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Interview: Aaron Connolly

This week we spoke to Brighton and Hove Albion’s rising star Aaron Connolly.  The Galway man will celebrate his 17th ...
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Preview: Serbia v Ireland – How Good Are The Serbs?

Ireland’s bid to qualify for a fourth World Cup begins on Monday night with a difficult qualifier away to Serbia ...
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Ireland songs for Euro 2016

It’s going to be messy, it always is. A time for music purists to use that Groupon voucher to a ...
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The collapse of Big Jack’s Ireland dynasty

This Sunday will mark the 20th anniversary of Ireland’s Euro ’96 qualification play-off against Holland at Anfield, in what was ...
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Hertz So Good: Bosnia Threat Analysed

This Friday’s meeting of the Republic of Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina will be the second meeting of the nations.  ...
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Johnny Giles

Street footballer Johnny Giles is Ireland’s greatest footballer.  His brilliance both as a player and as a footballing intellectual ensures ...
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German win must be Ireland’s template for the future

Ireland’s victory over Germany was our first competitive win against a high-ranking nation since Mick McCarthy’s team turned over a ...
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The history of Ireland v Poland

The bonds between Ireland and Poland have strengthened since the economic boom and our participation at Euro 2012 certainly helped ...
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The history of Ireland v Germany

This Thursday’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier will be Ireland’s 22nd meeting with Germany.  Ireland have won six of those games, ...
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One to watch: Alan Browne

Alan Browne is a 20-year old midfielder with a growing reputation following a number of standout performances for Preston North ...
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Match Report: Gibraltar 0 – Ireland 4

Despite an impressive scoreline Ireland still seem stuck between a rock and a hard place ...
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One to watch: Josh Cullen

After a summer of doom and gloom concerning the lack of Irish players in the Premier League, the emergence of ...
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Liam Brady

I became a Gooner in the late 1970s because at the time ‘The Arsenal’ were laden with Irish Internationals (from ...
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The 2nd Generation Game

With the new domestic season in England beginning last weekend, the return of the European Championship qualifiers also looms large ...
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Irish players in the Championship 2015/16

Earlier this week we compiled a list of Premier League players from Ireland but there are plenty of Boys in ...
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Irish players in the Premiership 2015/16

This is the state of play for Irish footballers as we head into the English Premiership for the 2015/16 season ...
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Watch all Robbie Keane’s Ireland goals

Given that he is still playing for his country (he's reached 67, but shows no sign of retiring) Robbie Keane ...
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Ones to Watch: Tommie Hoban and Sean Murray

Since the end of last season the Irish media continue to regurgitate the fact that there is unlikely to be ...
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The Irish at Glasgow Rangers

One of the less publicised transfer moves by an Irish player this summer involved the signing of Rob Kiernan by ...
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Ireland’s one cap wonders

There are 98 Irish players with a single international cap to their name who through circumstance, retirement or death are ...
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Memories of Italia ’90 (Part 4)

Italia '90 - Click here for more articles Squeaky Bum Time With 4 days to spare until our next rendezvous ...
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Memories of Italia ’90 (Part 3)

Italia '90 - Click here for more articles The long trip north The morning after the night before. The morning ...
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Ireland’s penalty shootout drama since Italia ‘90

This day 25 years ago, a nation held its breath as Ireland beat Romania on penalties to qualify for the ...
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Supporting Republic of Ireland FC

You know it’s ok to be a fan of the Premiership, what with the local club scene in Ireland staggering ...
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Memories of Italia ’90 (Part 2)

Italia '90 - Click here for more articles In a pre-Bertie Ahern version of Public/Private Partnership we had traveled with ...
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Peyton pending, sticker collecting and Italia ’90

Italia '90 - Click here for more articles Before everyone started putting ham, cheese and coleslaw into them Panini was ...
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Match Report: Ireland 1 – Scotland 1

Same old story as Ireland’s qualification hopes fade ...
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The history of Ireland v Scotland

