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#Stephen Ireland

# stephen-ireland - Wednesday 24 June, 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.

# stephen-ireland - Sunday 8 March, 2020

'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 - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

'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.

# stephen-ireland - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

'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.

# stephen-ireland - Thursday 20 December, 2018

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.

# stephen-ireland - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Free agent Stephen Ireland earns short-term deal with Championship club

The 32-year-old midfielder has joined Bolton Wanderers.

# stephen-ireland - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Stephen Ireland close to move to Scottish side Aberdeen - reports

The 32-year-old left Stoke City at the end of last season.

# stephen-ireland - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Bundesliga clubs reportedly interested in free agent Ireland

The former international is the subject of interest from Borussia Mönchengladbach according to a German publication.

# stephen-ireland - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

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.

# stephen-ireland - Friday 1 June, 2018

Stephen Ireland among seven players released by relegated Stoke

The 31-year-old spent five years with the Potters.

# stephen-ireland - Monday 15 January, 2018

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?

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.

# stephen-ireland - Saturday 6 January, 2018

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.

# stephen-ireland - Monday 1 January, 2018

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.

# stephen-ireland - Saturday 1 July, 2017

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.

# stephen-ireland - Friday 26 May, 2017

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.

# stephen-ireland - Thursday 23 March, 2017

What happened to Stephen Ireland? Enigma This post contains videos

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.

'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.

# stephen-ireland - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Bad news for Stephen Ireland as he suffers broken leg at training with Stoke

The injury was suffered at training this morning.

# stephen-ireland - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Here's what happened the other times Ireland played Slovakia

The Boys in Green have played the Slovaks four times in total.

# stephen-ireland - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

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.

# stephen-ireland - Sunday 1 March, 2015

'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 - Sunday 4 January, 2015

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.

# stephen-ireland - Thursday 21 August, 2014

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.

# stephen-ireland - Saturday 24 May, 2014

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.

# stephen-ireland - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

'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.

# stephen-ireland - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

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.

# stephen-ireland - Thursday 27 March, 2014

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.

# stephen-ireland - Friday 21 February, 2014

Stephen Ireland 'warming' to idea of international return, says O'Neill

Shay Given will be ‘monitored’ by the Ireland boss, meanwhile.

# stephen-ireland - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Stoke sign Stephen Ireland on a permanent deal

The Irish midfielder had been on loan at the Potters from Aston Villa.

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.

# stephen-ireland - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Stephen Ireland on target as Potters down Chelsea Upset This post contains videos

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.

# stephen-ireland - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Keane opens door for Stephen Ireland return but won't be camping outside his house

One exiled Corkman’s returned… room for another?

# stephen-ireland - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

'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.

# stephen-ireland - Sunday 10 November, 2013

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.

# stephen-ireland - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

‘Excited’ Stephen Ireland ponders international comeback

We could be the next Belgium, says the exiled Stoke midfielder.

# stephen-ireland - Sunday 3 November, 2013

O'Neill and Keane pairing 'a dream for Ireland' - Paul McGrath

The former defender believes the assistant-in-waiting has what it takes to be a number two.

# stephen-ireland - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

# stephen-ireland - Monday 16 September, 2013

Opinion: Why Stephen Ireland deserves sympathy rather than scorn

The Stoke City midfielder has this week suggested he is considering a return to the international set-up.

# stephen-ireland - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Poll: Would you welcome back Stephen Ireland to the Irish set-up? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome back Stephen Ireland to the Irish set-up?

The player has expressed an interest in returning, depending on the identity of the new boss.

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