Mick Mccarthy

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 Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson has been in impressive form. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

1) Coventry and Robins deserve plaudits Amid all the hoopla over the departing Mark Hughes, it is right to take a moment to praise Coventry City. The(...)

The Premier League’s longest-serving manager Arsene Wenger, and one of the shortest, Alan Pardew. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty

We might still be waiting for confirmation that Martin O’Neill has signed his new deal with the FAI but the northerner, it seems, is in no hurry to ge(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at one stage became the bookies’ favourite to take the Everton job. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It would be interesting to know whether the sort of press release that sparked a wave of articles over the weekend really drums up much by way of busi(...)

A dejected Shay Given and Mick McCarthy after Ireland’s 2-1 defeat to Belgium in Brussels. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s 5-1 defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night was galling for a number of reasons. Most obviously - it means there will be no World Cup appearance(...)

Ireland’s James McClean celebrates with David Meyler after the final whistle of their World Cup qualifier against Wales. Photo: Geoff Caddick/Getty Images

A week has passed since James McClean stuck the ball in the Welsh net and we are now just hours away from discovering who Ireland’s opponents will be (...)

“I’ve enjoyed it immensely.” Martin O’Neill at a press conference in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has agreed to stay on as manager of the Republic of Ireland soccer team for the 2020 European Championships qualifying campaign. Assis(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill agreed a new deal to stay on as manager until the 2020 European Championships. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There have been many cases in Irish sport of managers getting new contracts just before things went wrong at a major tournament in a way that made it (...)

 Jeff Hendrick celebrates scoring with Irish teammate Stephen Ward. Photograph: Reuters

With the Republic of Ireland squad set to gather and train together on Monday afternoon ahead of the two final World Cup 2018 qualifiers, Jeff Hendric(...)

Cardiff’s  Kenneth Zahore celebrates after scoring their opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match against  Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Kenneth Zohore fired Cardiff back to the top of the Championship table as leaders Leeds capitulated in South Wales. Zohore, who had not scored since (...)

Jon Walters scored a peach and then missed a golden opportunity in Ireland’s friendly win over Uruguay. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty

Friendly international football in June usually equals disinterested performances by disinterested players in front of disinterested crowds. Two years(...)

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