This Saturday's crunch game between the Republic of Ireland and Scotland will be the 11th meeting between the nations. The ...
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One to watch: Jack Byrne

Whenever a player gets compared to Paul Scholes it’s time to sit up and take notice. That such lofty admirations ...
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Ireland need to restore the winning mentality

This Saturday, Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland will attempt to win a home qualifying game against a team, Scotland, ranked ...
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Match Report: Ireland 0 – England 0

It was dour, rather than sour but our recent unbeaten record against England is intact ...
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English born, Irish blood, Irish heart

We all know about the 2nd or 3rd generation players and their motivation for choosing Ireland but what about the ...
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A look at Ireland’s goalkeeping options

One of the more unexpected stories to develop during the course of the current European Championship qualifying campaign was the ...
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The history of Ireland v England

With just a few days to go until England’s visit to the Aviva Stadium it is only proper that we ...
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One to watch: Reece Grego-Cox

Amid all the discourse surrounding Jack Grealish in recent weeks the progress of another Irish underage international appears to have ...
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Memories of Italia ’90 (Part 1)

Italia '90 - Click here for more articles To loosely paraphrase Lennon and McCarthy “It was 25 years ago today ...
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Faraway hills are greener for young Irish ‘keepers

In the build-up to the World Cup in 2002 Ireland manager Mick McCarthy declared that he could call upon one ...
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Billo’s gone and we’ve all lost a friend

That headline might appear a bit of stretch but to watch Bill O’Herlihy in action on our television was to ...
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John O'Shea Scores V Germany

Video highlights: Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign

As we reach the half way point in the qualifying campaign for France 2016 we look over the Top 5 ...
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When Ireland met the Pope

Italia '90 - Click here for more articles It’s easy to pontificate (!) about footballers lack of awareness of the ...
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Steven Reid retires from football

Former Ireland international, Steven Reid yesterday announced his retirement at the age of 34 following a 17-year career in professional ...
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Ireland 2-1 Yugoslavia, Euro Qualifier, 1999

http://gty.im/1227053 Mark Kennedy blasts the balls towards the Yugoslavia goal Most fans of a particular sport will be able to ...
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The story of Shay Brennan and Charlie Gallagher

The greatest thing about the Irish football team, outside of the fans who remained steadfast throughout the darkest of days, ...
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Republic of Ireland football songs

Italia '90 - Click here for more articles One of the most enjoyable side effects of qualification for major football ...
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Ireland Under-17s Still In With A Chance

Ireland approach their final game in Group D of this year’s UEFA European Under-17 Championships still in with a chance ...
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The fixture that launched a new generation

At a time when national team managers struggle to get players released from clubs to play international friendlies it is ...
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Perspective of an Irish fan abroad

While checking my Facebook feed one Saturday morning in late November I came across numerous articles and posts relating to ...
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Republic of Ireland's Kevin O'Callaghan, Liam Brady and Ashley Grimes confront Spanish defender Juan Jose (2) after a fierce tackle by the Spaniard during their European Championship Qualifying match at Lansdowne Road in Dublin, 17th November 1982. The match ended in a 3-3 draw. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images

Kevin O’Callaghan

Kevin O’Callaghan had a particularly eighties head on him, the short of lanky curly hair that seemed de rigueur on ...
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Preview: European under-17 championships

This week marks the 17th anniversary of Ireland’s Under-16 team winning the UEFA European Under-16 Championships in Scotland.  The Irish ...
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I do (or don’t) declare

The debate involving players representing Ireland who were not born on the Emerald Isle has raised its head again and ...
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John Sheridan

A cult hero for both Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday fans in the 80’s and 90’s Ireland’s John Sheridan is ...
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Jack’s army of admirers

You’re 19 years old.You’re a professional footballer. You play for one of the oldest and most successful clubs in England ...
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Match Report: Ireland 1 – Poland 1

Shane Long's injury time goal rescued a draw for the Republic of Ireland against Poland in the Aviva Stadium ...
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