Brian Kerr

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Whether Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane stay or leave won’t change the realities of football in Ireland.   Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

During his stout defence of Roy Keane this week, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill joked that they’d had a quick chat about the latest family(...)

Former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is announced  as a new panellist for Virgin Media Sport. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

You tell Mick McCarthy that the man in the flowery shirt sitting across the way is a judge from Dancing With The Stars. Would he ever be tempted to gi(...)

Croatia’s Luka Modric and manager Zlatko Dalic celebrate after their 2018 World Cup semi-final win over England in Moscow. Photo: Mladen Antonov/Getty Images

England should have shown more humility, Luka Modric told ITV. Somewhere a few feet away Dejan Lovren was announcing himself as one of the world’s bes(...)

Gareth Southgate: Miracle man? Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

And then there were four. Although perhaps only 3½, Croatia looking like a side more ready for a health farm than a World Cup semi-final by the time t(...)

Introducing US World Cup winner Hope Solo to the RTÉ panel, for me, is a massive win for the broadcaster.

A few months ago, my brother Danny called me in an absolute panic. His panic is sports related – or he’s ringing to tell me that they’re looking for a(...)

Brazil’s forward Neymar takes part to a training session at the Samara Arena stadium on the eve of the World Cup round of 16  match against Mexico. Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

THE MATCHES LAST 16 Brazil v Mexico (Samara, 3.0, RTÉ2/ITV). Betting: Brazil 1-2, Mexico 7-1, Draw 16-5. Belgium v Japan (Rostov-on-Don,7.0, RTÉ2/B(...)

Spain’s Andres Iniesta looks dejected after losing the penalty shoot-out to Russia. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

To think some people chose the beach on Saturday over watching France versus Argentina. These World Cup slackers may well have ended up with a tan, in(...)

Luis Suarez: 'If you put the ball out every time Suarez went down injured you’d probably need 10 minutes extra time.'  Photograph: Andrew Coulridge/Reuters

The research hasn’t been entirely scientific, a random chat here and there, but it would seem that the country will not rest until Brian Kerr fits all(...)

Croatia’s defender Domagoj Vida challenges Argentina’s Lionel Messi in Nizhny Novgorod. Photograph: Getty Images

Day Eight and Martin O’Neill was on ITV berating Australia for allowing Christian Eriksen the freedom to roam and arrive in the box unmarked before in(...)

Japan players celebrate after their victory over Colombia at Mordovia Arena in Saransk yesterday. Photograph: Elsa Garrison/Getty Images

The morning after the night before and Jacqui Hurley lobbed a Bill O’Herlihy-esque grenade in Eamon’s direction. “Gary Lineker called England exceptio(...)

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