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Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Accrington striker Ryan Cassidy called up to Irish U21 squad
# Squad Update
# Squad Update

Accrington striker Ryan Cassidy called up to Irish U21 squad

Nov 11th 2020, 12:13 PM 5,664 Views 0 Comments

Jonathan Afolabi has been ruled out with injury.

Tuesday 10 November, 2020

'As he lay on a hospital bed with his leg in the cast, the letter arrived from Jack Charlton'
# BTL
# BTL

'As he lay on a hospital bed with his leg in the cast, the letter arrived from Jack Charlton'

Updated Nov 10th 2020, 3:13 PM 39,937 Views 7 Comments

On the latest episode of Behind the Lines, Damian Lawlor tells the extraordinary rise, fall, and rise of Irish footballer Paul McGee.

Sunday 8 November, 2020

Alisson injury scuppered Kelleher's loan move from Liverpool to Dutch Eredivisie
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Alisson injury scuppered Kelleher's loan move from Liverpool to Dutch Eredivisie

Nov 8th 2020, 11:00 PM 13,233 Views 5 Comments

‘”We really need him to get matches under his belt as we feel he is ready to play for us’, said Stephen Kenny.

Stephen Kenny: Ireland can't dwell on loss of Rice and Grealish against England
# Familiar Faces
# Familiar Faces

Stephen Kenny: Ireland can't dwell on loss of Rice and Grealish against England

Nov 8th 2020, 9:30 PM 31,848 Views 19 Comments

The Irish boss also spoke of what he can do to prevent Irish underage players defecting to other nations in the future.

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Cork and Peamount advance to FAI Cup final
# Decider
# Decider

Cork and Peamount advance to FAI Cup final

Nov 8th 2020, 6:04 PM 5,469 Views 1 Comment

Saoirse Noonan followed up yesterday’s heroics for Cork’s Gaelic footballers with both goals in victory over Treaty United.

Liam Jegou makes history with World Cup gold medal
# Slalom Success
# Slalom Success

Liam Jegou makes history with World Cup gold medal

Nov 8th 2020, 3:21 PM 8,200 Views 1 Comment

The canoeist today earned Ireland’s first-ever World Cup gold medal in the C1 class.

'When we came out a load of skinheads started chasing us, it's the one thing I'll never forget about that match'
# Paddy Hill
# Paddy Hill

'When we came out a load of skinheads started chasing us, it's the one thing I'll never forget about that match'

Nov 8th 2020, 12:00 PM 57,438 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s 1991 game at Wembley was supposed to be among the first days of Paddy Hill’s freedom, having spent almost 17 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Instead, he learned that day of the difficulty of moving on from the past.

Friday 6 November, 2020

FAI move remaining Cup quarter-finals due to international call-ups
# Upheaval
# Upheaval

FAI move remaining Cup quarter-finals due to international call-ups

Nov 6th 2020, 7:56 PM 4,648 Views 0 Comments

All the games will take place on Friday, 20 November.

Man City challenge leaves Klopp in a selection conundrum over one of his key men
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Man City challenge leaves Klopp in a selection conundrum over one of his key men

Nov 6th 2020, 3:53 PM 9,127 Views 13 Comments

For the first time under the German, Roberto Firmino is under pressure to justify his place.

Thursday 5 November, 2020

Stephen Kenny reveals reasons behind McGoldrick's shock retirement
# Didzy
# Didzy

Stephen Kenny reveals reasons behind McGoldrick's shock retirement

Nov 5th 2020, 3:19 PM 44,959 Views 10 Comments

The Irish manager says the striker’s absence gives Aaron Connolly a chance to play in his favoured position.

James Collins and Jack Byrne earn call-ups in latest Irish squad
# Squad Announcement
# Squad Announcement

James Collins and Jack Byrne earn call-ups in latest Irish squad

Nov 5th 2020, 1:08 PM 8,014 Views 19 Comments

Stephen Kenny has named a 26-man squad for games with England, Wales, and Bulgaria.

Players' lack of game time a concern with Kenny set to announce squad for November games
# Headaches
# Headaches

Players' lack of game time a concern with Kenny set to announce squad for November games

Nov 5th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,058 Views 4 Comments

The Irish boss announces his squad later today ahead of games with England, Wales, and Bulgaria.

Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Government explain reappointment of Kieran Mulvey as Sport Ireland Chair
# Governance
# Governance

Government explain reappointment of Kieran Mulvey as Sport Ireland Chair

Nov 3rd 2020, 5:43 PM 6,417 Views 3 Comments

Mr. Mulvey is not in breach of Sport Ireland’s two-term board limit, having previously served as Chair of the Irish Sports Council.

