Kevin Kilbane

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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 (...)

Shay Brennan in action for the Republic of Ireand.

Born in Manchester to parents both from Carlow, Shay Brennan was an unlikely pioneer, perhaps even a reluctant one for a time. But the Manchester Un(...)

Ray D’Arcy manages to conjure up a united Ireland over Zoom

It’s Wednesday, and Ray D’Arcy is in danger of being overwhelmed by calamity. As well as dealing with numerous technical glitches – bad lines, dr(...)

Under Mick McCarthy Ireland fans didn’t get what they wanted - change and new ideas. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The ages of Irish football can be summed up in a phrase. “Put ‘em under pressure.” “Stick it up your bollocks.” “I’m the gaffer.” “They have no the tr(...)

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy: “I don’t think the system contributed to our inability to pass the ball to each other.”

Mick McCarthy admitted after the 2-0 defeat here that Ireland had been second best to Switzerland. But with his team still one game away from a p(...)

Kevin Kilbane next to AP McCoy, with Matt Williams and Niall Quinn looking on. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Having said from early on that Ireland should not be chasing Declan Rice once the player seemed less than completely committed to the cause, Kevin Kil(...)

 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(...)

Everton’s Séamus Coleman sat out their FA Cup tie against Lincoln on Saturday. Photo: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Former Everton and Ireland midfielder Kevin Kilbane believes Séamus Coleman may have to start reinventing himself if he is to see off rivals for his p(...)

Shay Given: “You know what I’m like, I love the craic, the buzz around the lads. When you’re a coach, it’s tough if you lose, it is quite draining. But when you win, it’s mad, it’s magnified.” Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

He strides in smiling wearing his new work gear: an all-black kit, a little white ram above his heart, ‘SG’ initials alongside. He is sweaty after a s(...)

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