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 Stephen Kenny:  things should  improve defensively ahead of the campaign’s resumption but it is no clearer now than it was before the recent  window of games where the goals are going to come from.   Photograph:  Trenka Attila/PA

Having put a bit of distance between himself and his predecessors in recent weeks with all the talk about the scale of change he is trying to achieve (...)

 Ireland manager Stephen Kenny says a draw away to Serbia would be a good result, but he is aiming for a win in the first match of their World Cup qualification campaign. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Every Republic of Ireland manager probably leaves the job feeling unfortunate not have been dealt a stronger hand while in it but if the FAI ever org(...)

Jonathan Hill: “As to whether Uefa would be happy if 9, 10, 15,000 fans were all Irish, I think they’d be very, very happy with that, so they can have Dublin as one of the 12 cities.”

Amid all the ongoing uncertainty and despite so many politicians having been made to regret their predictions regarding the progress of this pandemic(...)

Dublin County claim Morton stadium’s management had agreed a deal to allow the club play at the ground for the coming season. File photograph: Inpho

Dublin County have laid the blame for their failure to obtain a First Division licence last week firmly at the door of Morton stadium’s management, Sp(...)

The FAI announced Bank of Ireland as a sponsor of its senior leagues and cups. Photograph: Inpho

The FAI has received assurances from the Government that financial support will be available to the game over the coming year, although there was no a(...)

The FAI lost just over €5 million in 2019 as its income was hit by substantial drops in grant, commercial and match related income over the course of (...)

The GAA’s 2019 gate receipts came in at €36 million, the vast majority of which (€29 million) came from football and hurling championship fixtures. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA’s Central Council will reconvene on December 12th with a view to agreeing on a league and championship structure for the coming year in the fa(...)

Brian Kerr: “Nothing replaces the buzz of being involved in a match, the tension of living or dying by the result. I always loved that.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

How was your lockdown, Brian? “Well, I spent a lot of time doing painting and decorating, like most people. I ended up with a PhD in fence and shed pa(...)

England’s Jack Grealish is expected to play against Ireland on Thursday. Photo Gareth Copley/AFP via Getty Images

That old line about FAI standing for ‘Find An Irishman’ has taken on a new twist of late. Stephen Kenny has to deal with so many withdrawals these day(...)

The IRFU annual report for the 2019-20 season lays bare the financial effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the game here in confirming that the Union(...)

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