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# Irish Football

This year
Is the FAI's indecision harming Irish football?
The association this week confirmed that Stephen Kenny’s position as manager will be reviewed in November.
Last year
Brighton boss predicts 'really big future' for Irish teenager Ferguson after first senior goal
‘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
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
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 headed home late to hand Stephen Robinson his first victory as manager.
Young Irish defender Brennan extends contract at Sheffield Wednesday
The 21-year-old has made six league starts for Wednesday since being recalled from a loan spell at Notts County in November.
All time
Manager Mowbray hails ‘special’ Darragh Lenihan as Blackburn continue red-hot form
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Will Patching was on target as Dundalk comfortably overcame Newtown last night.
Former Wexford and Cork City defender Delaney departs Bolton
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
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
‘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
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'
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
‘I have no anger, ire, ill-feeling. It was a contractual issue.’
Ronnie Whelan’s homecoming during the tumultuous summer of 1981
The young, former Home Farm midfielder was part of an eventful Dublin stay.
Ireland to face England in Wembley friendly next month
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
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)
Charlton led the Irish football team for a decade.
FAI board approves format for League of Ireland restart on 31 July
Some Premier Division clubs were against the relegation plans in particular.
GAA have plan B in place to protect this year's provincial championships
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
‘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
‘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'
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
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'
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
Eighteen-year-old Nathan Collins has impressed at Stoke City, and captained Ireland during last year’s Euro U17s.