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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Stephen Kenny

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Absentees
Manning, Cannon, Ogbene and Browne miss Irish training camp ahead of Euro qualifiers
The Irish players whose seasons have finished took part in a four-day camp in Bristol this week.
This month
May 2023
# preparations
Kenny names 22-man squad for Bristol training camp
Ireland face Greece in Athens before hosting Gibraltar in Euro 2024 qualifiers next month.
Last month
April 2023
# Ambition
The under-the-radar Irishman pushing for Premier League promotion
Danny McNamara is hoping to help Millwall achieve a spectacular finish to the season and impress Stephen Kenny in the process.
# future plans
Irish international Manning set to leave as Swansea fans chant his name
The Galway native has impressed for the Championship club this season.
# self improvement
‘I always felt I was competing with people who were more talented than I was’
David McMillan, the League of Ireland’s all-time top Champions League scorer, reflects on a remarkable career.
March 2023
# Looking Back
'Embarrassing and degrading' - Shane Long reveals hurt at losing Ireland number 9 jersey
The striker was not happy with Stephen Kenny’s decision.
# talking point
The biggest myth of the Stephen Kenny era was exposed last night
Ireland can no longer be considered all style and no substance, writes Paul Fennessy.
# Reaction
Kenny: 'Out of this world' save denied Ireland on a night when Mbappe was shackled
Reaction from Stephen Kenny and Didier Deschamps.
# luckless
‘You start thinking: why am I bothering to play football?’
Ex-Ireland international Alan Judge on seeking help and his determination to persevere in spite of numerous setbacks.
# Admission
'I should be hitting the heights of my ability. I am 27 years old'
Ireland’s Callum O’Dowda celebrated his first international goal on his 26th cap last night.
# Reaction
Kenny pleased but 'not euphoric' with Latvia win
Ireland squandered an early two-goal lead but rescued a 3-2 win at the Aviva Stadium.
# player focus
Evan Ferguson the perfect symbol for Stephen Kenny’s youthful revolution
The Brighton teenager became Ireland’s youngest scorer since Robbie Keane after finding the net against Latvia this evening.
# evan almighty
Evan Ferguson to earn first Irish start against Latvia
The teenager will make his full senior debut at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow night.
# Opinion
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Latvia?
Stephen Kenny has some tough calls to make amid a crucial international window.
# Talking Points
Smallbone sparkles, Doherty's lack of minutes, and no worries about Bazunu
Some of the talking points from Stephen Kenny’s squad announcement for the Euro 2024 qualifier against France.
# decision
Shane Duffy in danger of losing place in Ireland squad for start of Euro qualifiers
International boss Stephen Kenny admits he has “a lot to consider” as a result of the Fulham defender’s lack of action.
# meteoric rise
Easy does it for Evan Ferguson as countdown begins for Kylian Mbappe's arrival
Stephen Kenny says teenager’s “meteoric rise” gives Ireland added potency for Euro 2024 qualifier against France this month.
# New Boy
Ireland boss Stephen Kenny excited as Celtic star switches allegiances from Scotland
Winger Mikey Johnston is still waiting for the paperwork to be finalised, while John O’Shea’s appointment has been confirmed.
This year
# Appointment
Tactically astute with a personal touch - What John O'Shea brings to Ireland
Stephen Kenny’s latest coaching appointment bridges the gap between established players and the emerging crop in the squad.
# misfortune
Aaron Connolly's hopes of imminent Ireland return suffer blow
The Galway native is set to be out for a month with an injury.
# graduation
How Stephen Kenny’s protégé became a master in his own right
A look at the rise of Ruaidhrí Higgins, from dejection as a teenager at Coventry to his current status as one of the top managers in Ireland.
# Update
Evan Ferguson avoids knee ligament damage but bruised bone keeps Brighton on alert
Hopes now grow that the Brighton teenager will return in time to be available for Ireland’s opening Euro 2024 qualifier.
# dreams
The Irishman aiming for a Hollywood ending in Wales
Thomas O’Connor will be hoping to inspire Wrexham to another memorable cup upset on Sunday.
# Feature
Footballers’ lives: A glimpse into the struggle, fortune and enduring beauty of the game
The42 spends a weekend in the north-west of England with an array of Irish football people, including Stephen Kenny, John O’Shea and the great hope Nathan Collins.
# Talks
Ireland chief scout Stephen Rice in frame for Swindon Town job
The League Two side will hold talks with the 38-year-old as boss Stephen Kenny faces prospect of losing valued staff member.
Ireland remain prisoners to fortune as they bid for a brighter year
France visit Dublin in March for the start of a Euro 2024 qualifying campaign that could be career-defining for Stephen Kenny.
Last year
# Mixed Fortunes
Ireland move up in latest Fifa rankings, Argentina fail to displace rivals
Brazil remain top despite their recent quarter-final loss to Croatia.
# Ready to go
Latvia confirmed as Ireland's first opponents of 2023
The game will serve as important preparation for Stephen Kenny’s men’s European Championship qualification campaign.
# Review
Kenny's Ireland don't need to look far for inspiration after largely forgettable 12 months
It’s been a mixed year for the Irish team.
# Landmark
History as Republic of Ireland cap first Belfast-born player since 1946
Bristol City’s Mark Sykes came off the bench late on in the win over Malta.
# Opinion
Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Malta
Jamie McGrath and Callum O’Dowda were among the bright sparks on a night that won’t live long in the memory.
# Reaction
'It wasn't a classic, we know that, and we know there is room for improvement'
Ireland manager Stephen Kenny praises his side for overcoming tough conditions and keeping clean sheet.
# Report
Underwhelming end to Ireland's 2022 as Robinson secures victory over Malta
This 1-0 win will be quickly forgotten as manager Stephen Kenny builds towards European Championship qualifiers next March.
# fresh faces
Stephen Kenny makes five changes as Ireland bid to end 2022 on a high against Malta
Caoimhín Kelleher replaces Gavin Bazunu in goal, while captain Seamus Coleman is reinstated as James McClean also closes in on 100th cap.
# talking point
Groundhog day at the Aviva
It was another disappointing night for Stephen Kenny as Ireland suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to Norway.
# Reaction
Kenny laments 'cheap' set-piece goals in Norway defeat
Ireland conceded from a corner and free-kick in a 2-1 loss.
# Have your say
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Norway?
Stephen Kenny is expected to name a strong side at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow night.
# too late now
Stephen Kenny backs Norwegian manager's 'legitimate criticism' of Qatar World Cup
Norway and Ireland meet in Dublin for a friendly international tomorrow night.
# recognition
Cullen and McCabe among the winners in Ireland's player-of-the-year awards
Gavin Bazunu and Conor Coventry were also honoured.
# defusal
Stephen Kenny sidesteps potential war of words with Martin O'Neill
O’Neill has been critical of Kenny’s assistant Keith Andrews in his new autobiography.