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Stephen Kenny: “The squad that we have and the squad that we are building, the ethos is very important going forward.”  Photograph:  Trenka Atilla/PA

What Stephen Kenny wants and what Stephen Kenny gets are probably never going to align during his tenure as Republic of Ireland manager. Perhaps, come(...)

Ireland players take a knee before the friendly international against Hungary at Szusza Ferenc stadium in  Budapest. Photograph:  Laszlo Szirtesi/Getty Images

Chiedozie Ogbene managed to pluck some humour from a night of stunning and collective racism in Budapest. “I was hoping to come on just to score in f(...)

Ireland striker  Adam Idah is challenged by Hungary’s  Bendeguz Bolla and Laszlo Kleinheisler of Hungary during the international friendly  match at the Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest. Photograph: Tibor Illyes/EPA

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny and striker Adam Idah have condemned the spectators who booed their team as they took a knee in Hungary. Th(...)

Ireland captain John Egan heads at goal  during the friendly international against Hungary at the Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest. Photograph: Tibor Illyes/EPA

Hungary 0 Republic of Ireland 0 Wolf whistles at the Szusza Ferenc stadium, in reaction to Irish players taking a knee to protest racism, were follow(...)

Stephen Kenny sees Tuesday’s friendly against Hungary as part of a block of five games taking in September’s World Cup qualifiers. Photograph: Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Hungary v Republic of Ireland, Szusza Ferenc Stadium, Budapest, 7pm Irish time – Live RTÉ Two A friendly with consequences. For Hungary this is the (...)

Andrew Omobamidele, Chiedozie Ogbene, Gavin Bazunu and Adam Idah are all members of the Irish senior squad with Nigerian heritage. Photograph: Bagu Blanco/Inpho

It’s a small world. Isreal Ibeanu is a soccer referee in Dublin who also trains Irish sprinters of African descent. Last weekend his Titans athletics (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny celebrates after Troy Parrott scored his second goal during the friendly international against Andorra at the  Estadi Nacional. Photograph: Sergio Ruiz/Inpho

Stephen Kenny is nothing like Hamlet’s brother Claudius, but he could still be hoisted by his own petard. It may be a media driven instinct to lean (...)

A maize field, Mkushi, Zambia, December 2019. Photo credit: Eoin Ryan. Maize is the staple food crop of most African countries.

Each year, Africa Day falls on 25 May to commemorate the formation of the African Union (formerly the Organisation of African Unity) in 1963. More spe(...)

 Andrew Omobamidele in action for the Republic of Ireland U-21s against Wales in Wrexham. He has now been called up by  Stephen Kenny   senior squad. Photograph: Andrew Dowling/Inpho

It is nothing short of irresponsible to overhype an 18-year-old athlete. Even considering the one-way ticket Andrew Omobamidele just booked to play Pr(...)

 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 (...)

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