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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Slovakia

This year
# Tough Start
Ireland U19 side lose Euro opener to Slovakia in Wexford
Slovakia took the lead entering the last ten minutes in their first game of the Elite Phase of the Uefa Euro U19 qualifiers.
# mig-29
Slovakia joins Poland in donating jets to Ukraine
Providing Ukraine with fighter jets has been seen as a controversial move even among the country’s allies.
# carbon credits
Govt to buy up €3 million worth of carbon credits from Slovakia to meet climate targets
Eamon Ryan received Cabinet approval for the plan earlier today.
Last year
# Bratislava
'Radicalised' teen shoots dead two men at LGBTQ bar in Slovakia
The shooting happened yesterday outside the Teplaren bar in Bratislava.
# Cavan arrest
Man arrested in Cavan on foot of European Arrest Warrant issued by Slovakian authorities
He had been living and working in Ireland under a number of false identities.
# coygig
World Cup play-off system 'really confusing' for Ireland's goal-scoring hero
The Cork star scored the match-winner last night against Slovakia.
# Job Done
O'Sullivan goal hands Ireland win in Slovakia and World Cup play-off bye
A gritty 1-0 win means Ireland will skip the first round of next month’s play-offs.
# scene setter
Letter from Bratislava: Another stop along the way as Ireland's journey continues
Vera Pauw’s World Cup play-off bound side face Slovakia in their final group game today.
# opposition view
Slovakia manager holds Irish well-wishes as he looks to save his job
Peter Kopúň has also warned of ‘very unique’ long throw specialist Megan Campbell.
# step by step
'The World Cup is our goal': No more House of Payne as Ireland seek easier play-off
Tomorrow’s qualifier against Slovakia is ‘still crucial,’ as Heather Payne explains.
# onto the next one
Pauw 'not likely' to experiment against Slovakia regardless of play-off picture
But the Ireland manager will be forced into changes with Megan Connolly, Ruesha Littlejohn and Jamie Finn gone from the XI against Finland.
All time
# Opportunity
'Pressure is a privilege' for Ireland's US-born striker and Danish club's captain
The door could be opened for Kyra Carusa against Georgia, with Heather Payne back in the US due to college commitments.
# coygig
'Why are you all wearing the same clothes?...' 'Eh, we're the Irish team.'
Louise Quinn won her 90th cap against Slovakia, and talked the past, present and future afterwards.
# Reaction
'We are disappointed, we came for more. Georgia is a must win – simple'
Vera Pauw’s thoughts after Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Slovakia.
# Frustrated
Ireland held by Slovakia as World Cup qualifying dream takes hit
Katie McCabe scored the equaliser at Tallaght Stadium, as Vera Pauw’s side came from behind.
# world cup qualifiers
Carusa and Littlejohn return while Jarrett misses out for Ireland's double-header
Vera Pauw’s side host Slovakia and Georgia at Tallaght Stadium this month.
# swede result
Sweden beat Slovakia 1-0 to move to brink of last-16
Emil Forsberg’s penalty settled a drab game in St Petersburg.
# Disappointment
Play-off heartbreak for Northern Ireland as Slovakia snatch extra-time victory
Slovakia will go into Group E at the European Championships with Poland, Spain and Sweden.
# Hands across the border
Northern Ireland boss thanks Kenny for his help in preparing for Euro play-off
Ian Baraclough’s side face Slovakia next week.
# mass testing
Two-thirds of entire Slovakian population tested for Covid-19
A total of 61,829 people have been infected by the virus.
# switch over
Slovakia name new boss for Euro play-off final after sacking Hapal eight days post-Ireland win
Štefan Tarkovič is in the hot seat for next month’s showdown Northern Ireland.
# Silver lining
Slovakia collapse gives Ireland World Cup seeding boost
Although the rankings will be determined after next month’s games, Ireland have snuck into pot two.
# Reaction
Kenny: Slovakia performance proves quality of Irish players
The Irish boss heralded his players for showing ‘tremendous qualities as Irishmen.’
# Heartbreak
Ireland's Euros dream over in shoot-out defeat to Slovakia
Matt Doherty and Alan Browne missed their penalties at the end of a goalless draw in Bratislava.
# Team news
James McClean starts as Kenny names his team to face Slovakia
Aaron Connolly and Adam Idah are late withdrawals.
# 23-man
Byrne included in Ireland's matchday squad, Long and Cullen left out
Tonight sees the Boys in Green face Slovakia in a one-legged Euro 2020 play-off.
# Ready
'We're definitely in a much better place than we were four weeks ago'
Stephen Kenny leads Ireland into tomorrow night’s European Championship play-off in Slovakia.
# Covid-19
Lobotka and Skriniar join Slovakia's list of absentees for Ireland play-off
The Serie A pair have been ruled out of tomorrow night’s vital game in Bratislava.
# impression
'He’s the best I’ve worked with in terms of attention to detail and man-management'
Republic of Ireland winger Callum O’Dowda looks ahead to Thursday’s crucial clash with Slovakia.
# Talking Points
4 questions for Stephen Kenny ahead of long-awaited Slovakia play-off
What should Kenny do with his selection and approach? And will Ireland’s poor away record be a problem?
# build up
Kenny says qualification for Euros would be an 'extraordinary achievement'
The Irish boss nonetheless says his side won’t be cautious in Thursday’s playoff against Slovakia.
# in the blue corner
Skrtel and Dubravka absent from Slovakia squad to take on Ireland
The European Championship play-off semi-final is due to be played in Bratislava on 8 October.
# Boys in Green
Byrne and Williams named in 25-man Ireland squad for Slovakia play-off
Robbie Brady and Callum O’Dowda have also been included by Stephen Kenny despite carrying injuries.
# Debate
Several countries are making masks mandatory - but experts differ over whether they're effective
Some European countries have ordered people to wear masks outside.
# planning issues
Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia facing further delay
If the game is not played before the end of July, it may lead to complications with the McCarthy/Kenny succession plan.
# Update
Injury setback leaves Stevens doubtful for Ireland's play-off against Slovakia
The Sheffield United left-back has suffered a recurrence of a calf injury, according to his club’s manager.
# Loss
Slovakia dealt major injury blow as Dubravka is ruled out of Ireland play-off
A knee injury has rendered the Newcastle United goalkeeper unavailable for the game on 26 March.
Ireland fans' group urges members to follow official advice regarding travel to Slovakia
You Boys in Green says only official recommendations should be adhered to after the Slovak FA announced that the fixture in Bratislava would be played behind closed doors.
Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off still scheduled to go ahead amid coronavirus concerns
Doubts over the game continue to grow, however, as the Slovak government have announced a 14-day ban on all sporting events.
# latest
McCarthy talks up Byrne's prospects of featuring in Slovakia play-off
The Ireland manager also expects to have both James McClean and Enda Stevens available.