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The big screen at Wembley displays a message for Christian Eriksen. Photograph: Justin Tallis/Pool/Getty Images

FAI medical director Dr Alan Byrne would have been uncomfortable with Republic of Ireland players restarting a match just hours after witnessing one o(...)

Stephen Kenny: “The squad that we have and the squad that we are building, the ethos is very important going forward.”  Photograph:  Trenka Atilla/PA

What Stephen Kenny wants and what Stephen Kenny gets are probably never going to align during his tenure as Republic of Ireland manager. Perhaps, come(...)

Ireland captain John Egan heads at goal  during the friendly international against Hungary at the Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest. Photograph: Tibor Illyes/EPA

Hungary 0 Republic of Ireland 0 Wolf whistles at the Szusza Ferenc stadium, in reaction to Irish players taking a knee to protest racism, were follow(...)

Matt Doherty will play at right back against Hungary with Séamus Coleman ruled out of the friendly with a hamstring injury. Photograph: Bagu Blanco/Inpho

Finally, after 14 months of unprecedented difficulties, Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland travel to Budapest without excuses. Injuries do continue (...)

  Ireland’s Shane Duffy   scoring the equaliser against Bulgaria in their Uefa Nations League   match  in Sofia, Bulgaria, on  September 3rd, 2020. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

If the Republic of Ireland manage to deliver the hatful expected against Andorra tonight, those goals accompanying the win will arrest an alarming dec(...)

 Chiedozie Ogbene: “I grew up in Cork, I see myself as Irish,” said Chiedozie Ogbene, the Rotherham United winger, one of four Irish players of Nigerian descent called up for this international window. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

On the public front, Stephen Kenny is still dousing flames from the 1-0 home defeat to Luxembourg last March. The Dubliner knows he will be doing so f(...)

Stephen Kenny remains without a win in his first 11 games as Republic of Ireland manager. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Saw a line in one of the papers over the weekend. Nearly broke a toe dropping the tablet. “If Ireland do not beat Andorra on Thursday, it will be a do(...)

 Andrew Omobamidele in action for the Republic of Ireland U-21s against Wales in Wrexham. He has now been called up by  Stephen Kenny   senior squad. Photograph: Andrew Dowling/Inpho

It is nothing short of irresponsible to overhype an 18-year-old athlete. Even considering the one-way ticket Andrew Omobamidele just booked to play Pr(...)

 Stephen Kenny:  things should  improve defensively ahead of the campaign’s resumption but it is no clearer now than it was before the recent  window of games where the goals are going to come from.   Photograph:  Trenka Attila/PA

Having put a bit of distance between himself and his predecessors in recent weeks with all the talk about the scale of change he is trying to achieve (...)

Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu makes a save during the World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Winners Gavin Bazunu The 19-year-old didn’t look like the finished article but then . . . he’s 19. Did pretty well overall in the two games he start(...)

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