Phil Babb

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Finland celebrate Fredrik Jensen’s winner against Ireland. Photograph: Tomi Hänninen /Inpho

As if our manager and his players hadn’t experienced enough weirdness of late, Helsinki presented them with even more - real, actual people hooting an(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder  Jayson Molumby  runs with the ball during the Uefa Nations League match against Wales at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It was reaching a point on Sunday morning, when all that news was filtering through, that you’d have started to reckon that if you turned up at the Av(...)

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 (...)

Ireland’s  Adam Idah is challenged  by  Juhani Ojala of Finland  during the Uefa Nations League match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Niall Carson/EPA

We should, of course, be getting used to things by now, but when Jon Walters was saying pre-match that Aaron Connolly had the ability to “get the crow(...)

Jeff Hendrick challenges Bulgaria’s   Strahil Popov  during the Uefa Nations League  match in Sodia. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

Even the mere naming of Stephen Kenny’s first team felt like the most exhilarating thing to happen in Irish football since, dunno, Italia 90, the incl(...)

Standing there in the driving rain on November 15th, 1995, it was hard to comprehend just how much optimism there had initially been about the Irish t(...)

Phil Babb: ‘Football is the global sport that allows people to put their differences aside and rally together when they need to. This is one of those causes because what happened to Sean was so tragic.’ Photograph: Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images

Almost a decade after the place was redeveloped, Phil Babb will be one of the Liverpool and Ireland veterans making his debut at the Aviva stadium on (...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Cyrus Christie in action against  Harry Wilson of Wales during the Uefa Nations League game at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The post mortem on Saturday’s game didn’t exactly help the positivity levels ahead of the latest instalment of our Nations League adventure, the gener(...)

Ireland’s Shane Long is challenged by  Thomas Delaney of Denmark during the   Nations League match at the  Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Oisín Keniry/Inpho

It probably wouldn’t be true to say the nation was holding its breath for this one, the only real display of enthusiasm ahead of the game coming from (...)

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