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Tuesday 1 December, 2020

As it happened: Republic of Ireland vs Germany, Euro 2022 qualifier
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Republic of Ireland vs Germany, Euro 2022 qualifier

Dec 1st 2020, 4:38 PM 35,826 Views 11 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side were beaten 3-1 at Tallaght Stadium and have missed out on a spot in the play-offs.

'One of the weapons Cavan did have is their captain and manager would bawl and cry as it would mean that much to them'
# BTL
# BTL

'One of the weapons Cavan did have is their captain and manager would bawl and cry as it would mean that much to them'

Dec 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 5,841 Views 2 Comments

Cavan writer Paul Fitzpatrick is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Monday 30 November, 2020

Government relax rules to allow full GAA panels attend games
# Level Three
# Level Three

Government relax rules to allow full GAA panels attend games

Nov 30th 2020, 12:34 PM 6,954 Views 4 Comments

Inter-county teams could only name panels of 26 players to now, which drew criticism from a number of inter-county managers.

Sunday 29 November, 2020

Watch: Messi scores stunner and reveals Newell's Old Boys jersey in tribute to Diego Maradona
# Game Recognises Game
# Game Recognises Game

Watch: Messi scores stunner and reveals Newell's Old Boys jersey in tribute to Diego Maradona

Nov 29th 2020, 3:15 PM 15,349 Views 3 Comments

In celebration, Messi revealed he was wearing a Newell’s Old Boys jersey, the other club for whom both he and Maradona played.

Celebrating Diego Maradona and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
# Well Read
# Well Read

Celebrating Diego Maradona and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Nov 29th 2020, 8:30 AM 3,808 Views 0 Comments

El Diego dominated this week’s collection.

Thursday 26 November, 2020

Rapid Vienna condemn Dundalk to another Europa League defeat
# Beaten Again
# Beaten Again

Rapid Vienna condemn Dundalk to another Europa League defeat

Nov 26th 2020, 10:00 PM 19,477 Views 11 Comments

The Lilywhites were beaten 3-1 in Dublin tonight.

'The whole community is in shock...but Maradona will live forever'
# Tribute
# Tribute

'The whole community is in shock...but Maradona will live forever'

Nov 26th 2020, 8:00 AM 16,187 Views 15 Comments

Fabian Costello is a former Argentine footballer now living in Cork, and he talks to The42 about the sad death and enduring legacy of Diego Maradona.

Filippo Giovagnoli banned from touchline for tonight's Europa League game with Rapid Vienna
# Preview
# Preview

Filippo Giovagnoli banned from touchline for tonight's Europa League game with Rapid Vienna

Nov 26th 2020, 7:05 AM 5,220 Views 5 Comments

Dundalk host the Austrian side at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

Wednesday 25 November, 2020

The legacy of Diego Maradona
# RIP
# RIP

The legacy of Diego Maradona

Nov 25th 2020, 8:03 PM 21,912 Views 11 Comments

Maradona embodied so much of his people and his country that he elevated football to beyond just a game and the World Cup to a level it will perhaps never again reach.

Cavan happy to play in Croke Park for All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin
# Croker Calling
# Croker Calling

Cavan happy to play in Croke Park for All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin

Nov 25th 2020, 3:29 PM 27,091 Views 41 Comments

There had been suggestions the game should be played at a neutral venue.

Tuesday 24 November, 2020

'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you'
# BTL
# BTL

'He’s put me on the ropes, and just as I’m about to verbally swing back… 'Anyway son, it’s great to see you'

Nov 24th 2020, 8:00 AM 65,182 Views 5 Comments

Andy Mitten grants an insight into how Alex Ferguson operated on the latest episode of Behind the Lines.

Monday 23 November, 2020

The English video is a non-issue - Stephen Kenny's real problem is that the story went public
# Opinion
# Opinion

The English video is a non-issue - Stephen Kenny's real problem is that the story went public

Nov 23rd 2020, 6:21 PM 9,952 Views 16 Comments

The FAI consider the matter dealt with, but the leaking of dressing room details undermines Kenny’s work as manager.

Saturday 21 November, 2020

'Disgusted' Alan Kelly denies leaking information from Irish dressing room
# Response
# Response

'Disgusted' Alan Kelly denies leaking information from Irish dressing room

Updated Nov 21st 2020, 6:16 PM 66,735 Views 49 Comments

The goalkeeper coach has broken his silence as the fallout to a leak from the Irish dressing room intensifies.

