Irish fans

Video: EURO 2016 Revisited

A group of Irish fans have posted a quite brilliantly produced video documenting their entire trip to France for Euro 2016. This is sure to bring back memories for the rest of the Green Army.

EURO 2016 Diary: Clinging to Hope

After Swedish optimism, Irish fans’ hopes were shattered with the Boys in Green beaten in Bordeaux. With one more shot at redemption, we’re down but we’re not out, writes Fionn O’Dea in France.

The World Needs Superman

Stephan Reich of cult German football magazine 11Freunde explains why it’s so beautiful that Ireland have reached Euro 2016.

YBIG Football Show: Beauty & the Beast

The O’Neill-Keane dream team era is off to a positive start as we open a new chapter in the Irish football story. Coaching, grassroots, promotion and domestic soccer are all in the pot on the YBIG Football Show this week.

Guest Post: Misery Merchants Back Aboard the Bandwagon

They’re calling them ‘Box-Office. The unveiling of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane as Ireland’s new management has sparked a frenzy of interest in the home friendly with Latvia. Yet, if the duo weren’t in place next week, if there was no appointment, Irish ‘supporters’ would stay away in their droves. Billy Keane of wonders if the Irish team would be better off without the event-junkies.

Irish Fans Keane to Move On

It was one of the ugliest scenes witnessed at Lansdowne Road. Not the rampaging of English fans hurling rubble onto Irish supporters. Rather Irish supporters hurling vitriol at a former hero who had captained the country in our first ever World Cup, who had cried in the dressing room when we failed to beat Italy in the quarter-final, who later managed his country to another tournament, and who endured, along with his adversarial skipper, a trauma that would scar any man in ordinary life, let alone his footballing one.

YBIG Football Show: Give It a Lash Martin?

The diesel has run out on Trapattoni’s World Cup train. The Italian has parted company with the Irish football team and a new dawn approaches. Also, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has teamed up with gay rights charity Stonewall to tackle homophobia in the modern game.

Boys of Summer: 10 Talking Points

It’s been a massive end of season for the Boys in Green. Three World Cup qualifying points, positive displays against England and Spain, the emergence of Wes Hoolahan, and the growing statures of Coleman and McCarthy have whet the appetite for a real crack at toppling Austria and Sweden for a play-off berth. However, for some, criticism of the team and manager remains entrenched. Here’s 10 talking points.