# James McClean

Last month
February 2023
# Stalemate
McClean lines out for Wigan in Blackburn draw hours after birth of daughter
Blackburn missed out on a chance to climb into the top six on the Championship table.
Last year
# Wrap
John Egan sees red but Sheffield United maintain automatic-promotion charge
Ciaran Clark finds the net for the Blades on an afternoon of mixed emotions for Irish stars at the top and bottom of the Championship.
# Irishfortunes
Wigan fans show support for McClean while Dublin teen Armstrong shines for table toppers QPR
There was late heartache for John Egan’s Sheffield United as they conceded a late penalty at Coventry, while Scott Hogan scored for Birmingham.
# Sectarianism
'This is xenophobic abuse James McClean is getting every single week and nothing is done'
Treatment of the Irish player ‘does make you question whether sectarianism is taken as seriously as all the other abuses that go on.”
# Movers and Shakers
Irish quartet help Preston end wait for home win, Keane goal not enough for Wigan
It was a busy night of Championship action.
# James McClean
'I've been picked for every single squad I've been available for, which is something I'm very proud of'
James McClean looks set to captain Ireland against Ukraine tonight, as he inches closer to his 100th cap.
# squekybumtime
From Ogbene to Parrott, Ireland's stars primed for final-day rollercoaster
Everything still to play for as English football’s third-tier reaches a dramatic conclusion.
# Review
Troy Parrott stars, Ryan Manning sees red on mixed night for Irish stars
Elsewhere, a James McClean goal couldn’t prevent Wigan from suffering a defeat.
# Seeing Red
James McClean scores goal and is later shown red card as Wigan maintain promotion push
In the Championship, Cardiff defeated Derby County 1-0.
Aaron Connolly makes Championship debut as Irish internationals on target in EFL
Scott Hogan and Will Keane were among the scorers today.
All time
# down the leagues
James McClean scores again, Drinan bags hat-trick in bizarre League Two clash
Elsewhere in League One, Aiden McGeady was sent off for two separate rash challenges on Chiedozie Ogbene.
# Irish Eye
'Brilliant' Obafemi scores first Swansea goal, James McClean also on target across the water
There was plenty of Irish involvement in the Championship and further down the English leagues today.
# Lancashire hot shot
James McClean hailed by Wigan Athletic boss following derby heroics
The Ireland international scored twice as the Latics thrashed Bolton Wanderers yesterday afternoon.
# Interview
'In any other walk of life, 30-35 is seen as a young man. In football terms you’re a pensioner'
Ten years on from his move across the water, Ireland winger James McClean speaks to David Sneyd about life and what he has learned from Shane Duffy.
# fighting back
'The media in Ireland is just as bad, if not worse, as the media in England for getting a kick out of us not doing well'
James McClean staunchly defended Stephen Kenny and his team-mates ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with Serbia.
# Unacceptable
Wigan write letter to rival clubs over abuse of James McClean
The Ireland international re-joined the Latics from Stoke last week.
# Lancashire hot shot
Evatt claims McClean's comment about Bolton interest was 'completely false'
The Bolton Wanderers manager has insisted that they didn’t try to sign the Irish international.
# On the Move
McClean completes move from Stoke to former club Wigan
The Republic of Ireland International will drop down to League One.
# Transfer News
James McClean training with Stoke U23s and 'available to other clubs'
Michael O’Neill has confirmed the Ireland winger is free to leave.
# Transfer News
12 Irish players who could be on the move this summer
Shane Duffy, James McClean and others that could be set for an eventful few weeks.
# Out of favour
James McClean's Stoke future in doubt as he is left out of pre-season squad
The Irish international has also lost his squad number at the club.
# Analysis
Why do Irish fans root against England?
As they prepare for a quarter-final against Ukraine, some critics are tipping the Three Lions for success at Euro 2020.
# Sidelined
O'Neill 'very disappointed' with Ireland as McClean's season looks to be over
‘Clearly we didn’t want him to go away on international duty and firmly believe that has hindered his recovery.
# Talking Points
Experienced Ireland stars show Stephen Kenny what he was missing
While problems remain, the Boys in Green produced an improved display against Qatar on Tuesday.
# Selection
'I don’t think he’s fit enough' - O'Neill surprised by McClean's inclusion in Ireland squad
The 31-year-old Stoke City winger has missed his club’s last seven games as a result of a foot injury.
# Setback
Foot injury set to keep McClean out of Ireland's opening World Cup qualifiers
Stephen Kenny is already without Callum O’Dowda and John Egan for the games.
# standing up
Taoiseach offers support as James McClean speaks out over horrific abuse
The Irish international has again shared the anti-Irish sentiment thrown at him in the UK, and is calling on others to speak out about their experiences.
# statement
Stoke City vow to 'bring the perpetrators to justice' after vile online abuse of McClean
The Republic of Ireland winger and his wife have highlighted the ‘anti-Irish abuse’ and threats they have received.
# Support
FAI and PFA condemn social media abuse and death threats directed at James McClean
The Ireland and Stoke City winger has highlighted the ‘anti-Irish abuse’ he has received.
Deeney ensures Watford beat Stoke to close gap on promotion places
The talismanic skipper scored from the spot and provided the assist for Ismaila Sarr against James McClean’s Stoke.
# Update
James McClean restored to Stoke City squad after accepting punishment for Covid-19 breach
The Ireland winger has reportedly been fined a week’s wages.
# Controversy
Stoke chief 'very disappointed' after James McClean's alleged Covid-19 breach
Tony Scholes also emphasised footballers’ ‘duty to act responsibly’ during the pandemic.
# Punishment
Ireland international James McClean suspended with immediate effect after alleged Covid-19 breach
Stoke City confirmed the news in a statement this evening.
# withdrawals
More disruption as McClean and Doherty test positive for Covid-19
Stephen Kenny is without another two players for Wednesday’s meeting with Bulgaria.
# Going Well
James McClean goal sees Stoke close in on Championship play-off spots
The Ireland international proved the matchwinner for Michael O’Neill’s side.
Browne and McClean both hit the net in Championship wins as Idah sees red late on
Browne scored twice as Preston defeated Huddersfield.
McClean returns to starting line-up in Stoke win
Elsewhere in the football league, there were bittersweet days for Kieran Sadlier and Ryan Cassidy.
# Future
McClean exit 'highly unlikely' as O'Neill challenges winger to regain his place
The 31-year-old has been omitted from Stoke City’s squad for both of their Championship fixtures this season.
# progression
Irish teenager Collins helps Stoke City dump Wolves out of the Carabao Cup
The 19-year-old defender started for the Potters tonight, as did his compatriot James McClean.
# Allegiance
'You can't help being who you are' - McClean defends Sykes' Republic of Ireland switch
The 23-year-old has previously represented Northern Ireland at U21 level.