Sat, 02 Jun, 2018
Martin O’Neill will not face any disciplinary action from Uefa for confronting Zbynek Proske at the end of Ireland’s controversial exit from the U17 European Championship but the Czech referee has been dropped for the semi-finals.
Thu, 17 May, 2018
With Martin O’Neill’s position as Ireland manager moving closer to the brink than it’s ever been before over the last 48 hours, the question of who might succeed him — whether that’s sooner or later — has gained fresh momentum.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2018
Martin O’Neill would receive a warm welcome from Stoke City fans if he was appointed at the bet365 Stadium, according to the editor of the club’s longest-running fanzine, despite latest reports that he may be only a back-up option to former Watford coach Quique Sanchez Flores.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2018
Martin O’Neill didn’t want to deal with questions about his future so soon after last night’s World Cup play-off loss, but such is life for a modern manager and he duly offered a word or two on what may happen next.
Wed, 15 Nov, 2017
In preparing to face the threat of Danish dangerman Christian Eriksen in the World Cup play-off, Martin O’Neill believes his players are entitled to take encouragement from how they coped in the recent past with other standout stars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gareth Bale and the Bosnian duo of Edin Dzeko and Miralem Pjanic.
Fri, 27 Oct, 2017
The latest Fifa rankings have seen Ireland move up eight places to 26 but, despite that significant improvement, of the eight countries to qualify for the World Cup play-offs, only Greece, at 47, are ranked below Martin O’Neill’s team.
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017
When Martin O’Neill named three uncapped strikers in his latest squad at a press conference in Dublin on Tuesday, almost lost in the discussion about Ireland’s need to locate a cutting edge was the manager’s low key reference to Kevin Doyle “suffering a bit from concussion”.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2017
Martin O’Neill is calling on his players to “rise to the occasion” and reprise the successful conclusion to their Euros qualification campaign two years ago, as he announces his squad today for next month’s crucial concluding World Cup group games at home to Moldova and away to Wales.
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017
Any honest assessment of Martin O’Neill’s stewardship of the Irish team has to begin with the acknowledgement that he has not been dealt a great hand in terms of the quality of the players at his disposal, writes.
Thu, 07 Sep, 2017
The dream start of a fourth-minute Shane Duffy goal gave way to something more like a prolonged nightmare for Martin O’Neill’s team in Tbilisi on Saturday, as an abject performance and a third successive draw in qualifying put a significant dent in Ireland’s World Cup ambitions ahead of the crunch meeting with Serbia tomorrow night.
Mon, 04 Sep, 2017
If Martin O’Neill had been planning to deliver a mission statement to sum up why he believes the going will be heavy as well as hot when Ireland and Georgia lock horns in Tbilisi today, he could hardly have prepared the ground better than did the obliging local journalist who began yesterday’s pre-match press conference in the Dinamo Arena first by reminding the manager that the Irish have an eight-zero record against his national team and then by asking how “easy” did he think it would be for the visitors to make it nine out of nine.
Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan wants to declare for Ireland and is in with an outside chance of being added to Martin O’Neill’s squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia.
Tue, 15 Aug, 2017
James McClean and Martin O’Neill have escaped with nothing worse than a slap on the wrist from Fifa for the critical comments they made about the match referee after the 1-1 draw with Austria in the World Cup qualifier at the Aviva in June.
Fri, 28 Jul, 2017
Martin O’Neill has admitted that he is concerned about the outcome of Fifa’s disciplinary probe into the criticism he and James McClean made of the referee after Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Austria at the Aviva in June. But he also said that he is hoping “the news will be good”.
Sun, 23 Jul, 2017
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
Manager Martin O’Neill and leading scorer James McClean could be banned for the last four matches of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign after Fifa confirmed yesterday it has begun disciplinary proceedings against the pair for criticising the official who refereed the 1-1 draw against Austria in Dublin 10 days ago.
Wed, 21 Jun, 2017