# Stephen Ireland

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# The Gaffer
'Steve Staunton is an icon of Irish football and will always be' - remembering Stan's remarkable reign
The young Boys in Green boss dealt with controversies, landmark defeats and media battles.
# Next generation
Stephen Ireland's son Joshua included in Irish U19s training camp
Jon Walters is also involved on the coaching staff.
# Comeback
Stephen Ireland's agent 'asked for too much money' but League One side still hope to reach a deal
Swindon Town remain keen on the 34-year-old midfielder.
# Comeback
Stephen Ireland on trial with League One side in bid to return from two-year lay-off
The midfielder hasn’t played competitively since May 2018.
# Peak 2020
'There is so much more to come out of me' - Stephen Ireland wants to play international football again
The 33-year-old is keeping fit in the hope of earning an unlikely recall to the Ireland squad.
# Alfe Inge Haaland
'Someone from United came in with the police asking Alfie not to sue Keane. He refused'
The Manchester derby used to be very different as former City goalkeeper Nicky Weaver remembers that horror tackle by the United captain, and why Stephen Ireland should have made it to the very top.
# Stephen Ireland
'Stephen has some crazy friends from Cork, but he's a good lad. Very family-orientated'
Emile Heskey has spoken warmly about his former team-mate at Aston Villa Stephen Ireland.
# opening up
'My life was turned upside down by having two kids on my own at the age of 18' - Stephen Ireland
Now 33, the ex-Ireland and Manchester City midfielder has opened up about his fall-out from international football and the demise of his club career.
# Wandering free
Stephen Ireland's spell at Bolton Wanderers is over after two months
The former Ireland international didn’t play any games for the Championship club, who he joined in October.
# Back In The Game
Free agent Stephen Ireland earns short-term deal with Championship club
The 32-year-old midfielder has joined Bolton Wanderers.
# Lifeline
Stephen Ireland close to move to Scottish side Aberdeen - reports
The 32-year-old left Stoke City at the end of last season.
# nett
Bundesliga clubs reportedly interested in free agent Ireland
The former international is the subject of interest from Borussia Mönchengladbach according to a German publication.
# free agent
Stephen Ireland's trial with Championship club hampered by injury
The 31-year-old Irish midfielder has been training with Bolton Wanderers as he searches for a new club.
# free agent
Stephen Ireland among seven players released by relegated Stoke
The 31-year-old spent five years with the Potters.
# Analysis
Man-of-the-match Pogba shows his class and more Premier League talking points
Plus, have Liverpool shown other teams the only way to beat Manchester City?
# The Return
Stephen Ireland makes first Premier League start in almost 3 years at Old Trafford
Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial both feature for Manchester United.
609 days since his last appearance, Stephen Ireland starts for Stoke City this afternoon
Mark Hughes has praised the midfielder’s attitude during his long-term layoff.
# Recovery
Over 600 days since his last appearance, Stephen Ireland returns to Stoke's bench
The Irish midfielder has been out of action for a considerable period after suffering a broken leg in training.
# Lifeline
Stoke hand Stephen Ireland six-month deal as he continues comeback from broken leg
The Cork native has been out of action since April 2016 but the Potters will continue to support his recovery.
# Chance
Stephen Ireland offered new deal by Stoke as he continues rehabilitation
The midfielder has been out of action since suffering a double leg break last year.
# Enigma
What happened to Stephen Ireland?
10 years on from his winning goal against Wales at Croke Park, the Stoke star has become one of Irish football’s most elusive figures.
# ten years on
'That's propaganda - that's like going to Russia 50 years ago': Staunton, Wales and Croke Park
The 1-0 win papered over the cracks during a harrowing Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.
# Setback
Bad news for Stephen Ireland as he suffers broken leg at training with Stoke
The injury was suffered at training this morning.
# Looking Back
Here's what happened the other times Ireland played Slovakia
The Boys in Green have played the Slovaks four times in total.
# playmakers
Analysis: Two of the Premier League's most creative players last weekend were Irish
Both Stephen Ireland and Wes Hoolahan were instrumental for their clubs on Saturday.
# gruesome
'Horrendous tackle' leaves Stephen Ireland needing 10 stitches in his leg
The Cork native was the victim of a wild challenge from Hull’s Maynor Figueroa.
Stephen Ireland sprung from the bench to score twice and complete Potters comeback
Stoke had been trailing 1-0 to Wrexham when the Cork native was introduced.
# Opinion
5 players we'd like to see named in the Ireland squad today
Jack Grealish and others who’ll be hoping to get a call from the management team.
# Interview
Upcoming Ireland friendlies are 'more important than people think' - Quinn
The former Irish international also discusses Stephen Ireland’s future and James McCarthy’s recent links to Man United.
# nobody home
'If he wants to play he can call me' - O'Neill phones Stephen Ireland, gets no answer
The Ireland manager has said he only wants players who are interested in lining out for the international team.
# Contract
Stephen Ireland signs new three-year deal with Stoke City
The six-times capped Ireland international has paid tribute to manager Mark Hughes for reinvigorating him.
# Ireland's call
Roy Keane: I met Stephen Ireland's granny on flight to Cork today
The Ireland assistant boss says Martin O’Neill isn’t closing the door on any player.
# Exiled
Stephen Ireland 'warming' to idea of international return, says O'Neill
Shay Given will be ‘monitored’ by the Ireland boss, meanwhile.
Stoke sign Stephen Ireland on a permanent deal
The Irish midfielder had been on loan at the Potters from Aston Villa.
# Gossip
Departures Lounge: Shane Long set for Hull move?
Meanwhile, United are interested in re-signing Paul Pogba, while Stephen Ireland has signed permanently with Stoke.
# Upset
Stephen Ireland on target as Potters down Chelsea
On-loan winger Oussama Assaidi hit a late winner to help Mark Hughes get the better of Jose Mourinho.
Keane opens door for Stephen Ireland return but won't be camping outside his house
One exiled Corkman’s returned… room for another?
# International exile
'If Roy can come back, it's open for anyone' - O'Neill on Stephen Ireland return
The Ireland manager is keen to give the Stoke midfielder a fresh start.
# Report
Walters and Ireland on target as Swansea and Stoke share points
A 96th minute penalty got Mark Hughes’ team out of jail at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon.
# Prodigal Son
‘Excited’ Stephen Ireland ponders international comeback
We could be the next Belgium, says the exiled Stoke midfielder.