Northern Ireland manager Kenny Shiels:   did not apologise for saying what he believed to be true. Just for the offence that it caused. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

This is not one of those teachable moments. Turns out Kenny Shiels’ effort to drag sporting perceptions on the island of Ireland back to the dark ages(...)

Sweden vs Republic of Ireland:  Ireland’s Katie McCabe  on the ball during yesterday’s World Cup qualifier. Photograph: Inpho

Calls for Katie McCabe’s Republic of Ireland to switch from Tallaght to the Aviva stadium for September’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Finland (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny: ‘The football infrastructure in this country is nowhere near wherever that needs to be and it needs serious Government investment and I think the Taoiseach [Micheál Martin] has acknowledged that.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has lent cautious support to the FAI co-hosting Euro 2028, along with the English, Welsh, Scottish FAs and t(...)

The Northern Ireland team stand for the national anthem. “When I came in I could see that a lot of the players from nationalist backgrounds would stand with their heads down,” said former  manager Michael O’Neill. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

While admiring the chutzpah of Michael O’Neill, the former Northern Ireland football team manager, for calling it as it is, he has got to be careful f(...)

The Aviva Stadium could host the 2024 Europa League final. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Smarting from losing their Euro 2020 games in June, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have instead turned their attention towards bidding to s(...)

“Staging a Fifa World Cup would provide an incredible opportunity to deliver tangible benefits for our nations,” said a joint statement by the Football Association of Ireland, Northern Ireland’s Irish Football Association, the English FA, the Football Association of Wales and the Scottish FA. File photograph: iStock

Ireland and the UK are to make a joint bid to host the 2030 Fifa World Cup, a Government spokesman has confirmed. In a joint statement, the five foot(...)

Stephen McKenna: ‘The amount of money we can play with is insane compared to college sports in Ireland’

Stephen McKenna knew early on he didn’t want to be a football player so, after getting a Uefa coaching licence at just 19, he was lured to the United (...)

John Duffy of Donegal in action during a clash against Derry in 1993. Photo: Inpho

To most, the light sunshine of May 13th, 1990 in Castleblayney had little enough to distinguish itself from a lot of Ulster Championship openers. Mona(...)

Brian Kerr will be part of the All Island League group. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Kieran Lucid and his All Island League Advocacy Group kick off a critically important few days for their campaign to overhaul the club game here at th(...)

Michael O’Neill: had written himself into cross-community folklore through the power of football – Northern Ireland qualified for their first major finals in three decades in 2016. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

One of Michael O’Neill’s final acts as Northern Ireland manager emphasises why the lure of club football was always going to prove too strong eventual(...)

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