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#Irish Football

# irish-football - This year 2022

Brighton boss predicts 'really big future' for Irish teenager Ferguson after first senior goal
# Evan Almighty
From The42
# Evan Almighty

Brighton boss predicts 'really big future' for Irish teenager Ferguson after first senior goal

Aug 25th 2022, 11:34 AM 6,192 Views 7 Comments

‘You look at him and you have to remind yourself he is only 17,’ said the Seagulls manager of the Ireland underage international.

Ciaran Clark joins Sheffield United on loan from Newcastle
# Fresh Start
From The42
# Fresh Start

Ciaran Clark joins Sheffield United on loan from Newcastle

Jul 13th 2022, 2:28 PM 4,480 Views 2 Comments

The 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international made 13 Premier League appearances last season.

Donegal man McLaughlin secures Mansfield's spot in Wembley play-off final
# League Two
From The42
# League Two

Donegal man McLaughlin secures Mansfield's spot in Wembley play-off final

May 18th 2022, 10:29 PM 4,906 Views 1 Comment

The ex-Finn Harps and Derry City man scored the only goal in tonight’s second leg as his side progressed 3-1 on aggregate.

Dundee denied at the death as Irish midfielder scores stoppage-time winner
# Connor Ronan
From The42
# Connor Ronan

Dundee denied at the death as Irish midfielder scores stoppage-time winner

Mar 9th 2022, 10:14 PM 5,847 Views 0 Comments

Connor Ronan headed home late to hand Stephen Robinson his first victory as manager.

Young Irish defender Brennan extends contract at Sheffield Wednesday
# Breakthrough Season
From The42
# Breakthrough Season

Young Irish defender Brennan extends contract at Sheffield Wednesday

Jan 18th 2022, 2:53 PM 5,045 Views 3 Comments

The 21-year-old has made six league starts for Wednesday since being recalled from a loan spell at Notts County in November.

# irish-football - Last year 2021

Manager Mowbray hails ‘special’ Darragh Lenihan as Blackburn continue red-hot form
# Dunboyne Done Good
From The42
# Dunboyne Done Good

Manager Mowbray hails ‘special’ Darragh Lenihan as Blackburn continue red-hot form

Dec 18th 2021, 7:22 PM 6,563 Views 0 Comments

The Rovers boss waxed lyrical about the 27-year-old Meath man after captain Lenihan produced another stellar display.

No white smoke yet for Stephen Kenny as FAI discuss World Cup qualification campaign in meeting
# As You Were
From The42
# As You Were

No white smoke yet for Stephen Kenny as FAI discuss World Cup qualification campaign in meeting

Nov 29th 2021, 10:50 PM 3,208 Views 2 Comments

The FAI confirmed that board members ‘undertook positive and detailed discussions’ this evening, but revealed little else in a brief statement.

Tactics Board: Was Katie McCabe used to best effect?
# WNT
From The42
# WNT

Tactics Board: Was Katie McCabe used to best effect?

Nov 27th 2021, 10:35 AM 2,028 Views 0 Comments

Shane Keegan looks at the key tactical elements behind the 1-1 draw against Slovakia.

Victory over All Blacks marginally pips Portugal's Aviva visit as most watched sporting event of week
# Audience Participation
From The42
# Audience Participation

Victory over All Blacks marginally pips Portugal's Aviva visit as most watched sporting event of week

Nov 15th 2021, 5:11 PM 6,553 Views 4 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men drew an average of 686,000 viewers to RTÉ2 for their victory over New Zealand, with just 9,000 fewer tuning in for the football on Thursday.

Former Ireland international striker Simon Cox retires from football
# Coxy
From The42
# Coxy

Former Ireland international striker Simon Cox retires from football

Oct 15th 2021, 7:13 PM 11,457 Views 7 Comments

The 34-year-old scored four goals in 30 appearances for the Boys in Green and is seeking a new career in coaching.

Brighton duo earn call-up as Jim Crawford names Irish U21 squad for Euro qualifiers
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

Brighton duo earn call-up as Jim Crawford names Irish U21 squad for Euro qualifiers

Aug 27th 2021, 2:08 PM 4,789 Views 3 Comments

Evan Ferguson and Andrew Moran have been included in the U21 squad for the upcoming away games.

Ireland U21 winger Tyreik Wright joins Salford on loan from Aston Villa
# Opportunity
From The42
# Opportunity

Ireland U21 winger Tyreik Wright joins Salford on loan from Aston Villa

Aug 17th 2021, 5:46 PM 4,096 Views 0 Comments

The Cork man joins the Class of ’92-backed club after an impressing loan spell at Walsall from January onwards last season.

