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Ireland’s Ronan Curtis shoots on goal during the Uefa Nations League game against Bulgaria at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Bulgaria 0 Not every improvisation forced on football had been a disaster and a few may be with us well after the pandemic has (...)

 Troy Parrott in action for the Ireland Under-21 team. Photograph: Inpho

Four players have been called into the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the Nations League match against Bulgaria. Shamrock Rovers duo Graham Burk(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny talks to David McGoldrick ahead of the Euro 2020 playoff against Slovakia. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

With David McGoldrick gone and most of his other, more obvious options struggling slightly at club level, Stephen Kenny has recalled Luton striker Jam(...)

In 1927, a 30ft Celtic cross was erected on Partridge Island, New Brunswick, Canada, to the memory of all who had died during the typhus pandemic 80 years before.

As our cargo ship moved towards the port of St John, New Brunswick, Canada, our captain sent a telegram to the shipping agents requesting medical atte(...)

Aaron Connolly has quickly developed into a regular starter. Photograph: PA

Stephen Kenny may not be feeling it right now but he has been lucky in one regard over the past week or so: the likes of Slovakia, Iceland and Norther(...)

Terry Tao. Photograph: Graeme Mitchell/The New York Times

Pick a number; if it is even, divide it by 2; if odd, triple it and add 1. Now repeat the process, each time halving or else tripling and adding 1. He(...)

Norwich City’s Adam Idah celebrates scoring the winner against Huddersfield. Photograph: PA

Republic of Ireland striker Adam Idah struck a late winner as Norwich began life back in the Championship with a 1-0 victory at Huddersfield. Idah tu(...)

Ireland captain Shane Duffy tackles Bulgaria’s Galin Ivanov during the  Uefa Nations League match in Sofia. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

The politics of succession are delicate: how many veterans can you cull in one go? An experienced player who loses his place to a younger rival is unl(...)

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(...)

Manchester United’s defence has struggled to deal with crosses this season. File photograph: Getty Images

Naturally, the jokes were not long in coming. Paul Pogba: the solution to Manchester United’s goalkeeping problems. A better reaction save than David (...)

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