surveyed an empty Lansdowne Road and reflected on the 3-0 victory that had earlier lit up the stadium. ”After this performance, the sad thing is we haven’t qualified for the World Cup,” he said. ”I thought there were so...

From the Press Box · Nov 17, 2013

McGEADY: I’m Happy Roy’s On MY Side For a Change.

AIDEN McGeady kissed and made up with Roy Keane this week – and admitted he’s ready to prove he’s a top player now Giovanni Trapattoni is gone. Keane hit out at McGeady in the run up to Euro 2012, saying the Spartak Moscow winger ‘thre...

From the Press Box · Nov 10, 2013

O’NEILL: I told Roy I disagreed with him on Saipan, he disagreed with my team selection in the 2003 UEFA Cup final.

MARTIN O’Neill clearly didn’t read the FAI memo. Day one in the job and the Derry man brought up the S word destined to send chills down the spine of even the coolest of Ireland fans. Saipan. While his no.2, Roy Keane, was sent to Villa Park t...

From the Press Box · Oct 21, 2013

ANTHONY STOKES interview: “I’m getting there. I’m still trying. But at 17, getting big money... it can be hard to focus.”

ANTHONY Stokes is desperate to make up for lost time after finally getting a taste of the big time. The 25-year old says he’s ready to repay Neil Lennon’s faith in him after admitting he had too much, too soon as a young footballer. Stokes spe...

From the Press Box · Oct 6, 2013

Noel King ready to let players ability shine through.

NOEL King won’t promise a trip to La Scala – but he hopes there will be more ‘show’ from his Ireland team. The u-21 boss will take charge of Ireland for the two World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakhstan, following Giovanni Tr...

From the Press Box · Aug 18, 2013

Ledley – we can have no excuses.

JOE Ledley says Celtic won’t STAN for any excuses ahead of their crunch Champions League qualifier against Shakter Karagandy on Tuesday. The Hoops made a 5,000km trip to Kazakh capital Astana overnight where the first leg of the playoff will take pl...

From the Press Box · Aug 11, 2013


JOHN O’SHEA has praised ruthless Sunderland owner Ellis Short for his decision to appoint Paolo Di Canio last season. The call to sack Martin O’Neill and replace him with the relatively unproven and controversial Italian was a risky one – but Di...

From the Press Box · Aug 11, 2013

Celtic’s Teenage Kicks In Dublin. Euro Travel Sickness A Distant Memory

CELTIC 1 LIVERPOOL 0 IT used to be that Celtic could not travel anywhere that required a passport stamp without returning to newspaper shelves reporting on the latest continental apocalypse. But this morning, Celtic fans are once more reminiscing, hazily...

From the Press Box · Aug 10, 2013

Ten years ago, Celtic played Liverpool....

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From the Press Box · Aug 9, 2013

Squads for CEL v LIV at Aviva Stadium.

CELTIC: Izaguirre, Balde, Fisher, Irvine, Findlay, Stokes, Kayal, Lustig, Matthews, McGeouch, Mouyokolo, Henderson, Herron, George, Atajic, Watt, Forster, Zaluska. LIVERPOOL: Jones, Johnson, Enrique, Toure, Alberto, Gerrard, Aspas, Coutinho, Assaidi, H...

From the Press Box · Jul 5, 2013

Angry tweets won’t save BOD, but they won’t save Ireland either.

It’s now beginning to grate more than Warren Gatland’s never ending grandstanding.
 In their eagerness to highlight the moral vacuousness of the outraged mob chasing ‘Justice For BOD’, a growing contingent seem to think it’s fair to contrast t...

From the Press Box · Jun 22, 2013

Is this the new Celtic away shirt?

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From the Press Box · Jun 9, 2013

DUFF: Only fringe players groan about Trap – I love him.

DAMIEN Duff says the only Irish players who criticise Giovanni Trapattoni are those left on the bench by the Italian. The Ireland legend, who retired after winning his 100th against Italy at Euro 2012, can’t understand the widespread negativity surround T...

From the Press Box · Jun 9, 2013

RUTHLESS Stokes can be Robbie’s replacement – Lennon

ANTHONY Stokes has been tipped to fill Robbie Keane’s boots at international level. The 24-year-old Celtic striker is one of the most prolific Irish players around – but he has won just four caps for Ireland after falling out with Giovanni Trapattoni wh...

From the Press Box · Jun 9, 2013

LENNON: I’d NEVER be tempted away if Celtic were in Champs League every year.

NEIL Lennon says he would NEVER leave Celtic Park if he was guaranteed Champions League football every season. The Celtic boss has won two SPL titles in a row in Glasgow, and led the club into the knockout stages of the European Cup last season, beating B...

From the Press Box · Jun 5, 2013

Celtic: We won’t harm Donegal’s chance of lifting Sam again.

NEIL Lennon has promised Donegal fans that Jim McGuinness’ full focus this season will be on Sam – not Samaras. The Hoops boss revealed that Tír Chonaill manager McGuinness, who spends three days a week with Celtic as performance coach, was nervous ahead...

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