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Dublin: 6 °C Friday 22 November, 2019

Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Kenny: 'We’ve been too reluctant to put young players into the senior team over last two decades'

The U21 boss did reserve praise for Mick McCarthy’s promotion of a trio of teenagers in recent months.

Tuesday 19 November, 2019

As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Sweden, U21 Euro qualifier

Stephen Kenny’s side came from behind with a stunning, four-goal second-half performance.

Recurring attacking problems expose Ireland's need to break from obsession with their past

The old ‘Put ‘Em Under Pressure’ couldn’t mask the fact that this is a side that can’t be relied upon to create goalscoring chances from open play against anyone.

Episode 10 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring David Goldblatt - is out now

The renowned author and journalist joins Gavin Cooney for an in-depth chat.

Monday 18 November, 2019

Age Hareide: 'We didn't play well and were lucky to get away with a draw'

The Danish boss was impressed by the Irish performance, but his side have moved onto Euro 2020 at their hosts’ expense.

McCarthy 'immensely proud' of Irish players on another nearly-night

The Irish manager stressed the positives as his side now head for the play-offs.

Another Danish draw not enough as Ireland consigned to Euro 2020 play-offs

Ireland didn’t want for effort, but they were ultimately not good enough to beat familiar opponents.

Few surprises as McCarthy names Irish side to face Denmark

Alan Browne and Conor Hourihane both start as the manager makes three changes from the side that lost in Geneva.

Hope rather than logic sustaining Ireland ahead of qualification finale with the Danes

There is little evidence that Ireland can pull off the win they need against Denmark tonight – but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

Kenny hopeful marathon travel doesn't hurt Irish U21s in crucial qualifier with Sweden

While his side play after a lengthy trip back from Armenia, opponents Sweden have had a free week in the build-up.

'It could be the last big night for me, and I'm going to cherish and enjoy it as much as I can'

Glenn Whelan is aware tonight’s clash with Denmark is among the last of his big games in an Irish shirt.

Sunday 17 November, 2019

Captain Duffy eager to give Richard Keogh something to celebrate after latest Danish clash

The Brighton defender will lead Ireland out for the first time in tomorrow’s effective play-off at the Aviva Stadium.

McCarthy: 'I guess the only surprise to everyone tomorrow will be if we win'

The Irish manager may believe his side are being written off ahead of tomorrow’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark, but he isn’t lacking in confidence.

Saturday 16 November, 2019

'If it was up to some lads I wouldn't kick a ball again, but they've no education in the game'

James McClean is at odds with his critics ahead of Ireland’s must-win Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark.

Thursday 14 November, 2019

'Walking out in the green jersey in my home town of Dublin is the best feeling I’ve ever felt'

Troy Parrott and Mick McCarthy reflect on the 17-year-old’s senior Irish debut.

Bright prospects and lesser lights impress as Ireland see off New Zealand in Aviva friendly

Derrick Williams, Sean Maguire and Calllum Robinson all netted their first Irish goals in a comeback win.

'We should have been easy winners' - Kenny hails much-changed side after Armenia victory

The Irish U21s secured a vital 1-0 win in Yerevan earlier today, in spite of Dara O’Shea’s second-half red card.

Fringe players and prospects given chance to shine against NZ, but few spots against Denmark at stake

Mick McCarthy has already named his team for tonight’s friendly with New Zealand – just don’t expect many of them to be involved on Monday night.

Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Fringe players given chance as McCarthy takes surprise step of naming team to face New Zealand

As was expected, Troy Parrott will make his senior debut tomorrow night.

Troy Parrott and Jack Byrne to start for Ireland in friendly with New Zealand

The Spurs striker will become Ireland’s third-youngest senior international tomorrow night.

Tuesday 12 November, 2019

'It’s coming down to Monday, and I’ll do everything to get there'

Alan Judge has endured more bad luck than most, but is eager to play his part in Ireland’s push for Euro 2020.

'It kills me when I'm not involved' - Brady eager to make up for lost time in defining week

The Burnley midfielder is aiming to force his way back into the Irish line-up for Monday’s effective play-off with Denmark.

Monday 11 November, 2019

Mick McCarthy says VAR is 'ruining football as a spectacle'

The Irish manager gave his thoughts on the technology after David McGoldrick’s goal against Spurs was chalked off on Saturday.

McCarthy: Youngsters to get chance in New Zealand game that 'doesn't have same importance' as Danish clash

Jack Byrne, Troy Parrott, and Lee O’Connor are all likely to feature in Thursday’s friendly.

TV Wrap - Poppy displays hit new heights of absurdity while Jose anoints Liverpool as champions

Elsewhere, Arsene Wenger turned up alongside Richard Keys and Andy Gray.

Sunday 10 November, 2019

Kenny forced into late call-ups as Irish U21s hit by raft of withdrawals

Liverpool’s Caoimhin Kelleher and Southampton’s Michael Obafemi are among five players who are out of the Armenia game next week.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Telling a thousand words…ten times over.

Aaron Connolly emerges as injury doubt for upcoming Irish double-header

The Brighton striker was taken off at half-time against Manchester United earlier today.

As it happened: Liverpool v Manchester City, Premier League

Jurgen Klopp’s side took a stride from the champions with a 3-1 win at Anfield.

Laying out the facts, figures and potential formats of the proposed All-Island League

The IFA appeared to shoot it down, but work is continuing on a potential cross-border football competition in Ireland.

Friday 8 November, 2019

Liverpool and Man City rivalry hits new levels of discord ahead of clash both sides must win

Even the managers are getting involved ahead of what may be a Premier League clash for the ages at Anfield.

Thursday 7 November, 2019

TV Wrap - A requiem for Aertel and Page 220

The service is being shuttered by RTÉ, so we remember its heyday.

Tuesday 5 November, 2019

'It’s inevitable that it will happen. You have no power over it, why worry about it?'

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh talks to The42 about death, Gay Byrne, Kerry and Luke Kelly.

As it happened: Liverpool v Genk, Champions League

Liverpool went top of their group with a hard-fought win at Anfield.

Thursday 31 October, 2019

'It has an effect on the players' - Derby manager Cocu addresses Keogh sacking

Elsewhere, the club’s decision has been criticised by their former player Jeff Hendrick.

'The work continues' - Lucid's group not giving up on all-island league despite IFA opposition

The Northern Ireland association won’t allow their clubs compete in a cross-border league, but the group behind it aren’t giving up hope.

All-Island league proposal dealt massive blow as IFA refuse to allow Irish league clubs to take part

A statement from the Association’s CEO says clubs are better-served remaining in Northern Ireland.

Dublin Marathon to guarantee 2020 entry for recent entrants after outcry over new lottery system

Those who have participated in any of the last three editions of the race have been reserved a place in next year’s event.

'Just try to be the hero' - Kelleher reflects on wild Anfield debut

The 20-year-old Irish goalkeeper conceded five times against Arsenal yet still ended the night as the toast of Anfield.

Tuesday 29 October, 2019

TV Wrap - Little sympathy for Granit Xhaka as Keane goes in two-footed on Spurs

Ian Wright was among those to criticise the Arsenal captain, and called for the player to apologise.

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