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?
In his second spell in charge, is Mick McCarthy about to lead Ireland back to the big time?
Conor Hourihane has fought his way up from the very bottom of the English football pyramid. Now his best may be yet to come.
Ryan Kilbane explores how the Ireland under 21s win against Sweden can show the blueprint for a potential future.
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.
Feargal Brennan examines differing trends in migration, new players and their connection with the country and how the Boys in Green are set for a new era led by young players that reflect modern Irish society.
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.
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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.
The Mick McCarthy era Part II sees Ireland’s quest for Euro 2020 qualification being against a fast-improving Gibraltar side. Daniel Griffin of footballgibraltar has the lowdown on the new look hosts.