Rice appointed to full-time role in Kenny's Republic of Ireland backroom team
# Eagle Eye
From The42
# Eagle Eye

Rice appointed to full-time role in Kenny's Republic of Ireland backroom team

Aug 13th 2021, 8:38 PM 12,729 Views 5 Comments

The 36-year-old former Shamrock Rovers captain will join Ireland as head scout and opposition analyst after departing Crystal Palace.

'Like a new signing' - The ex-Man City youngster starting to thrive in Irish football
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

'Like a new signing' - The ex-Man City youngster starting to thrive in Irish football

Jul 9th 2021, 6:15 AM 9,269 Views 0 Comments

Will Patching was on target as Dundalk comfortably overcame Newtown last night.

Former Wexford and Cork City defender Delaney departs Bolton
# Trotting On
From The42
# Trotting On

Former Wexford and Cork City defender Delaney departs Bolton

Jun 8th 2021, 11:34 PM 6,575 Views 2 Comments

His agent, Stephen Hunt, has accused the newly promoted League One side’s manager of going ‘back on his word in January.’

Ireland legend Packie Bonner to make FAI return after 11 years
# Safe Pair Of Hands
From The42
# Safe Pair Of Hands

Ireland legend Packie Bonner to make FAI return after 11 years

May 21st 2021, 5:16 PM 9,349 Views 2 Comments

The Donegal native will be one of six independent directors ratified at Sunday’s EGM.

Ireland players fully behind 'great manager who has just been unlucky', says O'Shea
# Resounding
From The42
# Resounding

Ireland players fully behind 'great manager who has just been unlucky', says O'Shea

Mar 31st 2021, 11:42 PM 15,067 Views 26 Comments

‘We all really like the way he plays and the way he is with us,’ said the West Brom defender of Stephen Kenny.

Highly rated West Ham teenager among 14 new call-ups to Crawford's U21 squad From The42

Highly rated West Ham teenager among 14 new call-ups to Crawford's U21 squad

Mar 18th 2021, 6:10 PM 6,849 Views 0 Comments

Bohemians pair Dawson Devoy and Andy Lyons join Bray Wanderers’ Brian Maher as the three players selected from the League of Ireland.

Brady a doubt for weekend but Burnley confident injury not 'drastic'
# Niggle
From The42
# Niggle

Brady a doubt for weekend but Burnley confident injury not 'drastic'

Feb 18th 2021, 4:10 PM 2,010 Views 0 Comments

An Achilles problem could see the Ireland international miss out on Saturday’s home tie against West Brom.

'I was quite happy to let Stephen get on with it' - No ire from McCarthy as he takes reins at Cardiff
# New Gig
From The42
# New Gig

'I was quite happy to let Stephen get on with it' - No ire from McCarthy as he takes reins at Cardiff

Jan 23rd 2021, 6:20 PM 15,555 Views 4 Comments

‘I have no anger, ire, ill-feeling. It was a contractual issue.’

# irish-football - All time

Ronnie Whelan’s homecoming during the tumultuous summer of 1981
# Kop Idol
From The42
# Kop Idol

Ronnie Whelan’s homecoming during the tumultuous summer of 1981

Dec 28th 2020, 8:00 AM 21,149 Views 7 Comments

The young, former Home Farm midfielder was part of an eventful Dublin stay.

Ireland to face England in Wembley friendly next month
# Confidence Booster
From The42
# Confidence Booster

Ireland to face England in Wembley friendly next month

Oct 21st 2020, 12:36 PM 28,898 Views 37 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s men will square off with Gareth Southgate and his charges before Ireland’s Nations League clashes with Wales and Bulgaria.

Two apiece for Hyland and Doyle as Drogs devour Cabinteely
# First Division
From The42
# First Division

Two apiece for Hyland and Doyle as Drogs devour Cabinteely

Sep 7th 2020, 10:31 PM 4,927 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Cobh Ramblers secured another away win by the single goal.

A proper football man who brought the game into Irish hearts: Jack Charlton (1935-2020)
# Big Jack
# Big Jack

A proper football man who brought the game into Irish hearts: Jack Charlton (1935-2020)

Jul 11th 2020, 9:41 AM 41,680 Views 83 Comments

Charlton led the Irish football team for a decade.

FAI board approves format for League of Ireland restart on 31 July
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

FAI board approves format for League of Ireland restart on 31 July

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:42 PM 2,670 Views 0 Comments

Some Premier Division clubs were against the relegation plans in particular.

GAA have plan B in place to protect this year's provincial championships
# Uncertainty
From The42
# Uncertainty

GAA have plan B in place to protect this year's provincial championships

Apr 19th 2020, 10:05 PM 70,579 Views 45 Comments

With Health Minister Simon Harris warning there may not be mass gatherings in 2020, we answer the key questions that every sports fan is asking.

Why have we stopped producing top-level players? Ireland needs a new philosophy
# Crossroads
From The42
# Crossroads

Why have we stopped producing top-level players? Ireland needs a new philosophy

Apr 9th 2020, 12:11 PM 23,946 Views 78 Comments

Irish football requires a new plan if this decade is to be better than the last one.

