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Dublin: 11°C Thursday 22 April 2021

Today’s News

Derry City part company with manager Declan Devine
# Devine Intervention
# Devine Intervention

Derry City part company with manager Declan Devine

2 hours ago 1,196 Views 1 Comment

Devine has paid the price for a poor start to the season, with Derry lying bottom of the Premier Division.

Yesterday’s News

The Super League has collapsed at the end of 'football's craziest 48 hours' - What happens now?
# Recounting The Drama
# Recounting The Drama

The Super League has collapsed at the end of 'football's craziest 48 hours' - What happens now?

14 hours ago 19,105 Views 16 Comments

We look at why the Super League proposal collapsed, and the changes it may bring to football.

Tuesday 20 April, 2021

TV Wrap - 'Truce' as united Sky pundits savage breakaway plans on night of compelling TV
# Park Your Weasels
# Park Your Weasels

TV Wrap - 'Truce' as united Sky pundits savage breakaway plans on night of compelling TV

Tue 1:09 PM 44,194 Views 49 Comments

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville rounded on their own clubs, called for ‘scavenger’ Glazers to be booted out of the game and heard from a bristling Liverpool manager.

Saturday 17 April, 2021

Dundalk refuse to address reports coach Filippo Giovagnoli set for exit after day of turmoil
# Soap Opera
# Soap Opera

Dundalk refuse to address reports coach Filippo Giovagnoli set for exit after day of turmoil

Updated Sat 10:00 PM 61,129 Views 28 Comments

Fans protested that the club is ‘run like a circus’ and manager Shane Keegan resigned earlier today with the club amid a wretched run of results.

Waterford reject 'reprehensible' rumours surrounding absence of captain Oscar Brennan
# LOI
# LOI

Waterford reject 'reprehensible' rumours surrounding absence of captain Oscar Brennan

Sat 8:52 PM 14,067 Views 2 Comments

Goalkeeper Brian Murphy, meanwhile, has denied claims he has left the club.

Friday 16 April, 2021

'The tension between pragmatism and aesthetics on the pitch is always happening and I find it really interesting'
# BTL
# BTL

'The tension between pragmatism and aesthetics on the pitch is always happening and I find it really interesting'

Fri 5:03 PM 3,269 Views 0 Comments

Writer, artist, and one-time Longford Town footballer Adrian Duncan is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Klopp: 'We didn't lose the tie tonight, we lost it in Madrid'
# Reaction
# Reaction

Klopp: 'We didn't lose the tie tonight, we lost it in Madrid'

Apr 14th 2021, 10:59 PM 5,147 Views 8 Comments

Liverpool are out of the Champions League as a goalless draw at Anfield failed to overturn a 3-1 first leg loss to Real Madrid.

As it happened: Liverpool vs Real Madrid, Champions League quarter-final second leg

As it happened: Liverpool vs Real Madrid, Champions League quarter-final second leg

Apr 14th 2021, 7:08 PM 20,884 Views 12 Comments

Jurgen Klopp’s toothless side were knocked out in a goalless draw at Anfield.

Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Elite sport exemptions to mandatory hotel quarantine to be granted on 'case-by-case basis'
# Let The Games Begin
# Let The Games Begin

Elite sport exemptions to mandatory hotel quarantine to be granted on 'case-by-case basis'

Apr 13th 2021, 3:19 PM 15,211 Views 19 Comments

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says any exemptions will be approved by the HSE and policed by Sport Ireland.

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Sunday 11 April, 2021

Empty venues, held at gunpoint and caught in an 'unruly Roscommon mob' - Joe Frazier's nightmare music tour of Ireland
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

Empty venues, held at gunpoint and caught in an 'unruly Roscommon mob' - Joe Frazier's nightmare music tour of Ireland

Apr 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 37,423 Views 11 Comments

Months after beating Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier fronted a band that toured 10 venues in Ireland. It could hardly have gone worse.

Thursday 8 April, 2021

Gardaí investigating alleged training breach by Monaghan GAA
# Another Field Day
# Another Field Day

Gardaí investigating alleged training breach by Monaghan GAA

Apr 8th 2021, 9:48 AM 25,033 Views 76 Comments

A file purportedly including footage of the Monaghan footballers at a training session was submitted anonymously to the Department of Justice.

'My first time at Twickenham, I was literally shown the kitchen' - Rugby writer Kate Rowan details workplace ordeal
# BTL
# BTL

'My first time at Twickenham, I was literally shown the kitchen' - Rugby writer Kate Rowan details workplace ordeal

Apr 8th 2021, 9:05 AM 6,803 Views 0 Comments

Kate Rowan of the Daily Telegraph is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Irish Olympic hopeful Leon Reid arrested and charged in UK with drug offences
# Police Investigation
# Police Investigation

Irish Olympic hopeful Leon Reid arrested and charged in UK with drug offences

Apr 7th 2021, 6:20 PM 73,808 Views 0 Comments

Reid was arrested as part of a police investigation into the large-scale supply of drugs, possession of firearms and money laundering.

