Republic of Ireland goalkeeping coach Jan Willem van Ede: he and head coach Vera Pauw are  desperate to repeat the success they kick-started more than a decade ago with the Dutch national team. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

With the Republic of Ireland’s vital group games at home to Greece next Thursday at Tallaght and then away to Montenegro looming, goalkeeping coach Ja(...)

Name: Marie Hourihan DOB: March 3rd, 1988 Club: SC Braga Country: Portugal Hometown: Arigna, Roscommon* Position: Goalkeeper *Marie Hourihan was(...)

PFAI general secretary Stephen McGuinness: “As things stand we don’t have a full-time academy; not a single one that mirrors anything of that nature in the UK.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Fifa says the exception to its rules that allows the transfer of 16- and 17-year-olds between EU states will apply to Britain until the end of the yea(...)

 Sheffield United striker David McGoldrick has a   0 per cent conversion rate from 35 shots this season. Photograph:   Getty Images

Of all the special relationships in the Premier League, the one between Sheffield United and David McGoldrick may just be the most beautiful. The club(...)

Which four of the 16 countries currently in the play-offs will end up qualifying will not been known until late March just weeks before the tournament itself kicks off in Rome in mid-June.

In the 1980s it was said that the only thing harder than getting onto the Irish rugby team was getting left off it. One could say the same thing about(...)

Matt Doherty scores Ireland’s equaliser against Denmark. The Wolves man made a strong case for a future starting role with his overall display in the 1-1 draw. Photograph: Nick Carson/PA

Mick McCarthy is in no hurry, he says, to write off Séamus Coleman in the wake of Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifying draw with Denmark. But the Republic(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny at under-21 training at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, prior to playing  Sweden. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Under-21 European Championship Group One qualifier Republic of Ireland v Sweden Tallaght Stadium, 8pm, Live EirSport 1. Stephen Kenny’s ploy in thi(...)

Republic of Ireland under-21s manager Stephen Kenny is without eight key players for tonight’s European Championship qualifier. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

2021 European Championship qualifier Group 1 Armenia v Republic of Ireland FFA Academy Stadium, Yerevan (kick-off: 12pm Irish time) Republic of Irela(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy named his extended preliminary squad at SSE Airtricity Offices, Dublin,  on Tuesday. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pretty much all of the familiar faces are there in Mick McCarthy’s latest Republic of Ireland squad of almost 40 but having seized the limited opportu(...)

Denmark coach Age Hareide: “We haven’t lost in Copenhagen for three years, and I know we are capable of beating Switzerland.” Photograph: Getty Images

Euro 2020 Group D qualifier: Denmark v Switzerland, Telia Parken Stadium, Saturday, 5pm Irish time - Live on Virgin Media Sport. In a group where avo(...)

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