30th March 2023
# Looking Back
'Embarrassing and degrading' - Shane Long reveals hurt at losing Ireland number 9 jersey
The striker was not happy with Stephen Kenny’s decision.
This week
26th March 2023 - 31st March 2023
# Reaction
'We have to get 6 points' - No margin for error as Ireland look ahead to June qualifiers
Chiedozie Ogbene says Stephen Kenny’s side should take encouragement from their performance against France on Monday.
Galway-Mayo rivalry and Dublin aim to make amends: Allianz Football League talking points
Four huge games in store this weekend in Croke Park.
# Speaking out
'No matter who you are, you always have a right to play for this country'
Ireland’s Adam Idah on his own experiences with racist abuse in the wake of recent controversies.
# Analysis
3 winners and losers from Ireland's latest international window
Will Smallbone and others who impressed for Stephen Kenny’s side over the past few days.
# Raising Awareness
'It’s been a bit of a journey' - James McClean diagnosed with autism
The Ireland international hopes to inspire others by sharing the news.
# 12th man
'It was the best atmosphere I have ever played in'
Jayson Molumby paid tribute to Ireland’s fans and his teammates on a bittersweet night.
# talking point
The biggest myth of the Stephen Kenny era was exposed last night
Ireland can no longer be considered all style and no substance, writes Paul Fennessy.
Ireland v France, Euro 2024 qualifier
Ireland faced France in what was a big test for Stephen Kenny’s side.
# luckless
‘You start thinking: why am I bothering to play football?’
Ex-Ireland international Alan Judge on seeking help and his determination to persevere in spite of numerous setbacks.
Cluxton's shock return, Monaghan's remarkable run: Allianz Football League talking points
The action came to a close on the final weekend.
# Upbeat
'I took the positives out of it' - Nathan Collins on being dropped by Wolves
The Irish defender has had a tough time at club level but is determined to come back stronger.
Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# intolerance
FAI condemns racist abuse of Ireland underage players
It came following the U15 side’s back-to-back 6-0 wins over Latvia.
# looking ahead
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face France?
Stephen Kenny has some tough calls to make ahead of the vital Euros qualifier.
# Potential
Adapting to Italian football, harsh words from Rooney and representing Ireland
Festy Ebosele is enjoying life at Udinese after moving to the Serie A club ahead of this season.
# Interview
The Scottish-born winger who caught the eye on his Ireland debut
Mikey Johnston enjoyed a memorable first appearance against Latvia.
# intolerance
FAI condemns racist abuse of Ireland underage players
It came following the U15 side’s back-to-back 6-0 wins over Latvia.
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# Feet on the Ground
'This is my 10th year at Everton, which is just mad, basically half my life'
Tom Cannon is expected to make his Ireland U21s debut against Iceland on Sunday.
# standing out
Ireland's man of the match hoping to be in contention for France clash
Will Smallbone caught the eye on his debut against Latvia on Wednesday night.
# Take a Bow
Evan Ferguson nonchalant as ever after becoming Ireland's youngest goalscorer since Robbie Keane
The Meath teenager gave his thoughts after scoring against Latvia last night on his full debut.
# Positivity
'The league is getting better... As Irish people, we have a tendency to underrate it'
Ireland U21 international Ollie O’Neill is enjoying life at Derry City.
# Take a Bow
Ferguson nonchalant as ever after becoming Ireland's youngest scorer since Keane
The Meath teenager gave his thoughts after scoring against Latvia on his full debut.
# Admission
'I should be hitting the heights of my ability. I am 27 years old'
Ireland’s Callum O’Dowda celebrated his first international goal on his 26th cap last night.
# player focus
Evan Ferguson the perfect symbol for Stephen Kenny’s youthful revolution
The Brighton teenager became Ireland’s youngest scorer since Robbie Keane after finding the net against Latvia this evening.
# Influence
The former Ireland international guiding a potential future one
Sean Roughan on how Mark Kennedy has helped shape his career.
# hot prospect
The Dublin teenager at Brighton with a Premier League debut under his belt
Andrew Moran on being a late developer and playing with Evan Ferguson.
# Conundrum
‘One year, I played 7 games for Ireland and 3 for Sunderland… That was new to me’
Keiren Westwood on Irish memories, future plans, and the challenges of balancing club with international form.
# Opinion
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Latvia?
Stephen Kenny has some tough calls to make amid a crucial international window.
# a true underdog story
The Irishman at the heart of an FA Cup fairytale
Gavan Holohan has been key to Grimsby Town’s remarkable journey.
Last month
March 2023
3 best bets for Thursday's card at Cheltenham
Three to follow on the third day of the 2023 festival.
# opportunity knocks
5 uncapped players who could feature in Ireland squad to face France
Stephen Kenny will confirm the players he has chosen for the vital qualifier tomorrow.
# On the rise
Irish wing-back Lyons hailed after man-of-the-match display
The former Shamrock Rovers star impressed amid an emphatic 6-1 win over QPR.
# talking point
Duff's Shelbourne impress with Mourinho-esque display
Stephen Bradley’s Shamrock Rovers were left frustrated at Tolka Park on Friday night.
# Reaction
Stephen Bradley coy on Tottenham-linked youngster's absence
Justin Ferizaj has been playing with Shamrock Rovers’ U19s team recently.
# Report
Shels stifle Shamrock Rovers to compound champions' slow start
Stephen Bradley’s side’s search for a first league win continues.
# Unimpressed
'It’s about respecting the opposition... We didn’t do that'
Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley was critical of his side following their 4-4 draw with Cork.
3 talking points ahead of Ireland's Six Nations showdown with Scotland
The teams clash in Edinburgh on 12 March.
# Update
Cork City's Aaron Bolger released from hospital after collision of heads
There was concern for the welfare of the midfielder but he sent a positive message on social media earlier today.
# Drama
Remarkable 40-yard lob the highlight as Shamrock Rovers and Cork play out 8-goal thriller
Thrilling contest had lengthy stoppage for treatment to Aaron Bolger after worrying clash of heads.
# Wave Goodbye
Connacht's Alex Wootton set to retire
The former Munster and Ireland 7s player has confirmed he will be calling it a day at the end of the season.
# Looking Back
The life and death of an extraordinary Irish football man
Remembering Shelbourne legend Ollie Byrne, a true maverick.
# Reaction
'He was ready' - Praise for Nathan Collins after spell out of Wolves' team
Meanwhile, Will Smallbone also attracted acclaim for his display.
# talking point
Are Manchester United back?
The Red Devils won the first trophy of the Erik ten Hag era last weekend and face another big test at Liverpool today.
# starting out
Matt Doherty makes La Liga bow for Atletico, Ebosele handed full Serie A debut
The 20-year-old Ebosele joined at the beginning of the season after his contract elapsed at Derby.