“Mixed emotions,” said McCarthy afterwards.
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019
Events in Cardiff tomorrow will dictate the identity of Ireland’s opponents in the Euro 2020 Path B play-off semi-final match on Tuesday, March 26.
Mon, 18 Nov, 2019
Boxing, cycling, judo and shooting are occupying Irish thoughts on day two of the European Games in Minsk.
Sat, 22 Jun, 2019
There is always the next match.
Fri, 07 Jun, 2019
Under-17 European Championship finals (Group C)
Sat, 12 May, 2018
It took until the last second of the final minute in injury time but U21 defender Shaun Donnellan ensured the good times for Irish underage football continued last night.
Wed, 28 Mar, 2018
Against the lure of leaving for a higher seeded nation in Scotland, Michael O’Neill believes his relevant voice in the Northern Ireland dressing-room was central to him staying.
Thu, 25 Jan, 2018
Neville, a former England defender, was named the permanent successor to Mark Sampson despite having no previous managerial experience.
Wed, 24 Jan, 2018
A 26-year-old man has admitted providing funding from Co Waterford to terrorist organisation Islamic State.
Sat, 13 Jan, 2018
Diego Costa last night made a goalscoring return to Atletico Madrid with a second-half strike in their comfortable 4-0 Copa de Rey win at Lleida.
Thu, 04 Jan, 2018
Ireland won’t be part of the summer World Cup spectacle but there remains some burning issues for the game here in the year ahead.
Sat, 30 Dec, 2017
Shane Duffy puffs out his cheeks and exhales at the thought of clinching World Cup qualification over the next week, fully aware he’ll experience better emotions than Ireland’s last successful tournament tilt.
Tue, 07 Nov, 2017
Portugal and France secured their places at next summer's World Cup finals but Holland will miss out on a second successive major tournament.
Wed, 11 Oct, 2017
Blaise Matuidi's early goal proved enough for France to secure a crucial 1-0 victory away to Bulgaria which put them back at the top of World Cup European Qualifying Group A.
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
Football’s place in the grand scheme of things was made plain again last week with the news of Kevin Doyle’s forced retirement.
Wed, 04 Oct, 2017
Belgium qualified for next year's World Cup by beating Greece but France were pegged back by a humiliating goalless draw at home to Luxembourg.
Sun, 03 Sep, 2017
Irish students spend more time in school than those in most other developed countries.
Wed, 07 Jun, 2017
Drastic circumstances warrant drastic action and the foray into enemy territory by Seamus Coleman for his first international goal last night not only bailed Ireland out but underlined our reliance on players from around the pitch to become match-winners.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2016
A man accused of shooting two officers and a bystander in a drug raid in Copenhagen has been shot and critically injured by police.
Thu, 01 Sep, 2016
Tue, 12 Jul, 2016
Euphoria swept through the Irish squad following Wednesday’s victory over Italy, but Shane Long was unable to banish the Belgian blues as he looked ahead to the challenge posed by France in Sunday’s Euro 2016 last-16 tie.
Fri, 24 Jun, 2016
Wed, 15 Jun, 2016
Mon, 13 Jun, 2016
Sun, 12 Jun, 2016
Thu, 09 Jun, 2016
Wed, 08 Jun, 2016
When Roy Hodgson was asked recently to contrast the centre-halves England have brought to France (John Stones, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling) with the choice Sven-Goran Eriksson had at World Cup in 2006 (Sol Campbell, Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Carragher and John Terry), he couldn’t quite bring himself to dispute the gulf in quality.
Wed, 08 Jun, 2016
Keiren Westwood’s body language said it all. With 70 minutes played at Turner’s Cross on Tuesday, and David Forde given the nod to replace Shay Given in goal, it looked like the Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper’s chances of booking passage to France had come and gone without him even donning the gloves.
Thu, 02 Jun, 2016
Friday night marked four years almost to the day since Ireland’s last adieu to their Dublin faithful ahead of a European Championship bid and there were moments aplenty to make you wonder at how much has changed in that snapshot of time.
Sun, 29 May, 2016
Tue, 29 Mar, 2016
Sat, 26 Mar, 2016
Mon, 11 Jan, 2016
The FAI have officially confirmed Ireland will be based in the historic city of Versailles for next year’s European Championship finals in France.
Sun, 20 Dec, 2015
Homeless and struggling with schizophrenia, the late Vedran Kohut was nonetheless kindness personified, an adventurer, and immediately likeable, writes.
Sat, 28 Nov, 2015
As a nation sweated on the fitness of Shane Long and John O’Shea in the build-up to Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off, Martin O’Neill’s backroom team could pore over a dizzying array of stats assessing his players’ readiness to play against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Thu, 19 Nov, 2015
As his players returned to the routine of their club careers yesterday, Martin O’Neill could finally allow the gravity of Ireland’s qualification feat sink in.
Thu, 19 Nov, 2015
Ireland’s match-winner Jonathan Walters admitted Euro qualification proved the doubters wrong.
Tue, 17 Nov, 2015
Asmir Begovic reckons his Bosnia-Herzegovina side can profit from the pressure on Ireland to deliver tonight in Dublin.
Mon, 16 Nov, 2015
Since he was dazzling defenders before his teens with St Kevin’s Boys, Robbie Brady was being primed for stages like last night and his contribution may leave a legacy beyond his time in an Irish jersey,
Sun, 15 Nov, 2015
Sat, 14 Nov, 2015
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
As Ireland’s selection problems mounted last night, skipper Robbie Keane emphasised that traditional traits can still overcome the technical nous of Bosnia-Herzegovina to book him an international swansong in France next year.
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015