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# coybig - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?
# Exes And Ohs
# Exes And Ohs

Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?

Sat 12:17 PM 6,627 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan looks back at how Ireland’s two impressive victories this week were achieved in a very different manner and explains why that’s such a positive for Ireland going forward.

# coybig - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

'Hendrick has always had it in him, that's why he's had so much criticism'
# Qatar Gently Weeps
# Qatar Gently Weeps

'Hendrick has always had it in him, that's why he's had so much criticism'

Oct 13th 2021, 8:17 PM 8,316 Views 7 Comments

Jeff Hendrick’s performance against Qatar was dissected on the latest episode of The Football Family.

The Football Family: Ireland v Qatar debrief
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Football Family: Ireland v Qatar debrief

Oct 13th 2021, 5:46 PM 702 Views 0 Comments

A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.

# coybig - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Ireland U21s suffer big qualification blow following horror start in Montenegro
# Report
# Report

Ireland U21s suffer big qualification blow following horror start in Montenegro

Oct 12th 2021, 6:37 PM 22,793 Views 2 Comments

Jim Crawford’s side were unable to adequately recover after conceding twice in the opening nine minutes.

# coybig - Monday 11 October, 2021

'Getting a result against Luxembourg next month is going to be massive for him'
# The Kenny Era
# The Kenny Era

'Getting a result against Luxembourg next month is going to be massive for him'

Oct 11th 2021, 5:59 PM 7,185 Views 9 Comments

Stephen Kenny strengthened his claim for a new contract with Saturday’s win over Azerbaijan in Baku.

The Football Family: Azerbaijan v Ireland debrief
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Football Family: Azerbaijan v Ireland debrief

Oct 11th 2021, 3:00 PM 739 Views 0 Comments

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# coybig - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Like father, like son: Getting to the top of my game to skipper Ireland
# Family Affair
# Family Affair

Like father, like son: Getting to the top of my game to skipper Ireland

Updated Oct 9th 2021, 12:17 PM 37,862 Views 1 Comment

Read an exclusive extract from Meyler: A Family Memoir, the new book from David and John Meyler.

# coybig - Thursday 7 October, 2021

The Football Family: Azerbaijan v Ireland preview
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Football Family: Azerbaijan v Ireland preview

Oct 7th 2021, 3:40 PM 1,016 Views 0 Comments

A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.

'Ireland haven't been good enough over the last five years to expect to beat anyone'
# Don't Look Baku In Anger
# Don't Look Baku In Anger

'Ireland haven't been good enough over the last five years to expect to beat anyone'

Oct 7th 2021, 12:01 PM 4,124 Views 4 Comments

We previewed Saturday’s clash with Azerbaijan on the latest episode of The Football Family podcast.

# coybig - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

St Mirren boss reckons Stephen Kenny 'will have a decision to make' about Connor Ronan
# Ronandinho
# Ronandinho

St Mirren boss reckons Stephen Kenny 'will have a decision to make' about Connor Ronan

Sep 29th 2021, 12:48 PM 7,358 Views 0 Comments

The playmaker scored twice in Sunday’s win over Aberdeen.

# coybig - Saturday 25 September, 2021

In-form Troy Parrott the matchwinner for MK Dons
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In-form Troy Parrott the matchwinner for MK Dons

Sep 25th 2021, 6:36 PM 10,367 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner was on the mark from the spot.

# coybig - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Ex-Ireland international Curtis Fleming lands assistant manager's role in the Championship
# New Gig
# New Gig

Ex-Ireland international Curtis Fleming lands assistant manager's role in the Championship

Sep 22nd 2021, 1:28 PM 6,717 Views 1 Comment

Fleming has linked up with Nigel Pearson at Bristol City.

# coybig - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Two goals for Egan and two Hourihane assists as Sheffield United win in Championship
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Two goals for Egan and two Hourihane assists as Sheffield United win in Championship

Sep 18th 2021, 6:04 PM 8,380 Views 9 Comments

It finished 3-1 in favour of the Blades against Hull City.

# coybig - Friday 17 September, 2021

Ireland U21 midfielder Luca Connell sent out on loan by Celtic
# Killer Queen's
# Killer Queen's

Ireland U21 midfielder Luca Connell sent out on loan by Celtic

Sep 17th 2021, 7:32 PM 9,673 Views 9 Comments

The 20-year-old has returned to Queen’s Park, for whom he made 11 appearances last season.

