Declan Rice: has now chosen to play for the county of his birth. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill might well have had a point when he suggested that making a senior appearance should decide a player’s international future. But reall(...)

Ireland under-21 manager Stephen Kenny at Home Farm FC in Whitehall for Wednesday night’s friendly. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny says he was happy with the performance of the locally-based under-21s he assembled for Wednesday night’s win over the Irish Amateur team(...)

The FAI has initiated the process of Hull City forward Will Keane declaring for the Republic of Ireland. Photograph:     Ashley Allen/Getty Images

The FAI has confirmed that it has initiated the process of Hull City attacker Will Keane declaring for the Republic of Ireland. The 26-year-old, who (...)

Empty seats appeared pretty quickly during last year’s World Cup playoff defeat to Denmark at the Aviva stadium. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

The current level of popularity enjoyed by the Irish soccer team was highlighted by a message that I received in the aftermath of their abject 4-1 sur(...)