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Friday 22 October, 2021

Can a manager and a pundit be too close?
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Can a manager and a pundit be too close?

Fri 1:00 PM 7,699 Views 12 Comments

Several ex-Man United players have recently been criticised for their continual defence of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Thursday 21 October, 2021

More Ireland players 'stepping up to be a professional footballer, training full-time'
# Progression
# Progression

More Ireland players 'stepping up to be a professional footballer, training full-time'

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 5:39 PM 16,118 Views 3 Comments

Louise Quinn is encouraged by the progress the squad have made of late.

Wednesday 20 October, 2021

18-year-old Fati agrees new contract with €1 billion release clause
# The Prodigy
# The Prodigy

18-year-old Fati agrees new contract with €1 billion release clause

Oct 20th 2021, 9:43 PM 9,130 Views 3 Comments

The extended Barcelona deal runs until 30 June 2027.

Former Drogheda youngster handed first Championship start
# Boost
# Boost

Former Drogheda youngster handed first Championship start

Oct 20th 2021, 7:32 PM 6,498 Views 1 Comment

William Hondermarck features for Barnsley, while Jayson Molumby gets a chance with West Brom

Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Ireland hoping to make history ahead of Tallaght clash with 'one of the best teams in the world'
# Challenge
# Challenge

Ireland hoping to make history ahead of Tallaght clash with 'one of the best teams in the world'

Updated Oct 19th 2021, 8:51 AM 16,343 Views 7 Comments

Megan Connolly and co open their World Cup qualifying campaign against Sweden on Thursday.

Monday 18 October, 2021

'Katie has a very difficult position, and that is something that we will discuss this week'
# Star
# Star

'Katie has a very difficult position, and that is something that we will discuss this week'

Oct 18th 2021, 6:33 PM 7,487 Views 0 Comments

Vera Pauw has suggested the Ireland star may need to adapt her game in the coming days.

McLaughlin drafted into Ireland squad to replace Danish-based star
# Late Call-Up
# Late Call-Up

McLaughlin drafted into Ireland squad to replace Danish-based star

Oct 18th 2021, 2:55 PM 3,165 Views 0 Comments

Kyra Carusa has picked up a knock and been forced to withdraw.

Friday 15 October, 2021

Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Journalists and football fans must continue to highlight why Newcastle takeover is not right

Oct 15th 2021, 1:00 PM 3,125 Views 10 Comments

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) are behind the £300 million deal.

Thursday 14 October, 2021

Graham Potter feels sorry for fans who see ‘false headlines’
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Graham Potter feels sorry for fans who see ‘false headlines’

Oct 14th 2021, 7:10 PM 4,817 Views 1 Comment

The Brighton boss has been linked with the Newcastle job.

Wednesday 13 October, 2021

A look at the 11 players who have made their senior Ireland debut under Stephen Kenny
# New Faces
# New Faces

A look at the 11 players who have made their senior Ireland debut under Stephen Kenny

Oct 13th 2021, 5:48 PM 12,933 Views 4 Comments

Nathan Collins is the latest new cap after he came off the bench in the 76th minute last night.

Stephen Kenny is building something exciting and deserves a new contract
# Analysis
# Analysis

Stephen Kenny is building something exciting and deserves a new contract

Oct 13th 2021, 7:30 AM 30,713 Views 55 Comments

The manager oversaw an impressive win against Qatar at the Aviva Stadium last night.

'Tonight is probably one of the most enjoyable games I’ve had for Ireland'
# Positivity
# Positivity

'Tonight is probably one of the most enjoyable games I’ve had for Ireland'

Oct 13th 2021, 1:04 AM 11,921 Views 4 Comments

Conor Hourihane was feeling optimistic after Stephen Kenny’s side comfortably overcame Qatar.

Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Qatar
# Out Of 10
# Out Of 10

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Qatar

Oct 12th 2021, 9:57 PM 14,798 Views 5 Comments

Callum Robinson hit a hat-trick on a memorable night.

'It was basically a Sunday league team' - The Irishman helping to lead a Qatari footballing revolution
# Road Less Travelled
# Road Less Travelled

'It was basically a Sunday league team' - The Irishman helping to lead a Qatari footballing revolution

Oct 12th 2021, 12:00 PM 19,395 Views 1 Comment

Former Sligo Rovers player Ciaran Kelly now works as a technical director for Lusail Sports Club.

