The new Republic of Ireland manager Tom Mohan: “I hope my experience with the Under-17s will stand to me as I know how much of a challenge this position will be with the competition around Europe improving year on year.”

Former Finn Harps midfielder Tom Mohan has been appointed manager of the Irish Under-19 team following the recent departure of Paul Doolin after six y(...)

In last  Friday night’s friendly international against Switzerland, Irish goalkeeper Darren Randolph’s brief was clear: pump the ball up to Kevin Doyle, then Daryl Murphy. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

An old yet familiar concern festers in the mind. I went back through the Republic of Ireland’s qualification campaign and remain unconvinced we have (...)

Blackrock College team celebrate after winning the 2003 FAI Schools Dr Tony O’Neill Cup. Photo: Inpho

The academic year was 1981/82 and Blackrock College was making its first forays into the world of schools soccer in Ireland. This was a huge step. The(...)

The inclusion of James McClean was the fairytale of the Giovanni Trapattoni’s selection for the 2012 tournament. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Giovanni Trapattoni announced his squad to travel to Poland for the Euro 2012 finals, among the players left hoping for a miracle or an injury(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Keane applauds the fans after losing the European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland. Photograph:  Tony Marshall/PA Wire

The Republic of Ireland will face Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Euro 2016 play-offs. Martin O’Neill’s men missed the chance of automatic qualificat(...)

Former Republic of Ireland manager  Giovanni Trapattoni. Photo:  Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

Giovanni Trapattoni, who managed the Irish team on the night it was eliminated by France in a World Cup play-off in November 2009, says that he was ap(...)

Eoin Doyle joined Cardiff on deadline day after scoring 25 goals for Chesterfield this season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Irish interest in transfer deadline day pretty much mirrored the wider world’s with just about all of the bigger names staying put while many who di(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will announce his squad for Oman and Georgia on Thursday morning.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Seven games into his Republic of Ireland managerial tenure and the path ahead of Martin O’Neill looks much the same as it did when the Euro 2016 draw(...)

Robin van Persie heads home a spectacular equaliser for  the Netherlands against Spain in the World Cup Group B clash at the  Fonte Nova arena in Salvador, Brazil. Photo: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Netherlands 5 Spain 1 Back when the draw for the finals of Euro 2012 was still pending and there was still the prospect of a softer ride, Keith(...)

Manager Martin O’Neill at the Republic of Ireland squad announcement in the County Hall, Dooradoyle, Co Limerick. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Richard Dunne’s return yesterday to the Republic of Ireland squad looks set to be short-lived, with Martin O’Neill suggesting that the QPR defe(...)