Colin O Brien

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Ireland’s Seamas Keogh collects the ball after his team’s goal against Belgium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Belgium 1 Ireland 1 Unbeaten, unbowed but ultimately eliminated from the under-17 European Championships, the Republic of Ireland were still lauded b(...)

Ireland’s Festy Ebosele will miss the game after his red card earlier this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rep of Ireland v Belgium Tallaght Stadium, Thursday 7pm Gavin Bazunu and Joe Hodge both sat out training on Wednesday as a precaution with the two Ma(...)

Ireland’s Sean McEvoy and Gavin Bazunu dejected after the game at the Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: PA

Republic of Ireland 1 Greece 1 It was a disappointing opening day for both the competing team and Ireland, the hosts and organisers at these Under-17(...)

Republic of Ireland U17 Head Coach Colin O’Brien: ‘They are very capable young lads, the dynamic is very good and they train well.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Irish squad completed their preparations for the European Championships in Abbotstown on Thursday morning, and manager Colin O’Brien has a full sq(...)

Tega Agberhiere (17), an underage Irish soccer international who suffered serious injuries during an attack last in which gardaí said a ‘corrosive substance’ was used. Photograph: Damian Tiernan via Twitter

A teenager injured in a chemical attack in Waterford city last week has said the acid felt “like someone had a lighter to my face”. Tega Agberhiere (...)

Head coach Colin O’Brien Photograph: ‘If you looked at some of the results you mightn’t think that we’ve been doing that great but we have focussed very much on certain objectives.’ Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Colin O’Brien admits that he really does not know how his young squad will react to making their collective competitive debut in Friday’s opening game(...)

Republic of Ireland Under-21 manager Noel King has stepped down. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The FAI has yet to outline a timeframe for replacing Noel King, who has stepped down after eight years in charge of the Irish under-21 team but it is (...)

 High Performance Director Ruud Dokter with Republic of Ireland Women’s manager  Colin Bell. “The benchmark tells me that we are on the right track.” “Success will come,” says Dokter.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

FAI high performance director, Ruud Dokter, believes young Irish players need to look beyond England and target continental leagues where there are gr(...)

 James Corcoran of Ireland saves  a penalty from Daishawn Redan of the Netherlands but was  then sent off for a second yellow card after coming of his line too early   at Proact Stadium  in Chesterfield, England. Photograph:  Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Imagine how Ireland’s U-17 goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran felt the moment he made that exceptional save in Tuesday’s penalty shootout against the Netherlan(...)

  Troy Parrott celebrates with team mates after scoring against Bosnia. Photograph Carl Recine/Reuters

For the most part the recent battle over youth development in this country centred on the futures of the schoolboy clubs concerned, but out at Belvede(...)

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