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(...)

Derrick Williams at Republic of Ireland squad training at  the FAI National Training Centre in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Defender Derrick Williams has expressed sympathy for former Republic of Ireland assistant manager Kevin MacDonald, who lost his coaching at job at Ast(...)

Ireland’s Rianna Jarrett celebrates scoring her side’s second goal during the Uefa Women’s European Championship qualifier against the Ukraine at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Republic of Ireland women’s coach Vera Pauw will head to Athens next week to assess the facilities to be used by her squad for next month’s qualifying(...)

Ireland’s Denise O’Sullivan celebrates her team’s third goal. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 3 Ukraine 2 Not quite the full house Ireland were hoping for here and not quite the night anyone had expected but if he hung arou(...)

Mick McCarthy: Why isn’t he appreciated more in Ireland? Is it the gruff Yorkshire accent and  ways– or is it the lasting  legacy of his famous Saipan rift with Roy Keane. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

It’s a hobbyhorse of mine that the sole reason Mick McCarthy hasn’t been clasped more firmly to Ireland’s sporting bosom is his accent. On Saturday t(...)

Aaron Connolly of Brighton and Hove Albion scores his team’s third goal against Tottenham Hotspur. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty

Mick McCarthy says that 19-year-old Aaron Connolly deserves his first crack at senior international football after a weekend in which he made all of t(...)

Troy Parrott is happy to remain at under-21 level with Ireland for the time being. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

While those around Troy Parrott push and prod him towards the Republic of Ireland senior squad, the teenage sensation won’t crib if Mick McCarthy cont(...)

 Vera Pauw: “I took some time to consider but their honesty convinced me to accept,” said the new Republic of Ireland women’s manager of the FAI’s approach. Photograph:  VI Images via Getty Images

Finance is never far away from FAI matters these days and the newly-appointed Republic of Ireland women’s team manager Vera Pauw confesses it will tak(...)

Shamrock Rovers’ Karl Sheppard challenges Jim Ervin of Linfield during the 2013 Setanta Cup. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

League of Ireland clubs are to be asked next month to consider delaying the start of 2020 season as a first step to the introduction of an all-is(...)

Republic of Ireland  manager Mick McCarthy said James McCarthy  needs some Premier League football in his legs to secure a first-team spot with Ireland. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mick McCarthy has issued a strong clarification that James McCarthy needs to re-establish himself as a first-team midfielder following his deadline d(...)

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