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COYBIG stands for Come On You Boys In Green, and it's used to support Irish players

# coybig - Today’s News

Derryman Eunan O’Kane making a splash at Bournemouth

With four games to go in the Championship, Bournemouth sit just two points off Reading in the final play-off spot.

# coybig - Monday 14 April, 2014

Meyler ‘worked his backside off’ to get Hull through to the FA Cup final

The Ireland midfielder says Hull nearly gave manager a heart attack yesterday before eventually prevailing in their semi-final with Sheffield United.

# coybig - Friday 11 April, 2014

Dunne not ready to retire but looks set to miss Ireland’s summer series

He may be in the latter stages of his career but the Dubliner has promised to make himself available to Martin O’Neill.

# coybig - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Brady itching to put back on green jersey after O’Neill phone call

The 22-year-old believes it is time for him to claim a regular role in the Ireland team.

Brady aiming to end nightmare season on a high with FA Cup final appearance

The Irish winger has been plagued with injuries over the past six months but could still play at Wembley next month.

# coybig - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Ireland and England to play Dublin friendly in June 2015

The Boys in Green will take on Roy Hodgson’s team 20 years on from the Lansdowne Road riot.

Seamus Coleman: ‘I don’t think you can ever stop improving’

Seamus Coleman may have schooled Santi Cazorla on Sunday but the Everton and Ireland defender says he has still has a lot to learn himself.

# coybig - Friday 4 April, 2014

After six months out, Darron Gibson is finally set to return to training

Midfielder out since damaging his knee ligaments in World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan.

# coybig - Monday 24 March, 2014

VIDEO: Paddy Madden scores a delightful volley for Scunthorpe

The former Bohemians man earned his club a 1-0 win at home to Burton Albion over the weekend.

# coybig - Friday 21 March, 2014

The Boys In Green are heading back to Gelsenkirchen 26 years after Wim Kieft’s goal

Ireland will face Germany at the Veltins-Arena next October.

# coybig - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Craven Cottage confirmed for Ireland v Italy friendly

Martin O’Neill will take his team to London for the fixture on 31 May.

# coybig - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

VIDEO: Robbie Keane’s classy trick shot into a shopping trolley

The Ireland striker treated those present at LA Galaxy training to a bit of magic yesterday.

# coybig - Friday 14 March, 2014

Scouting ‘granny-rule’ players should be a priority, says McAteer

The ex-Ireland international insists there is talent out there.

# coybig - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Ireland drop to 68th in the FIFA world rankings

Having lost out to Serbia last week, Ireland hold their lowest ever position in the table.

# coybig - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Snapshot: Roy Keane and John Giles sat next to each other at Inchicore last weekend

This pair wouldn’t have been bad in the middle of the park together.

# coybig - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Here’s how Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifying opponents fared in tonight’s friendlies

Germany, Scotland, Poland, Georgia and Gibraltar were all in action tonight.

Ireland left to rue wasted opportunities as Serbia claim victory

Shane Long scored one but could have had a hat-trick in tonight’s friendly.

Player ratings: here’s how we thought the Boys in Green did against Serbia

Martin O’Neill’s side went down 2-1 at Lansdowne Road tonight.

Robbie Keane signs multi-year contract extension with LA Galaxy

Good news for the Ireland striker.


Here’s the Shane Long goal that opened the scoring for Ireland tonight

The Hull striker nipped in to take a loose ball away from Branislav Ivanovic and produce a cool finish

O’Shea: New regime has brought ‘imagination and enthusiasm’ back to Ireland squad

John O’Shea is likely to captain Ireland against Serbia when the sides meet in Dublin this evening.

# coybig - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Roy Keane and Irish football stars welcome four-year-old cancer patient Merryn Lacy to squad training

Martin O’Neill’s squad took time out from the preparations for tomorrow’s international friendly.

Gareth Barry is having a ‘massive influence’ on James McCarthy

Midfielder anxious to keep on learning as he puts his own stamp on club and country game.

‘It has been tough to break through with Robbie there scoring goals every week’

Shane Long knows that he will have to shoulder more responsibility at international level.

‘It’s a work in progress’ – Keane happy with improvements to the set-up

Spirits are high in the Ireland camp ahead of their first fixture of the year.

# coybig - Monday 3 March, 2014

5 things to know about Serbia’s team before Wednesday’s match against Ireland

It’s been all square in the last two meetings between Serbia and the boys in green.

Keane enjoying honeymoon period but knows it’s time to get serious

Ireland’s assistant boss is looking forward to getting stuck into the upcoming games and learning more about the players in the process.

Brian Murphy called up to Ireland squad ahead of Serbia friendly

The QPR goalkeeper gets the nod ahead of Shay Given.

# coybig - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Ireland lose Reid as hernia operation rules him out for up to six weeks

Martin O’Neill will have to do without the Nottingham Forest star for next Wednesday’s friendly.

# coybig - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

David Forde is playing the waiting game with his Millwall future

“It’s been a fantastic club and one I hold dear but if it’s not to be I might have to move on.”

‘I’ve sat watching the Euros but now I’d love to play in one’ – Forde

The Ireland goalkeeper believes the upcoming qualification group will go down to the wire.

# coybig - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

England set for friendly in Dublin next year

FAI chief executive John Delaney confirmed that the teams will meet in 2015.

Dunphy backs Ireland for Euro 2016 qualification if O’Neill and Keane ‘do their stuff’

A result against Germany is possible, according to the RTÉ pundit.

# coybig - Monday 24 February, 2014

‘Airtricity League doesn’t get the credit it deserves’ – Coleman

The former Sligo Rovers defender believes the League of Ireland is a good place for young players to learn their trade.

In case you missed Andy Keogh’s over-the-shoulder volley on Saturday

Blackpool lost (again) but at least Keogh can be happy with this contribution.

# coybig - Friday 21 February, 2014

O’Neill eager to get down to business as Euro 2016 draw beckons

This Sunday sees the qualifying groups for the upcoming European Championships unveiled.

Ireland’s T20 showdown with the West Indies to be shown live tonight

Darren Sammy insists his side did not take the Irish challenge lightly, but is aware that they must improve.

Trapattoni in talks to take over as Ivory Coast manager after World Cup – reports

The Italian isn’t ready to retire just yet.

Stephen Ireland ‘warming’ to idea of international return, says O’Neill

Shay Given will be ‘monitored’ by the Ireland boss, meanwhile.

# coybig - Thursday 20 February, 2014

O’Neill hoping strikers will shine in Keane’s absence

Daryl Murphy is the big winner from Martin O’Neill’s decision to rest his captain for the friendly with Serbia.

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