Irish internationals donate €25,000 to League of Ireland players affected by coronavirus shutdown
# Some Of Our Own
From The42
# Some Of Our Own

Irish internationals donate €25,000 to League of Ireland players affected by coronavirus shutdown

Mar 19th 2020, 1:53 PM 14,161 Views 7 Comments

James McClean, Enda Stevens and Kevin Long were among the clients of Graham Barrett’s company, Integrity Sports, to make the gesture.

Irish football's €50 million rescue deal set to be voted on
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Irish football's €50 million rescue deal set to be voted on

Mar 15th 2020, 7:55 PM 20,459 Views 27 Comments

Doubts continue to be raised over whether the summit of the 79 council goes ahead in a meeting format due to coronavirus.

McCarthy: Coleman likely to miss Slovakia play-off with thigh injury
# Play-off Blow
From The42
# Play-off Blow

McCarthy: Coleman likely to miss Slovakia play-off with thigh injury

Mar 3rd 2020, 7:16 PM 4,020 Views 3 Comments

The Everton right-back was withdrawn after 28 minutes of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United.

Ireland's young footballers and their 'dream' moves to England - the good, the bad and the ugly
# Decision Time
From The42
# Decision Time

Ireland's young footballers and their 'dream' moves to England - the good, the bad and the ugly

Jan 25th 2020, 10:00 AM 27,412 Views 12 Comments

David Sneyd talks to a player, a parent, an agent, and a head of recruitment about what goes into making the decision.

Former Ireland U21 Kelly returns to English football on loan from Feyenoord
# Fresh Start
From The42
# Fresh Start

Former Ireland U21 Kelly returns to English football on loan from Feyenoord

Jan 8th 2020, 2:52 PM 7,722 Views 2 Comments

Oxford United head coach Karl Robinson confessed he was ‘shocked’ to be able to land the midfielder.

The 17-year-old Irish starlet set for America
# Teenage Dreams
From The42
# Teenage Dreams

The 17-year-old Irish starlet set for America

Nov 9th 2019, 10:00 AM 44,608 Views 21 Comments

It’s been a whirlwind few months for Blessing Kingsley, topped off by FAI Cup glory last Sunday.

No boot deal, no ego, no time off: How Dara O’Shea’s old-school values won over Slaven Bilic
# Irish Prospect
From The42
# Irish Prospect

No boot deal, no ego, no time off: How Dara O’Shea’s old-school values won over Slaven Bilic

Aug 25th 2019, 9:30 PM 45,560 Views 8 Comments

‘Dara has everything. He’s like, mentally, he’s thinking about every minute of the training. Whatever you tell him, he is there.’

Hourihane offers reward for British commentators to stop making a hames of his surname
# Hou's Tricks
From The42
# Hou's Tricks

Hourihane offers reward for British commentators to stop making a hames of his surname

Aug 2nd 2019, 2:00 PM 13,326 Views 8 Comments

‘It’s been the same for years and years, so if you change it, I’ll buy you a bottle of wine or something.’

'If you look at Niall Quinn's document, there’s nothing new in it. I’ve been preaching this for the last 10 years'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'If you look at Niall Quinn's document, there’s nothing new in it. I’ve been preaching this for the last 10 years'

Updated Jun 14th 2019, 8:39 AM 44,592 Views 27 Comments

Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson speaks to The42 about Shane Ross’ football forum, Niall Quinn’s grand plans and forming a League Managers Association.

10 key points from Niall Quinn's plan to rejuvenate Irish football
# Starting Over
From The42
# Starting Over

10 key points from Niall Quinn's plan to rejuvenate Irish football

May 31st 2019, 5:59 PM 14,274 Views 21 Comments

The report was unveiled during an event in Dublin’s Mansion House today.

'I would be amazed if he doesn’t play at the highest level at some point in his career'
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

'I would be amazed if he doesn’t play at the highest level at some point in his career'

May 30th 2019, 6:38 PM 10,822 Views 0 Comments

18-year-old Irish defender Nathan Collins has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks.

Man United poised to sign Irish teenager upon Fletcher's recommendation - report
# Caught The Eye
From The42
# Caught The Eye

Man United poised to sign Irish teenager upon Fletcher's recommendation - report

May 20th 2019, 1:54 PM 18,296 Views 1 Comment

Eighteen-year-old Nathan Collins has impressed at Stoke City, and captained Ireland during last year’s Euro U17s.

'It was a true honour to be captain for 4 years' - McShane confirms Reading exit
# Macca
From The42
# Macca

'It was a true honour to be captain for 4 years' - McShane confirms Reading exit

May 8th 2019, 1:35 PM 7,525 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland defender’s contract expires in June, and he has been told he can look for a new club.

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