Wretched March results see Ireland slump in latest Fifa world rankings
# Falling Stock
# Falling Stock

Wretched March results see Ireland slump in latest Fifa world rankings

Apr 7th 2021, 5:11 PM 13,105 Views 5 Comments

Defeats to Serbia and Luxembourg have seen Stephen Kenny’s side fall to 47th place.

Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Ken Doherty beaten by Lee Walker and misses out on World Championship spot
# Off The Spot
# Off The Spot

Ken Doherty beaten by Lee Walker and misses out on World Championship spot

Apr 6th 2021, 10:35 PM 3,885 Views 0 Comments

Doherty blew a 4-1 lead to crash out in a marathon match.

'No doubt' Irish players are capable of playing Kenny's passing style says assistant manager Andrews
# Right Of Reply
# Right Of Reply

'No doubt' Irish players are capable of playing Kenny's passing style says assistant manager Andrews

Apr 6th 2021, 8:38 PM 8,536 Views 8 Comments

Keith Andrews says it’s currently a case of ‘short-term pain for long-term gain.’

Saturday 3 April, 2021

'Frustrated' SIPTU staff at the FAI hit out at lack of engagement from new CEO Jonathan Hill
# Discord
# Discord

'Frustrated' SIPTU staff at the FAI hit out at lack of engagement from new CEO Jonathan Hill

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:13 PM 3,228 Views 0 Comments

The union say they have referred a number of issues to the Workplace Relations Commission.

Friday 2 April, 2021

Long-range strikes hand Shamrock Rovers victory over Dundalk
# LOI
# LOI

Long-range strikes hand Shamrock Rovers victory over Dundalk

Apr 2nd 2021, 9:48 PM 19,201 Views 17 Comments

Danny Mandroiu and Dylan Watts scored for the champions in a crucial early-season win.

LOI title race may be far more open than before as the big two clash at Tallaght
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

LOI title race may be far more open than before as the big two clash at Tallaght

Apr 2nd 2021, 6:45 AM 3,023 Views 2 Comments

Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk meet at Tallaght Stadium tonight.

Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Qatar manager refuses to explain decision not to join Irish players in anti-racism protest
# No Protest
# No Protest

Qatar manager refuses to explain decision not to join Irish players in anti-racism protest

Mar 31st 2021, 12:02 AM 12,430 Views 9 Comments

The Irish players and staff took a knee ahead of last night’s game with the controversial World Cup hosts.

Tuesday 30 March, 2021

'It doesn't hurt, because I don't care' - Bullish Kenny not bothered by criticism
# Defiant
# Defiant

'It doesn't hurt, because I don't care' - Bullish Kenny not bothered by criticism

Mar 30th 2021, 11:19 PM 7,589 Views 20 Comments

The Irish manager was defiant at the end of a very troubling week.

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Kenny still waiting for a first win as Ireland are held by Qatar
# The Run Goes On
# The Run Goes On

Kenny still waiting for a first win as Ireland are held by Qatar

Mar 30th 2021, 9:52 PM 34,722 Views 87 Comments

James McClean scored Ireland’s goal in a 1-1 draw with the World Cup hosts.

Dublin's Euro 2020 games in doubt with Government unable to give crowd guarantee
# Grounds For Concern
# Grounds For Concern

Dublin's Euro 2020 games in doubt with Government unable to give crowd guarantee

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 7:24 PM 16,607 Views 19 Comments

European football governing body Uefa have asked host cities to guarantee the presence of crowds at this summer’s games by 7 April.

FAI deny claim of 'gerrymandering' board elections process after structural overhaul
# New Structures
# New Structures

FAI deny claim of 'gerrymandering' board elections process after structural overhaul

Mar 30th 2021, 4:30 PM 3,636 Views 2 Comments

A new structure sees the FAI’s membership split into three groups, with only one of them guaranteed two seats on the board.

Team selection a conundrum as Kenny bids to halt slide in friendly with Qatar
# Preview
# Preview

Team selection a conundrum as Kenny bids to halt slide in friendly with Qatar

Mar 30th 2021, 3:00 PM 15,267 Views 15 Comments

Ireland are playing the World Cup hosts in Hungary tonight, in one of the most absurd international football matches in recent memory.

Monday 29 March, 2021

'It’s not acceptable for so many people to lose their lives' - Kenny speaks out on human rights abuses in Qatar
# Standing Up
# Standing Up

'It’s not acceptable for so many people to lose their lives' - Kenny speaks out on human rights abuses in Qatar

Mar 29th 2021, 5:10 PM 30,812 Views 45 Comments

The manager does not know if his players are going to stage a protest ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against the World Cup hosts.

