Kennedy Cup

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New Republic of Ireland under-21 manager Stephen Kenny has earned his chance at an international job. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Oriel Park, Dundalk, a slow Wednesday afternoon, June 2017. Turning left at the Spar on Carrickmacross Road, a sign on the back of the main stand dec(...)

Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Ballis in action against Ajax’s  Julian Rijkhoff. All the talk prior to the final was about the latter a 13-year-old striker. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There is an irresistible urge at events like the Friendship Cup to try to spot the stars of tomorrow and everyone, you soon realise, is at it. As the(...)

Leanne Kiernan at home on the family pig farm in Killinkere, Co Cavan. “I love Ireland and I don’t think I could leave my family and friends.” Photo: Lorraine Teevan

Most of the biggest names in women’s soccer across the pond and channel had Mark Leavy’s phone hopping right up until Christmas. “Colleges from all a(...)