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Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny celebrates after Troy Parrott scored his second goal during the friendly international against Andorra at the  Estadi Nacional. Photograph: Sergio Ruiz/Inpho

Stephen Kenny is nothing like Hamlet’s brother Claudius, but he could still be hoisted by his own petard. It may be a media driven instinct to lean (...)

  Ireland’s Shane Duffy   scoring the equaliser against Bulgaria in their Uefa Nations League   match  in Sofia, Bulgaria, on  September 3rd, 2020. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

If the Republic of Ireland manage to deliver the hatful expected against Andorra tonight, those goals accompanying the win will arrest an alarming dec(...)

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(...)

 Stephen Kenny:  things should  improve defensively ahead of the campaign’s resumption but it is no clearer now than it was before the recent  window of games where the goals are going to come from.   Photograph:  Trenka Attila/PA

Having put a bit of distance between himself and his predecessors in recent weeks with all the talk about the scale of change he is trying to achieve (...)

 Gerson Rodrigues turns away to celebrate scoring Luxembourg’s winner in the World Cup qualifier at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Luxembourg 1 A couple of good years under Martin O’Neill aside, perhaps, the new Lansdowne Road has not been anything like the (...)

The result is a devastating blow for Ireland manager Stephen Kenny who has now gone 10 games without a win. Photograph: PA

Republic of Ireland 0 Luxembourg 1 Ireland’s new World Cup campaign was thrown into turmoil at an empty Aviva stadium on Saturday night as Luxembourg(...)

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny shakes hands with his Serbian counterpart Dragan Stojkovic in Belgrade. Photograph: Nikola Krstic/Inpho

No Belgrade football night has been as peaceful but even in an empty, echoing stadium, the tribulations continue for Stephen Kenny. His young team wer(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Mark Travers dives in vain as Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic (not pictured) scores their second goal during the  World Cup qualifier in Belgrade. Photograph:  Novak Djurovic/PA Wire

Serbia 3 Republic of Ireland 2 For a short spell in the second half it seemed as though we might have been watching a re-run of Ireland’s last World (...)

Alan Browne climbs to give Ireland the lead in their loss to Serbia. Photograph: Nikola Krstic/Inpho

Not sure about your neighbourhood, but there was a noticeable absence of inflatable bananas ‘round this way in the build-up to the opening game of our(...)

Preston midfielder Alan Browne is hoping his experience and goal threat will help the Ireland squad in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers. File photograph: PA

His performance in Slovakia may not have marked Alan Browne out as the most likely solution to Ireland’s goalscoring problem but the Preston midfielde(...)

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