Alan Browne

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  Ireland’s Shane Duffy   scoring the equaliser against Bulgaria in their Uefa Nations League   match  in Sofia, Bulgaria, on  September 3rd, 2020. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

If the Republic of Ireland manage to deliver the hatful expected against Andorra tonight, those goals accompanying the win will arrest an alarming dec(...)

Stephen Kenny remains without a win in his first 11 games as Republic of Ireland manager. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Saw a line in one of the papers over the weekend. Nearly broke a toe dropping the tablet. “If Ireland do not beat Andorra on Thursday, it will be a do(...)

 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 goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu makes a save during the World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Winners Gavin Bazunu The 19-year-old didn’t look like the finished article but then . . . he’s 19. Did pretty well overall in the two games he start(...)

The result is a devastating blow for Ireland manager Stephen Kenny who has now gone 10 games without a win. Photograph: PA

Republic of Ireland 0 Luxembourg 1 Ireland’s new World Cup campaign was thrown into turmoil at an empty Aviva stadium on Saturday night as Luxembourg(...)

Stephen Kenny will take charge of his 10th Ireland match on Saturday. Photograph: Nikola Krstic/Inpho

2022 World Cup qualifiers Group A: Ireland v Luxembourg, Saturday March 27th, Aviva Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm, RTE 2). Stephen Kenny will be hoping th(...)

Ireland’s Alan Browne  in action against  Serbia’s Uros Racic  and Sasa Lukic during the World Cup qualifier in Belgrade. Photograph:  Novak Djurovic/PA Wire

The great advantage of your team not winning any competitive games for two years is that you learn to appreciate the little things. Like a prisoner c(...)

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny shakes hands with his Serbian counterpart Dragan Stojkovic in Belgrade. Photograph: Nikola Krstic/Inpho

No Belgrade football night has been as peaceful but even in an empty, echoing stadium, the tribulations continue for Stephen Kenny. His young team wer(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Mark Travers dives in vain as Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic (not pictured) scores their second goal during the  World Cup qualifier in Belgrade. Photograph:  Novak Djurovic/PA Wire

Serbia 3 Republic of Ireland 2 For a short spell in the second half it seemed as though we might have been watching a re-run of Ireland’s last World (...)

Alan Browne climbs to give Ireland the lead in their loss to Serbia. Photograph: Nikola Krstic/Inpho

Not sure about your neighbourhood, but there was a noticeable absence of inflatable bananas ‘round this way in the build-up to the opening game of our(...)

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