Luca Connell: ‘Robbie Keane asked us to strike the bar from 30 yards...I did it first time’

Deep into this summer like no other for in-demand Luca Connell, the green of Ireland rather than Celtic constitutes his main attraction.

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U19 manager Tom Mohan bids to make most of Ireland options

Ireland U19 manager Tom Mohan believes his team can do the nation proud at next month’s Euros, despite losing a glut of players.

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FAI plan runs into schoolboys trouble

The numbers are not adding up for the FAI in their bid to push through governance reforms next month to restore state funding.

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Tribesmen blitz stuns Leitrim to secure final place

Galway advanced to the Connacht final with a facile win over Leitrim in Tuam.

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FAI governance report recommends radical reform following Delaney controversy

Radical changes in the make-up of the FAI board and council are imminent after the governance review committee today published their report at Abbotstown.

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John Earley resigns from FAI board with immediate effect

John Earley, chairman of the Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland (SFAI), has resigned from the board of the FAI.

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Noel Mooney open to Niall Quinn-FAI link-up

Noel Mooney has revealed he is open to Niall Quinn being part of the FAI’s ‘rebirth’ but admits tensions with the Government will not ease until ...

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Toulon display leave Kenny upbeat on Euro hopes

Six games into his reign as Ireland U21 manager and Stephen Kenny believes his side are gearing up well to reach a first-ever major tournament.

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Kenny: Heavy schedule took toll on U21s

Stephen Kenny cited a gruelling schedule for Ireland U21s not pushing Brazil harder in yesterday’s Toulon Tournament semi-final.

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Fans expecting goalrush at Lansdowne Road left disappointed

Ireland’s striker quartet remain without a goal after David McGoldrick saw his effort against Gibraltar chalked off an own-goal.

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Kjaer bemoans luck of the Irish

Denmark captain Simon Kjaer says they won’t wallow in despair at dropping points against Ireland on Friday night because they’re confident of winning ...

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Ireland looking forward to battling Brazil

Stephen Kenny insists his U21 heroes will relish their Toulon Tournament semi-final against Brazil.

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Shane Duffy: 'Still a lot of improvement but we tried to play more and press Danes'

Ireland hero Darren Randolph revealed his side were determined to give Denmark a battle in Friday night’s 1-1 draw.

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Stephen Kenny hopes Ireland U 21 play it cool

Stephen Kenny hopes his Ireland U21 side can handle the heat of battle to clinch a Toulon Tournament semi-final place.

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Ireland reveal industrial edge to complement class

Stephen Kenny saluted his Ireland U21 warriors for securing a draw against Mexico which puts them on the brink of reaching the Toulon Tournament semi-finals.

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Denmark v Ireland: Where are the goals going to come from?

Taking a look at what to expect from tomorrow's Euro qualifier against Denmark.

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Rising star Idah ready to add to growing reputation

In the public’s yearning for a natural goalscoring successor to Ireland hitman Robbie Keane, the name of Adam Idah has lasted longer than most contenders.

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Denmark's Jorgensen is ready for same old defensive Irish outlook

Denmark defender Mathias Jorgensen has seen enough of Ireland in the past 20 months to believe not even Mick McCarthy can extinguish their defensive instincts.

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Kenny’s joy as Ireland blast out of blocks

Stephen Kenny hailed his Ireland U21 side’s quickfire start in yesterday’s demolition of China.

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Kenny defends calling up League of Ireland players

Ireland U21 manager Stephen Kenny has defended his decision to call-up League of Ireland players despite Stephen Bradley’s desire for them to be excluded.

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Quinn puts plan for Irish football into print

After talking a lot over the past 18 months about his grand vision to overhaul Irish football, Niall Quinn has put his plans into print for the FAI’s governance ...

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FAI staff push to have two employees on new board

FAI staff are pushing to have two employees on the association’s new-look board.

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O’Halloran proposes place for NY in qualifiers

New York manager Justin O’Halloran says a way must be found for the Exiles to play more competitive matches each year.

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'We got very sloppy': Horan not getting carried away by decisive win over NY

Mayo manager James Horan said they won’t be getting carried away with their 21-point win over New York and that they have plenty of room for improvement.

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Mayo kick off Championship in style with win over New York

Mayo got their 2019 championship campaign off to an impressive start with a facile win at Gaelic Park against a New York side who were outclassed.

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Mayo fans in US queue at 8am in the rain to get tickets for New York clash

Mayo fans began queuing in the rain outside Gaelic Park in the Bronx before 8am this morning in an effort to get tickets for the Connacht SFC clash against New York. ...

