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Friday 8 January, 2021

Damien Duff leaves Stephen Kenny's backroom team
# Shock Exit
# Shock Exit

Damien Duff leaves Stephen Kenny's backroom team

Jan 8th 2021, 9:49 PM 69,431 Views 53 Comments

No reason has been given for Duff’s exit, but it’s yet another blow for Stephen Kenny.

Dundalk complete deal for Latvian international defender
# Arrival
# Arrival

Dundalk complete deal for Latvian international defender

Jan 8th 2021, 9:31 AM 6,024 Views 3 Comments

Raivis Jurkovskis is the latest addition as the Lilywhites overhaul their squad.

Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Jack Byrne makes debut but pressure grows on Mick McCarthy as Apoel lose fourth-straight game
# Losing Start
# Losing Start

Jack Byrne makes debut but pressure grows on Mick McCarthy as Apoel lose fourth-straight game

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 9:35 PM 46,308 Views 32 Comments

The pressure is building on the former Irish boss, with his side just a point clear of the relegation zone.

Irish midfielder Jayson Molumby completes loan move to Championship
# On The Move
# On The Move

Irish midfielder Jayson Molumby completes loan move to Championship

Jan 5th 2021, 9:13 PM 12,122 Views 5 Comments

The Waterford native has joined Preston until the end of the season.

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Saturday 2 January, 2021

FAI chief Barrett: Wembley 'Videogate' saga blown out of proportion
# Much Ado About Nothing
# Much Ado About Nothing

FAI chief Barrett: Wembley 'Videogate' saga blown out of proportion

Jan 2nd 2021, 11:00 PM 23,539 Views 23 Comments

He did not deny the scale of the reaction was fuelled by the FAI’s own statement on the issue.

Thursday 31 December, 2020

An A-Z of the Irish football year in 2020
# The Year That Was
# The Year That Was

An A-Z of the Irish football year in 2020

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 7,640 Views 0 Comments

We run through what has been a fairly desperate 12 months for Irish football, on and off the pitch.

Wednesday 30 December, 2020

TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap of 2020 - The best, worst and WTF moments of the year sport became a television show

Dec 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,976 Views 2 Comments

We look back at some of the best and the bizarre moments from a year of TV sport like no other.

Tuesday 29 December, 2020

FAI paying Mike Ashley's Sports Direct €100,000 a month until October 2025
# Legacy
# Legacy

FAI paying Mike Ashley's Sports Direct €100,000 a month until October 2025

Dec 29th 2020, 7:54 PM 143,255 Views 57 Comments

The Association’s dreadful financial position was outlined in an Annual General Meeting today.

Saturday 26 December, 2020

Irish international Alan Browne strikes late to end Rooney's unbeaten start with Derby
# Matchwinner
# Matchwinner

Irish international Alan Browne strikes late to end Rooney's unbeaten start with Derby

Dec 26th 2020, 5:43 PM 5,181 Views 7 Comments

The Preston skipper was central to all the action in a dramatic 1-0 win.

FAI to present Uefa with range of Aviva capacity scenarios in hope to hold on to Dublin's Euro 2020 games
# Grounds For Concern
# Grounds For Concern

FAI to present Uefa with range of Aviva capacity scenarios in hope to hold on to Dublin's Euro 2020 games

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 11:59 AM 14,859 Views 12 Comments

The governing body are set to make a decision on whether to retain the 12-nation hosting arrangement in March.

Shamrock Rovers condemn 'hateful' racist and sexist abuse of their U17 players
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

Shamrock Rovers condemn 'hateful' racist and sexist abuse of their U17 players

Dec 26th 2020, 11:55 AM 5,314 Views 3 Comments

A series of appalling comments appeared beneath a YouTube livestream of the teams’ respective national league finals.

Wednesday 23 December, 2020

'I think we are in a bit of trouble' - Fears for the futures of top Irish talent if Brexit ruling is introduced
# Not Ready
# Not Ready

'I think we are in a bit of trouble' - Fears for the futures of top Irish talent if Brexit ruling is introduced

Dec 23rd 2020, 8:00 AM 28,917 Views 19 Comments

A spin-off of Brexit is the possibility that Irish players must wait another two years before they leave for the UK. Academy Directors warn The42 that Irish football isn’t ready to step up and take over the job.

Tuesday 22 December, 2020

'He was saying, 'I'm a champion so vote for me, I've won 18 Club Championships! And I'm saying, 'You liar!'
# BTL
# BTL

'He was saying, 'I'm a champion so vote for me, I've won 18 Club Championships! And I'm saying, 'You liar!'

