# Republic of Ireland

This year
# meteoric rise
Easy does it for Evan Ferguson as countdown begins for Kylian Mbappe's arrival
Stephen Kenny says teenager’s “meteoric rise” gives Ireland added potency for Euro 2024 qualifier against France this month.
# New Boy
Ireland boss Stephen Kenny excited as Celtic star switches allegiances from Scotland
Winger Mikey Johnston is still waiting for the paperwork to be finalised, while John O’Shea’s appointment has been confirmed.
# In form
Five years on from Ireland debut against France, Shamrock Rovers star on the rise again
Graham Burke says he has rediscovered the fitness and sharpness needed to fire the Hoops to glory.
# Talks
Ireland chief scout Stephen Rice in frame for Swindon Town job
The League Two side will hold talks with the 38-year-old as boss Stephen Kenny faces prospect of losing valued staff member.
# Bond
Ireland’s Odd Couple: An afternoon with Dara O’Shea and Jayson Molumby
The two 23-year-olds are in different stages of life but are the driving force behind West Bromwich Albion’s Premier League promotion push.
# Return
'It's torture not being involved' – Jamie McGrath eager to make Dundee United comeback
The 26-year-old midfielder has not featured since returning from Ireland duty after last November’s friendly against Malta.
# Safe Hands
Challenging times - What is the 2023 outlook for Ireland's goalkeeping trio?
Gavin Bazunu, Caoimhin Kelleher and Mark Travers have all experienced different forms of adversity this season but have the ability to o
Ireland remain prisoners to fortune as they bid for a brighter year
France visit Dublin in March for the start of a Euro 2024 qualifying campaign that could be career-defining for Stephen Kenny.
All time
Luxembourg v Republic of Ireland, World Cup qualifier
Stephen Kenny’s Ireland secured third place in Group A with a 3-0 win in Luxembourg.
# Taylor Made
Peterborough midfielder replaces Molumby in Ireland squad for Luxembourg clash
Jack Taylor has been called in for the injured Jayson Molumby.
# the boys in green
Sold-out Aviva Stadium crowd set to welcome Ronaldo and Portugal next month
It will be the first full home crowd at a Republic of Ireland fixture since Covid struck.
# youngsters
Here's the Ireland U17 squad for next month's Euro qualifiers in Cork
Inter Milan’s Kevin Zafi is included in Colin O’Brien’s squad.
# back in the mix
Robinson, Browne and Scales called up to Ireland squad
Defenders Dara O’Shea and Nathan Collins will both miss the games against Azerbaijan and Serbia through injury.
# Target man
'These are the moments we’ve all dreamt of playing in' - Idah sets sights on Portugal
The Ireland striker is hoping to win his eighth international cap at the Estádio Algarve on Wednesday.
# up for it
No fear factor for Adam Idah as Ireland striker prepares for Portugal test
Stephen Kenny’s team play Portugal on Wednesday in the first game of a triple-header of World Cup qualifiers.
# Big week ahead
'That's where you want to be' – Molumby ready to test himself against Portugal's stars
Ireland take on Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. at the Estádio Algarve on Wednesday.
# High hopes
'The Irish public will identify with these players – there will be a great connection there'
Ireland are training in Girona this week ahead of games against Andorra and Hungary.
# back in camp
Kenny hopes new faces can bring some attacking spark as Ireland get to work in Girona
Ireland are training in Spain ahead of games against Andorra and Hungary.
# Winning
Northern Ireland beat Republic's conquerors to close in on Euros qualification
Kenny Shiels’ side won 2-1 away to Ukraine in Friday night’s play-off first leg.
# Treatment Table
McCarthy doubt for Ireland's World Cup qualifiers after latest injury setback with Crystal Palace
Ireland play Serbia on 24 March in their opening World Cup qualifier.
# 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.
# Hit The Net
Superb strike from Connolly helps Brighton claim opening win in WSL season
Manchester United struck late to deny champions Chelsea a successful start.
# goody
'There was the three of us - myself, my pal and Kenny Dalglish - butt naked and singing Otis Redding'
St Mirren boss and Waterford native Jim Goodwin on Celtic, selling Cadbury’s and becoming one of the sharpest young coaching minds in Scottish football.
# new faces
Ross says 'old guard have now been excised' following meeting with new FAI delegation
The meeting came on the back of the appointment of Roy Barrett, Catherine Guy and Liz Joyce to the FAI Board.
# Impressed
'He might have just got himself one' - McCarthy not ruling out Ireland cap for hat-trick hero Idah
The Ireland manager was asked about the Cork teenager on BT Sport this evening.
# snappers delight
Some of our favourite sports photos of the year
Relive some of the most memorable moments of 2019 through the lenses of INPHO’s snappers.
# maccer
'I had a fight with Patrick Vieira and got sent to the reserves': Arsenal, Vauxhall Novas and regrets
Brian McGovern spent a number of years at Arsenal and seemed on the cusp of a breakthrough under Arsene Wenger before everything changed.
# turn the page
'I was a broken soul and there were dark times but the memorable moments can't be taken away'
Andy Turner was once the next big thing at the dawn of the Premier League era but injury changed everything.
# a different lifetime
'The power, the strength. I had such admiration. An elite female athlete? I just hadn't seen it before'
Claire Scanlan on chasing professional football in the early 90s, the unheralded legends that came before her and settling down in Albany.
# Opportunity
McCarthy hoping Brady can rediscover some form in time for crucial Denmark game
The Ireland boss is optimistic that Robbie Brady can bring some creativity to his team ahead of November’s crunch Euro 2020 qualifier.
# courage
'I just need the ball' - Lavished with praise and awards in the US, Denise O'Sullivan chases more
The Republic of Ireland international plays in her third successive NWSL final later tonight after another superb season.
# Final 23
Stevens returns and Byrne makes way as Ireland squad finalised for Switzerland tonight
Enda Stevens missed the draw with Georgia due to suspension.
# Skipper
John Egan to captain Ireland in tonight's Aviva Stadium friendly
Mick McCarthy’s side face Bulgaria and the Sheffield United defender will lead the Boys in Green out.
# stinging attack
'Things were exaggerated. A pack of lies' - Keane lets rip at Walters, Arter and Ward
Roy Keane launched a stinging attack on the trio and confirmed his intention on returning to management.
# Euro 2020 qualifiers
McCarthy not ready to turn to youth as crunch qualifiers draw closer
The Ireland boss has called up a number of exciting players, but isn’t going to throw them into the starting XI just yet.
# Euro 2020
'It will be an absolute shame if we didn't qualify and there are four games in Dublin'
Robbie Keane says it’s even more important Republic of Ireland qualify for next summer’s European Championships.
# troy wonder
Robbie Keane: 'We have to be careful we're not pigeonholing Troy into being the next me'
Robbie Keane is wary of putting too much pressure on the shoulders of the Spurs teenager.
# dual role
Robbie Keane offered 'Boro role under former team-mate Woodgate
The former Ireland striker says a role at the Championship club will not affect his duties on Mick McCarthy’s coaching staff.
# taking liberties
'At the time I was devastated. It was the biggest moment of my career, my life. I was in shock'
Jimmy Holmes suffered a traumatic injury while on Ireland duty in 1979 and everything changed for him at the age of just 25.
# giddy up
'My Mum passed away and it made me look at life differently': Jay Tabb on his jockey dreams
The former Ireland U-21 midfielder has enjoyed an inexplicably varied retirement but is now dedicating himself to horse racing.