Roy Keane at the launch of the SSE Airtricity Under-17 National League at FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown yesterday. Keane called for more Irish players to be playing at top level. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO
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  • July 28, 2015, 08:07

Jim McGuinness: Cork the victims of a flawed competition format In today’s paper the former Donegal manager poses the question why the All-Irel(...)

Former Ireland and Manchester United captain Roy Keane played for Rockmount and Cobh Ramblers in Ireland before moving Nottingham Forrest. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Roy Keane believes that Ireland don’t have enough players playing regular football at a top level and that it is affecting the national squad. The the(...)

John Delaney  speaks at the FAI agm. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The honour of giving the final speech at the FAI agm in Sligo last Saturday fell to the high performance director Ruud Dokter. A tall, slim Dutchma(...)

Former Scotland manager Craig Brown was impressed with Ireland’s warm-up routine at Celtic Park. Photo: Michael Steele /Allsport

Former Scotland manager Craig Brown believes international football eligibility rules should be tightened. Brown says a team should be represented (...)

Manager Tom Mohan: “The Dutch are first up and that’s all I’m thinking of.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Arsenal midfielder Marcus Agyei-Tabi is one of four players added by manager Tom Mohan to his squad for next week’s European under-17 Championships i(...)

Martin O’Neill is believed to want Roy Keane (right) as his assistant if he takes the Republic of Ireland job. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill remained firmly on course last night to be appointed Republic of Ireland manager by the end of next week after he made it clear to the(...)

Building soccer success

When a new Republic of Ireland soccer team manager is appointed in coming weeks , one of his first tasks will be to face the media and explain his foo(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper  Shay Given  fails to stop the first goal from Mario Mandzukic of Croatia during the Euro 2012 group C game  at The Municipal Stadium on June 10th, 2012. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

The Republic of Ireland will return to the scene of two of their three defeats at last year’s European Championships after the FAI announced a friendl(...)

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane is nursing an ankle injury. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Interim Ireland manager Noel King has declined a request from LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena to allow captain Robbie Keane return to California.Keane sat(...)

John Devine (centre), who wants a  radical overhaul of the underage set-up.

Just two days after the FAI’s new High Performance director, Ruud Dokter, alluded to the difficulties that exist between different strands of the Iris(...)