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Republic of Ireland Under-21 manager Stephen Kenny has been handed a difficult qualifying group. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Stephen Kenny says he is happy with the draw his Under-21 side has been handed for the qualifying stages of the 2021 European Championships despite th(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Manning dejected after his side conceded an early goal to Germany during the recent European under-21 Championship qualifier. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Having repeatedly described himself as a man who delivers for the association he has been running now for more than a decade, John Delaney has, it see(...)

Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan has announced his retirement from international football. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A street footballer, a once-in-a-generation talent, the anthithesis of an Irish player. There are more than a few descriptions of Wes Hoolahan but per(...)

Ted Walsh and Brian Kerr don’t hold back on ‘Ireland’s Greatest Sporting Moment’

Remember After Dark, that late-night discussion programme on Channel 4 way back? The one that had no fixed end time, instead going on for as long as a(...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish looks to evade Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel and Emre Can during an impressive display in the FA Cup sem-final. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Xavi Hernandez is one of those players of whom people say: he makes the game look easy. He’s also the first one to argue that it’s not really like (...)

A  memorial book during the funeral of Ray Treacy at the Church of St Laurence O’Toole, Kilmacud, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Mourners at the funeral of former Ireland international soccer player Ray Treacy were asked to smile one more time for a man held dear in the world of(...)

 Jack Grealish: will be hoping to make a big impression with  Aston Villa’s first team this season. Photo: David Rogers/Getty

There will be few better days for Roy Keane to combine his club and county roles than the opening day of this new Premier League season.Aston Villa’s (...)

Former World Cup winner with Argentina Ossie Ardiles with (L-R) John Giles, Bill O’Herlihy, Eamon Dunphy, Darragh Maloney, Ray Houghton, Kenny Cunningham, Richie Sadlier, Tony O’Donoghue, John Kenny and Ronnie Whelan at RTÉ Sport’s launch of its 2014 World Cup coverage. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Well, that was a highly stellar Montrose midfield on the couch: Ray Houghton on the right, Ossie Ardiles and John Giles working in tandem in the ce(...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (R) - who is from Derry - and his assistant Roy Keane - a Corkman -  commentating for ITV on  the UEFA Champions League match between Real Sociedad and Manchester United in San Sebastian, Spain, earlier this week. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has proposed the creation of an all-Ireland soccer team to play charity games against England, alternately in Croke Park and Wemb(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney with former Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni

The board of the FAI is set to meet, most likely later today, in order to weigh up where its search for a successor to Giovanni Trapattoni stands almo(...)

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