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#Stephen Kenny

# stephen-kenny - Thursday 3 September, 2020

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As it happened: Bulgaria v Ireland, Nations League

Ireland faced Bulgaria as the Stephen Kenny era got underway.

Idah to make debut, no place for Coleman, McClean, as first Ireland team of Stephen Kenny era confirmed

Matt Doherty has won the battle for the right-back spot.

Time for the talking to stop as Stephen Kenny and Ireland finally begin a new era in Sofia

The long, long wait for Kenny’s first game in charge comes to an end in the Uefa Nations League tonight.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Kenny yet to settle on his first Irish team as he reports a clean bill of health in Sofia

The new Irish manager has a few final preparations planned before he finally gets his reign underway against Bulgaria tomorrow night.

'Probably the most emotional season of my career' - How Stephen Kenny steered Derry through turmoil

Kenny stuck with the club after their relegation in 2010, and then showed many of the qualities that would eventually make him Ireland manager.

# stephen-kenny - Monday 31 August, 2020

'We want to play but we won’t be taking stupid risks' - Evolution not revolution under Kenny, says Randolph

The Irish squad trained under their new manager for the first time today, ahead of a Uefa Nations League meeting with Bulgaria on Thursday.

# stephen-kenny - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'Matt has probably been undervalued by Ireland,' says Kenny as Dubliner completes Spurs move

The 28-year-old penned a four-year deal with Jose Mourinho’s side.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Concern for Kenny as James McCarthy takes a knock in Palace pre-season friendly

McCarthy lasted just 20 minutes against Oxford United on Tuesday.

# stephen-kenny - Monday 24 August, 2020

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Adam Idah marks first Ireland call-up with superb pre-season strike

The 19-year-old has been included in Stephen Kenny’s first squad as Republic of Ireland manager.

'Michael has to go into the U21s and do well at that level' - Kenny explains Obafemi absence after pointed tweet

The Southampton striker has publicly aired his grievance at being left out of the squad for upcoming games with Bulgaria and Finland.

# stephen-kenny - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Northern Ireland U21 international set to switch allegiance to the Republic

23-year-old midfielder Mark Sykes plays for Oxford in League One.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 21 August, 2020

Ireland's Nations League trip to Bulgaria confirmed despite pandemic uncertainty

Nations League opener set for Sofia on 3 September.

'This is a goal that probably changes the history of Irish football'

The latest episode of ‘Rise of Kenny’ looks at the manager’s unforgettable stint at Dundalk and a famous win over BATE.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Holders Shamrock Rovers pitted against Cork City in FAI Cup draw

Last year’s beaten finalists Dundalk are away to Cobh Ramblers in the second round, meanwhile.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 7 August, 2020

'Stephen Kenny was always available to call into an 80th-birthday party... Down-to-earth things like that'

In Episode 5 of Rise of Kenny, Kevin Brannigan chats to Arthur Duffy about the Irish manager’s second coming at Derry.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 31 July, 2020

'As time goes by, a lot of Dunfermline fans are thinking: "We should have given him more time'"

In Episode 4 of Rise of Kenny, Kevin Brannigan chats to Tam McManus about Stephen Kenny’s spell in Scotland.

# stephen-kenny - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Ireland's Aaron Connolly earns new four-year contract with Brighton

The 20-year-old Galway man scored three Premier League goals this season.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

No role for Niall Quinn as FAI confirm appointments in restructured executive

Stephen Kenny has been appointed International Football Director, having said last week he would not have a title.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 10 July, 2020

Mustang Sally, Stephen Kenny and the Longford Town legacy

Longford Town were going nowhere until Stephen Kenny arrived in 1998. Their subsequent success charmed the nation and set the then 26-year-old on the road to the biggest job in Irish football.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Stephen Kenny distances himself from Director title at revamped FAI

Kenny also confirmed James McCarthy is available for international selection, although the prospect of a return for Stephen Ireland looks unlikely.

