Hell hath no fury like a player scorned! Last season Aiden McGeady re-ignited his club career during a loan spell at Preston, finishing the season as their player of the year. That form earned him a permanent move to Sunderland in July.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
Daryl Horgan’s first start for Preston proved a memorable one, the former Dundalk star creating the second goal and nearly scoring a third as North End beat Chris Hughton’s Brighton 2-0 in Saturday’s Championship clash at Deepdale.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2017
A year that featured the glorious high of scoring Ireland’s winner against Italy in Lille ended in frustrating fashion for Robbie Brady as the Dubliner was sent off in Norwich City’s 0-0 Championship draw at Brentford on Saturday.
Mon, 02 Jan, 2017
Jon Walters capped a memorable weekend and a memorable year when, having scored for Stoke City in their 2-1 win at Watford on Saturday, he was last night named Ireland’s Player of 2015 at the annual FAI/3 International Awards.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
Having upped sticks from Malahide, the Irish squad will get a first taste of their new Dublin base when they step out on Pitch Number One at the National Training Centre in Abbotstown this morning, to begin preparations for the European Championship double-header away to Gibraltar in Faro on Friday and at home to Georgia in the Aviva Stadium on the following Monday.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
Martin O’Neill is trusting that his players will go the extra mile in keeping themselves sharp and focused in the long post-season run-up to the friendly against England on June 7 and, more crucially, the Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland on June 13.
Wed, 13 May, 2015
Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter is the only newcomer in a provisional 34-man Irish squad for the Euro qualifier against Poland but Martin O’Neill has sprung something of a surprise by including injured Hull City winger Robbie Brady.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2015
With the start of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign less than a week away, the weekend’s championship action brought some unwelcome news for Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill as Jeff Hendrick suffered a dislocated shoulder in Derby’s 1-1 draw with Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich.
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014
Noel King may never get to tackle the Ireland job in a full-time capacity, and he may not have done himself too many favours with the manner he tackled that post-match interview with Tony O’Donoghue, but the interim manager did indirectly address an issue that has for too long been ignored at Irish international level in the process.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2013
THE conventional wisdom has it that the last time the Republic of Ireland beat a higher-ranked nation in a competitive international was on that memorable occasion in September 2001 when Jason McAteer’s celebrated strike was enough to see off Holland in a World Cup qualifier at Lansdowne Road.
Fri, 06 Sep, 2013