Thu, 09 Jul, 2020
It concludes a tough spell for the side with the Dutchman taking on the role just over a year ago, taking over the reins from Craig Fulton who left the job for a role with Belgium who have subsequently gone on to win World Cup and European titles.
Wed, 28 Aug, 2019
Displaying levels of confidence and self-belief that — in the aftermath of a deflating 1-0 home defeat to Wales which took a winless run of competitive games to five — will be variously interpreted as defiant, determined, or delusional, Martin O’Neill has unequivocally expressed the conviction that he is the manager who will lead Ireland to the finals of Euro 2020.
Thu, 18 Oct, 2018
Martin O’Neill has appealed to Irish supporters not to be too quick to judge Declan Rice after the manager revealed the player is weighing up his international future and, consequently, has not been included in the latest Ireland squad.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2018
While it remains to be seen if the departure of Paul Lambert encourages Stoke City to make a renewed approach to Martin O’Neill, John Delaney has said the FAI “fully expect” the manager and Roy Keane to see their current contracts through to completion.
Sat, 19 May, 2018
Reflecting the growing interest in the exploits of the girls in green, there was a record attendance of 3,500 for a women’s home international in Tallaght last Friday, as Ireland beat Slovakia 2-1 in their qualifying game for the 2019 World Cup finals in France.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2018
In an official FAI submission, James McClean and Martin O’Neill have expressed their regret to Fifa over their criticism of referee David Fernandez Borbalan’s handling of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Austria at the Aviva Stadium.
Thu, 29 Jun, 2017
While Shane Duffy and Ciaran Clark have emerged as Martin O’Neill’s first-choice centre-half pairing, the absence through injury of the Newcastle United man means one of those places at the heart of the defence is up for grabs when Ireland take on Austria on Sunday.
Thu, 08 Jun, 2017
In the media room at the Aviva Stadium yesterday, former international Keith Andrews found himself sitting just a short pass away from a painful memory: a display cabinet containing Xavi’s Number 8 jersey as well as the match ball from that long night in Gdansk when Spain put four past Ireland at Euro 2012.
Thu, 01 Jun, 2017
Although a number of the more senior candidates – among them John O’Shea, Glenn Whelan and Jon Walters — have left the squad to return to their clubs, it still tells you something about how important a player Robbie Brady has become for Ireland, that Martin O’Neill has nominated him as captain for the friendly game against Iceland at the Aviva tonight.
Tue, 28 Mar, 2017
Wed, 30 Nov, 2016
As a footballer, Callum O’Dowda seems to take all the big tests in his graceful stride – whether that be moving from League 2 Oxford United to Bristol City in the Championship, getting his first senior cap on the eve of the Euros against Belarus in Cork or, just last month, making his competitive debut for Ireland when coming off the bench in the 3-1 win in Moldova.
Fri, 11 Nov, 2016