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Saturday 16 October, 2021

'I hadn’t a clue, I was under the impression I was Irish' - The other side of success stories like Chiedozie Ogbene
# Eligibility Issues
# Eligibility Issues

'I hadn’t a clue, I was under the impression I was Irish' - The other side of success stories like Chiedozie Ogbene

Sat 7:30 AM 29,950 Views 4 Comments

While Ogbene was rightly granted the opportunity to play for Ireland after a lengthy process with Fifa, Shelbourne’s Maxim Kouogun never was. He tells his story to The42.

Thursday 14 October, 2021

West Brom boss to speak to Ireland star Callum Robinson about Covid vaccine
# Call Me Ismael
# Call Me Ismael

West Brom boss to speak to Ireland star Callum Robinson about Covid vaccine

Thu 8:07 PM 34,143 Views 79 Comments

Valerian Ismael promoted the jab but says those who decline it should not be stigmatised.

St Mirren expecting interest in Jamie McGrath from 'six or seven really big clubs'
# In Demand
# In Demand

St Mirren expecting interest in Jamie McGrath from 'six or seven really big clubs'

Thu 5:08 PM 8,397 Views 6 Comments

The club say they have made the Irish international an ‘incredible’ contract offer.

'It can be tough to keep girls in team sports as you don't get a lot of social capital for it'
# BTL
# BTL

'It can be tough to keep girls in team sports as you don't get a lot of social capital for it'

Updated Thu 5:07 PM 14,714 Views 5 Comments

Eimear Ryan is our latest guest on Behind the Lines.

Wednesday 13 October, 2021

'If you told me at the start of the year that I’d be here now, I probably would have laughed'
# Jamie McGrath
# Jamie McGrath

'If you told me at the start of the year that I’d be here now, I probably would have laughed'

Wed 11:00 PM 8,346 Views 3 Comments

Jamie McGrath reflects on his rapid rise to the Irish international team.

Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'We expected a really tough game, we didn’t anticipate winning 4-0'
# Reaction
# Reaction

'We expected a really tough game, we didn’t anticipate winning 4-0'

Tue 10:57 PM 6,962 Views 3 Comments

Stephen Kenny hailed his side’s technical qualities after a hammering of Qatar.

Brilliant Ireland hammer Qatar to hand Stephen Kenny his first home victory
# Qatarsis
# Qatarsis

Brilliant Ireland hammer Qatar to hand Stephen Kenny his first home victory

Tue 9:37 PM 51,002 Views 50 Comments

Callum Robinson hit a hat-trick in Ireland’s 4-0 win in tonight’s friendly at the Aviva Stadium.

Full debuts for Kelleher and Ogbene as Kenny makes five changes for Qatar clash
# Team News
# Team News

Full debuts for Kelleher and Ogbene as Kenny makes five changes for Qatar clash

Oct 12th 2021, 6:38 PM 7,530 Views 8 Comments

Enda Stevens, Conor Hourihane and Jamie McGrath come into the team.

Kenny aiming to keep the momentum rolling as Qatar come to Dublin
# Preview
# Preview

Kenny aiming to keep the momentum rolling as Qatar come to Dublin

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 7:59 AM 11,399 Views 13 Comments

The manager is now aiming for a first home win, before a sell-out crowd at the Aviva Stadium.

Monday 11 October, 2021

Caoimhin Kelleher to start against Qatar but Kenny says he won't make 'wholesale changes'
# Opportunity
# Opportunity

Caoimhin Kelleher to start against Qatar but Kenny says he won't make 'wholesale changes'

Oct 11th 2021, 4:05 PM 6,942 Views 3 Comments

He will be the first Liverpool player to start for Ireland since Robbie Keane.

Analysis: Critics wrong to ignore compromises and changes Kenny has made in World Cup campaign
# Pragmatism
# Pragmatism

Analysis: Critics wrong to ignore compromises and changes Kenny has made in World Cup campaign

Oct 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,025 Views 7 Comments

The manager has changed the team’s formation and approach in this World Cup campaign, and it delivered a first win in Baku at the weekend.

Sunday 10 October, 2021

'Everyone with eyes can see the progression' - Duffy says win should end noise around Kenny's position
# Backing
# Backing

'Everyone with eyes can see the progression' - Duffy says win should end noise around Kenny's position

Oct 10th 2021, 11:00 PM 4,492 Views 0 Comments

The defender also gave an honest insight into how he’s making the most of his second chance after the miseries of last season.

Saturday 9 October, 2021

Stephen Kenny points to consistent improvement after 'overdue' Ireland win
# Bossman Steo
# Bossman Steo

Stephen Kenny points to consistent improvement after 'overdue' Ireland win

Oct 9th 2021, 8:31 PM 8,334 Views 14 Comments

3-0 victory over Azerbaijan marks Ireland’s biggest win in a competitive game since 2015.

