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Restored in 2017, Market House in Stradbally, Co Laois, got a new lease of life when a Friday farmers market  commenced – in the middle of a pandemic. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Anyone who has ever driven through the Laois town of Stradbally will be familiar with the rust-coloured canopy of the Market House in the town’s squar(...)

Former Republic of Ireland and St Patrick’s Athletic manager Brian Kerr at the launch of the Football for Unity festival which will take place in Dublin’s northeast inner city from June 14th to July 16th. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

The street footballer is never far from Brian Kerr’s mind. Speaking at Sport Against Racism Ireland’s launch of the Football for Unity festival, Kerr(...)

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(...)

Ireland striker  Adam Idah is challenged by Hungary’s  Bendeguz Bolla and Laszlo Kleinheisler of Hungary during the international friendly  match at the Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest. Photograph: Tibor Illyes/EPA

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny and striker Adam Idah have condemned the spectators who booed their team as they took a knee in Hungary. Th(...)

Ireland captain John Egan heads at goal  during the friendly international against Hungary at the Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest. Photograph: Tibor Illyes/EPA

Hungary 0 Republic of Ireland 0 Wolf whistles at the Szusza Ferenc stadium, in reaction to Irish players taking a knee to protest racism, were follow(...)

Ireland coach Anthony Barry during training in Estadi Nacional, Andorra, last week. Photograph: Bagu Blanco/Inpho

On a global scale Anthony Barry is considered the gold standard of football coaches. That is the instant reward for helping Chelsea win a second Champ(...)

  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(...)

Conor Hourihane won’t captain Ireland in Andorra according to Stephen Kenny. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Stephen Kenny is far too focussed on ending the 11 game winless streak as Republic of Ireland manager to reveal his starting XI ahead of Thursday even(...)

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(...)

 Dave Alred worked with former England outhalf Jonny Wilkinson throughout his career. File photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

One of the world’s leading performance coaches is holding a webinar with Irish athletes and coaches this weekend. Dave Alred is an elite performance (...)

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