Brian Kerr

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Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny looks on during a training session at the  Vasil Levski National Stadium in  Sofia on Wednesday. Photograph: Kostadin Andonov/Inpho

Hristo Stoichkov’s generation and the great days of Bulgarian football still cast a long shadow over the country’s national team. The pressure to qual(...)

Paul Mescal stars in Virgin Media Television’s Irish drama The Deceived starting on September 7th. Photograph: Virgin Media

A new Irish drama featuring Normal People actor Paul Mescal will begin next month on Virgin Media One. The Deceived, which also stars Peaky Blinder(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny: ‘We’re in a high-performance, modern coaching environment now.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

If it wasn’t for the fact that his team is about to play back-to-back games in almost-empty stadiums, you might have been tempted to suggest this was (...)

Brian Kerr isn’t as convinced as Niall Quinn that outsiders can be trusted by the FAI to navigate the challenges ahead. Photograph: Sportsfile

Although doubts hang over his own continuation within the organisation, current interim deputy chief executive Niall Quinn is a firm believer that the(...)

Sil Fox at home: ‘I just want to get back to telling a gag and making people happy.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Sil Fox hasn’t really been himself since the day in early 2019 When he got a phone call asking him to come down to a Garda station There’s no gu(...)

Aaron Connolly celebrates scoring a goal against Tottenham Hotspur  back in October. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The list of players’ nationalities at Brighton’s academy is pretty typical by modern day Premier League standards. French, Swedish, Serbian . . . tale(...)

Stephen Kenny  with his Ireland under-21 assistants Keith Andrews and  Jim Crawford. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Say what you like about the FAI – and you will, you have – but no sports organisation can rip it up and start again with quite as boldly as Irish foot(...)

Stephen Kenny has been announced as the new Ireland manager with immediate effect. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Whatever else you can say about the rise of Stephen Kenny to the role of full-time Republic of Ireland manager, none of it could ever have been descri(...)

Brian Kerr: “I don’t have an ideal job [in mind] and I’m not setting myself up for a job. I’ve had previous offers in football and not taken any of them.” Photograph:   Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Having spent 15 years on the outside peering in, Brian Kerr had plenty of pointers for Roy Barrett when he accepted a recent invitation to meet with t(...)

Newly appointed FAI deputy chief executive Niall Quinn. Photograph: Tom Honan

Brian Kerr and newly appointed FAI deputy chief executive Niall Quinn are to launch a policy document on the funding of Irish football with Aodhán Ó R(...)

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