Callum Robinson stars in Baku to secure Kenny a first competitive win
# Jab Done
# Jab Done

Callum Robinson stars in Baku to secure Kenny a first competitive win

Oct 9th 2021, 7:06 PM 43,622 Views 75 Comments

Robinson scored twice in a 3-0 win against Azerbaijan.

Robinson starts and Connolly dropped as Kenny names Irish team to face Azerbaijan
# Selection
# Selection

Robinson starts and Connolly dropped as Kenny names Irish team to face Azerbaijan

Oct 9th 2021, 3:54 PM 7,356 Views 19 Comments

Andrew Omobamidele keeps his place.

Jason Knight ruled out of Ireland's clash with Azerbaijan
# Illness
# Illness

Jason Knight ruled out of Ireland's clash with Azerbaijan

Oct 9th 2021, 12:25 PM 4,649 Views 2 Comments

Adam Idah is fit to be involved.

Stephen Kenny fighting for his future in dead-rubber qualifier with Azerbaijan
# Match Preview
# Match Preview

Stephen Kenny fighting for his future in dead-rubber qualifier with Azerbaijan

Oct 9th 2021, 8:00 AM 26,574 Views 30 Comments

The manager says his side have ‘learned lessons’ as they seek to win a first competitive game of his tenure.

'No one else deserves credit, only himself' - The renaissance of Shane Duffy
# Bouncing Back
# Bouncing Back

'No one else deserves credit, only himself' - The renaissance of Shane Duffy

Oct 9th 2021, 7:15 AM 2,495 Views 0 Comments

The defender has bounced back from ‘rock bottom’ to once again become integral to this Irish side.

Friday 8 October, 2021

'I was disappointed to see how many people jumped down his throat' - Egan and Kenny defend 'vilified' Robinson
# Fallout
# Fallout

'I was disappointed to see how many people jumped down his throat' - Egan and Kenny defend 'vilified' Robinson

Oct 8th 2021, 4:17 PM 4,428 Views 13 Comments

The Irish manager and captain are sticking by Callum Robinson, after his comments on the Covid-19 vaccine caused a stir internationally.

Idah and Knight emerge as doubts for Azerbaijan clash
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Idah and Knight emerge as doubts for Azerbaijan clash

Oct 8th 2021, 10:30 AM 4,821 Views 10 Comments

Stephen Kenny has some selection issues ahead of tomorrow night’s World Cup qualifier.

Collins grateful for family experience as he aims to build on Premier League debut with Ireland

Collins grateful for family experience as he aims to build on Premier League debut with Ireland

Oct 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,088 Views 1 Comment

The 20-year-old defender is hoping for a senior international debut this week, having made his league debut for Burnley last weekend.

Thursday 7 October, 2021

'The lads support him at anything he does' - Collins and Irish squad sticking by Callum Robinson
# Rallying Round
# Rallying Round

'The lads support him at anything he does' - Collins and Irish squad sticking by Callum Robinson

Oct 7th 2021, 11:00 PM 17,059 Views 37 Comments

Robinson’s revelation that he has declined a Covid-19 vaccine has provoked a lot of controversy and debate.

'The togetherness of this nation is why I’m so proud to be here' - Ogbene aiming to inspire future generations
# Trailblazer
# Trailblazer

'The togetherness of this nation is why I’m so proud to be here' - Ogbene aiming to inspire future generations

Oct 7th 2021, 5:00 PM 21,516 Views 5 Comments

Irish international Chiedozie Ogbene talks about his remarkable journey, and what is still yet to come.

'We were looking around and it turns out we were the culprits - we didn’t realise we were doing anything wrong'
# Jamie McGrath
# Jamie McGrath

'We were looking around and it turns out we were the culprits - we didn’t realise we were doing anything wrong'

Oct 7th 2021, 3:05 PM 33,817 Views 1 Comment

Jamie McGrath recalls a misadventure with Dundalk in Baku, as he returns to the city with Ireland this weekend.

Liam Scales replaces injured Manning in Irish squad
# Weighing Up Options
# Weighing Up Options

Liam Scales replaces injured Manning in Irish squad

Oct 7th 2021, 12:22 PM 3,723 Views 3 Comments

Ireland seek a first competitive win under Stephen Kenny against Azerbaijan on Saturday.

Wednesday 6 October, 2021

'His career has sort of stood still' - Stephen Kenny hints Aaron Connolly needs loan move away from Brighton
# Kickstart
# Kickstart

'His career has sort of stood still' - Stephen Kenny hints Aaron Connolly needs loan move away from Brighton

Oct 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,817 Views 10 Comments

Connolly has struggled to break into the Brighton starting team and is yet to score for Ireland.

Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Irish international Callum Robinson reveals he has declined Covid-19 vaccine
# Jab
# Jab

Irish international Callum Robinson reveals he has declined Covid-19 vaccine

Oct 5th 2021, 11:00 PM 63,788 Views 130 Comments

The West Brom forward has contracted the virus twice but says it’s his decision not to take the jab, while Stephen Kenny says he has not considered omitting players because they are unvaccinated.

