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(...)

“I see many opportunities for Irish football and I am looking forward to the coming years with the FAI.”

FAI High Performance Director, Ruud Dokter, has signed a new five year contract with the association intended to keep him in the position up until the(...)

Graham Barrett: ‘What is most frustrating is that the reasons we are so far behind are as clear as day. Our structures are outdated and they have been failing us for a long time, yet we still dance around the subject and pretend that we are doing something, when the reality is that we are not doing nearly enough.’

I believe there are huge issues at grassroots/underage level within Irish football - issues that are either not given enough recognition, underplayed (...)

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(...)