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    I’d be fairly sceptical

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    I don't buy that. Jamaica have had very little success in attracting English born players over the years. And isn't Redmond the surname of Nathan's mother of Irish parents? I would have thought he'd be plumping for Ireland, if anyone other than England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elatedscum View Post
    I’d be fairly sceptical
    I'd be similar, particularly Ivan Toney, very likely to have England telling him he's on their radar. They might be all getting passports, but that's not the same as declaring outright even if they are giving themselves an option down the line. Of course if they all declared then WC qualification becomes very likely and good luck to Jamaica if they swing that.

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    Stephen Ireland's son Joshua is on the bench for Stoke U18s today: https://www.premierleague.com/match/...n-city-v-stoke
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Stephen Ireland's son Joshua is on the bench for Stoke U18s today: https://www.premierleague.com/match/...n-city-v-stoke
    Does he have any interest in playing for the Republic of Ireland ?

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    Not that I'm aware of, and he's already been in the England U15 squad - https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/spor...-stoke-2546266
    Last edited by tetsujin1979; 09/03/2021 at 2:56 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Not that I'm aware of, and he's already been in the England U15 squad - https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/spor...-stoke-2546266
    Im sure theres a Granny Rule joke to be made there.... but Im far too high brow to go there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanfhear View Post
    Does he have any interest in playing for the Republic of Ireland ?
    Not that it would necessarily mean anything but as far as I’m aware, was born in ireland, both biological parents are irish too

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    Quote Originally Posted by elatedscum View Post
    Not that it would necessarily mean anything but as far as I’m aware, was born in ireland, both biological parents are irish too
    Funnily enough the same factset applied for his aul lad and he had no interest playing for us either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    Funnily enough the same factset applied for his aul lad and he had no interest playing for us either!
    I was more thinking different to another current English underage player who is also the son of another ex-Stoke ireland international

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    Callum O'Hare is not eligible for us according to Kenny. His Irishness is through Great Grandfather.

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    That's a shame, but good to clear it up all the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razors left peg View Post
    Callum O'Hare is not eligible for us according to Kenny. His Irishness is through Great Grandfather.
    That's mad. With a father called Sean O'Hare, a champion Irish dancing sister and a history of playing gaelic football you'd have assumed he was a certainty to be eligible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bielsa´s irish View Post
    doesnt seem plausible, so lets chill out, man
    According to the other Serbia match thread from the Q&A today with kenny.. nathan Redmond doesn't even qualify for Ireland!!!. I'd like to take back everything I said about him over the last 2 years, as the man is clearly mentally ill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    That's mad. With a father called Sean O'Hare, a champion Irish dancing sister and a history of playing gaelic football you'd have assumed he was a certainty to be eligible.
    FIFA need to have another look at the qualification criteria (wink)

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    Not sure in which thread to pose this question, but here goes: Who was the last player to qualify and play for the Republic of Ireland on the basis of naturalisation rather than eligible by descent?

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    As in, because they were living here long enough?

    Not sure I can think of anyone really. That tends to benefit nations with strong domestic leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demesne Lad View Post
    Not sure in which thread to pose this question, but here goes: Who was the last player to qualify and play for the Republic of Ireland on the basis of naturalisation rather than eligible by descent?
    Chiedozie Ogbene would be an instance of this should he be capped, he was born in Nigeria and moved to Ireland when he was 8. No others come to mind. Most are either born here or have parents/grandparents.

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    Hondermarck would be the same - born in France, raised in Dublin
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    We've only really become a nation of immigrants rather than emigrants in recent decades. (Whoever decided how many m's should be in those words deserves a paddling.) I'd guess it may never have happened until recently. You see a few kids of African immigrants playing for us now; probably there are Poles and the like in contention too, though I guess children of immigrants are a good bit more common than immigrant children.

    As PS said above, adults moving here and then naturalising is rather unlikely. They'd have to play LoI and later on make it at a higher level. If the LoI were stronger (and richer, if that's not all but the same thing in football), that would become much more likely.

    The rubgy crowd have attracted a few that way. The difference is that they have relatively wealthy league teams who can attract and retain players of the required standard.
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