Mason Mount of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his side’s seventh goal against  Norwich: Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Chelsea 7 Norwich 0 A hat-trick from Mason Mount propelled Chelsea to a 7-0 win over bottom side Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday, exte(...)

Callum Robinson celebrates with the match ball along with Andrew Omobamidele after scoring a hat-trick in the friendly international against Qatar at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Numbers the FAI board and Packie Bonner cannot ignore: 37 passes before Jeff Hendrick’s perfectly weighted ball for Callum Robinson to complete his ha(...)

Callum Robinson completes his hat-trick in the international friendly against Qatar at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Caoimhín Kelleher (Liverpool) Will have had more strenuous sauna sessions. Had to wait 56 minutes to get his hands on the ball. Virtually nothing to (...)

Caoimhín Kelleher heads the ball to fellow Ireland goalkeeper Mark Travers during Ireland’s training session at the FAI National Training Centre at Abbotstown. Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

International friendly: Republic of Ireland v Qatar, Aviva stadium, Tuesday, 7.45pm – Live RTÉ Two and Sky Sports The public at large do not see a ‘f(...)

Anthony Barry mixes his main job as first-team coach with Chelsea as one of Stephen Kenny’s coaches with the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Attila Trenka/Inpho

The team that Stephen Kenny continues to shape and build should take another evolutionary leap tonight at the Aviva stadium. Qatar’s visit is a precio(...)

Ireland’s Callum Robinson celebrates one of his two goals which helped secure victory over  Azerbaijan in the World Cup clash  at Baku’s Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Azerbaijan 0 Republic of Ireland 3 After last Tuesday’s notorious press conference diluted Callum Robinson’s relations with the Irish media, the We(...)

 Callum Robinson sends a message to his critics after his first goal. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

1 Gavin Bazunu (Portsmouth) Fortunate at times, and not as varied with the ball at his feet as in previous games, but the young goalkeeper is such a (...)

Ireland’s Callum Robinson celebrates scoring his first goal. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Azerbaijan 0 Ireland 3 Some scripts scribble themselves. After Tuesday’s notorious press conference ended Callum Robinson’s cordial relations with th(...)

Republic of Ireland  manager Stephen Kenny with Gavin Bazunu who is fast emerging as a young leader in the Ireland squad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Nature decides all things.” – David Forde, the Republic of Ireland’s wellness coach (and former goalkeeper). This Ireland team and its governing bod(...)

 Nathan Collins on his Burnley debut against Norwich City at Turf Moor on October 2nd. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

After growing up, high above the rest of us, just a stone’s throw from each other, Andrew Omobamidele and Nathan Collins could end up giving Leixlip a(...)

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