# coybig - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Swansea City boss dismisses links to 'brilliant' Robbie Brady
# Free Agent
# Free Agent

Swansea City boss dismisses links to 'brilliant' Robbie Brady

Sep 14th 2021, 1:52 PM 8,120 Views 3 Comments

The Irish international has been without a club since his summer departure from Burnley.

# coybig - Sunday 12 September, 2021

Omobamidele caps fairytale week with 'excellent' Premier League debut
# Teenage Kicks
# Teenage Kicks

Omobamidele caps fairytale week with 'excellent' Premier League debut

Sep 12th 2021, 4:43 PM 9,644 Views 3 Comments

The 19-year-old Ireland defender was given the nod for Norwich City’s meeting with Arsenal.

Bazunu labelled 'different class' by Portsmouth skipper after another impressive display
# In His Pomp
# In His Pomp

Bazunu labelled 'different class' by Portsmouth skipper after another impressive display

Sep 12th 2021, 11:56 AM 22,477 Views 9 Comments

The 19-year-old Ireland goalkeeper is in fine form.

# coybig - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

'Our lack of quality in the attacking third is still letting us down'
# State Of Play
# State Of Play

'Our lack of quality in the attacking third is still letting us down'

Sep 8th 2021, 5:46 PM 3,726 Views 5 Comments

The latest episode of The Football Family podcast assessed Ireland’s 1-1 draw against Serbia.

# coybig - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Bazunu's brilliance earns a draw as Irish fans show they haven't stopped believing
# Super Gav
# Super Gav

Bazunu's brilliance earns a draw as Irish fans show they haven't stopped believing

Sep 7th 2021, 10:10 PM 11,953 Views 20 Comments

Teenage keeper kept Ireland in the game long enough to nick a dramatic equaliser.

# coybig - Monday 6 September, 2021

'He got his team selection wrong and I worry that he got it wrong for the wrong reasons'
# Discussion
# Discussion

'He got his team selection wrong and I worry that he got it wrong for the wrong reasons'

Sep 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 49,159 Views 26 Comments

The Republic of Ireland’s draw with Azerbaijan was dissected on the latest episode of The Football Family.

Tactics Board: Ireland had the upper hand against Azerbaijan - why didn't they make it count?
# Xs And Os
# Xs And Os

Tactics Board: Ireland had the upper hand against Azerbaijan - why didn't they make it count?

Sep 6th 2021, 10:20 AM 5,244 Views 5 Comments

Shane Keegan reviews a frustrating evening for the Boys in Green.

# coybig - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Why a former Ireland U21 captain has walked away from football at the age of 27
# A Change Is Gonna Come
# A Change Is Gonna Come

Why a former Ireland U21 captain has walked away from football at the age of 27

Sep 5th 2021, 10:11 AM 54,912 Views 3 Comments

‘When something is no longer giving you what you want from life, you have to see that for what it is.’

# coybig - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Portugal
# Opinion
# Opinion

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Portugal

Sep 1st 2021, 10:34 PM 24,036 Views 23 Comments

Ireland went close to securing a famous victory in Faro.

Egan's goal and Bazunu's penalty save give Ireland a brilliant start against Portugal
# Spot On
# Spot On

Egan's goal and Bazunu's penalty save give Ireland a brilliant start against Portugal

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 8:25 PM 11,055 Views 3 Comments

Bazunu denied the Portuguese star in the 15th minute.

Ex-Shamrock Rovers defender confident he can make the step up at Celtic
# Liam Scales
# Liam Scales

Ex-Shamrock Rovers defender confident he can make the step up at Celtic

Sep 1st 2021, 7:05 PM 5,344 Views 2 Comments

The 23-year-old signed a four-year deal at Parkhead last week.

Brentford agree League Two loan move for Ireland U21 winger
# The Swindon Lot
# The Swindon Lot

Brentford agree League Two loan move for Ireland U21 winger

Sep 1st 2021, 3:35 PM 6,844 Views 0 Comments

Alex Gilbert will spend the rest of the season continuing his development at Swindon Town.

RTÉ: George Hamilton to return to commentary duty despite absence for Portugal game
# Behind The Mic
# Behind The Mic

RTÉ: George Hamilton to return to commentary duty despite absence for Portugal game

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 12:42 PM 19,463 Views 27 Comments

Darragh Maloney will commentate on the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier in Faro this evening.