Highly rated ex-Arsenal youngster aiming to learn from two Ireland legends
# Potential
# Potential

Highly rated ex-Arsenal youngster aiming to learn from two Ireland legends

Oct 12th 2021, 12:02 AM 12,267 Views 0 Comments

Mark McGuinness is hoping John O’Shea and Mick McCarthy can have the desired impact on his career.

Monday 11 October, 2021

'We've got to be thankful to the English FA, clubs and managers that gave the players the green light'
# Boost
# Boost

'We've got to be thankful to the English FA, clubs and managers that gave the players the green light'

Oct 11th 2021, 12:50 PM 3,579 Views 1 Comment

Jim Crawford was relieved after the majority of the Irish U21 squad were permitted to travel to Montenegro.

Sunday 10 October, 2021

Ireland legends should not interpret Stephen Kenny's philosophy as a slight on them
# Analysis
# Analysis

Ireland legends should not interpret Stephen Kenny's philosophy as a slight on them

Oct 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 26,461 Views 14 Comments

There is a sharp contrast between how many journalists and ex-players perceive the current regime.

Last year, he was working in SuperValu. Now, he's representing Ireland
# Rise
# Rise

Last year, he was working in SuperValu. Now, he's representing Ireland

Oct 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 26,090 Views 1 Comment

It’s been a whirlwind few months for Liam Kerrigan.

Saturday 9 October, 2021

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Azerbaijan
# Good Day
# Good Day

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Azerbaijan

Oct 9th 2021, 10:16 PM 46,859 Views 25 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side secured a morale-boosting victory.

'We were an international team sitting on our suitcases preparing for a game two days later'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'We were an international team sitting on our suitcases preparing for a game two days later'

Oct 9th 2021, 9:30 AM 9,779 Views 2 Comments

Remembering the other time the Irish football team went on a lengthy winless run

Irish-Nigerian starlet delighted to score first goal in front of Tallaght crowd
# Boost
# Boost

Irish-Nigerian starlet delighted to score first goal in front of Tallaght crowd

Oct 9th 2021, 6:15 AM 7,817 Views 0 Comments

It was a night to remember for Joshua Kayode against Luxembourg.

'He gets us playing' - Praise for Ireland's man of the match
# Standing Out
# Standing Out

'He gets us playing' - Praise for Ireland's man of the match

Oct 9th 2021, 12:01 AM 9,238 Views 1 Comment

Skipper Conor Coventry had a hand in one goal and scored another as the U21 side overcame Luxembourg.

Friday 8 October, 2021

Ireland U21s provide reason for cheer in first game in front of fans for nearly two years
# Report
# Report

Ireland U21s provide reason for cheer in first game in front of fans for nearly two years

Oct 8th 2021, 7:14 PM 18,009 Views 2 Comments

Goals from Joshua Kayode and Conor Coventry earned Jim Crawford’s side a win over Luxembourg.

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Azerbaijan?
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Azerbaijan?

Oct 8th 2021, 8:00 AM 10,396 Views 15 Comments

Stephen Kenny has some tough decisions to make ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier.

''He came out with: ‘Why don’t we forfeit the game?’ If I had sat down with him, I would have just walked away''
# Diffference Of Opinion
# Diffference Of Opinion

''He came out with: ‘Why don’t we forfeit the game?’ If I had sat down with him, I would have just walked away''

Oct 8th 2021, 12:01 AM 8,113 Views 2 Comments

Ireland U21 boss Jim Crawford was left unimpressed with John Caulfield’s recent comments on his squad.

Thursday 7 October, 2021

The 21-year-old closing in on his 70th Ireland cap at all levels
# Reward
# Reward

The 21-year-old closing in on his 70th Ireland cap at all levels

Oct 7th 2021, 11:30 PM 11,714 Views 1 Comment

Lee O’Connor has been enjoying his first taste of regular senior football at Tranmere.

Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem
# Under Fire
# Under Fire

Unfair to scapegoat Callum Robinson amid a football-wide problem

Oct 7th 2021, 6:04 PM 3,752 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland star recently admitted he had not been vaccinated.

15 League of Ireland players set to belatedly link up with Crawford's squad as crucial qualifiers beckon
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

15 League of Ireland players set to belatedly link up with Crawford's squad as crucial qualifiers beckon

Oct 7th 2021, 12:27 PM 3,859 Views 1 Comment

Sligo’s Johnny Kenny, Drogheda’s Killian Phillips and Shelbourne’s Kameron Ledwidge are among the youngsters coming in.

