Kevin Long

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 Pádraig Amond of Newport County celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during their FA Cup  match against Middlesbrough at Rodney Parade earlier this month. Photograph:  Athena Pictures/Getty Images

A self-confessed “anorak” who Newport’s management and players sometimes turn to for some quick insight when opponents spring a surprise team selectio(...)

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne scores their third goal during the FA Cup fourth-round game against Burnley at the Etihad stadium. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Manchester City 5 Burnley 0 Manchester City maintained their interest in four competitions by easing into the FA Cup fifth round with a commanding 5-(...)

Ireland’s Michael Obafemi and Andreas Bjelland of Denmark in action in Aarhus. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Denmark 0 Ireland 0 This was the sort of game that the Nations League was supposed to spare us - with one team manifestly much better than the other (...)

PFAI general secretary Stephen McGuinness believes there could be potential positive impacts in the long-term for Ireland if the Premier League limits the number of foreign-born players allowed after Brexit. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Representatives of the Irish players’ union, the PFAI, will meet their English counterparts in a couple of weeks to discuss the implications of a prop(...)

Harry Wilson fires home a free-kick to give Wales the lead in the Uefa Nations League match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Wales 1 Having been in charge for 27 of the 49 games played since Lansdowne Road was rebuilt and renamed, it is no huge surpris(...)

Matt Doherty will make his first Republic of Ireland starts in the National League game against  Denmark. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Wolves’ Matt Doherty was handed a first start for the Republic of Ireland as manager Martin O’Neill made six changes for the Nations League clash with(...)

Ireland’s Kevin Long has signed a new contact with Burnley. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Burnley defender Kevin Long has signed a new contract with the club running to the summer of 2021. The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland centre-back ha(...)

Stephen Ward will not be involved against Denmark or Wales. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Graham Burke and Alan Judge are amongst the players to miss out as Martin O’Neill finalised a squad of 26 for the Nations League games against Denmark(...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill: “Irish rugby is so strong, producing players of a world level. It’s very difficult to then say ‘here’s a wee lad playing for Crusaders, watch him’.” Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

In a quiet corner of an Edinburgh café, Michael O’Neill has a list of names in front of him. It is a short list. It features players born in Ireland w(...)

Harry Arter has been named in Martin O’Neill’s provisional Republic of Ireland squad. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cardiff City midfielder Harry Arter is back in Martin O’Neill’s provisional Ireland squad for the Nations League games against Denmark and Wales. The(...)

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