Mick McCarthy is confident Ireland will reach Euro 2020 providing they can beat Slovakia in their play-off semi-final. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Mick McCarthy remains deeply wary of a Slovakia team he says will test Ireland in Bratislava, but the manager is adamant that if his players can win t(...)

Philip Doyle  after setting a new Irish record on the ergometer for 2,000 metres at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Gorman

The Ireland team’s programme for this Olympic year will be hectic: there is no place for the European Championships. Yesterday, a forecast of troubl(...)

The Irish senior team qualifying  for  next summer’s European championships would be expected to be worth an initial €5 million net to the organisation. Photograph: Inpho

The union representing many of the FAI’s staff hopes to meet with management at the association over the coming days in order to get some clarity with(...)

Alan Judge is confident that he is now approaching his best once again.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having seen his dream of making it to a first major championship with Ireland die in 2016 when he suffered a badly broken leg, Alan Judge believes get(...)

Ireland Manager Mick McCarthy talks to Robbie Keane during the Euro 2020 draw. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mick McCarthy says he is content with the task that his Ireland side has been handed at Sunday’s draw for the qualifying stages of the European Champi(...)

Newly appointed Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy and  FAI chief executive John Delaney at a press conference in the  Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The process that led to Sunday’s announcement of Mick McCarthy and Stephen Kenny as the new and next Republic of Ireland managers started in earnest l(...)

Dominic Casey: looks set to become World Coach of the Year

Dominic Casey looks set to become the World Coach of the Year. There is an Ireland trial this weekend, but the Skibbereen man, who avoids awards cere(...)

James McClean at the Republic of Ireland squad training in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland v Denmark, Aviva Stadium, Saturday, 7.45pm (Live on Sky Sports Football) Martin O’Neill says that he feels some of his players ha(...)

The job spec does not say whether the indoor players selected to play can come from the outdoor team or if they are a squad of specialist indoor international players. Photograph: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters

There is an interesting advertisement on Hockey Ireland’s website for an indoor hockey coach for both the men’s and women’s national teams. It seems t(...)

Martin O’Neill: “If England, your country of birth, do put something to you, then I think that it makes you think for a little while.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill believes Declan Rice should be able to resolve any doubts about his senior international career by the time the qualifying competition (...)

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