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# coybig - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Tactics board: Ireland hunted Portugal cleverly - and then used the ball confidently
# Xs And Os
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# Xs And Os

Tactics board: Ireland hunted Portugal cleverly - and then used the ball confidently

Updated Nov 13th 2021, 12:32 PM 13,747 Views 14 Comments

Shane Keegan breaks down more encouraging signs of progress in Ireland’s performances under Stephen Kenny.

# coybig - Friday 12 November, 2021

Stephen Kenny has made Ireland tough to beat – and a whole lot more
# Kenny At The Wheel
From The42
# Kenny At The Wheel

Stephen Kenny has made Ireland tough to beat – and a whole lot more

Nov 12th 2021, 6:48 PM 5,186 Views 6 Comments

Following Ireland’s draw with Portugal, a new episode of The Football Family podcast is now available.

FAI won't take action against young fan who was given Ronaldo's shirt
# Souvenir
From The42
# Souvenir

FAI won't take action against young fan who was given Ronaldo's shirt

Nov 12th 2021, 5:29 PM 70,289 Views 64 Comments

Addison Whelan, aged 11, made her way onto the pitch after last night’s game at the Aviva Stadium.

# coybig - Thursday 11 November, 2021

How the Boys in Green rated in tonight's draw with Portugal
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How the Boys in Green rated in tonight's draw with Portugal

Nov 11th 2021, 10:16 PM 15,155 Views 10 Comments

Honours even for Stephen Kenny’s Ireland and Portugal at the Aviva Stadium.

Omobamidele and Horgan not included in Ireland matchday 23 to face Portugal
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Omobamidele and Horgan not included in Ireland matchday 23 to face Portugal

Nov 11th 2021, 10:33 AM 6,548 Views 1 Comment

Stephen Kenny revealed yesterday that Omobamidele is struggling with an Achilles’ issue.

# coybig - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

'There seems to be a growing level of confidence that the contract extension will be granted'
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'There seems to be a growing level of confidence that the contract extension will be granted'

Nov 10th 2021, 7:26 PM 3,831 Views 3 Comments

The latest episode of The Football Family podcast is a preview of Ireland’s clash with Portugal.

# coybig - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

First Irish call-up 'the icing on the cake' for French-born midfielder Hondermarck
# Allez Les Verts
From The42
# Allez Les Verts

First Irish call-up 'the icing on the cake' for French-born midfielder Hondermarck

Nov 9th 2021, 7:02 PM 8,779 Views 0 Comments

The 20-year-old has made a good impression recently while playing in the Championship for Barnsley.

Michael Obafemi omitted from Swansea City squad for disciplinary reasons
# Room To Improve
From The42
# Room To Improve

Michael Obafemi omitted from Swansea City squad for disciplinary reasons

Nov 9th 2021, 1:58 PM 18,335 Views 11 Comments

‘You have to behave every day like what you are – a professional footballer,’ says boss Russell Martin.

# coybig - Monday 8 November, 2021

O'Dowda returns to Ireland squad to replace injured Collins
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

O'Dowda returns to Ireland squad to replace injured Collins

Nov 8th 2021, 11:42 AM 4,159 Views 0 Comments

The 26-year-old Bristol City winger is back in the fold following his recent injury setbacks.

# coybig - Thursday 4 November, 2021

'Until he's playing semi-regularly, you can't argue that he deserves a place in the Irish squad'
# Boys In Green
From The42
# Boys In Green

'Until he's playing semi-regularly, you can't argue that he deserves a place in the Irish squad'

Nov 4th 2021, 9:28 PM 30,794 Views 16 Comments

Aaron Connolly’s omission from the Ireland squad is the main talking point on The Football Family.

# coybig - Friday 29 October, 2021

Scott Parker reckons Gavin Kilkenny is 'on the right track' for an Ireland call-up
# Cherry Blossoming
From The42
# Cherry Blossoming

Scott Parker reckons Gavin Kilkenny is 'on the right track' for an Ireland call-up

Oct 29th 2021, 6:09 PM 8,718 Views 10 Comments

The midfielder will hope to make a fourth consecutive start for Championship leaders Bournemouth tomorrow.

# coybig - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Ronan Curtis 'surprised' by being left out of Ireland squad
# International Duty
From The42
# International Duty

Ronan Curtis 'surprised' by being left out of Ireland squad

Oct 28th 2021, 6:45 PM 11,450 Views 7 Comments

The 25-year-old winger wasn’t selected by Stephen Kenny for the Azerbaijan and Qatar games.

# coybig - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Injury update on Jamie McGrath brings encouraging news for Ireland
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

Injury update on Jamie McGrath brings encouraging news for Ireland

Oct 26th 2021, 4:38 PM 4,569 Views 1 Comment

The St Mirren midfielder sustained a hip injury during his club’s defeat to Rangers on Sunday.

