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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Faroe Islands

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# Goal Hero
Lyndon Dykes rescues Scotland with late winner to put play-off spot in sight
Steve Clarke’s side won 1-0 away to the Faroe Islands and now need a win against Moldova.
# calls for change
Faroe Islands government to review hunt rules after dolphin slaughter
The sea mammals are killed for their meat and blubber.
# Faroe Islands
Slaughter of dolphins on Faroes sparks debate on traditions
Islanders usually kill up to 1,000 sea mammals annually, according to data kept by the Faroe Islands.
# Sonni boy
Dundalk player scores for Faroes in World Cup qualifier against Austria
Sonni Nattestad gave the Faroe Islands a first-half lead against Austria.
# Back in action
Spotlight on Faroe Islands as top flight returns to provide rare live sport
Norwegian and Danish broadcasters have signed deals to show the tiny Atlantic archipelago’s Premier League, which started today.
# Goal Machine
Tottenham striker Troy Parrott scores 27-minute hat-trick as Ireland U19s see off Faroe Islands
With back-to-back wins, Ireland are in a strong position to reach the elite phase of qualification for the Uefa European U19 Championships.
# Hammering
Ronaldo on target for Portugal as European Champions run riot
But 20-year-old Andre Silva stole the show with a hat-trick.
# Underdogs
'Faroe Islands inspired Leicester's title bid'
Former Denmark international Lars Olsen says his side are the inspiration for Claudio Ranieri’s team.
# weak become heroes
It's been a superb 24 hours for the minnows as the Faroes, Liechtenstein and San Marino pick up Euro points
Greece, Moldova and Estonia were left red-faced.
VIDEO: There were some lovely goals around Europe last night
An ex-Manchester United winger popped up with a gorgeous last-gasp strike to grab a point for his side.
# Faroe Islands
Animal rights activists arrested for trying to stop 'traditional' dolphin hunt
The hunt went ahead anyway, and 33 pilot whales were killed.
# Faroe Islands
Horrifying video of dead sperm whale exploding
Don’t watch this over lunch.
# COYBIG
Trap goes with Hoolahan for Faroes qualifier but Dunne misses out
The Norwich star gets the nod and will make his first competitive start in tomorrow’s game at the Aviva Stadium.
# Setback
Pilkington withdraws from Ireland squad to undergo treatment on knee
The Norwich winger explained that he pulled out on the advice of his club’s management.
# Dismissal
Trapattoni plays down Napoli rumours, insists priorities lie with Ireland
The Italian manager also paid tribute to Alex Ferguson during his press conference today.
# Fishing
EU and Norway sign agreement in fisheries negotiations
Minister Simon Coveney said the agreement would now allow fishermen and fish factories “to get on with their business in the normal way”.
# COYBIG
Fit-again Shane Long called up by Trapattoni for Greece game
The West Brom striker was initially left out of the provisional squad for the Aviva Stadium friendly.
# On The Mend
Pulis hopeful Marc Wilson can get back quicker than expected
The Ireland defender is facing up to three months on the sidelines. A little less if the Stoke boss gets his way.
# hollywood story
Robbie Keane labelled 'unidentified fan' next to Beckham and Russell Brand at Lakers Game
Oh dear. That’s our record goalscorer, America.
# Injury
Updated: Ireland’s Wilson suffers broken fibula
The defender will now miss the Irish team’s upcoming friendly against Greece.
# Optimism
15 reasons to be cheerful about Trap staying on as Ireland manager
The Italian coach is here to stay, whether Irish fans like it or not.
# COYBIG
Brazil 2014: German defenders are over-rated, says Matthaeus
Today, Germany coach Joachim Loew cancelled an appointment to appear on German television this evening, because of a fever.
# FAI
John Delaney backs Trap again and insists he wasn't FAI newspaper source
The Italian will be in East Anglia today to run the rule over the Irish in action for Norwich against Arsenal.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Friday
Hang on in there… it’s almost the weekend.
# Awkward
Trapattoni decision: A look at John Delaney's text messages today* (*may not be real)
The manager’s going nowhere for now.
# Italian Job
Eamon Dunphy: Irish football bosses made a mistake on Trap decision
The FAI announced last night that the Italian manager had their backing.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Thursday
Trap avoids the sack, Punchestown to go ahead and the day of reckoning for Lance Armstrong.
# conjecture
5 changes Giovanni Trapattoni must now make as Ireland manager
Trapattoni must interpret last night’s events a warning that he must deviate from his stubborn ways, writes Paul Fennessy.
# Twittersphere
Here's how Twitter reacted to Giovanni Trapattoni staying on as Ireland boss
Trapattoni survives for now, and many of the Twitterati were far from impressed.
# Have your say
Poll: Have the FAI made the right decision in keeping Trap as manager?
It has been confirmed that Trapattoni will stay on as Ireland manager. What do you think of this development?
# Development
Update: FAI give Trapattoni vote of confidence
The Ireland manager has come under pressure since the team’s 6-1 loss to Germany at the weekend.
# COYBIG
World Cup qualifiers: Robbie Keane still confident of booking ticket to Brazil
“Our aim now is to kick on and to beat the teams around us, Sweden and Austria. Our main objective is to finish second,” the skipper said.
# Stockholm Syndrome
AUDIO: Commentator loses his mind when Sweden score fourth goal against Germany
It was bad news for Ireland’s World Cup hopes though.
# Reaction
It's strange the FAI haven't publicly backed Trapattoni, says Brian Kerr
The former Ireland boss reckons the German game was the ‘end of the line’ for Trap.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Letting slip a four-goal lead, Jogi? What’s the German for schadenfreude?
# Political Football
Open thread: After last night's win, should Giovanni Trapattoni be given more time?
Two out of three ain’t bad but is the Trap era over for Ireland?
# Heated
Liam Brady: We'll look ridiculous to the football world if we sack Trapattoni
The Italian’s former assistant in the Ireland footballing set-up launched a blistering defence of the embattled coach.
# FARIRE
Three things we learned from Faroe Islands v Ireland
Goals from Marc Wilson, Jon Walters and Darren O’Dea handed the visitors a 4-1 win tonight.
# Brazil 2014
Robbie Keane: I can't see Trapattoni going anywhere
“I think he was the manager after Friday’s game and after getting a great result tonight I can’t see him not being the manager to be honest with you.”
# clap trap
Trapattoni pleased with young players and confident Ireland are back on track
The Italian dismissed further speculation on his coaching future and proclaimed ‘a golden goal’ for Marc Wilson.