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Ireland’s Darren Randolph makes a save during the defeat to Switzerland in Stade de Geneva. Only the goalkeeper’s heroics and some desperate last-ditch defending prevented a rout. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mick McCarthy insists his Republic of Ireland team will have “overachieved” if they beat Denmark in Dublin next month to qualify directly from Group D(...)

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy with his assistant Robbie Keane after the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All week we were being told that our boys had never, in our entire international history, qualified for a major tournament with a game to spare. Like(...)

Shane Duffy: set to return in central defence for the Republic of Ireland  against Georgia in  Tbilisi. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

News of of Shane Duffy’s return may have added slightly to the need Mick McCarthy felt at his pre-match conference to do some dampening of expectatio(...)

Matt Doherty collects the ball from Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill during the  Nations League game against Denmark at the   Aviva stadium in October 2018. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Matt Doherty says that Martin O’Neill called him “a tosser” more then once before hanging up on him, ending the phonecall which was prompted by an int(...)

Georgia on his mind: Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy at their Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland on September 5th.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Everyone could use a friend like Georgia. That proud football nation of the Caucasus has for many years been the Irish team’s travelling companion and(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Alan Judge in training. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

If Irish supporters had never heard of Alan Judge before June 2nd, 2018 they surely would have become an instant hero that day. The Dubliner came on w(...)

Jeff Hendrick during an Ireland training session at Abbotstown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jeff Hendrick has defended himself against the suggestion that he has failed to deliver for Ireland since the European Championships, insisting that h(...)

Goalkeeper David Forde, Séamus Coleman and David Meyler during an Ireland training session in 2014. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper David Forde is among those to have paid tribute to David Meyler after the 30-year-old midfielder announced that (...)

Aston Villa’s Conor Hourihane in action against  Tanguy Ndombele during the Premier League game at the  Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

The week’s ‘Memory like an Elephant’ award goes to our very own Conor Hourihane who, after making his Premier League debut with Aston Villa on Saturda(...)

Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane during Nottingham Forest’s Championship game against Derby County  at the  City Ground in February. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

If there is one story that sums up Martin O’Neill’s inability to win over his players at Nottingham Forest it probably goes back to a prosaic game at (...)

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