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John Anderson in action for Ireland in 1987. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Kevin Keegan recalls with some pride in his recent autobiography “My Life in Football” that when the Newcastle Evening Chronicle announced his signing(...)

John Anderson in action against Brazil in 1987. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

Kevin Keegan recalls with some pride in his recent autobiography “My Life in Football” that when the Newcastle Evening Chronicle announced his signing(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Andy Townsend in action against Belgium in November 1997. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Time’s a goon. On Saturday, November 15th, 1997, the All Blacks came to Dublin to play in Ireland. The following Monday, an excited headline across th(...)

Stephen Kenny celebrates at the final whistle after Dundalk’s FAI Cup win over Cork City . Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny has said managing Ireland would be “the greatest honour you can have” and has been backed by former international boss Eoin(...)

Martin O’Neill during Ireland’s 4-1 defeat to Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If the summer of 2016 was the peak of Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland stewardship, then 2018 was his annus horribilis. The 5-1 World Cup play-of(...)

Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane and manager Martin O’Neill at the Aviva Stadium for the game against Northern Ireland. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As the final whistle went at the Aviva last Thursday night you glanced up to see the home stands were already mostly empty, with what was left of the (...)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny: “We’re seeded in the Champions League first round and we want to get through that, we’re not thinking negatively at all.”

Even nature is playing ball for Stephen Kenny. As Dundalk got themselves ready for the last game of the league against Bohemians Friday week ago, Kenn(...)

 The Turf pub sign in Burnley  depicts an image of ex-player, Northern Ireland’s James McIlroy, who was instrumental to the club’s league title success in 1960. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

When Jimmy McIlroy died in August, it was a moment to return to his autobiography, Right Inside Soccer. It was written in 1960 when Burnley had just w(...)

Whether Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane stay or leave won’t change the realities of football in Ireland.   Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

During his stout defence of Roy Keane this week, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill joked that they’d had a quick chat about the latest family(...)

Declan Rice may just have decided he didn’t fancy the Ireland setup. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Sometimes you waste time worrying about the wrong things. Back in 2011 Roy Keane gave an interview to Cork’s LifeFM 93.1, in which he sketched out a d(...)

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