Kevin Doyle

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Ireland’s Shane Long climbs above Switzerland’s Fabian Schar before seeing his header come back of the post at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill heads into the Republic of Ireland’s game against Slovakia tomorrow night with just one fully fit striker after Robbie Keane became the(...)

Republic of Ireland forward  Kevin Doyle leaves the pitch on a stretcher during the friendly international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has seen his forward options further reduced for Tuesday’s friendly international against Slovakia after it(...)

 Ciaran Clark  celebrates his early goal for the Republic of Ireland in the friendly international against Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:    Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland 1 Switzerland 0 After all the talk about the possibility of Euro2016 games having to be played behind closed doors, perhaps it mi(...)

Over the years I’d pluck a name from the mind’s eye to describe a young player. We all do. Once in a blue moon I’d nudge Noel O’Reilly, my late partner in crime, and nod towards a tall, languid boy with every skill under the sun, “bit of Cruyff about him .  . .”

Up until 1974 Ireland never feared Holland. We were always expected to beat them. But that World Cup changed perceptions. Back then European teams we(...)

Shane Long’s goal against Germany helped Ireland to the European Championships. Photograph: Inpho

For Shane Long it took a few weeks for the gravity of the moment to hit home. While his Republic of Ireland team-mates celebrated defeating Germany th(...)

Stephen Ward and Alan Judge at the Republic of Ireland squad training session at  Abbotstown. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Alan Judge, Rob Elliot and Kevin Doyle are all likely to get starts over the coming week to allow them to strengthen their case for a trip to Euro 201(...)

Jonathan Walters with his Three International Player of the Year Award. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters has been named as Ireland’s Senior International Player of the Year at the FAI’s annual Three sponsored awards with the 32 year-old strike(...)

“I wouldn’t really want to bring someone a long, long distance if I can’t guarantee him some playing time but we do have the two games and I think, personally, not having spoken to him, I think Kevin would welcome that because if he has a chance of going to France.”

Kevin Doyle looks set to be given the chance to save his place in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro2016 when Ireland play Switzerland and Slovaki(...)

Damien Delaney has been omitted from Martin O’Neill’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill appears to have drawn a line under the exclusion of Damien Delaney from his international squad, killing off any chance of a return by (...)

Graham Barrett: ‘What is most frustrating is that the reasons we are so far behind are as clear as day. Our structures are outdated and they have been failing us for a long time, yet we still dance around the subject and pretend that we are doing something, when the reality is that we are not doing nearly enough.’

I believe there are huge issues at grassroots/underage level within Irish football - issues that are either not given enough recognition, underplayed (...)

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