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# play-off - Thursday 13 February, 2020

James McClean emerges as doubt for Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off

The Derry native faces ‘several weeks’ on the sidelines.

# play-off - Friday 22 November, 2019

'It's a level playing field except that they've got the home tie' - McCarthy

The Ireland manager expects the Euro 2020 play-off semi-final with Slovakia to be a ‘difficult game’.

# play-off - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Ireland take command of Olympic Hockey play-off with Canada

Ireland’s men ran out 5-3 winners in Vancouver on Saturday.

# play-off - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Ireland secure Olympic qualifier spot and reach final in France after win over Korea

Three goals in a three-minute spell either side of half time saw Alexander Cox’s men through.

# play-off - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Advantage Villa in promotion play-off thanks to emphatic Jedinak header

Steve Bruce’s side take a one goal advantage to Villa Park ahead of next week’s second leg.

# play-off - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

7 Irish players facing uncertain futures after World Cup play-off exit

Tuesday night could spell the end for a number of veteran footballers’ international careers.

# play-off - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Ireland's system horribly exposed and the talking points from tonight's play-off defeat

Christian Eriksen proved his worth, while Martin O’Neill’s future in the job has come into question.

# play-off - Monday 13 November, 2017

'It puts things into perspective' - O'Neill lends support to his former Celtic player Miller

The pair worked together at the Glasgow giants, and news has emerged that the 36-year-old is battling cancer.

# play-off - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'He's a world-class player and deserves all the credit he gets' - Arter on Denmark's danger man

The midfielder says Ireland must stop Christian Eriksen, but warned that they can’t concentrate on one player.

# play-off - Friday 20 October, 2017

Ireland's World Cup play-off at home to Denmark is officially sold out

Premium level tickets sold out in less than five minutes on Friday morning.

# play-off - Thursday 19 October, 2017

'We're so near yet so far but if we're still in the tie after the first leg, then bring it on'

Roy Keane was on ITV’s Champions League programme last night.

# play-off - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Ryanair schedule four extra flights to Copenhagen due to 'phenomenal' demand

The scramble for tickets for both legs has already started.

# play-off - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

'Now let's take our chance' - Ireland boss glad to avoid Italy in World Cup play-off

Martin O’Neill is also happy that the second leg against Denmark will be at home.

Ireland drawn with Denmark for 2018 World Cup play-off

The draw was held at Fifa headquarters in Zurich this afternoon.

# play-off - Saturday 20 May, 2017

As it happened: Northampton Saints v Connacht, Champions Cup play-off semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as Connacht tried to extend their season and hope of playing in the Champions Cup next season.

# play-off - Friday 19 May, 2017

Adeolokun, Healy and Dillane back in Connacht 23 for Saints play-off

Adeolokun, Healy and Dillane back in Connacht 23 for Saints play-off

Pat Lam’s side have been boosted by the return of the Ireland internationals.

# play-off - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Connacht plotting to save season by bringing play-off final to Galway

The western province need to beat Northampton away this weekend to do so.

# play-off - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Ultan Dillane back in Connacht training and may yet feature on Ireland tour

The 23-year-old lock has been sidelined for the past 10 weeks with a shoulder injury.

# play-off - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Blow for Connacht as Bundee Aki will definitely miss Champions Cup play-off semi-final

The powerful midfielder’s appeal fails to reduce his punishment.

# play-off - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Clare kick on to Munster MFC semi-final following gutsy win over Tipperary

Limerick stand between the Banner and a Munster final spot.

# play-off - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

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Watch hurling star Lee Chin score a cracking volley for Wexford Youths

He’s a bit of an all-rounder.

# play-off - Saturday 22 October, 2016

From winning trophies at Wembley and Old Trafford to League of Ireland coaching at 31

Darren Murphy has helped Stephen Henderson to bring Cobh Ramblers to the brink of the Premier Division.

# play-off - Monday 16 May, 2016

Westwood stars as Wednesday advance to Championship play-off final

The Irish goalkeeper made a number of vital saves to help Carlos Carvalhal’s side advance.

# play-off - Thursday 28 April, 2016

O'Donnell predicts bright future if Munster can attack huge Edinburgh tie

The Ireland international feels tomorrow’s Pro12 meeting is like a European Cup fixture.

# play-off - Monday 18 April, 2016

'I've got massive respect for Munster' - Edinburgh target crucial Cork clash

Former Ulster coach Alan Solomons brings his side to Musgrave Park in a fortnight.

# play-off - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

'Obviously I want to stay on for the Euros' - Keane to meet O'Neill and discuss Ireland future

The Corkman is loving his time with the international set-up but still plans to return to club football in the future.

'It’s the nights that you live for' - O'Neill thrilled for 'fantastic bunch of players' and 'exceptional' Walters

Ireland’s manager also singled out right-hand man Roy Keane for his contribution throughout the campaign.

# play-off - Monday 16 November, 2015

As it happened: Ireland v Bosnia, Euro 2016 play-off

Ireland took on Bosnia, with a place in France next summer up for grabs

# play-off - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Coleman and Clark staying positive despite the disappointment of conceding a late goal

The defensive duo are focused on getting themselves ready for Monday’s second leg against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

# play-off - Friday 13 November, 2015

Murphy and Ward get the nod as O'Neill picks his starting XI for Euro 2016 play-off

Bosnia-Herzegovina are Ireland’s opponents tonight.

# play-off - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Bosnia's big names included for Euro 2016 play-off with Ireland

Manager Mehmed Bazdarevic has announced a 28-man squad for the two-legged tie against the Boys in Green.

# play-off - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Martin O'Neill on Ireland's 'slight advantage' against Bosnia

Crystal Palace’s Irish defender Damien Delaney has also given his thoughts ahead of the game.

Here what you need to know about Ireland's Euro 2016 play-off opponents Fyi

Here what you need to know about Ireland's Euro 2016 play-off opponents

The Boys in Green discovered their qualification fate this morning.

# play-off - Friday 16 October, 2015

All the details you need to know ahead of Sunday's Euro 2016 play-off draw

Where can I watch proceedings unfold, when do the games take place and does the away goals rule come into play?

# play-off - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

'I’m not going to spend the days leading up hoping for one team over another' - O'Neill

The Derryman is confident that Ireland can qualify regardless of which seeded team they are drawn with.

# play-off - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

'This one hurts the most' - Pienaar on Ulster's latest play-off upset

The South Africa international admits to some bitterness at the late penalty decision in the defeat to Glasgow.

# play-off - Friday 22 May, 2015

Stormer of a semi-final ends in heartbreak for Ulster

Finn Russell’s nerveless late conversion sent Glasgow into a second consecutive final.

Missing grunt and more talking points before Ulster's Pro12 semi in Glasgow

This has the makings to be the best Pro12 play-off ever.

# play-off - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Champions Cup dream alive as Connacht turn focus to Gloucester

Head coach Pat Lam was ‘really proud’ of his side’s effort against the Ospreys yesterday.

# play-off - Saturday 9 May, 2015

There was a fair bit of Irish interest in this afternoon's Championship play-off

Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich drew 1-1 with Norwich in their semi-final first leg, with Daryl Murphy, Wes Hoolahan and Jay Tabb all involved.

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