Damien Duff

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Stephen Kenny looks on as Aaron Connoly tries to win possession during Ireland’s defeat to Finland. Photograph: Kalle Parkkinen/Inpho

Finland had just scored a confusing goal apparently out of the blue, and all the Irish people watching on TV, who weren’t quite sure what had happened(...)

Republic of Ireland defender Dara O’Shea can’t stop Fredrik Jensen scoring Finland’s goal during the Uefa Nations League game at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. Photograph: Kimmo Brandt/EPA

Finland 1 Republic of Ireland 0 About the best Stephen Kenny can hope for regarding this game is that it comes to be remembered in something like the(...)

The Ireland players line up during the penalty shoot-oot against Slovakia. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It would have been desperately unfair for Alan Browne to be the only one who missed. At least Matt Doherty’s lucklessness in the Ireland shirt had one(...)

Ireland players celebrate after qualifying for the 2002 World Cup after their playoff against Iran in Tehran. Photograph:  Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

1966 World Cup Irish goalkeeper Pat Dunne can only watch as Jose Antonio Ufarte scores the only goal of the playoff for the 1966 World Cup (...)

Hugo Keenan during Leinster squad training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

During Ireland’s famous win over New Zealand in the 2016 Under-20 World Championship in Manchester, the head coach, Nigel Carolan, recalls a key momen(...)

Jeff Hendrick challenges Bulgaria’s   Strahil Popov  during the Uefa Nations League  match in Sodia. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

Even the mere naming of Stephen Kenny’s first team felt like the most exhilarating thing to happen in Irish football since, dunno, Italia 90, the incl(...)

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(...)

Robbie Brady during an Ireland training session at Abbotstown on Monday ahead of the trip to Bulgaria. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After the couple of seasons he’s endured, with a string of injuries resulting in him seeing a lot more of Burnley’s treatment room than game time, Rob(...)

Goalkeeper Darren Randolph at Republic of Ireland squad training at  Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After one team meeting and a training session, Darren Randolph admits that many of the Irish players are still in the very early stages of getting to (...)

Matt Doherty celebrates after scoring for Wolves against new club Tottenham in March. Photograph: Matthew Ashton/Getty

The timing of Matt Doherty’s move from Wolves to Tottenham ended up playing rather nicely into the narrative of this being the dawn of brave new era f(...)

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