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:00 AM 59,007 Views 4 Comments

Legendary American sportswriter Rick Reilly – author of Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump – is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Saturday 19 December, 2020

Irish U21 international Danny Grant leaves Bohs for Huddersfield Town
# Grant Opportunity
# Grant Opportunity

Irish U21 international Danny Grant leaves Bohs for Huddersfield Town

Dec 19th 2020, 7:48 PM 5,085 Views 3 Comments

The PFAI Young Player of the Year has signed a contract running to 2023 with the Championship club.

Friday 18 December, 2020

Jack Byrne scoops top soccer writers' award
# The Byrne Supremacy
# The Byrne Supremacy

Jack Byrne scoops top soccer writers' award

Dec 18th 2020, 2:42 PM 2,178 Views 1 Comment

The award completes an outstanding 2020 for the Rovers’ attacker.

Thursday 17 December, 2020

Shamrock Rovers' Alan Mannus wins prestigious soccer writers' Goalkeeper award
# Top Man
# Top Man

Shamrock Rovers' Alan Mannus wins prestigious soccer writers' Goalkeeper award

Dec 17th 2020, 12:02 PM 3,413 Views 1 Comment

He finished ahead of Sligo’s Ed McGinty and Drogheda’s David Odumoso.

Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Dundalk sign Norwegian striker who scored against them during Europa League campaign
# Familiar Face
# Familiar Face

Dundalk sign Norwegian striker who scored against them during Europa League campaign

Dec 15th 2020, 1:18 PM 7,510 Views 5 Comments

Ole Erik Midtskogen has arrived at Oriel Park from KI of the Faroe Islands.

Friday 11 December, 2020

Dundalk's Flores misses out on Puskas award
# The Best
# The Best

Dundalk's Flores misses out on Puskas award

Updated Dec 11th 2020, 6:19 PM 9,044 Views 5 Comments

Jurgen Klopp and Marcelo Bielsa did make the shortlist for Coach of the Year.

Duffy's loan deal with Celtic won't be cut short - Brighton boss Potter
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Duffy's loan deal with Celtic won't be cut short - Brighton boss Potter

Dec 11th 2020, 6:17 PM 8,066 Views 1 Comment

The Irish defender has lost his place in recent weeks amid Celtic’s wretched run of form.

Spurs just the right size club for Mourinho as he rediscovers his mojo
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Spurs just the right size club for Mourinho as he rediscovers his mojo

Dec 11th 2020, 4:00 PM 6,616 Views 3 Comments

If Manchester United and Real Madrid were too big for him, Jose is finding Spurs to be the perfect fit for a career redemption.

Thursday 10 December, 2020

'This is the only group who could have done what we have done' - Dundalk toast finale to roller-coaster year
# Reaction
# Reaction

'This is the only group who could have done what we have done' - Dundalk toast finale to roller-coaster year

Dec 10th 2020, 9:56 PM 3,681 Views 0 Comments

The new FAI Cup holders ended their season with a 4-2 loss to Arsenal in Dublin tonight.

Dundalk end Europa League campaign with defeat to Arsenal
# Outgunned
# Outgunned

Dundalk end Europa League campaign with defeat to Arsenal

Dec 10th 2020, 7:52 PM 20,155 Views 16 Comments

Mikel Arteta’s side were 4-2 winners at the Aviva Stadium.

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast
# On The Box
# On The Box

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast

Dec 10th 2020, 4:25 PM 18,618 Views 26 Comments

Members of the public are invited to suggest events to be added or taken from the list.

Arsenal come to town as Dundalk bid to end topsy-turvy season on high
# Preview
# Preview

Arsenal come to town as Dundalk bid to end topsy-turvy season on high

Dec 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 2,813 Views 5 Comments

Filippo Giovagnoli’s side are looking for their first points of the campaign as they face already-qualified Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium.

Wednesday 9 December, 2020

US and UK-backed Dublin County FC given green light to apply for LOI First Division
# New Faces
# New Faces

US and UK-backed Dublin County FC given green light to apply for LOI First Division

Dec 9th 2020, 5:43 PM 14,943 Views 12 Comments

Two Limerick sides have been approved to apply, along with Shamrock Rovers B.

Tuesday 8 December, 2020

QPR players take a knee while celebrating goal against Millwall
# Response
# Response

QPR players take a knee while celebrating goal against Millwall

Dec 8th 2020, 10:30 PM 8,644 Views 7 Comments

Millwall fans booed the gesture ahead of last Saturday’s game with Derby.

Damien Duff makes light of 'videogate' and stresses positives ahead of World Cup qualifiers
# Duff Review
# Duff Review

Damien Duff makes light of 'videogate' and stresses positives ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Dec 8th 2020, 9:55 PM 8,161 Views 1 Comment

The Irish assistant used more than a dollop of sarcasm in dismissing the episode.

