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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C


Last month
May 2023
Matt Doherty features as Atletico overtake Real Madrid
The Irish international made a late appearance amid a comprehensive win.
This year
Biggest storyline? Ireland's chances? Our writers preview the Euro 2024 qualifiers
Ireland open against France tomorrow night.
What do you think of the new Ireland soccer jersey?
It will be worn for the first time in Wednesday’s friendly against Latvia.
# Boost
Blackburn star in line for Ireland call-up after receiving international clearance
Sam Szmodics has impressed in the Championship this season.
Irish stars to the fore as two sides at the wrong end of table battle for draw
Chiedozie Ogbene was named player of the match while Ryan Manning registered an assist.
Ireland U21s drawn against Italy and Norway in European qualifying
Turkey, Latvia and San Marino will also face Ireland.
Irish quintet feature as Derby go 14 games unbeaten
David McGoldrick was key to the Rams’ late comeback.
Last year
Evan Ferguson and Will Smallbone called up to Ireland squad for Norway and Malta friendlies
No place for Ryan Manning and Conor Coventry in Stephen Kenny’s squad.
Irish international on target in Championship, ex-Shamrock Rovers star scores in League One
CJ Hamilton and Danny Mandroiu both found the net today.
No change to Ireland Euro 2024 qualifying fixtures as Uefa confirm schedule
Uefa had last night told fan to disregard the fixtures an hour after publishing them.
Good night for Irish stars Hendrick and Robinson in Championship, disappointment for Egan
The Dubliner scored a brilliant goal to help Reading earn a point.
# Analysis
How 23 seconds of apathy was catalyst for a fragile Ireland meltdown
Examining the build-up to a reckless two-minute spell that has raised yet more questions about this side.
Here are Ireland's potential opponents in the Euro 2024 qualifier draw
All of the seedings have been settled following last night’s culmination of the Nations League campaign.
# Comeback Kid
Brady's redemption on a night of primal scream
A game that looked as though it had veered into severely troubling territory was rescued at the death by Robbie Brady.
# close shave
Late Brady penalty spares Ireland humiliating draw with Armenia
Ireland blew a 2-0 lead but ultimately prevailed 3-2 at the Aviva Stadium.
Aaron Connolly included in Ireland U21 squad for European play-off
Connolly has not featured for the senior team since the 1-1 draw with Azerbaijan this time last year.
# Announcement
Brady earns recall as Ireland squad named for Nations League double-header
The 30-year-old has rediscovered some form at Preston North End this season, while Andrew Omobamidele and Callum O’Dowda also return.
Irish duo on target in the Championship as Ogbene's superb start continues
Dara O’Shea also found the net in a comprehensive win for West Brom
Parrott hits first Preston goal, Devoy makes MK Dons debut and McGinty penalty hero for Oxford
Busy night of action for Irish players in the EFL Cup.
# Football Italia
Ireland striker Connolly's loan move confirmed to Serie B club Venezia
The 22-year-old is heading to Italy.
Ex-Drogheda player signs new two-year contract with Barnsley
Will Hondermarck is staying put at Oakwell.
# squad update
Jimmy Dunne gets the call as Duffy and Egan are ruled out for Ukraine
The 24-year-old is yet to make his senior international debut but impressed at QPR this season.
# canary
Ireland defender Andrew Omobamidele agrees contact extension at Norwich
The 19-year-old has big potential according to boss Dean Smith.
No Hogan or Ebosele in Ireland matchday squad for Armenia
Stephen Kenny’s side open their Uefa Nations League campaign in Yerevan this afternoon.
# U19
Five new faces in Ireland squad for friendlies against Iceland in Spain
Tom Mohan’s team play in Pinatar next week.
Mixed fortunes for Irish stars in play-off semi-final
Daryl Horgan helped Wycombe Wanderers earn a 2-0 first-leg win over MK Dons.
# Wrap
Obafemi continues superb end to season, Irish youngster on target for Derby
Eiran Cashin rewarded Wayne Rooney’s faith in him.
In-form Obafemi scores 11th goal of the season as Irish trio help Swansea earn point
Elsewhere, Ireland international Ronan Curtis registered a brace.
Ireland v Lithuania, international friendly
A late, great Troy Parrott goal ensured it finished 1-0 at the Aviva Stadium.
Irish football supporters are hosting a charity match in aid of Ukraine crisis
The game will take place at Home Farm FC on Friday.
Ronan and Sykes receive first Ireland call-ups for Belgium and Lithuania friendlies
Scott Hogan is recalled in 25-man squad but there’s no place for the in-form Michael Obafemi.
West Ham's Mipo Odubeko recalled to Ireland U21 squad for Sweden qualifier
Derby County’s Eiran Cashin is also included in Jim Crawford’s 21-man squad for the trip to Sweden later this month.
# Change of Plans
FAI awaiting fixture update as Scotland v Ukraine World Cup play-off postponed
Scotland v Ukraine likely to be moved to the Nations League window in June, with implications for Ireland’s fixture list.
# Seeing Red
James McClean scores goal and is later shown red card as Wigan maintain promotion push
In the Championship, Cardiff defeated Derby County 1-0.
# Number One
Liverpool's penalty hero Kelleher: ‘I think it was more hit and hope!’
A day to savour for the Ireland goalkeeper.
# Evan sent for
Will the injury to Adam Idah tempt Stephen Kenny to summon 17-year-old Evan Ferguson?
Idah’s setback is addressed on today’s episode of The Football Family.
# Blow
Injury rules Ireland striker Adam Idah out for the rest of the season
The 21-year-old has undergone knee surgery, Norwich City manager Dean Smith confirmed this morning.
# The Football Family
Obafemi 'still has miles to go' to earn Ireland call-up despite Swansea progress
The 21-year-old striker scored the winner for his club in their Championship clash with Blackburn Rovers.
# Blow
Ireland coach Anthony Barry leaves Kenny's set-up to join Belgium
‘The opportunity to move on to Belgium and to have the chance to take part in the World Cup finals was one I felt I couldn’t turn down.’
# Jimmy's Winning Matches
Dunne staying focused on club form in his bid to make Ireland 'dream' a reality
The 24-year-old centre-back has become a key player for a QPR side targeting the Premier League.