Friday 20 November, 2020

Kenny holds 'positive' meeting with FAI chief Owens amid video fallout
# Talks
# Talks

Kenny holds 'positive' meeting with FAI chief Owens amid video fallout

Nov 20th 2020, 4:55 PM 34,316 Views 72 Comments

There is no suggestion Kenny’s job is under threat.

Thursday 19 November, 2020

FAI finalise dates for Cup semi-finals and final
# Mark Your Diary
# Mark Your Diary

FAI finalise dates for Cup semi-finals and final

Nov 19th 2020, 5:01 PM 5,935 Views 2 Comments

The showpiece game of the year will take place on Sunday, 6 December.

Wednesday 18 November, 2020

'The team that wasn't available tonight would be stronger than the team that was' - Kenny laments luck
# Reaction
# Reaction

'The team that wasn't available tonight would be stronger than the team that was' - Kenny laments luck

Nov 18th 2020, 11:56 PM 8,065 Views 8 Comments

The Irish boss was without 14 players as his side underwhelmed in a 0-0 draw with Bulgaria.

Here are Ireland's potential opponents in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers
# Drawing Names
# Drawing Names

Here are Ireland's potential opponents in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Nov 18th 2020, 10:08 PM 78,488 Views 38 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side are third seeds and in line for a difficult group.

Ireland's miserable run continues with goalless draw against Bulgaria
# Another Bad Night
# Another Bad Night

Ireland's miserable run continues with goalless draw against Bulgaria

Nov 18th 2020, 9:49 PM 45,889 Views 98 Comments

Ireland avoided relegation with a point in Dublin, but will be third seeds in the World Cup qualifiers and now haven’t scored in 11 hours of football.

Full debuts for Manning and Knight as Irish team to face Bulgaria is named
# Team News
# Team News

Full debuts for Manning and Knight as Irish team to face Bulgaria is named

Nov 18th 2020, 6:27 PM 9,492 Views 15 Comments

Troy Parrott and the Shamrock Rovers trio of Jack Byrne, Graham Burke and Aaron McEneff are on the bench.

'I don't think you can make any realistic assessment' - Kenny's turbulent start reaches its end against Bulgaria
# Preview
# Preview

'I don't think you can make any realistic assessment' - Kenny's turbulent start reaches its end against Bulgaria

Nov 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,693 Views 23 Comments

The new manager’s Nations League campaign has been hopelessly undermined by injury and Covid-19.

Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'I’ve had a family issue with Covid' - Hourihane gives frank insight into players' mindset amid pandemic
# Honest
# Honest

'I’ve had a family issue with Covid' - Hourihane gives frank insight into players' mindset amid pandemic

Nov 17th 2020, 11:00 PM 8,458 Views 1 Comment

The Aston Villa midfielder gave a honest assessment of the challenges and dilemmas of playing international football ahead of tomorrow’s game with Bulgaria.

Kenny defends FAI protocols and explains cause of Ireland's Covid-19 issues
# Disrupted Preparation
# Disrupted Preparation

Kenny defends FAI protocols and explains cause of Ireland's Covid-19 issues

Nov 17th 2020, 12:55 PM 6,495 Views 0 Comments

Ireland have seen four positive cases of the virus among the players during this camp.

Goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly opts out of Irish camp over Covid concerns
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly opts out of Irish camp over Covid concerns

Nov 17th 2020, 9:57 AM 7,107 Views 2 Comments

Kelly has chosen to leave camp as he is asthmatic.

'I was called to say, 'We've had a solicitor's letter over your schools rugby match report'
# BTL
# BTL

'I was called to say, 'We've had a solicitor's letter over your schools rugby match report'

Updated Nov 17th 2020, 9:01 AM 79,195 Views 16 Comments

Paul Howard is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines, and reveals a schools’ rugby story that helped to form Ross O’Carroll Kelly.

Monday 16 November, 2020

More disruption as McClean and Doherty test positive for Covid-19
# Withdrawals
# Withdrawals

More disruption as McClean and Doherty test positive for Covid-19

Nov 16th 2020, 2:01 PM 9,789 Views 13 Comments

Stephen Kenny is without another two players for Wednesday’s meeting with Bulgaria.

Sunday 15 November, 2020

Robbie Brady 'sure there will be good times ahead' despite winless run
# Patience
# Patience

Robbie Brady 'sure there will be good times ahead' despite winless run

Nov 15th 2020, 10:11 PM 4,640 Views 2 Comments

The Irish midfielder is sticking by his manager after a difficult start.

