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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 3,901 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 8,539 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 3,251 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 19,206 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 3,031 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 12,436 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 7,597 Views 20 Comments

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

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 34,731 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 16,621 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 3,661 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 15,275 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 30,819 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 3,930 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 6,240 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 18,075 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 87,790 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 32,068 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 43,591 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 78,355 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 17,487 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 3,870 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 19,360 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 12,387 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 43,001 Views 18 Comments

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

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 9,003 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 36,543 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 23,507 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 18,744 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 10,761 Views 16 Comments

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

Tuesday 23 March, 2021

'I can’t explain how much I have missed it' - Coleman desperate to end lengthy Irish absence
# Back In The Picture
# Back In The Picture

'I can’t explain how much I have missed it' - Coleman desperate to end lengthy Irish absence

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:12 PM 3,019 Views 6 Comments

The captain hasn’t played for his country since October 2019, but wants that to end in Serbia tomorrow night.

Aaron Connolly and James McClean 'undercooked' but available in Serbia
# Team News
# Team News

Aaron Connolly and James McClean 'undercooked' but available in Serbia

Mar 23rd 2021, 2:23 PM 3,825 Views 4 Comments

Stephen Kenny has also confirmed that Mark Travers will start in goal tomorrow night.

Monday 22 March, 2021

'It’s understandable that people will be annoyed but I think we’re going in the right direction'
# Callum Robinson
# Callum Robinson

'It’s understandable that people will be annoyed but I think we’re going in the right direction'

Mar 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 6,463 Views 2 Comments

Ahead of the kick-off to Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign, Callum Robinson is stressing the positives as Ireland seek to end a wretched run of form.

Sunday 21 March, 2021

Caoimhín Kelleher among four players ruled out of Ireland's World Cup qualifiers
# Bad Luck Continues
# Bad Luck Continues

Caoimhín Kelleher among four players ruled out of Ireland's World Cup qualifiers

Updated Mar 21st 2021, 10:39 PM 34,500 Views 23 Comments

Conor Hourihane and Callum O’Dowda are also out, as the bad news keeps on rolling for Stephen Kenny.

'I'm sure the critics have already ruled us out' - Browne seeking to prove Ireland's doubters wrong
# Fighting Talk
# Fighting Talk

'I'm sure the critics have already ruled us out' - Browne seeking to prove Ireland's doubters wrong

Mar 21st 2021, 5:28 PM 3,142 Views 2 Comments

Ireland begin their World Cup qualification campaign against Serbia next Wednesday.

'People were saying we couldn't do it and we haven't added enough, but we shut a few people up'
# Reaction
# Reaction

'People were saying we couldn't do it and we haven't added enough, but we shut a few people up'

Mar 21st 2021, 7:15 AM 4,012 Views 2 Comments

Longford Town midfielder Aodh Dervin reflects on his side’s impressive 2-0 win over Derry City on the opening weekend of the Premier Division season.

Saturday 20 March, 2021

Superb Longford Town beat Derry City on return to Premier Division
# Back In The Big Time
# Back In The Big Time

Superb Longford Town beat Derry City on return to Premier Division

Mar 20th 2021, 7:56 PM 3,880 Views 2 Comments

Daire Doyle’s side were 2-0 winners at Bishopsgate.

Thursday 18 March, 2021

'Shane Duffy has never let Ireland down...we shouldn’t forget that just because he has had a tough time'
# Support
# Support

'Shane Duffy has never let Ireland down...we shouldn’t forget that just because he has had a tough time'

Mar 18th 2021, 6:07 PM 4,896 Views 4 Comments

Stephen Kenny has issued a robust message in support of his defender, who has endured a difficult spell at Celtic.

Aaron Connolly hands Stephen Kenny injury boost ahead of Serbia qualifier
# Good News
# Good News

Aaron Connolly hands Stephen Kenny injury boost ahead of Serbia qualifier

Mar 18th 2021, 3:20 PM 4,107 Views 8 Comments

The Irish manager is also hopeful Caoimhin Kelleher and James McClean will recover from injury ahead of next week’s World Cup qualifiers.

Teenage goalkeeper Bazunu earns first call-up as Kenny names squad for World Cup qualifiers
# Selection
# Selection

Teenage goalkeeper Bazunu earns first call-up as Kenny names squad for World Cup qualifiers

Mar 18th 2021, 12:57 PM 10,193 Views 14 Comments

Aaron Connolly and James McClean are included in spite of concerns around their fitness.