Gavin Gunning’s Chesterfield travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup third-round matches.

Remember those giant-killing Saturday afternoons in the FA Cup third round and despair. Gav Gunning readily admits the whole romantic idea of Chesterf(...)

 Mick McCarthy  and assistant  Terry Connor have left Cardiff City after an eighth straight loss on Saturday. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Another one of Mick McCarthy’s many managerial lives dissolved on Saturday when the 62-year-old was cut loose by Cardiff City following an eighth stra(...)

Stephen Kenny: ‘I don’t think you can underestimate the importance of the Azerbaijan game. If we do end up finishing bottom of the group it is a tough sell for Stephen,’ said Virgin media analyst and former international Damien Delaney.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Patience as a virtue is being tested to the limit during Stephen Kenny’s first 16 games as Republic of Ireland manager. “With Stephen Kenny I just s(...)

James McClean has admitted the Republic of Ireland need to start winning games again if they are to avoid the criticism that has come their way in recent days. Photograph: Trenka Attila/PA

Amidst some mixed messaging, Stephen Kenny remains adamant that his position as Republic of Ireland manager is not dependent on getting a positive res(...)

Manuela Spinelli shares a laugh with Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni during a press conference in Malahide in 2011. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The sacred Mass of journalism – press conferences – is under attack. Naomi Osaka is attempting, be it consciously or not, to burn down this archaic st(...)

Stephen Kenny remains without a win in his first 11 games as Republic of Ireland manager. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Saw a line in one of the papers over the weekend. Nearly broke a toe dropping the tablet. “If Ireland do not beat Andorra on Thursday, it will be a do(...)

Conceived and compiled by Westport-based Liamy MacNally, Happy Birthday Mr Bob is an anthology of poems, prose, and personal reminiscences from a hundred or so of the Bard of Duluth’s Irish admirers

One of the more unusual tributes to Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday on Monday involved a group of his admirers climbing Croagh Patrick. Well, a bit of Croag(...)

Luxembourg goalkeeper  Anthony Moris celebrates at the final whistle of the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny can take some comfort from the tone of the support he received from leading FAI officials on Sunday but the Ireland manager can be under(...)

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 (...)

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has lost two key members of his coaching staff in the space of four days. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

There has been a fair amount of schadenfreude these past few weeks with regard to just how ill equipped the British government has been to deal with t(...)

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