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Category: Republic of Ireland

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Richie Sadlier: ‘I thought I’d better find out where my abuser was’

The former Millwall forward on the day he discovered what had happened to his abuser and his work now as a psychotherapistRichie Sadlier pauses as he remembers the moment when, as a 40-year-old man, he told his father he had been sexually abused as a b…

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Ireland replace coach Mick McCarthy with Kenny before Euro 2020 play-off

McCarthy was due to helm game against SlovakiaFAI opt to not extend his contract for match in SeptemberMick McCarthy will not lead the Republic of Ireland into their Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia after agreeing to put a premature end to his secon…

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FAI in meltdown: debts and dysfunction put Irish football in peril

With sponsors dropping out and the government withholding funding many wonder if the FAI can – or should – surviveThe Football Association of Ireland (FAI) had myriad reasons to duck a parliamentary grilling this week.Years of greed and dysfunction at …

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Euro 2020 play-offs for Ireland despite Doherty’s late goal against Denmark

In the end Ireland were not quite good enough to force a twist in a taut but predictable drama. They tried their damnedest but inspiration eluded them and then, in the 73rd minute, so did concentration. Martin Braithwaite stepped in to send Denmark to …

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Republic of Ireland v Denmark: Euro 2020 qualifying – live!

Updates from the crucial Group D game in DublinIreland v Denmark: an unlikely footballing hellGet in touch! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 6.42pm GMT The team news again, now with added handy Twitter graphics:Here is how Ireland will line out toni…

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Republic of Ireland v Denmark and an unlikely circle of footballing hell

The teams meet for the sixth time in two years, with Ireland needing a win and Denmark a point to reach Euro 2020“What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same and nothing that you did mattered?” It was the premise…

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Republic of Ireland v Denmark and an unlikely circle of footballing hell

The teams meet for the sixth time in two years, with Ireland needing a win and Denmark a point to reach Euro 2020“What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same and nothing that you did mattered?” It was the premise…

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Mick McCarthy backs Ireland’s steel to stop history repeating against Denmark

• Glenn Whelan praises manager for ‘keeping everything simple’• McCarthy admits having ‘butterflies with boots on’ for key clashNow for something completely different – but with more or less the same players and against all too familiar opposition. The…

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Euro 2020 qualifiers and international football: 10 things to look out for

Aaron Ramsey returns to Wales after a year out, Naby Keïta must step up for Guinea and Iceland will face a frosty reception The build-up to Wales’s remaining qualifiers has been dominated by the dismay that Gareth Bale’s call-up has caused at Real Madr…

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Euro 2020 qualifiers and international football: 10 things to look out for

Aaron Ramsey returns to Wales after a year out, Naby Keïta must step up for Guinea and Iceland will face a frosty reception The build-up to Wales’s remaining qualifiers has been dominated by the dismay that Gareth Bale’s call-up has caused at Real Madr…

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Ireland fall to Switzerland despite Darren Randolph’s heroics

A goal in each half left the Republic of Ireland needing to beat Denmark to secure automatic qualification for the Euro 2020 finals as Switzerland got themselves right back into the race.Haris Seferovic’s early effort and a Shane Duffy own goal when he…

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Ireland fall to Switzerland despite Darren Randolph’s heroics

A goal in each half left the Republic of Ireland needing to beat Denmark to secure automatic qualification for the Euro 2020 finals as Switzerland got themselves right back into the race.Haris Seferovic’s early effort and a Shane Duffy own goal when he…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Spain held by Norway, Poulsen sinks Swiss

• Aaron Connolly misses late chance in Ireland stalemate• Italy, Sweden and Bosnia-Herzegovina cruise to winsAaron Connolly, on his debut, almost snatched victory for the Republic of Ireland after coming off the bench – but ultimately his side laboured…

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Republic of Ireland draw in Georgia and miss chance to take control of Group D

Aaron Connolly, on debut, very nearly snatched victory after coming off the bench to spark a late surge for the Republic of Ireland who laboured to a goalless draw in Georgia.The 19-year-old forced a 90th-minute save from Giorgi Loria and then fired in…

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Georgia v Republic of Ireland: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the Group D qualifierThe Fiver: sign up for our daily football emailGet in touch with Simon on email or Twitter 1.24pm BST The teams in full, then:Georgia: Loria, Kakabadze, Kashia, Tabidze, Grigalava, Kankava, Kiteishvili…

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Stephen Kenny’s golden touch still evident as he prepares for Ireland job | Ewan Murray

Young Italy are in Tallaght on Thursday to take on Ireland Under-21s and a progressive manager with three group wins from threeStephen Kenny is an unlikely revolutionary. The 47-year-old talks in such whispers that you could be forgiven for sensing he …

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Phil Neville’s son Harvey called into Republic of Ireland Under-19 squad

• Manchester United player eligible via maternal grandmother• Phil won 59 England caps and manages England WomenHarvey Neville, son of the England Women manager Phil Neville, has been called up by the Republic of Ireland Under-19s for Friday’s friendly…

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James Collins marks Ireland debut with goal in friendly win over Bulgaria

James Collins enjoyed a dream Republic of Ireland debut as he came off the bench to seal a 3-1 friendly victory over Bulgaria. The Luton striker added his name to the scoresheet with four minutes remaining as Mick McCarthy’s understudies finally made t…

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David McGoldrick earns Ireland vital point with header against Switzerland

It may have come in his 11th cap but David McGoldrick can say his first international goal was well timed, as it earned a point that sustains Irish belief in qualification for Euro 2020. That ambition looked far-fetched after Fabian Schär shot Switzerl…

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Euro 2020: Republic of Ireland v Switzerland, Romania v Spain – live!

Updates from Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifiersLive scoreboard: all the latest scores and scorersInternational football: 10 things to look out forAnd you can email Simon here or tweet him here 8.29pm BST GOAL! Faroe Islands 0-4 Sweden! Robin Quaison stre…