# coybig - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Portsmouth boss backs 'brilliant' Bazunu to recover from Rotherham error
# Danny's Boy
From The42
# Danny's Boy

Portsmouth boss backs 'brilliant' Bazunu to recover from Rotherham error

Oct 17th 2021, 1:15 PM 31,906 Views 7 Comments

A mistake from the Ireland goalkeeper helped Rotherham regain the lead in yesterday’s game.

# coybig - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?
# Exes And Ohs
From The42
# Exes And Ohs

Tactics Board: is this really Ireland we're watching?

Oct 16th 2021, 12:17 PM 6,816 Views 1 Comment

Shane Keegan looks back at how Ireland’s two impressive victories this week were achieved in a very different manner and explains why that’s such a positive for Ireland going forward.

# coybig - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

'Hendrick has always had it in him, that's why he's had so much criticism'
# Qatar Gently Weeps
From The42
# Qatar Gently Weeps

'Hendrick has always had it in him, that's why he's had so much criticism'

Oct 13th 2021, 8:17 PM 8,395 Views 8 Comments

Jeff Hendrick’s performance against Qatar was dissected on the latest episode of The Football Family.

The Football Family: Ireland v Qatar debrief
# Podcast
From The42
# Podcast

The Football Family: Ireland v Qatar debrief

Oct 13th 2021, 5:46 PM 736 Views 0 Comments

A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.

# coybig - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Ireland U21s suffer big qualification blow following horror start in Montenegro
# Report
From The42
# Report

Ireland U21s suffer big qualification blow following horror start in Montenegro

Oct 12th 2021, 6:37 PM 22,951 Views 2 Comments

Jim Crawford’s side were unable to adequately recover after conceding twice in the opening nine minutes.

# coybig - Monday 11 October, 2021

'Getting a result against Luxembourg next month is going to be massive for him'
# The Kenny Era
From The42
# The Kenny Era

'Getting a result against Luxembourg next month is going to be massive for him'

Oct 11th 2021, 5:59 PM 7,231 Views 9 Comments

Stephen Kenny strengthened his claim for a new contract with Saturday’s win over Azerbaijan in Baku.

The Football Family: Azerbaijan v Ireland debrief
# Podcast
From The42
# Podcast

The Football Family: Azerbaijan v Ireland debrief

Oct 11th 2021, 3:00 PM 755 Views 0 Comments

A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.

# coybig - Saturday 9 October, 2021

Like father, like son: Getting to the top of my game to skipper Ireland
# Family Affair
From The42
# Family Affair

Like father, like son: Getting to the top of my game to skipper Ireland

Updated Oct 9th 2021, 12:17 PM 38,086 Views 1 Comment

Read an exclusive extract from Meyler: A Family Memoir, the new book from David and John Meyler.

# coybig - Thursday 7 October, 2021

The Football Family: Azerbaijan v Ireland preview
# Podcast
From The42
# Podcast

The Football Family: Azerbaijan v Ireland preview

Oct 7th 2021, 3:40 PM 1,034 Views 0 Comments

A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.

'Ireland haven't been good enough over the last five years to expect to beat anyone'
# Don't Look Baku In Anger
From The42
# Don't Look Baku In Anger

'Ireland haven't been good enough over the last five years to expect to beat anyone'

Oct 7th 2021, 12:01 PM 4,153 Views 4 Comments

We previewed Saturday’s clash with Azerbaijan on the latest episode of The Football Family podcast.

# coybig - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

St Mirren boss reckons Stephen Kenny 'will have a decision to make' about Connor Ronan
# Ronandinho
From The42
# Ronandinho

St Mirren boss reckons Stephen Kenny 'will have a decision to make' about Connor Ronan

Sep 29th 2021, 12:48 PM 7,418 Views 0 Comments

The playmaker scored twice in Sunday’s win over Aberdeen.

# coybig - Saturday 25 September, 2021

In-form Troy Parrott the matchwinner for MK Dons
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In-form Troy Parrott the matchwinner for MK Dons

Sep 25th 2021, 6:36 PM 10,411 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner was on the mark from the spot.

# coybig - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Ex-Ireland international Curtis Fleming lands assistant manager's role in the Championship
# New Gig
From The42
# New Gig

Ex-Ireland international Curtis Fleming lands assistant manager's role in the Championship

Sep 22nd 2021, 1:28 PM 6,777 Views 1 Comment

Fleming has linked up with Nigel Pearson at Bristol City.