'This is the way things are going, we need to stick by it' - Robinson voices support for Kenny
# CR7
# CR7

'This is the way things are going, we need to stick by it' - Robinson voices support for Kenny

Oct 5th 2021, 5:11 PM 4,297 Views 2 Comments

The West Brom forward has followed Matt Doherty in issuing a strong endorsement of his under-pressure manager.

Monday 4 October, 2021

'We're not even thinking about that' - Bazunu not bothered by speculation around Kenny's future
# Unflappable
# Unflappable

'We're not even thinking about that' - Bazunu not bothered by speculation around Kenny's future

Oct 4th 2021, 6:35 PM 5,517 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s teenage goalkeeper says all focus is on Saturday’s qualifier with Azerbaijan.

Saturday 2 October, 2021

'I've got normal hours now, in until six or seven every night' - Gary Dicker embracing novel role with Brighton
# Setting The Standard
# Setting The Standard

'I've got normal hours now, in until six or seven every night' - Gary Dicker embracing novel role with Brighton

Updated Oct 2nd 2021, 11:59 AM 27,605 Views 3 Comments

The experienced Dubliner is a player-coach with the club’s U23s, and talks to The42 about the job and the exciting Irish youngsters he works with.

Friday 1 October, 2021

Don't blame Solskjaer if he's out of his depth at United - blame the club
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Don't blame Solskjaer if he's out of his depth at United - blame the club

Oct 1st 2021, 2:43 PM 8,124 Views 14 Comments

United have been too easy to play against this season and are on course to finish behind all three of their title rivals.

'He also said he hoped I prove him wrong and that’s certainly the intention'
# Ooh Ahh Paul McGrath
# Ooh Ahh Paul McGrath

'He also said he hoped I prove him wrong and that’s certainly the intention'

Updated Oct 1st 2021, 8:48 AM 39,242 Views 12 Comments

Paul McGrath has said he doesn’t believe Stephen Kenny is the right man for the Irish manager’s job.

Thursday 30 September, 2021

'He leads the line quite well' - Kenny explains surprise Keane call-up
# Keane To Impress
# Keane To Impress

'He leads the line quite well' - Kenny explains surprise Keane call-up

Sep 30th 2021, 4:05 PM 10,111 Views 8 Comments

The Irish manager also accepts his side need to start turning draws into wins.

Wednesday 29 September, 2021

'I will work as hard as I can to make things right' - Fans' chants leave Mick McCarthy under pressure at Cardiff
# Struggling
# Struggling

'I will work as hard as I can to make things right' - Fans' chants leave Mick McCarthy under pressure at Cardiff

Sep 29th 2021, 12:34 PM 7,852 Views 2 Comments

A 4-0 loss to West Brom means Cardiff have lost five of their last six games.

Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Irish international makes debut as West Brom hammer Mick McCarthy's Cardiff
# Wrap
# Wrap

Irish international makes debut as West Brom hammer Mick McCarthy's Cardiff

Sep 28th 2021, 9:59 PM 13,209 Views 8 Comments

The Baggies have gone to the top of the table.

'It irks me a lot' - Irish assistant boss Andrews still in the dark over source of Videogate controversy
# The Wembley Tape
# The Wembley Tape

'It irks me a lot' - Irish assistant boss Andrews still in the dark over source of Videogate controversy

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 8:08 PM 31,018 Views 9 Comments

Stephen Kenny had previously suggested there were people ‘behind the scenes or elsewhere’ behind the saga.

'It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be the next big fight' - The NBA's anti-vaxx problem
# BTL
# BTL

'It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be the next big fight' - The NBA's anti-vaxx problem

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 8:39 AM 30,100 Views 46 Comments

Dave Zirin discusses the scale of the issue on the latest edition of Behind the Lines.

Friday 24 September, 2021

Dublin clubs avoid each other as FAI Cup semi-final draw is made
# Last Four
# Last Four

Dublin clubs avoid each other as FAI Cup semi-final draw is made

Sep 24th 2021, 11:35 PM 8,525 Views 1 Comment

The ties will be played on the week ending 24 October.

Late, late own-goal hands Shamrock Rovers crucial win in title race
# Favourites
# Favourites

Late, late own-goal hands Shamrock Rovers crucial win in title race

Sep 24th 2021, 9:50 PM 4,222 Views 4 Comments

Nahum Melvin-Lambert put through his own goal in stoppage time as second-placed Pat’s were beaten 1-0.

Jack Byrne's ill-fated stint at Apoel comes to premature end
# Exit
# Exit

Jack Byrne's ill-fated stint at Apoel comes to premature end

Sep 24th 2021, 4:52 PM 16,058 Views 11 Comments

The Irish international is now a free agent.

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