Dara O Shea

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West Ham’s Michail Antonio scores his side’s second goal  during the Premier League match against West Brom at the London Stadium. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/PA Wire

West Ham 2 West Brom 1 Nobody hires Sam Allardyce if they want fantasy football. They bring him in because of his ability to organise a defence and h(...)

Matheus Pereira celebrates scoring West Brom’s winner with Callum Robinson. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Getty/AFP

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 West Bromwich Albion 3 West Brom grabbed a survival lifeline after Matheus Pereira’s penalty double helped seal a thrilling(...)

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny ahead of the Nations League game against Bulgaria at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was well worn ground by the time he addressed the media 40 minutes or so after the end of Ireland’s game against Bulgaria on Wednesday night but St(...)

Robbie Brady hits the bar against Bulgaria. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

23 Darren Randolph (West Ham United) Became the third Ireland goalkeeper after Packie Bonner and Shay Given to reach 50 caps, but didn’t have much to(...)

 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(...)

David Brooks scores Wales’s second-half winner againsr Ireland. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty

Wales 1 Republic of Ireland 0 Having spent so long in the international wilderness before achieving some success in style, the Welsh should serve as (...)

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(...)

Stephen Kenny looks on as Aaron Connoly tries to win possession during Ireland’s defeat to Finland. Photograph: Kalle Parkkinen/Inpho

Finland had just scored a confusing goal apparently out of the blue, and all the Irish people watching on TV, who weren’t quite sure what had happened(...)

Aaron Connolly at the final whistle after Ireland’s defeat to Finland in the Uefa Nations League match at the  Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. Photograph:  Emmi Korhonen/PA Wire

Having gone for goal when team-mates were crying out for him to pass late on, Aaron Connolly provided a fairly brutal assessment of his own part in Ir(...)

Republic of Ireland defender Dara O’Shea can’t stop Fredrik Jensen scoring Finland’s goal during the Uefa Nations League game at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. Photograph: Kimmo Brandt/EPA

Finland 1 Republic of Ireland 0 About the best Stephen Kenny can hope for regarding this game is that it comes to be remembered in something like the(...)

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