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Category: Republic of Ireland

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FAI funding suspended by Sport Ireland amid concerns over Delaney loan

• Former chief executive John Delaney loaned FAI €100,000• Sport Ireland provides €2.7 a year for FAI programmesSport Ireland has confirmed it has suspended funding to the Football Association of Ireland amid concerns over a controversial loan.Last wee…

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Ireland fans throw tennis balls onto pitch during qualifier against Georgia – video

Republic of Ireland fans threw dozens of tennis balls onto the pitch in the 33rd minute of their team’s 1-0 Euro 2020 qualifier win over Georgia on Tuesday night. The stunt was a protest against the Football Association of Ireland’s controversial chief…

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Conor Hourihane strikes for Republic of Ireland in vital win against Georgia

Republic of Ireland fans came to this match armed with tennis balls and hope. They threw the former in anger but did not have to let go of the latter, because Mick McCarthy’s team delivered with style. Conor Hourihane’s wonderful goal from a free-kick …

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Republic of Ireland v Georgia and more: Euro 2020 qualifiers – live!

Updates from the European Championship qualifying gamesLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeEmail Simon here. Tweet @Simon_Burnton 6.57pm GMT Norway: Jarstein, Elabdellaoui, Nordtveit, Ajer, Aleesami, Odegaard, Selnaes, Henriksen, Mo…

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Mick McCarthy urges angry Republic of Ireland fans not to stage protests

• Manager fears anti-FAI protests could distract team• Ireland face tricky Euro 2020 qualifier against GeorgiaMick McCarthy has appealed to Republic of Ireland fans not to stage protests that overshadow the Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia on Tuesda…

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Jeff Hendrick gives Republic of Ireland narrow win over stubborn Gibraltar

• Gibraltar 0-1 Republic of Ireland (Hendrick 49)• McCarthy off to winning start despite tricky conditionsJeff Hendrick handed Mick McCarthy a winning start to his second spell in charge as the Republic of Ireland launched their Euro 2020 campaign with…

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

Minute-by-minute updates, match kicks off at 5.00pm UK‘Everyone seems a bit happier’: McCarthy starts againAny comments? Email Barry | tweet @bglendenning 4.13pm GMT Richard Keogh is named Mick McCarthy’s first starting line-up despite the defender bre…

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‘Everyone seems a bit happier’: Mick McCarthy starts again with Ireland

McCarthy begins his second spell as Republic of Ireland manager in Gibraltar. A nation wants and needs him to do wellNo matter how much Mick McCarthy says it is not about completing unfinished business, his second coming as Republic of Ireland manager …

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Marco Silva welcomes James McCarthy’s return to Ireland squad

• Everton player provisionally named for Euro 2020 qualifiers• Call-up ‘could be beneficial’ for midfielder, says SilvaMarco Silva has signalled an end to Everton’s long-running dispute with the Republic of Ireland over James McCarthy by welcoming the …

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England or Ireland? Declan Rice’s difficult decision was about identity | Eni Aluko

Many people believe it is about picking a county and sticking with it but when your heritage is dual it is trickyIt was intriguing to see the mixed reaction to Declan Rice’s decision to commit his international future to England over the Republic of Ir…

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Declan Rice switches allegiance from Republic of Ireland to England

West Ham midfielder says decision was ‘extremely difficult’‘I have equal respect and love for both England and Ireland’Declan Rice has submitted a written request to Fifa for the transfer of his international registration from the Republic of Ireland t…

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Euro 2020 qualifying draw – live!

Updates from the draw in Dublin, starting at 11am GMTPolitics, weather and 55 nations – how the draw worksEmail Ben or tweet @benfisherj with your thoughts 11.05am GMT Before the off in Dublin, a few more things to run through. Five of the 10 groups wi…

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Mick McCarthy re-appointed Republic of Ireland manager

• McCarthy returns to role as manager of national team• Terry Connor and Robbie Keane named assistantsMick McCarthy has been appointed as Republic of Ireland manager on a two-year contract, the Football Association of Ireland has announced, with Terry …

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Mick McCarthy set to return for second spell as Republic of Ireland manager

• McCarthy accepts offer from FAI to succeed Martin O’Neill• Previous six-year spell ended amid acrimony in 2002Mick McCarthy is set to return for a second spell as manager of the Republic of Ireland after agreeing to replace Martin O’Neill, who left t…

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FAI and Delaney face added scrutiny after exits of O’Neill and Keane | Paul Doyle

Chief executive can often be found amid the revellers when things are going well for the Republic of Ireland but that has not been the case recently and something had better changeThe decision to end the reigns of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane was the r…

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Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane leave Republic of Ireland roles

• O’Neill had been manager since November 2013• Ireland won one of nine games in 2018Martin O’Neill has left his job as Republic of Ireland manager by mutual agreement. His coaching staff, including Roy Keane, have also departed. Related: Nations Leagu…

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Nations League and internationals: 10 talking points from this week’s games

Virgil van Dijk is leader of the flying Dutchmen, Kosovo are on the verge of something special and a fed up Britt abroadWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward player…

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Nations League and internationals: 10 talking points from this week’s games

Virgil van Dijk is leader of the flying Dutchmen, Kosovo are on the verge of something special and a fed up Britt abroadWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward player…

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Martin O’Neill defiant amid growing Republic of Ireland frustration

Draw in Denmark extended scoreless run to 397 minutes‘Enthusiasm is everything – I have had it in abundance’Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill insists his enthusiasm has never waned as he turns his attention to the quest for Euro 2020 qualificatio…

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Van Dijk snatches a point from Germany and finals ticket for the Netherlands

• Germany 2-2 Netherlands• Denmark 0-0 Republic of IrelandVirgil van Dijk produced a last-minute equaliser with a fierce volley against already relegated Germany in Gelsenkirchen last night to secure the Netherlands a week in Portugal next June for the…