Monday 2 November, 2020

Keane: Misfiring United players will cost Solskjaer his job
# Reaction
# Reaction

Keane: Misfiring United players will cost Solskjaer his job

Nov 2nd 2020, 10:20 AM 12,646 Views 21 Comments

United’s dreadful league form continued with defeat to Arsenal yesterday.

Friday 23 October, 2020

Marcus Rashford is a hero the Premier League scarcely deserves
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Marcus Rashford is a hero the Premier League scarcely deserves

Oct 23rd 2020, 4:35 PM 10,521 Views 4 Comments

The Manchester United striker has led an enormous community effort to feed children in poverty, after the UK government refused to extend meal vouchers through to next year.

'That’s who we are doing it for - not just for my little sister but for all the young girls looking up to us'
# Captain McCabe
# Captain McCabe

'That’s who we are doing it for - not just for my little sister but for all the young girls looking up to us'

Oct 23rd 2020, 8:35 AM 13,520 Views 6 Comments

Captain Katie McCabe leads Ireland into a potentially historic qualifier in Ukraine this evening.

Thursday 22 October, 2020

Giovagnoli feels 'guilty' over substitute decisions in Molde defeat
# Lament
# Lament

Giovagnoli feels 'guilty' over substitute decisions in Molde defeat

Oct 22nd 2020, 8:50 PM 10,424 Views 4 Comments

Gary Rogers, meanwhile, bemoaned the disallowing of Pat Hoban’s first-half goal.

Brave Dundalk effort comes to nothing in Molde defeat
# No Breaking Molde
# No Breaking Molde

Brave Dundalk effort comes to nothing in Molde defeat

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:53 PM 26,521 Views 14 Comments

The Lilywhites led at half-time, but were beaten 2-1 in their opening Europa League group game.

'Filippo who?' - Profiling the unheralded academy coach taking Dundalk into the Europa League
# Road Less Travelled
# Road Less Travelled

'Filippo who?' - Profiling the unheralded academy coach taking Dundalk into the Europa League

Oct 22nd 2020, 8:00 AM 16,765 Views 3 Comments

Filippo Giovagnoli has followed Stephen Kenny in leading the Lilywhites into the competition, beginning against Molde at Tallaght Stadium this evening.

Molde's defensive issues give Dundalk glimmer of hope as unlikely European campaign begins
# Preview
# Preview

Molde's defensive issues give Dundalk glimmer of hope as unlikely European campaign begins

Oct 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 4,335 Views 2 Comments

The Lilyhwites are back in the big time, in arguably their most improbable Europa League run yet.

Wednesday 21 October, 2020

'Sometimes when you start a mission it is a kamikaze, but then the dream becomes the normality'
# Filippo
# Filippo

'Sometimes when you start a mission it is a kamikaze, but then the dream becomes the normality'

Oct 21st 2020, 4:45 PM 6,481 Views 4 Comments

Rookie boss Filippo Giovagnoli has silenced critics and takes Dundalk into the Europa League group stages tomorrow night.

'Klopp wanted Julian Brandt...in the past there'd be friction about the manager not getting who he wanted'
# BTL
# BTL

'Klopp wanted Julian Brandt...in the past there'd be friction about the manager not getting who he wanted'

Oct 21st 2020, 11:21 AM 14,650 Views 1 Comment

Melissa Reddy, author of a new book about Liverpool’s rise under Jurgen Klopp, is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Idah creates late winner for Norwich while Hughton's Forest rescue point
# Championship
# Championship

Idah creates late winner for Norwich while Hughton's Forest rescue point

Oct 20th 2020, 10:56 PM 5,926 Views 0 Comments

Reading, meanwhile, went top of the league with victory over Wycombe.

As it happened: PSG vs Manchester United, Champions League
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: PSG vs Manchester United, Champions League

Oct 20th 2020, 7:31 PM 41,583 Views 19 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side face a daunting trip to last season’s beaten finalists as the group stages kick off.

Friday 16 October, 2020

FAI postpone all elite underage leagues with immediate effect
# Off
# Off

FAI postpone all elite underage leagues with immediate effect

Oct 16th 2020, 9:27 PM 6,116 Views 0 Comments

The decision has been made ahead of a Cabinet meeting on whether to send the country to level five.

GPA call for stricter Covid protocols to allow inter-county season to go ahead
# Let Them Play
# Let Them Play

GPA call for stricter Covid protocols to allow inter-county season to go ahead

Oct 16th 2020, 7:57 PM 26,222 Views 56 Comments

Almost a quarter of surveyed players, meanwhile, said they didn’t want the season to proceed.

Is the Premier League's Project Big Picture really such a bad idea?
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Is the Premier League's Project Big Picture really such a bad idea?

