Republic of Ireland

False Narratives

Kevin Brannigan explores if the reality of the 1990s jars with our memories

“I Love Ian Harte”

One of Ireland’s great set-piece specialists has called time on his football career.

Down but Not Out…10 Talking Points

Bullish words from the Irish squad that we’re not out of the Euro 2016 race did little to comfort Irish supporters dealt a crushing blow by the failure to beat Scotland. There are still twists and turns to come but the Green Army are losing hope in the O’Neill/Keane miracle and asking bigger questions. Two weeks on, here’s ten talking points

Anthem for a New Generation

It’s been 20 years since the English anthem was played before a senior football international in Dublin. The question is, have Irish fans grown up in that time?

Ireland v England: A Brief History

The history of the England v Ireland fixture is a long and often one sided affair punctuated by rare but glorious victories for the Irish. Ahead of Sunday’s latest installment at the Aviva Stadium, acclaimed football blogger Layth Yousif looks back at past meetings

Teenage Dream’s So Hard to Beat

October, 1974, Dublin. Wavy haired 18-year-old Liam Brady is thrust into the spotlight by player-manager John Giles at a pulsating Dalymount Park and plays his part is one of our finest-ever victories. Brady, Keane, Duff – Martin O’Neill says Jack Grealish is not ready but he wouldn’t be our first teenage star.

On Top of the Poles…10 Talking Points

It was almost all over. Instead Shane Long’s stoppage-time equaliser capped off a second-half Irish display full of fight and spirit that hasn’t been seen in years, especially at the Aviva Stadium. The Euro dream is still alive, just. Here’s ten talking points from a dramatic week in Euro 2016 qualifying.

Polish View: Lewandowski’s Kuba Misfire Crisis

Blaszczykowski-gate. Piszczek injured. Szczesny on the bench at Arsenal. Poland undoubtedly have their concerns before one of the most important games of the qualifying campaign against Ireland. Szymon Podstufka of offers the visitors’ view.