Steve Staunton

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Aston Villa fan club members, including chairman Philip Drew (right), watch a Premier League match in Temple Bar. Photograph: Alan Betson

Asked to explain how the so many people in the Ghanaian town of Juaben came to support Aston Villa, the chair of the local supporters’ club, Owusu Boa(...)

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(...)

Ronnie O’Brien playing for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Maridoe is one of the newest and most difficult golf courses in America. A gargantuan Dallas track that stretches nearly 8,000 yards from the back tee(...)

Joey O’Brien celebrates the FAI Cup semi-final victory over Bohemians at Dalymount park. “It was the only [Irish] club I was ever going to play for.” Photograph: Ryan byrne/Inpho

Cup final press days tend to upbeat affairs but things seem to have taken a slightly strange detour at the Shamrock Rovers one when Joey O’Brien finds(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Stephen Ireland scores against Wales in 2007. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Stephen Ireland has said that his short international career became a case of having to choose between his kids (...)

Georgia on his mind: Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy at their Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland on September 5th.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Everyone could use a friend like Georgia. That proud football nation of the Caucasus has for many years been the Irish team’s travelling companion and(...)

 Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa runs with the ball during the pre-season friendly match between RB Leipzig and Aston Villa. Photograph:  Matthias Kern/Getty Images

By Sunday afternoon Mick McCarthy should have a slightly stronger sense of how his players with Premier League clubs are going to fare over the course(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Irish football’s last big shindig at the Mansion House is perhaps best remembered for the car crash moment when Steve Staunton, at his unveiling as Ir(...)

Republic of Ireland fans display a banner critical of former FAI CEO John Delaney at the Republic of Ireland’s game against Gibraltar at the Victoria Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Why is John Delaney in the news? This isn’t a question just for today or yesterday or last Sunday or whenever. Neither is it an inquiry, nor an atte(...)

Leo Cullen: “Before most people wake, Leo is working away on what’s best for Leinster Rugby but people don’t see that,” says Isa Nacewa. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

“We farmed in Newtownmountkennedy and I’d be moving ponies or sheep and I’d ask Leo, from a young age, to give me a hand. He always said yes but he wa(...)

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