'I was just at a point where I needed to get out and play senior football and get that experience'
# Development
# Development

'I was just at a point where I needed to get out and play senior football and get that experience'

Oct 7th 2021, 12:01 AM 5,498 Views 0 Comments

Ireland U21 goalkeeper Brian Maher on how stepping down on level ultimately proved beneficial.

Wednesday 6 October, 2021

'It’s a really difficult situation' - Several Ireland U21 players still in limbo over travel for important qualifier
# Hassle
# Hassle

'It’s a really difficult situation' - Several Ireland U21 players still in limbo over travel for important qualifier

Oct 6th 2021, 5:38 PM 4,455 Views 0 Comments

Brian Maher says the team must focus on Friday’s home encounter with Luxembourg amid doubts surrounding next Tuesday’s match in Montenegro.

Monday 4 October, 2021

La Liga youngster included in Ireland U19s squad
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

La Liga youngster included in Ireland U19s squad

Oct 4th 2021, 1:29 PM 12,606 Views 3 Comments

In addition to John Joe Patrick Finn Benoa, Aidemo Emakhu, Cristiano Fitzgerald, and Johnny Kenny also are among the players to feature.

Friday 17 September, 2021

Is this the strongest Premier League ever?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Is this the strongest Premier League ever?

Sep 17th 2021, 5:29 PM 6,849 Views 7 Comments

The financial might of England’s top clubs is in stark contrast with the struggles of other European sides, writes Paul Fennessy.

Today, he's working as an accountant. Tonight, he'll be playing in an FAI Cup quarter-final
# Dreams
# Dreams

Today, he's working as an accountant. Tonight, he'll be playing in an FAI Cup quarter-final

Sep 17th 2021, 3:00 PM 26,727 Views 8 Comments

Jake Corrigan is set to line out for Maynooth University Town in their game against Bohemians this evening.

'Nobody was willing to take a gamble on him' - The unlikely rise of an Irish teenage star
# Omo
# Omo

'Nobody was willing to take a gamble on him' - The unlikely rise of an Irish teenage star

Sep 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 47,907 Views 11 Comments

One of the coaches who witnessed Andrew Omobamidele’s climb to the Premier League on the perseverance that eventually took the Ireland defender to the top level of the game.

Saturday 11 September, 2021

Ex-Ireland U21 international scores 8th and 9th goals of the season
# In Form
# In Form

Ex-Ireland U21 international scores 8th and 9th goals of the season

Sep 11th 2021, 6:23 PM 12,335 Views 1 Comment

Anthony Scully also registered three assists as Lincoln thrashed Cambridge.

4 days after full Ireland debut, promising teen Omobamidele handed first Premier League chance
# Potential
# Potential

4 days after full Ireland debut, promising teen Omobamidele handed first Premier League chance

Sep 11th 2021, 2:48 PM 11,348 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere, two other Irish centre-backs, Shane Duffy and Ciaran Clark, start for Brighton and Newcastle respectively.

The rise and fall of the world's greatest football club
# Drama
# Drama

The rise and fall of the world's greatest football club

Sep 11th 2021, 12:11 PM 44,195 Views 17 Comments

Simon Kuper on documenting Barcelona’s successes and struggles.

Friday 10 September, 2021

Is Cristiano Ronaldo a good fit for Man United?
# Talking Point
# Talking Point

Is Cristiano Ronaldo a good fit for Man United?

Sep 10th 2021, 5:08 PM 7,159 Views 21 Comments

The Portuguese superstar is expected to make his second debut for the club against Newcastle on Saturday.

Wednesday 8 September, 2021

By now, debating who the Irish manager should be feels almost beside the point
# Analysis
# Analysis

By now, debating who the Irish manager should be feels almost beside the point

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 12:00 PM 27,286 Views 40 Comments

The scrutiny of Stephen Kenny’s future has intensified in recent days.

The 19-year-old who lit up the Aviva
# Teenage Dreams
# Teenage Dreams

The 19-year-old who lit up the Aviva

Sep 8th 2021, 11:24 AM 11,490 Views 4 Comments

Andrew Omobamidele made his full debut in Ireland’s draw with Serbia.

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