# coybig - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Two goals for Egan and two Hourihane assists as Sheffield United win in Championship
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From The42
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Two goals for Egan and two Hourihane assists as Sheffield United win in Championship

Sep 18th 2021, 6:04 PM 8,413 Views 9 Comments

It finished 3-1 in favour of the Blades against Hull City.

# coybig - Friday 17 September, 2021

Ireland U21 midfielder Luca Connell sent out on loan by Celtic
# Killer Queen's
From The42
# Killer Queen's

Ireland U21 midfielder Luca Connell sent out on loan by Celtic

Sep 17th 2021, 7:32 PM 9,749 Views 9 Comments

The 20-year-old has returned to Queen’s Park, for whom he made 11 appearances last season.

# coybig - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Swansea City boss dismisses links to 'brilliant' Robbie Brady
# Free Agent
From The42
# Free Agent

Swansea City boss dismisses links to 'brilliant' Robbie Brady

Sep 14th 2021, 1:52 PM 8,140 Views 3 Comments

The Irish international has been without a club since his summer departure from Burnley.

# coybig - Sunday 12 September, 2021

Omobamidele caps fairytale week with 'excellent' Premier League debut
# Teenage Kicks
From The42
# Teenage Kicks

Omobamidele caps fairytale week with 'excellent' Premier League debut

Sep 12th 2021, 4:43 PM 9,674 Views 3 Comments

The 19-year-old Ireland defender was given the nod for Norwich City’s meeting with Arsenal.

Bazunu labelled 'different class' by Portsmouth skipper after another impressive display
# In His Pomp
From The42
# In His Pomp

Bazunu labelled 'different class' by Portsmouth skipper after another impressive display

Sep 12th 2021, 11:56 AM 22,545 Views 9 Comments

The 19-year-old Ireland goalkeeper is in fine form.

# coybig - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

'Our lack of quality in the attacking third is still letting us down'
# State Of Play
From The42
# State Of Play

'Our lack of quality in the attacking third is still letting us down'

Sep 8th 2021, 5:46 PM 3,739 Views 5 Comments

The latest episode of The Football Family podcast assessed Ireland’s 1-1 draw against Serbia.

# coybig - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Bazunu's brilliance earns a draw as Irish fans show they haven't stopped believing
# Super Gav
From The42
# Super Gav

Bazunu's brilliance earns a draw as Irish fans show they haven't stopped believing

Sep 7th 2021, 10:10 PM 11,995 Views 20 Comments

Teenage keeper kept Ireland in the game long enough to nick a dramatic equaliser.

# coybig - Monday 6 September, 2021

'He got his team selection wrong and I worry that he got it wrong for the wrong reasons'
# Discussion
From The42
# Discussion

'He got his team selection wrong and I worry that he got it wrong for the wrong reasons'

Sep 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 49,179 Views 26 Comments

The Republic of Ireland’s draw with Azerbaijan was dissected on the latest episode of The Football Family.

Tactics Board: Ireland had the upper hand against Azerbaijan - why didn't they make it count?
# Xs And Os
From The42
# Xs And Os

Tactics Board: Ireland had the upper hand against Azerbaijan - why didn't they make it count?

Sep 6th 2021, 10:20 AM 5,265 Views 5 Comments

Shane Keegan reviews a frustrating evening for the Boys in Green.

# coybig - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Why a former Ireland U21 captain has walked away from football at the age of 27
# A Change Is Gonna Come
From The42
# A Change Is Gonna Come

Why a former Ireland U21 captain has walked away from football at the age of 27

Sep 5th 2021, 10:11 AM 55,352 Views 3 Comments

‘When something is no longer giving you what you want from life, you have to see that for what it is.’

# coybig - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Portugal
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Portugal

Sep 1st 2021, 10:34 PM 24,127 Views 23 Comments

Ireland went close to securing a famous victory in Faro.

Egan's goal and Bazunu's penalty save give Ireland a brilliant start against Portugal
# Spot On
From The42
# Spot On

Egan's goal and Bazunu's penalty save give Ireland a brilliant start against Portugal

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 8:25 PM 11,149 Views 3 Comments

Bazunu denied the Portuguese star in the 15th minute.

Ex-Shamrock Rovers defender confident he can make the step up at Celtic
# Liam Scales
From The42
# Liam Scales

Ex-Shamrock Rovers defender confident he can make the step up at Celtic

Sep 1st 2021, 7:05 PM 5,384 Views 2 Comments

The 23-year-old signed a four-year deal at Parkhead last week.

Brentford agree League Two loan move for Ireland U21 winger
# The Swindon Lot
From The42
# The Swindon Lot

Brentford agree League Two loan move for Ireland U21 winger

Sep 1st 2021, 3:35 PM 6,865 Views 0 Comments

Alex Gilbert will spend the rest of the season continuing his development at Swindon Town.