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Today’s News

More turmoil at Dundalk as manager Shane Keegan quits
# Soap Opera
# Soap Opera

More turmoil at Dundalk as manager Shane Keegan quits

2 hours ago 15,149 Views 12 Comments

The club’s coaching staff is now without anyone qualified to take charge of tonight’s Premier Division game with Saint Patrick’s Athletic.

Yesterday’s News

'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 3,097 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'

Wed 10:59 PM 5,136 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

Wed 7:08 PM 20,827 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'

Tue 3:19 PM 15,189 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 37,277 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 25,015 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 6,796 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 73,777 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 13,098 Views 6 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 3,882 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 8,531 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 3,221 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 19,195 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 3,016 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 12,426 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 7,583 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 34,720 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 16,586 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 3,626 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 15,266 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 30,808 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 3,921 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 6,228 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 18,045 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 87,753 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 32,062 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 43,569 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 78,312 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 19,358 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 12,379 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 40,486 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 9,000 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.

Committed Ireland start World Cup campaign with defeat in Serbia
# Brave But Beaten
# Brave But Beaten

Committed Ireland start World Cup campaign with defeat in Serbia

Mar 24th 2021, 9:50 PM 36,524 Views 99 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side fell to a 3-2 loss in Belgrade.

Shane Duffy dropped and Seamus Coleman returns to Irish team against Serbia
# Team News
# Team News

Shane Duffy dropped and Seamus Coleman returns to Irish team against Serbia

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 6:40 PM 23,498 Views 39 Comments

Jeff Hendrick also misses out as Stephen Kenny trusts youth in Belgrade.

Kenny's Ireland looking more uncertain than ever as World Cup campaign gets underway
# Preview
# Preview

Kenny's Ireland looking more uncertain than ever as World Cup campaign gets underway

Updated Mar 24th 2021, 3:41 PM 18,740 Views 12 Comments

An injury-ravaged and unproven Ireland side go to Serbia for their opening World Cup qualifier tonight.

Troy Parrott among the four Irish players to miss out on squad for Serbia qualifier
# Selection
# Selection

Troy Parrott among the four Irish players to miss out on squad for Serbia qualifier

Mar 24th 2021, 2:59 PM 10,757 Views 16 Comments

Stephen Kenny has named his 23-man squad for tonight’s game.

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