Can Irish soccer ‘swing’ both ways?

Mark Devenport follows up a piece from Good Morning Ulster this morning with the suggestion coming from the new NI manager that a compromise deal allowing both associations should be allowed to effectively ‘poach’ players from either jurisdiction be taken up again…

It would, as Mark notes, allow those born in Britain (and elsewhere) with Dublin and Cork grannies play for Northern Ireland…

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