This month
March 2023
Man faces prison in UK over racist tweet about Irish player Michael Obafemi
Josh Phillips admitted sending a grossly offensive message on Twitter.
Man faces prison in UK over racist tweet about Irish international footballer Michael Obafemi
Josh Phillips admitted sending a grossly offensive message on Twitter.
Last month
February 2023
Robbie Brady sent off while Michael Obafemi finds the net as Burnley close in on Premier League
John Egan’s Sheffield United also look set for a return to the top flight after a 1-0 win against Watford.
# Wrap
Michael Obafemi saves point for Burnley, Callum Robinson on target for Cardiff
Elsewhere on a busy night of Championship action, Norwich turned in a dominant display to beat Hull 3-1.
# Going Well
Irish midfielder continues superb form in Championship
Mark Sykes now has five goals in six games for Bristol City.
# in good kompany
Vincent Kompany dismisses concerns over Michael Obafemi's attitude
‘He just needs to get 100% fit and bring that smile to the team and all will be well.’
# Pastures new
40 Irish players who moved abroad during the January transfer window
Michael Obafemi and others who changed clubs.
January 2023
# Kick it out
Swansea condemn ‘vile’ racist abuse of Michael Obafemi on social media
The Swans say the offensive posts have been reported to South Wales Police.
# Transfer
'I was adamant to come here' - Michael Obafemi delight at finally sealing Burnley move
The Ireland striker joins on loan until the end of this season, with an option to make it permanent.
# Transfers
Burnley sign South Africa striker as uncertainty over Michael Obafemi deal grows
Vincent Kompany has so far seen attempts to bring the Ireland international to Turf Moor rebuffed by Swansea City.
# straight talking
Swansea reject two bids for Ireland striker Obafemi
The Republic of Ireland international has been linked with a move away from the Swans.
# uncertain futures
9 Irish players who could be on the move this January
Swansea’s Michael Obafemi and other footballers who could be headed to a new club.
Last year
# Struggles
Michael Obafemi ends a year to remember with a performance to forget
Ireland striker has emerged as a focal point in attack but his lack of impact against Norway is a sign of development needed in his game.
# error
Ireland's Callum Robinson made 'easy mistake' with red card
The Bluebirds striker was sent off during the South Wales derby.
# Irish Eye
Callum Robinson shown first red card of career as Michael Obafemi gets back in good books
Swansea City sealed a 2-0 win over bitter rivals Cardiff to steer them into the top-four of the Championship.
# Wrap
Michael Obafemi one of 3 Irish strikers on target in the Championship today
James Collins also hit a brace in League One.
# protection
'I’m thankful that he had my back... I’m glad that he said what he said'
Michael Obafemi praises Stephen Kenny for support as he looks to draw a line under club issues at Swansea City.
# Opinion
3 winners and losers from Ireland's latest international window
Stephen Kenny has plenty to contemplate after an eventful last few days.
# Challenges
Boom and bust cycle a harsh reality as Ireland search for consistency
While goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu is under the spotlight in the Premier League, Stephen Kenny will be hoping attacking trio can shine this month.
# championship matters
Manning on target and Obafemi returns as Swansea down Hull on busy day for Irish
Dara O’Shea was another Irish goal-scorer in the Championship, which John Egan’s Sheffield United lead.
'There's no three sides to the story' - Swansea coach disappointed by Kenny's Obafemi comments
Ireland striker will be back on field at club level when he ‘earns trust back from teammates’.
# Irish Eye
Obafemi 'needs to show he's in the right place to contribute', says Swansea boss
The Ireland striker was left out of the last matchday squad after his proposed move to Burnley failed to materialise on transfer deadline day.
# Wrap
Irish duo on target for Swansea, Robbie Brady's resurgence continues
Goals from Michael Obafemi and Ryan Manning helped earn their side a point.
# Mixed Fortunes
5 winners and losers from Ireland's latest international window
Assessing the Boys in Green players whose stock has risen and fallen.
# Blow
Obafemi absence confirmed for Ireland while Ebosele gets opportunity
Stephen Kenny had already admitted the Swansea City striker was a major doubt after limping off with a groin injury following the win over Scotland.
# Blow
Michael Obafemi to miss Ireland's Nations League clash with Ukraine
There is more encouraging news for Chiedozie Ogbene.
# Great expectations
'If I really want to become a world-class striker and a top player, it’s got to start now'
Michael Obafemi produced an influential display in Ireland’s win over Scotland.
# Concern
Michael Obafemi emerges as doubt for Ukraine game after Scotland heroics
Stephen Kenny also praised Ireland’s ‘most significant home win in seven years.’
# Reunited
'If everyone was the same, life would be dull' - Kenny has no issues with Obafemi as he returns to Irish squad
Kenny today named a 27-man squad for four Nations League fixtures next month.
Kenny set to include Obafemi in Ireland squad despite previous request to be left out
The Swansea City striker asked not be considered for selection in March but has finished the Championship campaign strongly.
# Wrap
Obafemi continues superb end to season, Irish youngster on target for Derby
Eiran Cashin rewarded Wayne Rooney’s faith in him.
# hate
Police investigate racist language allegedly aimed at Ireland international Obafemi
The matter has also been discussed with the anti-discrimination group Kick it Out.
# championship matters
Irish stars to the fore in Bournemouth-Swansea thriller as Fulham miss title chance
Cyrus Christie was on target for the Swans, with Michael Obafemi providing two assists – but Bournemouth came back from three goals down.
In-form Obafemi scores 11th goal of the season as Irish trio help Swansea earn point
Elsewhere, Ireland international Ronan Curtis registered a brace.
# making an impact
'He’s dropped his guard and is being himself' - Praise for Obafemi after he makes history for Swansea
The young striker continued his excellent form and scored twice in his side’s 4-0 derby win over Cardiff.
# The EFL Chronicles
Obafemi's fine form continues with two goals in derby win over Cardiff, Egan own goal costs Blades
A round up of the today’s action in the Championship and League One.
# choices
Parrott, Obafemi and Connolly find different struggles for lasting success
On loan MK Dons striker earned praise for his honesty this week, but decisions of his peers to stay away could prove equally beneficial in long run.
# on board
Stephen Kenny says Michael Obafemi is 'sincere' in his commitment to Ireland
The Swansea striker is not involved in the squad for the upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Lithuania.
# Squad Selection
'There's a degree of anxiety about being injured' - Kenny explains Obafemi exclusion
The Irish manager also explained the absences of Aaron Connolly and Jamie McGrath for the double-header against Belgium and Lithuania.
# Staking a Claim
Obafemi makes case for Ireland call-up with two goals in dramatic Swansea win
It was a busy night’s action in the English Championship.