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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Stephen Kenny

Last year
Dylan Watts turned down Stephen Kenny once before. He won’t do it again.
Shamrock Rovers midfielder has taken his game to a new level over the past year but insists there is more to come with an Ireland call-up on his radar.
'After that I said, 'Never, ever again will that ever happen'' - England friendly key to Kenny's Ireland turnaround
A 3-0 defeat at Wembley has proved to be the worst result of Kenny’s reign so far, but it proved the catalyst for an improvement.
'To go back to where Ireland started in their first Euros, if it's back to Stuttgart or wherever it is - that's the big dream'
Stephen Kenny today set out his stall having finally signed a contract extension with the FAI.
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.
Stephen Kenny finally agrees new Ireland contract
The deal is set to see the Dubliner in charge up until the end of Euro 2024.
Will the injury to Adam Idah tempt Stephen Kenny to summon 17-year-old Evan Ferguson?
Idah’s setback is addressed on today’s episode of The Football Family.
FAI expect to finalise contract extension for Stephen Kenny by next month
Meanwhile, the FAI CEO says Kenny will find a ‘bloody good coach’ to replace Anthony Barry.
Make no mistake - Anthony Barry leaving the Irish set-up is a significant blow to Stephen Kenny
A reflection on Barry’s work with the Irish team, as it is announced he is leaving to join the Belgian staff.
Ireland coach Anthony Barry leaves Kenny's set-up to join Belgium
‘The opportunity to move on to Belgium and to have the chance to take part in the World Cup finals was one I felt I couldn’t turn down.’
Irish football has always been defined by Britain - so what has changed since Brexit?
We take a big-picture look at what is happening with the men’s national team, the men’s national league and youth development at a time of great change for Irish football.
McLoughlin hoping impressive recent form puts him on Kenny's radar
The 25-year-old defender from Cork has been a stand-out performer for Hull City in recent weeks.
Lewandowski the unanimous choice as Coleman and Kenny's votes for FIFA awards are revealed
Katie McCabe and Vera Pauw’s votes in the women’s awards have also been published.
A year of two halves: the inside story of Stephen Kenny's Ireland in 2021
With Stephen Kenny in talks over a new contract, The42 spoke to some of those closest to the situation to see how the Ireland manager turned his year around.
All time
'A two-month contract?' Kenny dismisses talk of minor Nations League extension
The Irish boss is optimistic he will be in charge for the forthcoming Euros campaign.
Stephen Kenny suggests fixture schedule favours Ireland's rivals
The Boys in Green have been paired with Ukraine, Scotland and Armenia in their Nations League group.
Ireland to begin with home game against Ukraine as Uefa Nations League schedule is confirmed
It all kicks off for Stephen Kenny’s side on 4 June.
Scotland among opponents as Ireland given favourable Uefa Nations League draw
Ireland will also face Ukraine and Armenia in their group.
FAI set to extend Stephen Kenny's contract to include Euro 2024 campaign
There was speculation Kenny may only be given a short-term extension, but it now appears he will get his chance to lead Ireland to the next Euros.
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.
Analysing all 20 Ireland games of the Stephen Kenny era
The team have looked rejuvenated of late, after a tough start.
FAI's focus on courting investment as Bonner stays tight-lipped on Kenny's future
Bonner was speaking at the launch of the FAI’s Social Return on Investment report, which estimates football to be worth an annual €1.8 billion to the Irish economy.
'Stephen Kenny came in and said it was the first time he saw it'
An incredible finish saw Ireland U21s beat Sweden with the last kick of the game.
Tactics Board: Cullen the catalyst as Ireland show more progress under Kenny
The Boys in Green eventually got their just rewards against Luxembourg to end the World Cup qualification campaign on a positive note, writes Shane Keegan.
Luxembourg victory was the final confirmation - Stephen Kenny deserves a new contract
The FAI board are set to make a decision on whether their manager deserves to take charge of the Euro 2024 campaign.
The Stephen Kenny debate was never really about Stephen Kenny
The Ireland manager is beginning to silence even the most ardent sceptics with a series of improved displays from the team.
'I was in a leg brace when Stephen rang me' - Ogbene reflects on his rapid rise
Chiedozie Ogbene has emerged as a key player for Ireland, and was man of the match in the 3-0 victory over Luxembourg.
'He denigrated all the great players who played for Ireland' - Kenny slams Luxembourg coach
Kenny said Luc Holtz’ comments were ‘unacceptable.’
Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Luxembourg
Stephen Kenny’s men were made to work for what was ultimately a convincing 3-0 victory.
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Luxembourg?
Stephen Kenny has a few tough calls to make.
Tactics board: Ireland hunted Portugal cleverly - and then used the ball confidently
Shane Keegan breaks down more encouraging signs of progress in Ireland’s performances under Stephen Kenny.
Stephen Kenny has made Ireland tough to beat – and a whole lot more
Following Ireland’s draw with Portugal, a new episode of The Football Family podcast is now available.
Last night proved one thing - we do have the players
Ireland earned a creditable draw and could easily have beaten a Portugal team featuring Cristiano Ronaldo.
'If you don't think we're going in a positive way, you're writing the wrong stuff'
Shane Duffy has firmly backed Stephen Kenny amid talk surrounding the Ireland manager’s future.
'If Stephen needs him this evening, he won't let anybody down'
Jim Crawford has backed Nathan Collins to shine if required against Cristiano Ronaldo and co.
3 key aspects of the game Ireland need to get right against Portugal
Shane Keegan looks at the areas he believes Stephen Kenny and his coaching team will have been working hard on this week.
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Portugal?
Stephen Kenny has some tough calls to make ahead of Thursday’s encounter.
'It’s a pretty straightforward answer, I 100 percent want the manager to stay'
Josh Cullen and Jason Knight have given Stephen Kenny their full support.
Duff stands firm over Ireland exit - 'It's one decision I'm most proud of in my life'
‘We all make decisions in life. We know when we’ve made some good ones and some bad ones… It’s like I’ve never been there, I’m good at moving on.’
Kenny finding European champions Italy an inspiration as his vision for Ireland begins to take shape
The manager wants his squad to mimic the Italian’s collective culture of ‘self-sacrifice.’
'That can erode your spirit' - Kenny says absent Connolly would benefit from 'focus' of regular game-time
The Brighton striker has been left out of the latest international squad through injury, having already slipped down the pecking order.