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The Ireland team celebrate after qualifying for the Olympics. File photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Almost three years ago now, the sound and vision from a simmering London World Cup final and a silver medal has not dimmed. Aside from a tense double (...)

Steven Davis: will make his record-breaking 126th appearance for Northern Ireland when they take on Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier at Windsor Park. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Steven Davis wants only one thing from his record-breaking 126th appearance for Northern Ireland – a victory over Bulgaria. The 36-year-old midfield(...)

Stephen Kenny will take charge of his 10th Ireland match on Saturday. Photograph: Nikola Krstic/Inpho

2022 World Cup qualifiers Group A: Ireland v Luxembourg, Saturday March 27th, Aviva Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm, RTE 2). Stephen Kenny will be hoping th(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Josh Cullen jumps for the ball with Dusan Vlahovic of Serbia during Wednesday’s World Cup qualifying match in Belgrade. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

Josh Cullen accepts that Ireland’s defeat in Belgrade adds to the “must win” nature of Saturday’s game against Luxembourg in Dublin, but the midfielde(...)

Ciaran Clark in action during the friendly international against New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium in November 2019. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It’s just over a decade since Ciaran Clark declared for Ireland and though the now 31-year-old has 34 senior caps to show for his involvement with the(...)

For now, the best thing Harry Kane could do is accept that he made his bed – now it’s time to lie in it. Photograph: Pool/AFP via Getty Images

It seems like everyone is feeling sorry for Harry Kane. Beaten last week in the north London derby, on Thursday he was part of a shambolic Europa Leag(...)

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny believes Aaron Connolly will be fit enough to feature in the Serbia game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Stephen Kenny is confident that Aaron Connolly will be fit enough to feature in next Wednesday’s opening game of the new World Cup qualification camp(...)

The centenary staging of the World Cup will be in 2030. Photograph:  Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

For a country that has hosted very few international sporting events of any significance, this week’s endorsement by the Government of a potential joi(...)

Johnny Sexton makes a break, supported by Hugo Keenan, during Ireland’s match against Wales earlier this month. Photograph: Geogg Caddick/AFP/Getty

Rumours of Johnny Sexton’s impending retirement may yet prove premature. The 96-times capped Ireland captain has made it clear that a throwaway remark(...)

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny ahead of the Nations League game against Bulgaria at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was well worn ground by the time he addressed the media 40 minutes or so after the end of Ireland’s game against Bulgaria on Wednesday night but St(...)

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