Republic of Ireland

Troy Parrott: Soon to Rise as Spurs’ Second Striker?

Troy Parrott is the name on many Spurs’ and Ireland fans’ lips right now. And this season he may find himself with more opportunity to play for the first team. With Fernando Llorente’s departure and with no replacement thus far, could Parrott be in line to become Harry Kane’s back-up?

Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man

Conor Hourihane has fought his way up from the very bottom of the English football pyramid. Now his best may be yet to come.

Where Eagles Dare, Switzerland’s Immigrant Story

Irish teams of the past have relied on the sons of emigrants. As Ireland get set to face Switzerland in a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier, the visitors will boast a side with players whose families fled war and poverty to settle in the Alpine nation, and their football team is reaping the rewards, as Jamie Whelan explores.

Mark Travers – the cherry atop AFC Bournemouth’s cake

Irish-born goalkeeper, Mark Travers made his debut for AFC Bournemouth against Tottenham Hotspur on the penultimate weekend of the Premier League season and what a debut it was. Without his polished performance, it is unlikely that Bournemouth would have won the game against their illustrious opponents, now bound for the Champions League final.

Georgia View: “Next Step is to Beat the Irish”

After a turbulent few days for Irish football, quite apart from a scarcely-inspiring win against minnows Gibraltar, Georgia arrive in Dublin offering a stern examination of Mick McCarthy’s side. Alastair Watt gives us the inside view on Tuesday’s visitors – already guaranteed a Euro 2020 play-off thanks to their Nations League efforts – to Dublin.