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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 22 March, 2019


# coybig - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Ireland defender Stephen Ward announces international retirement aged 33

The Dubliner made 50 appearances and featured at two European Championships.

# coybig - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Tottenham's teenager Parrott included as Stephen Kenny names exciting first Ireland U21 squad

The new Ireland U21 boss named his squad for this month’s Uefa U21 European Championship qualifier against Luxembourg.

# coybig - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Newcomer Collins 'definitely has the attributes' to make a difference for Ireland

The Luton Town striker has been backed to succeed at international level by club-mate Alan McCormack.

# coybig - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

A first Ireland cap would be 'the pinnacle' for in-form striker James Collins

The Luton Town hitman is hoping to see his name in Mick McCarthy’s Ireland squad on Thursday.

# coybig - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Blow for Ireland as Obafemi is ruled out for the rest of the season

The Southampton striker is set to miss the opening Euro 2020 qualifiers with the Boys in Green.

# coybig - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Irish prospect faces 'childhood hero' Rooney along the road less travelled

Sheffield United’s Jordan Doherty will aim to continue his development this year with Tampa Bay Rowdies.

# coybig - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Luton Town boss expects Ireland call-up for in-form striker Collins

Mick Harford has backed League One’s leading goalscorer to feature for Mick McCarthy’s side next month.

# coybig - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Irish youngster Ryan Nolan named in Inter squad for Europa League clash

The defender is included in a 19-man squad for tomorrow evening’s meeting with Rapid Vienna.

# coybig - Sunday 10 February, 2019

'I still believe deep down that I can make it as a Premier League player'

Ex-Ireland U21 captain Tommie Hoban hasn’t allowed injuries to dampen his desire to succeed.

# coybig - Friday 1 February, 2019

22 Irish players on the move across the water during the January transfer window

We take a look at the Ireland-affiliated footballers who experienced an eventful few weeks.

# coybig - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Real Madrid youngster's equaliser costs Ireland U15s victory against Spain

The Spaniards won a developmental penalty shootout after the game had ended in a 1-1 draw.

# coybig - Saturday 26 January, 2019

'His heart is with Ireland' - Bayern Munich teenager Johansson commits international future

The 17-year-old has lined out for the Boys in Green, Luxembourg and Sweden at underage level.

# coybig - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

'I felt 2018 wasn't the best year for me... hopefully now I've turned a corner'

Ireland striker Sean Maguire returned from injury for Preston North End in the FA Cup on Sunday.

# coybig - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Ireland boss expresses sympathy for Declan Rice amid international tug-of-war

‘There was a real issue with his contract [at West Ham] and they’ve got that sorted out now.’

# coybig - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Red card for Brady as Burnley win and Duffy hits the net as Brighton draw

The Ireland internationals were in the spotlight tonight.

On the move! Irish striker Sheridan signs deal with New Zealand club

Cavan’s Cillian Sheridan has joined Wellington Phoenix FC.

# coybig - Friday 28 December, 2018

10 young Irish footballers who could make a breakthrough in 2019

These youngsters will all be hoping to make significant strides over the next 12 months or so.

# coybig - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Poll: Who scored the best of Ireland's (four) goals in 2018? Spoiled For Choice This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Poll: Who scored the best of Ireland's (four) goals in 2018?

Things can only get better… surely.

# coybig - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Stephen Kenny learns Ireland's opponents for U21 Euro qualifiers

The draw was made this morning in Switzerland, with the campaign due to begin at home to Luxembourg next March.

# coybig - Friday 7 December, 2018

'This is huge' - Ireland qualify for Military World Cup after draw with France COYBIG This post contains videos

'This is huge' - Ireland qualify for Military World Cup after draw with France

The Irish Defence Forces went through after taking four points from two matches in the Netherlands.

# coybig - Thursday 6 December, 2018

'I'd love to have played more times for my country but I never thought I was overlooked'

Wes Hoolahan is satisfied with his international career, despite not making a competitive debut until he was 30.

# coybig - Monday 3 December, 2018

Former Ireland underage international continues good form in Dutch top flight Dan The Man This post contains videos

Former Ireland underage international continues good form in Dutch top flight

Dan Crowley chipped in with his seventh assist of the season as Willem II overcame AZ Alkmaar.

# coybig - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Ireland drawn to face Switzerland and Denmark in Euro 2020 qualifiers Euro 2020 This post contains videos

Ireland drawn to face Switzerland and Denmark in Euro 2020 qualifiers

Georgia and Gibraltar complete the five-team group.

# coybig - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

'Hopefully the new manager will see my potential' - Curtis continues fine form

The Ireland attacker provided a goal and an assist as Portsmouth stayed four points clear of Sunderland.

Hughes praises Obafemi's 'great' performance in first Southampton start

The 18-year-old Ireland international was given the nod for last night’s Carabao Cup clash with Leicester City.

# coybig - Monday 26 November, 2018

Another Irish blow for Preston as 3-month lay-off is confirmed for Callum Robinson

The Republic of Ireland international damaged his hamstring while on club duty on Saturday.

# coybig - Sunday 25 November, 2018

Mick McCarthy confirmed as new Ireland manager with Stephen Kenny set to succeed him

The former Ipswich and Sunderland boss has agreed a two-year deal with Association chiefs.

# coybig - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Mick McCarthy to be unveiled as Ireland manager tomorrow

The Association have made a quick decision in the wake of Martin O’Neill’s departure.

# coybig - Friday 23 November, 2018

St Pat's and Derry issue statements supporting Stephen Kenny as next Ireland manager

The Lilywhites boss is set to meet with FAI officials over the weekend.

Lennon 'flattered' by Ireland links while Cook rules himself out

The managers of Hibernian and Wigan Athletic have had their say on Ireland’s vacancy.

# coybig - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Mick McCarthy set for second coming as Ireland manager - reports

The 59-year-old led the Boys in Green to the 2002 World Cup.

Kenny: Managing Ireland a greater honour than Real Madrid or Barca jobs

The Dundalk boss has addressed being linked to the vacant Republic of Ireland manager’s role.

# coybig - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Tbilisi to Cardiff - the memorable wins and golden goals from Martin O'Neill's Ireland tenure

2018 was filled with disappointments but there was some moments to savour from O’Neill’s time in charge.

Martin O'Neill summoned to crunch talks as FAI eye change - reports

O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane have overseen a tough year for the national team.

# coybig - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

397 minutes of football without a goal: Why can't O'Neill's Ireland seem to score anymore? Goal Drought This post contains videos

397 minutes of football without a goal: Why can't O'Neill's Ireland seem to score anymore?

The Boys in Green have failed to score for four games in a row for the first time since 1996.

'Lumping balls forward to O’Brien is not going to be the way forward for us'

Ray Houghton is frustrated with Ireland’s lack of creativity in the final third, with Martin O’Neill’s side without a goal in four games.

# coybig - Monday 19 November, 2018

Goalless draw in Denmark sees Ireland fail to score for a fourth game in a row

Ireland held the Danes in Aarhus on a night which featured an international debut for Michael Obafemi.

Martin O'Neill makes five changes to Ireland team for Denmark clash

The Boys in Green round off their Uefa Nations League campaign in Aarhus this evening.

O'Neill won't exceed his brief by urging 'impressive' O'Connor to leave United

Despite not playing a first-team game for Manchester United, Lee O’Connor is currently in the Ireland squad.

'They were wearing that green Ireland jersey and when they're wearing that we're all together'

Seamus Coleman was thrilled with the Irish rugby team’s superb victory over New Zealand on Saturday.

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