Irish soccer

War of the Worlds

Three games in a week have turned the Irish football world upside down. Paul Bourke looks back at a tumultuous few days.

France View: Drama or Karma?

The French both admire, and fear, Ireland’s work ethic, and ahead of their last 16 showdown, the hosts can’t escape thoughts of the infamous last meeting between the sides, writes Jeremy Smith.

League of Ireland Season Closer

It was a rollercoaster season in the League of Ireland with Dundalk returning to the top of the pile, and St Pat’s finally ending their cup hoodoo. Soccer Republic recaps a vintage year on Ireland’s domestic front, with no shortage of stunning goals

Ireland Held by Ten-Man Costa Rica

A penalty miss by Robbie Keane meant Ireland failed to beat ten-man Costa Rica in Philadelphia after Kevin Doyle had given Martin O’Neill’s side a 19th minute lead.

The YBIG Football Show

On the YBIG Football Show this week, Dave O’Grady speaks to Dundalk defender Andy Boyle. He also catches up with YBIG’s Liam Murray about the Irish fans who took on the Northern Ireland fans in East Belfast and three Irish soccer journalists debate the Irish team ahead of Sunday’s friendly with Turkey.

Can Your Team Take on Duffer?

Damien Duff is backing a YBIG supporters’ group football tournament this summer and the former Irish wing-wizard may even be lacing up his boots. You can join him by entering a team.

England’s Dublin Date

The FAI have confirmed that England will visit Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on June 7, 2015. The game will be the first meeting of the Republic and the Three Lions on Irish soil since the infamous Lansdowne riots in 1995.

Keane: “LOI Players Will Get Chance”

Roy Keane has said, with the fitness levels now in League of Ireland football, the international management will be keeping a close eye on the domestic game. The Irish number two also spoke last week about almost signing for Cork City.