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More Euro heartbreak as ref call costly for Ireland

Twelve months after an injustice undid them at the Euro U17 finals, Ireland were again left fuming by a refereeing decision in the tournament.

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New York manager says entry to backdoor system would be huge

New York manager Justin O’Halloran said that entry into the backdoor system for the Exiles would be a huge development for the game in the United States.

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League of Ireland: Your team-by-team preview for Monday

No wins in seven matches over the past six weeks has intensified pressure on Cork City, meaning anything less than victory Monday night against basement side Finn ...

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Fifa seek ‘clarification’ from FAI over breaches

Fifa have written to the Football Association of Ireland seeking answers about their present troubles.

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McCarthy encouraged by Long’s return to form

As Irish football seeks new heroes, both on and off the pitch, a veteran one has been tipped by Mick McCarthy to spearhead his Euro 2020 qualification crusade.

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Comer set to miss Galway’s Connacht title defence

Galway manager Kevin Walsh believes that the depth developed in the squad during an injury-stricken league campaign will stand to them as they face into the championship ...

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Boost for Galway as Cooneys back in action

Galway hurlers have received a timely boost with Joseph Cooney marking his return from Australia by turning in a superb performance for his club Sarsfields at the ...

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Cabo go top after seeing off Wexford

Cabinteely went top of the First Division last night by beating Wexford 2-0 in Ferrycarrig.

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Darren Sweetnam: Treviso win set things up well

It’s hard to believe it’s seven years since Darren Sweetnam made his senior hurling championship debut for Cork as a 19-year old, but his sole focus ...

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Toulouse ‘building something special’, says Richie Arnold

Toulouse lock Richie Arnold says they will head to Dublin this weekend with a lot of confidence after seeing off Clermont Auvergne 47-44 in a top-of-the-table Top ...

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Delaney offers to step aside from FAI

As spring turns to summer, it’s timely for John Delaney to offer to take on a spell of gardening leave, as his future in Irish football is now up in the air.

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FAI to confirm top brass exits

The embattled Football Association of Ireland will today attempt to start mending fences with the Government by confirming a glut of exits, including John Delaney’s. ...

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Toulouse ready for Leinster, warns coach

Toulouse joint-coach Regis Sonnes said that the manner in which they came from behind to oust Clermont Auvergne 47-44 in a 10-try thriller at Le Stadium sets them ...

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Wycherley doubtful for Munster after picking up leg injury in Treviso

Versatile back five player Fineen Wycherley is Munster’s only new injury concern as they start preparing for next weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final ...

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Kerry District League's John O'Regan: John Delaney told me he's stepping down from FAI

Latest: John Delaney has reportedly resigned from his position as FAI Executive Vice President.

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Van Graan happy with depth as understrength Munster claim bonus point win in Italy

Munster coach Johann van Graan praised the strength and depth of his squad after they came from behind to oust Benetton Rugby in Treviso on Friday night.

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Bradley hails Connacht’s new statement of intent

Michael Bradley spent most of his seven years at the Sportsground not just wondering if he would be in a job at the end of the season, but rather whether the Connacht ...

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Connacht stay on course in cup and league mission

Connacht got the result, but not the performance they required in this fraught win over Michael Bradley’s Zebre.

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Andy Friend relieved Connacht still in control after escaping Parma with 6-5 win

Connacht coach Andy Friend said he is relieved they are still in control of their own destiny after escaping from Parma with a 6-5 win in a bruising encounter on ...

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‘He had 14 stitches across his hand. It was like a shark bite’

Connacht’s play-off drive in the PRO14 has been handed a big boost with the return of out-half Jack Carty to training in time for this weekend’s clash ...

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Seagulls see off Cobh to swoop out in front

Bray Wanderers took top spot in the SSE Airtricity First Division outright thanks to a 1-0 victory over Cobh Ramblers last night.

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Shark attack sinks Connacht

Connacht’s focus for the remainder of the season will be trying to claim a knockout spot in the PRO14 and a place in next season’s Champions Cup but ...

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Danes anticipate more expansive Ireland

John Fallon Denmark’s Henrik Dalsgaard is expecting Mick McCarthy to enrich Copenhagen with an entertaining Ireland side for their crunch Euro meeting in June. ...

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Danish fightback stuns Swiss

Denmark manager Age Hareide admitted he went from hell to heaven as his team mounted a staggering late comeback in Basel to extract a point off Switzerland in the ...

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