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Euro 2016 qualifying Group D: Full Rep of Ireland fixture dates

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The Boys in Green sit narrowly behind close rivals Scotland after a recent 1-1 home draw at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland still hold hope of qualifying for next summer’s Euro 2016 in France, despite recently being held to a 1-1 draw with close contenders Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The Irish were unluckily drawn in one of the toughest qualifying groups, with world champions Germany and Poland presently contesting for the automatic positions, while Gordon Strachan’s Scots are locked in a heated battle with Ireland to possibly edge into second or third spot.

O’Neill’s Boys in Green are a best-priced 8/1 with 888.com to secure qualification for next year, having missed out on the World Cup in 2014, but an indifferent campaign so far has cast doubts over their chances of such an achievement.

Ireland’s campaign started off in usual dramatic fashion, with Everton winger Aiden McGeady grabbing a last-gasp winner to follow up his earlier strike in a 2-1 triumph over Georgia. Although, a more comfortable victory was secured over group whipping boys Gibraltar in a 7-0 thrashing on home soil in the next fixture.

O’Neill’s men looked to be heading for their maiden qualifying defeat at the hands of World Cup winners Germany, but another last minute goal from John O’Shea captured a vital 1-1 draw, before Scotland outgunned them in Glasgow, leaving the group wide open.

However, it was Shane Long’s turn to grab a late strike against Poland, with his stoppage-time equaliser sealing another 1-1 stalemate against the Poles to keep qualification hopes alive. Although, a recent 1-1 holding by the Scots in Dublin means Ireland will likely require maximum points form their remaining clashes to qualify.

Next up is a simple trip to face Gibraltar on September 4, followed by the inferior Georgia three days later, but a final fixture against the Poles comes days after a daunting encounter with Germany on October 11, showing O’Neill’s boys have their work cut out this year.

7 September 2014
Georgia 1-2 Republic of Ireland

7 September 2014
Germany 2-1 Scotland

7 September 2014
Gibraltar 0-7 Poland

11 October 2014
Republic of Ireland 7-0 Gibraltar

11 October 2014
Scotland 1-0 Georgia

11 October 2014
Poland 2-0 Germany

14 October 2014
Germany 1-1 Republic of Ireland

14 October 2014
Poland 2-2 Scotland

14 October 2014
Gibraltar 0-3 Georgia

14 November 2014
Georgia 0-4 Poland

14 November 2014
Germany 4-0 Gibraltar

14 November 2014
Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland

29 March 2015
Georgia 0-2 Germany

29 March 2015
Scotland 6-1 Gibraltar

29 March 2015
Republic of Ireland 1-1 Poland

13 June 2015
Poland 4-0 Georgia

13 June 2015
Republic of Ireland 1-1 Scotland

13 June 2015
Gibraltar 0-7 Germany

4 September 2015, 18:00
Georgia v Scotland

4 September 2015, 20:45
Germany v Poland

4 September 2015, 20:45
Gibraltar v Republic of Ireland

7 September 2015, 20:45
Poland v Gibraltar

7 September 2015, 20:45
Republic of Ireland v Georgia

7 September 2015, 20:45
Scotland v Germany

8 October 2015, 18:00
Georgia v Gibraltar

8 October 2015, 20:45
Republic of Ireland v Germany

8 October 2015, 20:45
Scotland v Poland

11 October 2015, 20:45
Germany v Georgia

11 October 2015, 20:45
Gibraltar v Scotland

11 October 2015, 20:45
Poland v Republic of Ireland

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