Oct 16th 2020, 6:31 PM 5,282 Views 5 Comments

It s a naked power grab by the biggest clubs, but with the lower leagues fighting for their lives after decades of Premier League greed, it may be worth accepting.

Thursday 15 October, 2020

Slovakia collapse gives Ireland World Cup seeding boost
# Silver Lining
# Silver Lining

Slovakia collapse gives Ireland World Cup seeding boost

Oct 15th 2020, 3:00 PM 62,596 Views 26 Comments

Although the rankings will be determined after next month’s games, Ireland have snuck into pot two.

Keane sceptical of hype around 'English Messiah' Grealish
# Disbeliever
# Disbeliever

Keane sceptical of hype around 'English Messiah' Grealish

Oct 15th 2020, 12:47 PM 19,328 Views 6 Comments

The former United captain also expressed his sympathy for the out-of-form Harry Maguire.

Ignore the culture wars - Kenny is making progress but improvements are needed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ignore the culture wars - Kenny is making progress but improvements are needed

Oct 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,911 Views 25 Comments

Ireland have shown plenty of encouraging signs over the last week, but the bare stats show there is still as serious problem in front of goal.

Wednesday 14 October, 2020

'That's one of the problems - Maria Sharapova made her legacy as the highest-paid female athlete'
# BTL
# BTL

'That's one of the problems - Maria Sharapova made her legacy as the highest-paid female athlete'

Oct 14th 2020, 10:31 PM 12,812 Views 5 Comments

On the latest edition of Behind the Lines, Caitlin Thompson assess the legacy left by Maria Sharapova.

'It's hard to believe we didn't score' - Ireland didn't deserve Finland defeat, says Kenny
# Reaction
# Reaction

'It's hard to believe we didn't score' - Ireland didn't deserve Finland defeat, says Kenny

Updated Oct 14th 2020, 9:42 PM 39,809 Views 57 Comments

The Irish manager stood by Darren Randolph and cursed his side’s luck as they were beaten again.

Goal-shy Ireland fall to another defeat to Finland
# Recurring Problems
# Recurring Problems

Goal-shy Ireland fall to another defeat to Finland

Oct 14th 2020, 7:08 PM 40,543 Views 89 Comments

Fredrik Jensen was the match winner again as Kenny’s Ireland drew yet another blank in front of goal.

Connolly returns and O'Shea makes his debut for Ireland against Finland
# Team News
# Team News

Connolly returns and O'Shea makes his debut for Ireland against Finland

Oct 14th 2020, 3:46 PM 8,326 Views 6 Comments

Stephen Kenny has made four changes to the Irish side that drew with Wales on Sunday.

Uefa reject Dundalk's request to stage Europa League games at Windsor Park
# Off The Table
# Off The Table

Uefa reject Dundalk's request to stage Europa League games at Windsor Park

Oct 14th 2020, 3:18 PM 11,204 Views 19 Comments

Chairman Bill Hulsizer wanted to take the games north after they were forced to move next week’s tie with Molde because of an Irish rugby kicking session.

Kenny's kids looking to end turbulent week with win in Finland
# Preview
# Preview

Kenny's kids looking to end turbulent week with win in Finland

Oct 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,567 Views 3 Comments

After a week like no other, a much-changed Irish squad featuring seven players under the age of 22 seek a first win under the new manager.

Tuesday 13 October, 2020

'Obviously, it's very disruptive but we just have to get on with it'
# Preparation
# Preparation

'Obviously, it's very disruptive but we just have to get on with it'

Oct 13th 2020, 6:29 PM 6,273 Views 4 Comments

Enda Stevens admits the Irish camp’s Covid-19 drama has caused difficulty.

Kenny optimistic international football will continue as Covid hits players across Europe
# Not At The Finnish
# Not At The Finnish

Kenny optimistic international football will continue as Covid hits players across Europe

Oct 13th 2020, 5:25 PM 4,466 Views 4 Comments

‘People need something to look forward to’, said Kenny, and he described the Irish team as ‘the pinnacle of sporting life in Ireland.’

'Maybe it will hit someone on the arse and go in' - Horgan hopeful Ireland will end goalscoring woes
# Drought
# Drought

'Maybe it will hit someone on the arse and go in' - Horgan hopeful Ireland will end goalscoring woes

Oct 13th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,522 Views 3 Comments

Ireland have yet to score a goal from open play under Kenny, and have scored just 16 competitive goals since March 2017.

Monday 12 October, 2020

Explainer: What is still at stake in Ireland's Nations League campaign
# Ken' We Do It
# Ken' We Do It

Explainer: What is still at stake in Ireland's Nations League campaign

Oct 12th 2020, 3:40 PM 11,709 Views 5 Comments

The remaining games will have a major role in deciding Ireland’s path to the 2022 World Cup.