Republic of Ireland  manager Stephen Kenny with Gavin Bazunu who is fast emerging as a young leader in the Ireland squad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Nature decides all things.” – David Forde, the Republic of Ireland’s wellness coach (and former goalkeeper). This Ireland team and its governing bod(...)

West Bromwich Albion’s Dara O’Shea shakes hands with manager Valerien Ismael after the 409 win over Sheffield United at The Hawthorns. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

On the premise that Stephen Kenny needs to base his Republic of Ireland squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers on the form of Irish players at En(...)

Séamus Coleman tackles Daniel James during a friendly at Old Trafford last weekend. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Statistics on the Irish at Premier League clubs are undeniably grim. Of 22 players spread across 12 clubs only four - Séamus Coleman at Everton, Matt (...)

 Troy Parrott in action for the Ireland Under-21 team. Photograph: Inpho

Four players have been called into the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the Nations League match against Bulgaria. Shamrock Rovers duo Graham Burk(...)

Everton’s Seamus Coleman injured his hamstring in action for Everton on Saturday. File photograph: PA

Stephen Kenny has confirmed that Seamus Coleman is all but certainly out of Thursday’s critically important Euro2020 play-off game against Slovakia in(...)

Shamrock Rovers’ Jack Byrne after scoring against Dundalk last weekend. Photograph: Inpho

Jack Byrne and Derrick Williams have been called up to the Ireland squad for the games against Slovakia, Wales and Finland while Robbie Brady and Call(...)

 Norwich City striker Adam Idah has been named in Stephen Kenny’s squad. File photograph: Getty Images

Under-21 internationals Jayson Molumby and Adam Idah have been promoted for the first time to the senior set up by Stephen Kenny who has announced his(...)

Roy Keane has been linked with the Azerbaijan job. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When Roy Keane allowed his name to be linked with the managerial vacancy at Turkish club side Kasimpasa in September 2012 there was a suspicion the re(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Robbie Keane with  Troy Parrott at training for the game against New Zealand. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It seems hard to imagine that the FAI’s managerial succession strategy will provide us with a stranger occasion than Ireland’s game against New Zealan(...)

Robbie Brady has been added to Mick McCarthy’s Ireland squad for New Zealand and Denmark. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty

Shane Long and James McCarthy are among the players missing from the trimmed down Ireland squad for the games against New Zealand and Denmark but Celt(...)

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