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#Irish Football

# irish-football - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Have boots, will travel: Cillian Sheridan fulfilling eastern promise on latest stop in Poland

The Cavan native has never been afraid to try a new league.

# irish-football - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Horgan pleased to put 'difficult few months' behind him after first league start of the season

Greg Cunningham also returned to Alex Neil’s matchday squad after undergoing knee surgery back in August.

# irish-football - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Robbie Keane makes impact off bench but Indian Super League debut ends in defeat

Keane provided a sumptuous through ball for a late leveler, but it wasn’t enough for ATK.

# irish-football - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Liverpool standout added to unbeaten Ireland U21 squad for Norway qualifier

Caoimhin Kelleher’s introduction is the only change to Noel King’s squad.

# irish-football - Monday 18 September, 2017

Ireland's World Cup qualifier against the North will be available to watch on BBC Red Button

Ireland open their campaign in Armagh on Tuesday night.

# irish-football - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Irish football's problems go deeper than the Wes Hoolahan debate

The Norwich man’s absence against Georgia was lamented by critics, but this issue is only the tip of the iceberg.

# irish-football - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Fairytale over for Shamrock Rovers Darwin after cup defeat to Sydney FC

The three-year-old club founded by Irish and English emigrants were drawn against the most dominant A-League champions in Aussie soccer history, and traveled to the game in a limo.

# irish-football - Friday 23 June, 2017

Brian Kerr talks passionately about what's wrong with the Irish international teams right now

The former Ireland boss is wasted as a pundit, in our opinion.

# irish-football - Friday 22 July, 2016

Why I'll always be grateful for being introduced to the League of Ireland

“There were days when I hated being there, but there was never a time when I didn’t look forward to going.”

# irish-football - Monday 11 July, 2016

Huge lift for Irish football and more Euro 2016 lessons

Plus, why there is a lack of top-quality teams at international level.

# irish-football - Friday 27 May, 2016

We're missing out on a generation of kids. It's time to start playing football with them

John O’Sullivan believes League of Ireland clubs could be sending players to schools to assist with PE and help lower the age profile of those attending matches.

# irish-football - Friday 13 May, 2016

It's an exciting time for Irish football, so why isn't it having a knock-on effect on our league?

Columnist John O’Sullivan asks why the FAI are currently so inactive in promoting the domestic game.

# irish-football - Sunday 1 May, 2016

The hero of the Buncrana tragedy was given a guard of honour today

Fanad United FC honoured their player prior to a game this afternoon.

# irish-football - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

'The most comprehensive and thorough review of senior domestic football in Ireland'

Declan Conroy is hoping his report can bring about improvements in Irish football.

# irish-football - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Niall Quinn has an idea to fix Irish football and it involves selling TV rights to Africa

The Sky Sports pundit says the League of Ireland needs to be re-energised.

# irish-football - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Brian Kerr: System isn't good enough and that's why other countries have moved ahead of us

The former Ireland underage and senior manager believes our most-talented kids should be getting more regular contact with the country’s best coaches.

# irish-football - Saturday 23 May, 2015

'We’re a small nation so you want to make the pool of players as wide as you can'

Ireland U17s manager Tom Mohan spoke to us about recruiting players born outside Ireland, their exit from the European Championships and the new National League.

# irish-football - Friday 15 May, 2015

Rugby could be the winner in planned switch to summer football

National leagues at U17 and U19 level will align with the SSE Airtricity League from March of next year, writes John O’Sullivan in his latest column.

# irish-football - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Did you know you can play American football in Ireland after the Super Bowl is over?

Because gridiron is not just for our American cousins.

# irish-football - Friday 21 November, 2014

Irish football receives €1.2million boost in funding

The money will go towards six projects selected by the Football Association of Ireland.

# irish-football - Saturday 13 September, 2014

'Is it time for us to think a little differently?' - Niall Quinn has a vision for Irish football

The ex-Ireland striker would love to get involved with the development of young players at grassroots level.

