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#Stephen Kenny

# stephen-kenny - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Slaven Bilic says making Ireland debut will help Dara O’Shea’s confidence

Twenty-one-year-old made debut for Stephen Kenny’s men against Finland on Wednesday.

# stephen-kenny - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Ignore the culture wars - Kenny is making progress but improvements are needed

Ireland have shown plenty of encouraging signs over the last week, but the bare stats show there is still as serious problem in front of goal.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Kenny's kids looking to end turbulent week with win in Finland

After a week like no other, a much-changed Irish squad featuring seven players under the age of 22 seek a first win under the new manager.

# stephen-kenny - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

'No doubt about it, we're still in this European Championship' - Ireland U21 boss

Ireland have two big qualifying games next month after losing out to Italy this evening.

Kenny optimistic international football will continue as Covid hits players across Europe

‘People need something to look forward to’, said Kenny, and he described the Irish team as ‘the pinnacle of sporting life in Ireland.’

Irish player returns second positive Covid-19 result on retest and will miss Finland game

The player is now out of the squad for the game in Finland.

# stephen-kenny - Monday 12 October, 2020

Explainer: What is still at stake in Ireland's Nations League campaign

The remaining games will have a major role in deciding Ireland’s path to the 2022 World Cup.

# stephen-kenny - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Idah returns following HSE clearance as five players called up to Ireland squad

Aaron Connolly won’t be back for the trip to Finland, but Dara O’Shea, Jason Knight, Ryan Manning and Ronan Curtis will travel.

Kenny and FAI to review flight plans ahead of Helsinki trip

The Irish boss lost five players over a single Covid positive test last night, with four players identified as close contacts because of seating on the plane.

Wales hold Ireland to another goalless draw

An understrength Irish side, weakened by Covid-19, showed more signs of encouragement but again failed to score.

Plane saga dominates build-up as Kenny searches for important win against Wales

With the Euros dream dead, Ireland need to start getting results to improve their seeding for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers draw.

# stephen-kenny - Saturday 10 October, 2020

David McGoldrick ruled out of Wales and Finland games

James McCarthy is also doubtful for tomorrow’s home clash with Ryan Giggs’ side.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 9 October, 2020

Encouraging Slovakia performance proves Kenny's credentials and shows nonsense of succession plan

Kenny showed last night the progress he has made with his players, but it’s too little too late for Ireland’s Euros hopes.

The Irish underage star embarking on a new adventure in Switzerland

New Grasshopper loan signing Connor Ronan is hoping to help Jim Crawford’s side overcome Italy.

Ireland's best performance since Euro 2016 deserved more

Stephen Kenny’s men were a penalty shootout away from the play-off final.

Kenny: Slovakia performance proves quality of Irish players

The Irish boss heralded his players for showing ‘tremendous qualities as Irishmen.’

# stephen-kenny - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Slovakia

It was a heartbreaking night as the Irish side were beaten on penalties.

As it happened: Slovakia v Ireland, Euros play-off Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Slovakia v Ireland, Euros play-off

Ireland faced Slovakia, for a chance to play Bosnia or Northern Ireland in the final.

Ireland's quiet man set for the biggest night of his footballing life

In just his third match in charge, Stephen Kenny will lead Ireland in a crucial Euros play-off against Slovakia.

'It’s up to me to find a way to bring out my best game when I put on the Ireland jersey'

Matt Doherty admits fans have yet to see the best of him in an Ireland jersey.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'We're definitely in a much better place than we were four weeks ago'

Stephen Kenny leads Ireland into tomorrow night’s European Championship play-off in Slovakia.

# stephen-kenny - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

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'A comment from the press box was 'So much for the revolution'. You're thinking 'Cop yourselves on''

David Sneyd and Johnny Ward join Gavan Casey and Gavin Cooney to preview Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off on our new show, The Punt.

'He’s the best I’ve worked with in terms of attention to detail and man-management'

Republic of Ireland winger Callum O’Dowda looks ahead to Thursday’s crucial clash with Slovakia.

Do you agree with our Ireland XI to play Slovakia?

Stephen Kenny has a number of big calls to make for Thursday’s Euros play-off.

# stephen-kenny - Monday 5 October, 2020

Kenny says qualification for Euros would be an 'extraordinary achievement'

The Irish boss nonetheless says his side won’t be cautious in Thursday’s playoff against Slovakia.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 2 October, 2020

Luton Town boss 'very surprised' by omission of Collins from Ireland squad

‘I think he’s good enough to at least get in the squad,’ Nathan Jones said of the 29-year-old striker.

# stephen-kenny - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Kenny leaves door open to playing Doherty and Coleman in the same team

Stephen Kenny spoke to the press today as he announced a 25-man squad for an upcoming triple-header, one of which is the Euros play-off with Slovakia.

Byrne and Williams named in 25-man Ireland squad for Slovakia play-off

Robbie Brady and Callum O’Dowda have also been included by Stephen Kenny despite carrying injuries.

# stephen-kenny - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Shane Duffy’s Celtic move gets Stephen Kenny seal of approval

The defender has joined the Hoops on loan from Brighton.

# stephen-kenny - Monday 7 September, 2020

The biggest challenge of the Stephen Kenny era is already obvious

Plus, more talking points from the Ireland manager’s first two games in charge.

Kenny needs time to reshape the Irish team - ignore anyone who says otherwise

It is much too early to judge the new Irish boss, although that hasn’t stopped some.

# stephen-kenny - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Kenny: We'll be better against Slovakia next month

The Irish boss said his players’ lack of match sharpness played a part in defeat to Finland.

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As it happened: Ireland v Finland, Nations League

Ireland faced Finland in the first home game of the Stephen Kenny era.

Few changes expected as Kenny makes Aviva bow in strange circumstances

Finland provide the opponents at the Aviva Stadium this evening.

# stephen-kenny - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Kenny: Much more to come from 'really exceptional' James McCarthy

David McGoldrick, meanwhile, is unlikely to start against Finland tomorrow evening.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 4 September, 2020

David McGoldrick links up with Ireland squad

A foot injury meant the Sheffield United striker missed the match away to Bulgaria on Thursday night.

Bold Adam Idah call a metaphor for new Ireland

The 19-year-old Cork-born forward was handed his senior international debut in Stephen Kenny’s first match in charge.

# stephen-kenny - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Stephen Kenny admits 'room for improvement' after Ireland draw

The Irish boss also praised Aaron Connolly after placing faith in the youngster.

McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change

Although he initially looked uneasy with the new style, Shane Duffy showed some of Ireland’s traditional strengths to rescue a draw in Bulgaria.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Bulgaria

Ireland had to settle for a 1-1 draw in Stephen Kenny’s first game in charge.

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