Stephen Kenny and the Civil War in Irish Football

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It feels like the same old story again: one step forwards and two steps back for Ireland. Having failed to win a competitive game in 12 attempts, with opportunities like home fixtures against Azerbaijan and Luxembourg, Stephen Kenny is still the Republic of Ireland manager. Despite shocking results, there is plenty to debate about whether […] READ MORE


The Fall of Irish Football

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Currently, football in the Republic of Ireland is in a dark place. Irish eyes are no longer smiling due to a fall in Irish football. The Republic’s 1-0 defeat to Luxembourg marked one of the darkest days in their footballing history. Look at Ireland’s recent run of form since late 2020. Four tepid draws and […] READ MORE



Predicting Group 4 of UEFA Nations League B

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Group B4 consists of Finland – the only team of the four that has confirmed their place at Euro 2020. Two Home Nations, the Republic of Ireland and Wales, also feature, both of which are expected to compete with Huuhkajat for first place. Bulgaria have little reason to be optimistic, but could still cause some […] READ MORE



Will Ireland Ever Find Another Goal-Scorer?

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Martin O’Neill was guilty of epic understatement earlier this week when he said after Ireland’s 1-0 defeat to Wales in the Nations League: “We’re not renowned for scoring a lot of goals, so we need to take the chances when they come”. Right now, Ireland are hardly renowned for scoring at all, having managed only […] READ MORE


Luck of the Irish? Not in the World Cup Play-Offs

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The so-called ‘luck of the Irish’ obviously does not extend to World Cup play-offs. In the four World Cup play-offs that Ireland have contested so far, they have only been victorious once. With the Republic about to face a fifth play-off, against Denmark, (the first leg is on Saturday in Copenhagen, with the second leg […] READ MORE


Denmark versus Ireland: Who is the favorite?

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Denmark and the Republic of Ireland both earned a UEFA playoff berth after finding success in their World Cup qualifying groups, and will now match up against each other in a two leg playoff with everything on the line. Denmark versus Ireland: Who is the favorite? Both sides have plenty of talent on their side […] READ MORE


The Five Finest All-Celtic Clashes in International Football

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The Celtic nations of the British and Irish Isles – Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland – usually prefer to defeat the English (for most of them, their former imperial master) on the sporting field, but when they are forced to face each other it still creates a unique occasion. The Five Finest […] READ MORE