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Callum Robinson celebrates scoring one of his two goals  with Adam Idah and Daryl Horgan during the World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan in Baku. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

We already knew Ireland’s 2021 Goal of the Year contest was going to be better than the 2020 edition before Callum Robinson smashed in that brilliant (...)

Luxembourg goalkeeper  Anthony Moris celebrates at the final whistle of the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny can take some comfort from the tone of the support he received from leading FAI officials on Sunday but the Ireland manager can be under(...)

World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Jack Charlton and assistant Maurice Setters walk out into the cauldron of Windsor park to play against Northern Ireland in 1993. Photograph: Pacemaker

Ask any reporter and they’ll tell you being inside a glassed-in press box is no way to watch a sporting event. Echoey, removed and unnatural. But on t(...)

Stephen Ireland in action for the Republic against Slovakia in 2007. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

More than two years after his last competitive game of professional football, former international Stephen Ireland says he is planning to return to th(...)

Michael Kennedy, former advisor to Roy Keane, played a key role in the Saipan story in 2002. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Michael Kennedy, the London-born property solicitor who came to prominence in the run up to the 2002 World Cup when he was an adviser to Roy Keane, ha(...)

Christopher McCormack: A friend said his advice was either deep and sincere or hilarious and cutting depending on how stupid the question was.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Roy Keane was sent home by manager Mick McCarthy from the 2002 World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

It was three o’clock in the morning in a noodle bar by the train station in Daejeon when I ran into an English reporter I’d shared a hotel with at the(...)

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