Ireland international Michael Obafemi signs three-year deal at Swansea
# Swans
# Swans

Ireland international Michael Obafemi signs three-year deal at Swansea

Sep 1st 2021, 9:06 AM 9,354 Views 10 Comments

Obafemi leaves Southampton for Championship Swansea for an undisclosed fee.

The Football Family: Portugal v Ireland preview
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The Football Family: Portugal v Ireland preview

Sep 1st 2021, 9:02 AM 1,354 Views 0 Comments

Gavin Cooney and David Sneyd chat, from the Algarve, to Paul Dollery ahead of Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Portugal.

# coybig - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

League One move for Harry Arter as he returns to Charlton Athletic
# Game Time
# Game Time

League One move for Harry Arter as he returns to Charlton Athletic

Aug 31st 2021, 4:54 PM 3,902 Views 0 Comments

The Republic of Ireland midfielder has left Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan.

# coybig - Monday 30 August, 2021

Conor Hourihane has joined the Irish contingent at Sheffield United
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

Conor Hourihane has joined the Irish contingent at Sheffield United

Aug 30th 2021, 5:51 PM 5,673 Views 0 Comments

The 30-year-old moves to the Championship side on a season-long loan from Aston Villa.

FAI announces equal pay for Ireland's senior men's and women's teams
# Level Playing Field
# Level Playing Field

FAI announces equal pay for Ireland's senior men's and women's teams

Aug 30th 2021, 3:59 PM 27,003 Views 87 Comments

It has been described as ‘a ground-breaking deal for Irish sport’ by the football governing body.

James Talbot drafted into Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers
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James Talbot drafted into Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers

Aug 30th 2021, 3:06 PM 11,089 Views 18 Comments

The Bohemians goalkeeper is to replace Mark Travers for the games against Portugal, Azerbaijan and Serbia.

# coybig - Friday 27 August, 2021

Brighton duo earn call-up as Jim Crawford names Irish U21 squad for Euro qualifiers
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Brighton duo earn call-up as Jim Crawford names Irish U21 squad for Euro qualifiers

Aug 27th 2021, 2:08 PM 4,755 Views 3 Comments

Evan Ferguson and Andrew Moran have been included in the U21 squad for the upcoming away games.

# coybig - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Teenage Irish duo make Brighton first-team debuts and O'Brien scores Sunderland hat-trick
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Teenage Irish duo make Brighton first-team debuts and O'Brien scores Sunderland hat-trick

Aug 24th 2021, 10:01 PM 40,609 Views 5 Comments

It was a huge night in the careers of Evan Ferguson and Andrew Moran.

# coybig - Monday 23 August, 2021

League Two side weighing up an offer to veteran Ireland midfielder Whelan
# Glenn's Close
# Glenn's Close

League Two side weighing up an offer to veteran Ireland midfielder Whelan

Aug 23rd 2021, 4:40 PM 7,978 Views 2 Comments

The 37-year-old Dubliner has been training with Bristol Rovers, who are currently managed by Joey Barton.

# coybig - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

'Troy's adamant he meant the touch' - praise for Parrott after second goal in two games and audacious assist
# Good Start
# Good Start

'Troy's adamant he meant the touch' - praise for Parrott after second goal in two games and audacious assist

Aug 18th 2021, 3:05 PM 39,624 Views 13 Comments

The Ireland international has started the season brightly.

# coybig - Monday 16 August, 2021

James McCarthy close to full fitness after Celtic cup cameo
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

James McCarthy close to full fitness after Celtic cup cameo

Aug 16th 2021, 3:41 PM 4,092 Views 1 Comment

The ireland midfielder came on in the 75th minute of Celtic’s Premier Sports Cup win over Heart.

# coybig - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Praise for 'top goalkeeper' Bazunu after promising Portsmouth debut
# So Solid Against Crewe
# So Solid Against Crewe

Praise for 'top goalkeeper' Bazunu after promising Portsmouth debut

Aug 15th 2021, 2:34 PM 13,126 Views 2 Comments

A clean sheet from the 19-year-old Irish international helped his loan club see off Crewe Alexandra.

Brighton boss hails 'immense' Duffy after man-of-the-match display in Premier League opener
# Back To His Best
# Back To His Best

Brighton boss hails 'immense' Duffy after man-of-the-match display in Premier League opener

Aug 15th 2021, 11:55 AM 52,321 Views 18 Comments

The Irish defender excelled as his side made a winning start.

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