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(...)

Nathan Ake (center, with the cup), captain of Netherlands U-17 team accepts the cup from Michel Platini, president of Uefa after winning the European Under-17 Football Championship final match between Germany and Netherlands in Ljubljana on May 16th, 2012. Photograph: Jure Makovec/AFP/GettyImages

It would be easy to miss the entrance to the Dutch football association on a leafy road outside Zeist, itself almost an upmarket suburb of Utrecht.(...)

Dutchman Ruud Dokter has been appointed FAI High Performance Director. Photograph: Getty Images.

The FAI has appointed Dutchman Ruud Dokter as its new High Performance Director "following an extensive worldwide recruitment process". D(...)