Ireland to play summer friendlies against Hungary and Andorra
# Summer Camp
# Summer Camp

Ireland to play summer friendlies against Hungary and Andorra

Mar 29th 2021, 2:57 PM 3,925 Views 5 Comments

The games will be part of a nine-day summer training camp in Spain.

Matt Doherty and Enda Stevens ruled out of Qatar friendly
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Matt Doherty and Enda Stevens ruled out of Qatar friendly

Mar 29th 2021, 11:22 AM 6,231 Views 17 Comments

Neither player has travelled with the squad to Hungary for tomorrow’s game.

Analysis: The questions Luxembourg defeat raises over Stephen Kenny's management
# Lux Back
# Lux Back

Analysis: The questions Luxembourg defeat raises over Stephen Kenny's management

Mar 29th 2021, 7:05 AM 18,053 Views 11 Comments

Kenny stuck with a system that didn’t work in what proved to be arguably the worst home defeat in Irish football history.

Sunday 28 March, 2021

FAI Chairman Barrett fears staff morale may be affected by ongoing Robbie Keane situation
# Without A Role
# Without A Role

FAI Chairman Barrett fears staff morale may be affected by ongoing Robbie Keane situation

Mar 28th 2021, 7:30 PM 87,763 Views 4 Comments

Keane remains under contract at the FAI but has not had a role at the Association for almost a year.

FAI give vote of confidence to Stephen Kenny
# Backing
# Backing

FAI give vote of confidence to Stephen Kenny

Mar 28th 2021, 3:52 PM 32,063 Views 71 Comments

The manager’s job is not under immediate threat in spite of last night’s defeat to Luxembourg.

Stephen Kenny 'not at all' worried about losing his job after Luxembourg humiliation
# Reaction
# Reaction

Stephen Kenny 'not at all' worried about losing his job after Luxembourg humiliation

Mar 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 43,574 Views 83 Comments

The manager also said he took responsibility for a 1-0 home defeat that his captain has called ‘embarrassing.’

Saturday 27 March, 2021

Awful Ireland embarrassed in defeat at home to Luxembourg
# Rock Bottom
# Rock Bottom

Awful Ireland embarrassed in defeat at home to Luxembourg

Mar 27th 2021, 9:49 PM 78,316 Views 273 Comments

Luxembourg won just their sixth-ever World Cup qualifier in Dublin tonight.

Win against Luxembourg needed to mint progress of Kenny's reign and get campaign back on track
# Preview
# Preview

Win against Luxembourg needed to mint progress of Kenny's reign and get campaign back on track

Mar 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 17,483 Views 51 Comments

Ireland’s World Cup hopes rely on earning a first win under their new manager in Dublin tonight.

Friday 26 March, 2021

Beating Luxembourg 'has to be the objective' as Kenny aims to build on Serbia progress
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Beating Luxembourg 'has to be the objective' as Kenny aims to build on Serbia progress

Mar 26th 2021, 4:46 PM 3,868 Views 8 Comments

Stephen Kenny says Troy Parrott will return to the squad with Aaron Connolly out, though was offering no assurances that Mark Travers will keep his place in goal.

Aaron Connolly ruled out of Ireland's World Cup qualifier with Luxembourg
# Another Blow
# Another Blow

Aaron Connolly ruled out of Ireland's World Cup qualifier with Luxembourg

Updated Mar 26th 2021, 3:00 PM 19,359 Views 46 Comments

The striker is also out of next week’s friendly with Qatar.

Farcical own goal hands Irish U21s victory over Wales
# Report
# Report

Farcical own goal hands Irish U21s victory over Wales

Mar 26th 2021, 2:57 PM 12,381 Views 9 Comments

Jim Crawford’s side were 2-1 winners in a friendly game in Wrexham this afternoon.

Thursday 25 March, 2021

Ireland legend Alan McLoughlin reveals he is suffering from cancer
# Get Well Soon
# Get Well Soon

Ireland legend Alan McLoughlin reveals he is suffering from cancer

Mar 25th 2021, 12:00 PM 40,569 Views 18 Comments

McLoughlin says he is recuperating at home from surgery, and will soon undergo radiotherapy treatment.

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Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Alan Browne admits he would 'rather not score and get a result' on bittersweet night
# Golden Browne
# Golden Browne

Alan Browne admits he would 'rather not score and get a result' on bittersweet night

Mar 24th 2021, 11:55 PM 3,570 Views 3 Comments

Alan Browne reflects on a night which began with his ending Ireland’s long goal drought, but ended in defeat.

Kenny laments non-award of 'blatant penalty' in Serbia loss
# Reaction
# Reaction

Kenny laments non-award of 'blatant penalty' in Serbia loss

Mar 24th 2021, 11:33 PM 9,002 Views 10 Comments

Kenny says Ireland would not have lost the game had they scored from a spot kick he believes should been awarded for a foul on Aaron Connolly.

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