Mick Mccarthy

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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 (...)

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 will miss Burnley’s League Cup clash with Millwall due to bruised ribs. Photograph: John Super/EPA

Robbie Brady looks set to miss Burnley’s League Cup game at Millwall on Wednesday after aggravating a rib injury against Leicester on Sunday evening. (...)

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(...)

New Ireland boss Stephen Kenny with his assistan Keith Andrews. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Even in this strangest of years, the timing of this week’s international break seems . . . strange. Uefa have managed to shoehorn international fixtu(...)

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’(...)

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on the signing of Wolves full back Matt Doherty. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tottenham Hotspur are close to signing Ireland international Matt Doherty from Wolves, with a deal for the right back expected to be agreed at €13.5 m(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny: ‘We’re in a high-performance, modern coaching environment now.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

If it wasn’t for the fact that his team is about to play back-to-back games in almost-empty stadiums, you might have been tempted to suggest this was (...)

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