Wes Hoolahan

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The ruling council of Fifa has voted unanimously to expand the World Cup 2026 to 48 teams. Photo: Bernd Weissbrod

On Tuesday morning the Fifa Council met in Zurich and voted unanimously to expand the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 teams from 2026 onwards. While th(...)

It is an extraordinary image - a hint of Caravaggio meets COYBIG - as friends, family and fans, most of them utterly lost in the moment look on from close quarters while the pair kiss. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, June 22nd Republic of Ireland 1 Italy 0 You could make a case for the win away to Austria but anyone lucky enough to be(...)

The Kilkenny players celebrate after seeing off Waterford in the All-Ireland hurling semi-final replay. Photograph: Inpho

Semple Stadium, August 13th Kilkenny 2-19 Waterford 2-17 All-Ireland semi-final replay Every game should end like this. A free to level it just on (...)

Ireland’s Jeff Hendrick has developed into a key player in Martin O’Neill’s squad and has been helped by his move to Burnley. Photo: Inpho

There was a hint of agitation to Martin O’Neill’s tone a couple of months back as he made it clear that he does not feel there is anyone out there who(...)

Jon Walters missed a golden chance to double Ireland’s lead in Austria. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Jonathan Walters is refusing to cast even one eye towards Russia despite helping the Republic of Ireland climb to the top of their World Cup qualifyin(...)

The Ireland team line up before their 1-0 win over Austria in their 2018 World Cup qualifier in Vienna. Photo: John Walton/PA

23 Darren Randolph Rock solid. Smart early save from Janko when unsighted set the tone and kept out a stinger from Schaupf. Collected calmly from a(...)

 James McClean celebrates after scoring the Republic of Ireland’s first goal in the World Cup qualifier against Austria   at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Austria 0 Republic of Ireland 1 Almost 30 years after the 1-0 win in Scotland, which paved the way to a first European Championship finals appearance(...)

Bournemouth’s Harry Arter starts for Ireland in Austria on Saturday night. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Harry Arter is to make his competitive international debut in Vienna this evening with the 26 year-old named in midfield by Republic of Ireland manage(...)

Seamus Coleman at the Ernst Happel Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Austria v Republic of Ireland,  Ernst Happel Stadium, 5.0pm (TV: RTÉ 2, Sky Sports 1) It is one of those strange and slightly inexplicabl(...)

 James McCarthy will not feature against Austria on Saturday. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

James McCarthy and Stephen Ward are both out of the Republic of Ireland squad for this Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Vienna due to injuries but Ma(...)

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