Matt Doherty can’t hide his disappointment after the game. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

England were due to play New Zealand and Ireland were due to play Bosnia and Herzegovina but both were left with no one to play after New Zealand conc(...)

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 (...)

Roy Keane was sent home by manager Mick McCarthy from the 2002 World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

It was three o’clock in the morning in a noodle bar by the train station in Daejeon when I ran into an English reporter I’d shared a hotel with at the(...)

Often a better ‘watch’ than the Irish team, Dunphy turned half-time analysis into a national institution.

A week spent peering into the unnatural world of sports punditry suggests there must be extinction fears for that TV sub-species known as the lesser-s(...)

 Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has yet to meet Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford. Photograph:  George Wood/Getty Images

As Mick McCarthy prepares to name the first senior squad of his second spell in charge of Ireland on Thursday, a meeting with Leeds United’s Patrick B(...)

Republic of Ireland and Liverpool legends will play a friendly match at the Aviva Stadium on April 12th. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Former Republic of Ireland and Liverpool players will face off at the Aviva Stadium on April 12th in aid of the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust. The Me(...)

 Roy Keane of Manchester United missed a penalty during the Liam Miller tribute match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Man Utd Legends XI 2 Glasgow Celtic/Republic of Ireland XI 2 (Man Utd win 3-2 on penalties) As sporting spectacles, the Man Utd Legends XIvs Glasgow (...)

Ninety-nine per cent of the country want to see the star-studded Liam Miller testimonial being played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh has said. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO.

Ninety-nine per cent of the country want to see the star-studded Liam Miller testimonial being played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh ha(...)

The former Glasgow Celtic, Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Liam Miller also played Gaelic football with local club, Éire Óg.

Organisers of the Liam Miller tribute match have welcomed the GAA’s announcement that it is willing to meet with them to discuss the proposed staging (...)

Pat Kenny: Reckons the young people of today have it too easy at home

In one of the week’s less-shocking revelations, Tuesday’s edition of The Pat Kenny Show (Newstalk, weekdays) informs listeners that accommodation may (...)

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