Government u-turn allows FAI's U17 and U19 leagues continue
# Let Them Play
# Let Them Play

Government u-turn allows FAI's U17 and U19 leagues continue

Dec 8th 2020, 8:54 PM 2,791 Views 1 Comment

They were initially cancelled, but have been allowed to continue in line with the decision to allow the GAA stage their minor and U20 championships.

'Klopp's arrival made me think of how we have always been prejudiced against Germany'
# BTL
# BTL

'Klopp's arrival made me think of how we have always been prejudiced against Germany'

Dec 8th 2020, 8:19 PM 10,027 Views 7 Comments

Liverpool novelist and critic Anthony Quinn, author of a new book about Jurgen Klopp, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Qatar join Ireland's World Cup qualifying group as fixtures are announced
# Gulf In Class
# Gulf In Class

Qatar join Ireland's World Cup qualifying group as fixtures are announced

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 6:41 PM 54,342 Views 29 Comments

Ireland will play the World Cup hosts in two friendly games, and open the campaign away to Serbia.

Monday 7 December, 2020

FAI post loss of €5 million for 2019 and show debts of almost €70 million in grim set of accounts
# Horror Show
# Horror Show

FAI post loss of €5 million for 2019 and show debts of almost €70 million in grim set of accounts

Dec 7th 2020, 11:07 PM 5,732 Views 15 Comments

Chairperson Roy Barrett says the figures show ‘how deep that pain runs throughout our game.’

'There may be people behind the scenes or elsewhere who want to cause problems for the team'
# Leaks
# Leaks

'There may be people behind the scenes or elsewhere who want to cause problems for the team'

Dec 7th 2020, 8:45 PM 25,978 Views 13 Comments

Stephen Kenny has addressed his motivational video and pre-game speech ahead of the England game, which he describes as a ‘non-story.’

All you need to know about today's World Cup qualifier draw
# Pot Luck
# Pot Luck

All you need to know about today's World Cup qualifier draw

Dec 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 11,906 Views 5 Comments

Here are the key dates and paths to qualification along with a look at Ireland’s potential opponents.

Sunday 6 December, 2020

'I want to sleep with it' - Giovagnoli toasts Dundalk's Cup success
# Forza Dundalk
# Forza Dundalk

'I want to sleep with it' - Giovagnoli toasts Dundalk's Cup success

Dec 6th 2020, 11:20 PM 5,518 Views 1 Comment

Chris Shields also spoke of his Cup final redemption following a thrilling game at the Aviva Stadium.

'It’s a joke, the condition the pitch is in' - Jack Byrne critical of timing of FAI Cup final
# Reaction
# Reaction

'It’s a joke, the condition the pitch is in' - Jack Byrne critical of timing of FAI Cup final

Dec 6th 2020, 10:50 PM 16,844 Views 12 Comments

The surface cut up badly a day after it was used for an Irish rugby game.

McMillan hits hat-trick as Dundalk win classic Cup final after extra time
# Thriller
# Thriller

McMillan hits hat-trick as Dundalk win classic Cup final after extra time

Dec 6th 2020, 9:27 PM 20,153 Views 9 Comments

Filippo Giovagnoli’s side were 4-2 winners against Shamrock Rovers in a thrilling game at the Aviva Stadium.

'I’ll be fêted as one of the best managers in the League of Ireland', that’s what I was thinking'
# Dermot Keely
# Dermot Keely

'I’ll be fêted as one of the best managers in the League of Ireland', that’s what I was thinking'

Dec 6th 2020, 10:00 AM 24,923 Views 6 Comments

Ex Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers player and manager Demot Keely looks back on Rovers’ disastrous move from Milltown and ahead to today’s Cup final.

Friday 4 December, 2020

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football

Dec 4th 2020, 10:25 PM 46,839 Views 34 Comments

The days of Irish minors moving to UK clubs may be about to end.

Tuesday 1 December, 2020

'My phone has been hopping' - Kelleher hails Champions League debut for Liverpool
# Dream Night
# Dream Night

'My phone has been hopping' - Kelleher hails Champions League debut for Liverpool

Dec 1st 2020, 10:58 PM 16,310 Views 8 Comments

Jurgen Klopp also explained the Irish goalkeeper’s selection ahead of Adrian for a key meeting with Ajax.

Confusion over whether new post-Brexit transfer rules will apply to young Irish players

Confusion over whether new post-Brexit transfer rules will apply to young Irish players

Dec 1st 2020, 10:51 PM 4,550 Views 2 Comments

Some English clubs have been carrying on as normal, but a senior English football source insists potentially transformative rules will apply to Ireland.