'I have no doubts I will be a success' - Defiant Kenny looks to future after Wales defeat
# Reaction
# Reaction

'I have no doubts I will be a success' - Defiant Kenny looks to future after Wales defeat

Nov 15th 2020, 8:49 PM 10,963 Views 35 Comments

The Irish boss spoke of what will be added to his squad next year by all of those who have missed recent games.

Second-half Brooks header means toothless Ireland lose again
# Familiar Feeling
# Familiar Feeling

Second-half Brooks header means toothless Ireland lose again

Nov 15th 2020, 7:04 PM 60,997 Views 149 Comments

Wales were 1-0 winners in Cardiff, as Stephen Kenny’s bad start to international management went on.

McClean and Molumby start as Kenny rings changes for Wales clash
# Team News
# Team News

McClean and Molumby start as Kenny rings changes for Wales clash

Nov 15th 2020, 3:48 PM 6,769 Views 9 Comments

Gareth Bale starts for Wales.

'I definitely saw a bravery from him' - Poignant new film charts the battle of Jack Charlton's final days
# Big Jack
# Big Jack

'I definitely saw a bravery from him' - Poignant new film charts the battle of Jack Charlton's final days

Nov 15th 2020, 8:00 AM 27,457 Views 4 Comments

Pete Thomas, producer of Finding Jack Charlton, explores how Jack and his family met the tragic challenge of dementia.

Friday 13 November, 2020

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizzness Time
# It's Quizzness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Nov 13th 2020, 5:00 PM 35,826 Views 13 Comments

Test your knowledge of the week that was.

Keane: Ireland 'lacked fight' in England defeat
# Reaction
# Reaction

Keane: Ireland 'lacked fight' in England defeat

Nov 13th 2020, 12:35 PM 10,538 Views 32 Comments

Speaking on ITV, Keane praised Jack Grealish and admitted England might have had a more difficult training session.

John Sheridan leaves Wigan to become new manager of Swindon Town
# Another New Job
# Another New Job

John Sheridan leaves Wigan to become new manager of Swindon Town

Nov 13th 2020, 12:21 PM 7,613 Views 4 Comments

The ex-Waterford boss has taken his fourth job of 2020.

Thursday 12 November, 2020

Kenny unconcerned by Doherty's 'embarrassed' reaction to England defeat
# Reaction
# Reaction

Kenny unconcerned by Doherty's 'embarrassed' reaction to England defeat

Nov 12th 2020, 11:49 PM 17,047 Views 16 Comments

The Irish boss also confirmed Seamus Coleman will miss the remaining games with Wales and Bulgaria.

Ireland utterly outclassed by England in heavy Wembley defeat
# Bad Night
# Bad Night

Ireland utterly outclassed by England in heavy Wembley defeat

Nov 12th 2020, 10:01 PM 76,772 Views 149 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side were beaten 3-0.

Idah leads line as Kenny names otherwise experienced team for England test
# Team News
# Team News

Idah leads line as Kenny names otherwise experienced team for England test

Nov 12th 2020, 6:53 PM 9,420 Views 10 Comments

Jack Grealish starts for England, with Declan Rice on the bench.

James McCarthy withdraws from Irish squad ahead of England clash
# Absent
# Absent

James McCarthy withdraws from Irish squad ahead of England clash

Nov 12th 2020, 2:27 PM 12,203 Views 15 Comments

The midfielder has left camp for family reasons.

England a daunting test as Ireland look to prove the progress made thus far
# Preview
# Preview

England a daunting test as Ireland look to prove the progress made thus far

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 8:32 AM 19,241 Views 29 Comments

Stephen Kenny takes his side to Wembley, still searching for a win and even a goal from open play.

Wednesday 11 November, 2020

'Footballers are in a very privileged position and it’s nice to help people when you can'
# Leading By Example
# Leading By Example

'Footballers are in a very privileged position and it’s nice to help people when you can'

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 29,809 Views 5 Comments

Seamus Coleman paid tribute to Marcus Rashford ahead of their meeting at Wembley tomorrow night.

Kenny doing best to look ahead as injury and Covid strikes squad again
# Luckless
# Luckless

Kenny doing best to look ahead as injury and Covid strikes squad again

Nov 11th 2020, 3:57 PM 6,624 Views 3 Comments

Aaron Connolly and Callum Robinson are out of Ireland’s forthcoming games, including tomorrow’s friendly with England.