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Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny and FAI chief executive Jonathan Hill at the Aviva Stadium back in July. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Besides the 12 people who matter the most and Liam Brady, the general consensus is that Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny’s contract extension(...)

 Ruud Dokter: his international perspective may be something the FAI  wishes to continue as they seek a successor. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ruud Dokter’s attempted revolution from within Irish soccer ended on Friday with an FAI press release full of lavish praise for the Dutch high pe(...)

Callum Robinson celebrates with the match ball along with Andrew Omobamidele after scoring a hat-trick in the friendly international against Qatar at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Numbers the FAI board and Packie Bonner cannot ignore: 37 passes before Jeff Hendrick’s perfectly weighted ball for Callum Robinson to complete his ha(...)

Republic of Ireland  manager Stephen Kenny with Gavin Bazunu who is fast emerging as a young leader in the Ireland squad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Nature decides all things.” – David Forde, the Republic of Ireland’s wellness coach (and former goalkeeper). This Ireland team and its governing bod(...)

Dusan Vlahovic of Serbia is challenged by the Republic of Ireland’s Andrew Omobamidele during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Serbia. Photo: Oisín Keniry/Getty Images

“Is breá liom an tír seo,” tweeted Andrew Omobamidele, born and bred in north Kildare to an Irish mother and Nigerian father, before the teenager plun(...)

Former Republic of Ireland and St Patrick’s Athletic manager Brian Kerr at the launch of the Football for Unity festival which will take place in Dublin’s northeast inner city from June 14th to July 16th. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

The street footballer is never far from Brian Kerr’s mind. Speaking at Sport Against Racism Ireland’s launch of the Football for Unity festival, Kerr(...)

FAI president Gerry McAnaney and chairperson Roy Barrett  at Abbotstown during  Sunday’s egm. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

FAI chairman Roy Barrett declared Sunday’s egm a “watershed moment” for Irish football as a newly configured general assembly re-elected Gerry McAnane(...)

FAI president Gerry McAnaney will serve a second term in the role. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

FAI president Gerry McAnaney will serve a second two year term having seen off fellow board member David Moran at today’s EGM. McAnaney is believed t(...)

Just when you thought rocket had had its peppery day. Photograph: iStock

Those who recall the glorious moment on that hot and steamy June night in 1990 in the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa, Italy, when Packie Bonner saved (...)

The Phipps Bridge Estate in South London was a tough part of town but full of fond memories. Photograph: Google Maps

I spent the 1990 World Cup living on the Phipps Bridge Estate in South London. Tough part of town. They used to film exterior scenes for “The Bill” in(...)

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