# stephen-kenny - Monday 6 July, 2020

The rise of Kenny, Pat Lam's philosophy and a Mayo warrior: The42 membership this week

Here’s this week’s substantial sports journalism meal.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 26 June, 2020

Ireland's autumn fixture list confirmed by Uefa

Four of Ireland’s fixtures have been pushed back by either 24 or 48 hours.

# stephen-kenny - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Kenny backs 'very important' McGoldrick to help Ireland's youngsters flourish

The Ireland boss also commended James McCarthy, Harry Arter, Jayson Molumby and Shane Long.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 5 June, 2020

'He was a very slight lad, and appeared unfit at times. Then all of a sudden, he'd get the ball and do a bit of magic'

How Damien Duff reached the very top as a player, and what he has been doing to ensure his coaching career is just as successful.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Dundalk assistant among the new faces as Kenny makes three additions to Ireland backroom team

Dundalk assistant head coach Ruaidhri Higgins will leave the League of Ireland champions and is among three appointments confirmed by the FAI this evening.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 24 April, 2020

Niall Quinn says FAI must give Stephen Kenny time to bring 'sea-change' to Irish football

The new Irish manager will begin contacting his players next week.

# stephen-kenny - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Ireland's Euros play-off 'likely' to be played in October

The FAI have confirmed the expected time of the clash with Slovakia.

# stephen-kenny - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Dundalk boss 'not happy' as FAI make move for Higgins to join Kenny's Ireland setup

Dundalk have confirmed that an approach has been made for assistant head coach Ruaidhri Higgins.

# stephen-kenny - Monday 13 April, 2020

'He’s really developing into a fine player... He’s now dictating games'

New Ireland U21 boss Jim Crawford thinks highly of Jayson Molumby.

# stephen-kenny - Sunday 12 April, 2020

‘There’ll be very little change’ – The man entrusted to succeed Stephen Kenny

Jim Crawford on his recent appointment as Ireland U21 boss.

# stephen-kenny - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'He shot the lights out' - What to expect from Damien Duff as Ireland's latest assistant coach

He has criticised pushy parents and said he was probably ‘too tough’ on his U15s, but Duff is a lot more than just an old-school coach.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 10 April, 2020

'I don’t think Stephen is too worried' - McClean slams Breen and Hunt over Kenny remarks

The Stoke City player was speaking in defence of the new Ireland boss.

# stephen-kenny - Thursday 9 April, 2020

7 takeaways from Stephen Kenny's unveiling as Irish manager

What Kenny has already achieved, why Robbie Keane won’t be involved, why there’s good news for Robbie Brady, and a change in selection policy.

The little things make a big difference for new Ireland manager Stephen Kenny

Ireland U21 winger Zack Elbouzedi explains why he expects Kenny to be successful in the role.

'I want teams across the nation to see the senior Irish team and say, 'That's the way we want to play'

Stephen Kenny was unveiled as Irish senior manager this afternoon, and spoke about the players he rates, his style of play, and why he didn’t get a chance to inform Robbie Keane of his non-inclusion in the backroom team.

The man tasked with continuing the progress made by Stephen Kenny with the Ireland U21s

Jim Crawford takes charge of a group of promising youngsters.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

'Gutted to see Mick go' but Connolly full of enthusiasm for Kenny era

The young Brighton attacker has been commenting on the Republic of Ireland’s managerial change.

How the 'lowest moment' of his life shaped a future Ireland manager

Killian Brennan and Billy Dennehy recall playing under Stephen Kenny during a turbulent spell at Shamrock Rovers.

# stephen-kenny - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Could this be Stephen Kenny's Ireland XI to face Slovakia?

The incoming manager will have some tricky decisions to make in the coming months.

'Fans would come up and openly call me a b******s ' - The challenges of being an Irish manager in Ireland

Stephen Kenny is only the third Irish manager in almost 50 years to live in the country full-time. Eoin Hand and Brian Kerr talk to The42 about the unique pressures of being home-based.