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Stephen Kenny is still looking for his first competitive win as Republic of Ireland boss. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

World Cup Qualifier - Group A: Republic of Ireland v Serbia, Tuesday September 7th, Aviva Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm - live on RTÉ Two and Sky Sports) (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has announced his Ireland squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Stephen Kenny wants all his players to be vaccinated but the Republic of Ireland manager also admitted that he has to respect the growing trend of pro(...)

Séamus Coleman tackles Daniel James during a friendly at Old Trafford last weekend. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Statistics on the Irish at Premier League clubs are undeniably grim. Of 22 players spread across 12 clubs only four - Séamus Coleman at Everton, Matt (...)

 Alexandra Burke: ‘When I sit and read certain things about Meghan Markle, as a black woman I do think they were racist comments.’  Photograph: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Alexandra Burke has come out of the pandemic running. Since lockdown eased, the singer has taken part in a reality TV series (she can’t say which) tha(...)

Stephen Kenny: “The squad that we have and the squad that we are building, the ethos is very important going forward.”  Photograph:  Trenka Atilla/PA

What Stephen Kenny wants and what Stephen Kenny gets are probably never going to align during his tenure as Republic of Ireland manager. Perhaps, come(...)

Andrew Omobamidele, Chiedozie Ogbene, Gavin Bazunu and Adam Idah are all members of the Irish senior squad with Nigerian heritage. Photograph: Bagu Blanco/Inpho

It’s a small world. Isreal Ibeanu is a soccer referee in Dublin who also trains Irish sprinters of African descent. Last weekend his Titans athletics (...)

Andorra’s Ildefons Lima tackles Switzerland’s Eren Derdiyok during a 2018 World Cup qualifier. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Willie Whitelaw famously complained that political rival Harold Wilson was “going around the country stirring up apathy.” At a continental level a sim(...)

Sammie Szmodics of Peterborough United has been called up to the Ireland squad for the friendlies against Andorra and Hungary. Photograph:  James Holyoak/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Peterborough United attacking midfielder Sam Szmodics has received his first Republic of Ireland call-up after being named as a replacement in Stephen(...)

Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu makes a save during the World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Winners Gavin Bazunu The 19-year-old didn’t look like the finished article but then . . . he’s 19. Did pretty well overall in the two games he start(...)

Luxembourg players react at the final whistle of the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The most memorable thing about the match was the sound of the last few minutes. The shouts of the Irish players had of course been audible throughout (...)

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