# irish-football - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Stuart Byrne column: Pat's first leg performance as good as I've seen in Europe

The Saints have a huge opportunity to book a Champions League meeting with Celtic after a 1-1 draw with Legia Warsaw.

# irish-football - Friday 2 May, 2014

A 0-0 draw never felt so sweet as Athlone snap 12-game losing streak

Keith Long’s team could have claimed all three points but were left ruing a late penalty miss.

Dundalk go top after putting Cork to the sword at Oriel Park

Richie Towell scored his third and fourth league goals of the season.

McEleney wonder strike lights up ill-tempered affair as Bohs and Derry share spoils

The Candystripes have now drawn six of their first 10 league matches.

# irish-football - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Keane and McCarthy scoop FAI Player of the Year awards

The annual awards were held at RTÉ studios this evening.

# irish-football - Thursday 20 February, 2014

O'Neill reveals plans to scout Airtricity League players

The international manager is hoping to take in some League of Ireland football when the new campaign gets underway.

# irish-football - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Why Keane and O’Neill's coalition is the Metal Machine Music of Irish football

The FAI’s ostensible final decision is strange, surprising and thrilling in equal measure, writes Paul Fennessy.

# irish-football - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Ruud Dokter gives his first impressions of Irish football

The FAI’S new High Performance Director and one of the men tasked with finding a new senior manager is asked for his early thoughts.

# irish-football - Friday 23 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 things today's first years have no memory of Feel Old Yet?

9 things today's first years have no memory of

Secondary school first years were probably born in 2000. KILL US NOW!

# irish-football - Friday 5 April, 2013

FAI appoint the brilliantly named Ruud Dokter as their new High Performance Director

The Dutchman will begin his role in overseeing the development of the association later this year, it was announced today.

# irish-football - Sunday 24 February, 2013

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Trap wants you... to shop! Irish boss enjoys himself on trip back to Munich

Trapattoni was presented a toy digger by a man in a Playmobil pirate costume.

# irish-football - Saturday 23 February, 2013

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VIDEO: Trap in advert for English lessons. World falls off axis.

Next thing you know, our national manager will be hocking anger management DVDs.

# irish-football - Friday 17 August, 2012

LOI wrap: No slip up from Sligo, Hoops close gap on Drogs

Meanwhile, in Inchicore St Pats lost further ground after a bad-tempered encounter with Bray.

# irish-football - Friday 13 April, 2012

Leaders of the Pack: Raffaele Cretaro and Sligo set to welcome Derry

The Rovers striker and his teammates are enjoying their best league start in 75 years but know Derry will pose a genuine threat

# irish-football - Monday 9 April, 2012

EA Sports Cup: Big win for Derry as Shamrock Rovers bounce back

The Candystripes were emphatic winners over Finn Harps, while the league champions march on after defeating Galway

# irish-football - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

A Bluffer's Guide to... the UEFA U19 Championship

Ireland are set for their UEFA U19 Championship bid in Romania. Here’s the low-down.

# irish-football - Monday 2 August, 2010

WAYNE ROONEY will be among the Manchester United first 11 lining out at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday.

United will take on a selection of top Irish talent from the Airtricity League on Wednesday and Rooney’s appearance will be his first since a dismal world cup performance. Four other senior players, who haven’t played for United since the world cup will also make an appearance. The five have missed United’s tour of North America and the subsequent friendly in Mexico.

Speaking on Sunday United boss Alex Ferguson said: “Rooney, Park, Carrick and Vidic are back in training and are doing well.

“Valencia is also training well and needs a game. All of them will be involved and Chicharito (Hernandez) will be part of the squad.”

Ferguson also said that the sides two Republic of Ireland internationals – Darron Gibson and John O’Shea – will play. “Yes, they deserve to, and O’Shea will probably be captain.”
United will be the first international soccer team to play in the stadium which hosted a rugby clash at the weekend but what does Sir Alex think? “it looks fantastic, it is spectacular”