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# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Today’s News

Do you remember the first time? Mick McCarthy's big night, Roy's rage and a bizarre search for new players

In March 1996, the Republic of Ireland kickstarted a new era with a friendly against Russia at Lansdowne Road.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'It's a mark of the man that he was willing to show us how he felt': Mick McCarthy and a remarkably raw documentary

When Mick McCarthy first took over the Irish team in 1996, a TV crew captured the highs and lows of the qualification campaign that followed.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Thursday 22 November, 2018

History will be kind to Martin O'Neill's tenure as Irish boss but the devil is in the details

He presided over an era of Irish football that conjured some standout moments. But there’s more to management – and legacy – than that.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Friday 16 November, 2018

'I would never condone anyone booing anyone's anthem'

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill was less than impressed with a section of the crowd at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'I remember coming out for the warm-up and the chants were 'Kill the Fenian bastards''

Joe Waters was part of the Republic of Ireland side that faced Northern Ireland at Windsor Park at the height of The Troubles in 1979.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Monday 12 November, 2018

'If James had been in top form then maybe things wouldn’t quite go the way they have'

Stoke boss Gary Rowett is unsure whether the club’s fans will continue to support McClean, while Martin O’Neill has said he will talk with the player.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Friday 9 November, 2018

Declan Rice: International call is one of the hardest decisions I will make

West Ham defender won’t rush into declaring for either Ireland or England.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Diego Maradona in Dublin: the flicks, the tricks and the unusual circumstances behind it

It was May 1980 and the Republic of Ireland side found themselves in the middle of another transition.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Sunday 28 October, 2018

Ego and insecurity have followed Martin O'Neill around for his entire career

For the Republic of Ireland boss, the smugness isn’t a good look when so much negativity currently surrounds the Irish side.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Monday 10 September, 2018

Coleman the latest player to drop out for Poland as O'Neill's squad stretched further

The Ireland captain joins a lengthy injury list ahead of tomorrow’s friendly in Wroclaw.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Thursday 30 August, 2018

'He is with Ireland at the moment and that decision has to fall to him'

England manager Gareth Southgate says he will leave Declan Rice to make his own decision about his international future.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

'While everyone was having a party in the front room, the FA were sneaking in the back door and getting in Rice's ear'

Given Declan Rice’s eligibility for England, why wasn’t he ‘nailed down’ by Martin O’Neill last year?

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'I still have really, really bad days now. There are days when I cry. And I'm not ashamed of it'

Andy Reid has been through a painful few years. He speaks to Eoin O’Callaghan about loss, life and what’s next.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Friday 24 August, 2018

16-year-old Shels striker in line for international debut in Ireland's final World Cup qualifier WNT

16-year-old Shels striker in line for international debut in Ireland's final World Cup qualifier

Jessica Ziu has been called into Colin Bell’s squad for the clash with Northern Ireland.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Monday 6 August, 2018

'He's intelligent, tactically very capable and full of ambition': Bayern impressed by Irish-eligible teenager

Ryan Johansson is expected to be included in the Republic of Ireland Under-18 squad next month.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Thursday 28 June, 2018

How Irish football's 'age of innocence' came back from the dead after World Cup tiebreaker oddity

Atmosphere was fraught at Italia ’90 but two different kinds of draws changed football history.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'I want to be Ireland's number one - and I know they're watching me'

Sean McDermott is playing consistent top-flight football but there’s been no call from Martin O’Neill yet.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'Nothing changes, nothing gets done' - Ireland star shares new racist abuse

Cyrus Christie was also subject to racist taunting last November.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'Most remarkably of all, this was him at his peak': When the Pearl shone brightest

It’s 25 years since the icon was crowned the PFA Player of the Year.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'I couldn't have left it like that': Walters puts retirement on hold for Euro 2020 campaign

The striker said he would have retired this summer had the Boys in Green reached the World Cup.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Monday 2 April, 2018

'It was just raw emotion': Megan Connolly on going viral, sibling rivalry and a different Irish camp

The Cork native is back for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers and making big plans for her future.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Friday 23 March, 2018

'The biggest f**king mistake I ever made': how a friendly with Turkey changed everything

Full of confidence and looking forward to playing at a World Cup, there was a shock in store for Gary Waddock.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Friday 16 March, 2018

RTÉ to show Ireland international and LOI double-header next week

The broadcaster will have live coverage of both of Ireland’s upcoming friendlies.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'I haven't taken a senior player' - Martin O'Neill upset with Michael for bringing religion into allegiance debate

The Republic of Ireland manager was responding to an interview his counterpart did earlier this week.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Sunday 4 March, 2018

'I just didn't enjoy football anymore. I needed to take myself out of my comfort zone.'

Former Republic of Ireland underage international Conor Henderson has rediscovered his love of the game in Bulgaria.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Ireland draw Denmark and Wales in inaugural Uefa Nations League

The Boys in Green are paired with their World Cup foes again.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Ireland's women pay the penalty and suffer narrow loss in first of two games against Portugal

Missing a number of regulars, Colin Bell gave some youngsters their chance to impress.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Monday 1 January, 2018

Here's what the Republic of Ireland's starting XI should be for their first game of 2018

With the squad in transition, some younger players should certainly get their chance to shine.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Thursday 28 December, 2017

We're the Gaffer: The42's best Irish XI of 2017

2017 proved particularly kind to this collection of players.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Highly-rated Irish youngster Adam Idah grabs blistering FA Youth Cup hat-trick

The Cork native only joined Norwich City in the summer but he’s showing superb form.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'Ireland made it a little bit easier for us because they played a diamond and left a lot of space' Exploited This post contains videos

'Ireland made it a little bit easier for us because they played a diamond and left a lot of space'

Denmark boss Age Hareide was surprised by Martin O’Neill’s strategy.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Eriksen's elegance a joy to behold and conjured memories of another Dublin drubbing

The Tottenham playmaker is in his pomp and, as much as it hurts, you’ve got to appreciate the brilliance he displayed tonight.

Teenage prodigy Martin Odegaard crucial as Ireland lose unbeaten run in Norway Bitter This post contains videos

Teenage prodigy Martin Odegaard crucial as Ireland lose unbeaten run in Norway

It seemed Noel King’s side were set for a draw but conceded a late, late goal.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'In terms of quality, expectations have reached a new low during this campaign'

A team can still be pragmatic and expressive.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Monday 6 November, 2017

McCarthy and Keogh ruled out as O'Neill cuts his World Cup play-off squad

Preparations for Denmark begin this afternoon out in Abbotstown.

Rangers and Scotland striker handed Ireland U18 call-up

Matthew Shiels is taking up the opportunity to represent the Boys in Green.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

'The feeling here is that Ireland will be tough to beat but, individually, we have the better players'

The Danes feel they have enough quality to get past the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup play-offs.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'If he was here today he'd be on cloud nine seeing me going into a championship final'

Later today, Cork’s Denise O’Sullivan faces into the biggest game of her career and her late father will be a source of motivation.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Friday 13 October, 2017

'It's the first time they did a good thing': Everton boss Koeman has sly dig at Ireland over McCarthy

The tension between the the Dutchman and the Irish management team continues.

# republic-of-ireland-soccer-2 - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Character won't always be enough, but would Ireland fans swap it for any other attribute?

Sometimes, like last night, it just stares you in the face, writes Paul Dollery.

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