Wed, 15 Apr, 2020
Noel Mooney has said that he would love to have Brian Kerr back working with the FAI but, having described him as “bitter” in a recent podcast, reiterated his dismay that the former Ireland manager chose to make public an email from the association’s general manager, in which the suggestion that he take up the role of ‘media watchdog’ was subsequently witheringly dismissed by Kerr.
Thu, 24 Oct, 2019
Having watched the epic unfold on television in the squad’s City West base, Irish U17 international Josh Giurgi took an important lesson away from Liverpool’s staging of the ‘Miracle Of Merseyside’ against Barcelona on Tuesday night and, in particular, the fact they pulled it off without any input from two of their most important players, Mo Salah and Roberto Firminho.
Thu, 09 May, 2019
Ireland manager Colin O’Brien is talking about the progress being made by Gavin Bazunu, the precocious goalkeeping talent who joined Manchester City from Shamrock Rovers earlier this year, when he offloads a timely reminder of the still tender years of all the players who are now busily gearing up to represent their country in the U17 European Championship finals which kick off in Dublin on Friday.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
While Irish football comes to terms with the loss of the special talent that is Declan Rice, U17s head coach Colin O’Brien is busy preparing the next generation of players for the unique test of performing as host nation in the 2019 Euro Finals in May.
Thu, 21 Feb, 2019
On the back of missing out on the World Cup in Russia and being heavily beaten by Wales on their return to the competitive arena, Martin O’Neill and his squad find themselves under pressure this week as they face into two big Nations League games in Dublin.
Tue, 09 Oct, 2018
Assuming he comes through tonight’s game away to Sligo Rovers unscathed, Shamrock Rovers hotshot Graham Burke is set to feature in the Irish team which will take on a Celtic XI in Scott Brown’s testimonial game at Parkhead tomorrow (kick-off 2pm).
Sat, 19 May, 2018
Ireland U17 striker Adam Idah will once again have his late grandfather Kevin Hayes foremost in his thoughts when they face Bosnia-Herzegovina in today’s pivotal European Championship finals fixture (1pm).
Fri, 11 May, 2018
It was entirely in keeping with John O’Shea’s self-effacing character and career-long commitment to the concept of the ‘team player’, that the elegant defender’s farewell address to the Irish supporters seemed to be about everyone but himself, writes
Thu, 10 May, 2018
Sat, 05 May, 2018
Sat, 31 Mar, 2018
As much as the diminishing number of Premier League regulars in the senior Ireland squad is a concern, deeper problems are evident among the U21 panel, though Noel King’s main striker Reece Grego-Cox insists the non-league circuit is ideal for him at this stage.
Tue, 27 Mar, 2018
Nemo Rangers manager Larry Kavanagh takes a straightforward view of tomorrow’s All-Ireland club semi-final; reproduce what took them past Dr Crokes in the Munster final and Nemo should be present at GAA HQ on St Patrick’s Day.
Fri, 23 Feb, 2018