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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(...)

World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

Ireland players celebrate after qualifying for the 2002 World Cup after their playoff against Iran in Tehran. Photograph:  Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

1966 World Cup Irish goalkeeper Pat Dunne can only watch as Jose Antonio Ufarte scores the only goal of the playoff for the 1966 World Cup (...)

Ireland’s  Adam Idah is challenged  by  Juhani Ojala of Finland  during the Uefa Nations League match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Niall Carson/EPA

We should, of course, be getting used to things by now, but when Jon Walters was saying pre-match that Aaron Connolly had the ability to “get the crow(...)

Roy Keane has been linked with the Azerbaijan job. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When Roy Keane allowed his name to be linked with the managerial vacancy at Turkish club side Kasimpasa in September 2012 there was a suspicion the re(...)

Ireland’s Shane Long fizzes his shot past Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

October 8th, 2015: Republic of Ireland 1 Germany - Euro 2016 qualifier, Aviva Stadium You know the old one about not writing the Germans off? Well, y(...)

Republic of Ireland supporters with an anti-Delaney banner at the qualifier against Gibraltar at the Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Gibraltar versus Ireland must be in the running for the distinction of least-watched Ireland qualifier of the TV age. It wasn’t that the match didn’t(...)

Mick McCarthy has confirmed Séamus Coleman will start against Gibraltar. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mick McCarthy has confirmed that Séamus Coleman will captain Ireland in Gibraltar on Saturday evening when the Donegal-born defender will make his 50t(...)

Jon Walters has announced his retirement from football. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland and Burnley striker Jonathan Walters has announced his retirement from football following a long-standing Achilles injury. The 35(...)

 Fans donate food to a foodbank outside the ground ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on December 2nd 2018 in Liverpool. Photograph:  Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images

It’s a busy mid-Sunday morning in Birkenhead’s Charles Thompson Mission, and Republic of Ireland international Jon Walters is getting to grips with th(...)

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