Stephen Kenny wants his team to pass the ball more, but they need results too. Photograph: Inpho

Ahead of Thursday’s Euro 2020 playoff game in Bratislava between Ireland and Slovakia it’s worth keeping in mind how handsome is as handsome does. De(...)

Robbie Brady during an Ireland training session at Abbotstown on Monday ahead of the trip to Bulgaria. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After the couple of seasons he’s endured, with a string of injuries resulting in him seeing a lot more of Burnley’s treatment room than game time, Rob(...)

Stephen Kenny takes Ireland training on Monday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Enda Stevens has warned the Republic of Ireland’s opponents not to underestimate new manager Stephen Kenny because of his career path. Mick McCarthy’(...)

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(...)

Cillian Sheridan in action for Wellington Phoenix during his time in New Zealand.

When Cillian Sheridan was travelling up to training in Dublin on Bus Éireann, he probably couldn’t have imagined he would end up on a journey that has(...)

Stephen Kenny  with his Ireland under-21 assistants Keith Andrews and  Jim Crawford. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Say what you like about the FAI – and you will, you have – but no sports organisation can rip it up and start again with quite as boldly as Irish foot(...)

Stephen Kenny has been announced as the new Ireland manager with immediate effect. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Whatever else you can say about the rise of Stephen Kenny to the role of full-time Republic of Ireland manager, none of it could ever have been descri(...)

This is far from the first time James McClean  has deleted a social media account. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

The world of social media is, it seems, set to be just a little less interesting over the next few weeks after Stoke City announced that James McClean(...)

Republic of Ireland fans celebrate Matt Doherty’s goal against Denmark at the Aviva Stadium. Would  an All-island league help to draw the two footballing authorities in Ireland closer together in a time of potential political change.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Belfast, 6.30pm, last Saturday: there were Dutch orangemen on the march up Donegall Avenue as GAWA, the green and white army, descended west down Tate(...)

Marek Hamsik is the captain of the Slovakia team. Photograph: Getty Images

Barring an unexpected change in the playoff rules made by Uefa, Ireland are set to face Slovakia in their Euro 2020 playoff semi-final next March. The(...)

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