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# Don't look Baku in anger
'Ireland haven't been good enough over the last five years to expect to beat anyone'
We previewed Saturday’s clash with Azerbaijan on the latest episode of The Football Family podcast.
# Ronandinho
St Mirren boss reckons Stephen Kenny 'will have a decision to make' about Connor Ronan
The playmaker scored twice in Sunday’s win over Aberdeen.
In-form Troy Parrott the matchwinner for MK Dons
The Dubliner was on the mark from the spot.
# New gig
Ex-Ireland international Curtis Fleming lands assistant manager's role in the Championship
Fleming has linked up with Nigel Pearson at Bristol City.
Two goals for Egan and two Hourihane assists as Sheffield United win in Championship
It finished 3-1 in favour of the Blades against Hull City.
# Killer Queen's
Ireland U21 midfielder Luca Connell sent out on loan by Celtic
The 20-year-old has returned to Queen’s Park, for whom he made 11 appearances last season.
# free agent
Swansea City boss dismisses links to 'brilliant' Robbie Brady
The Irish international has been without a club since his summer departure from Burnley.
# Teenage Kicks
Omobamidele caps fairytale week with 'excellent' Premier League debut
The 19-year-old Ireland defender was given the nod for Norwich City’s meeting with Arsenal.
# In his pomp
Bazunu labelled 'different class' by Portsmouth skipper after another impressive display
The 19-year-old Ireland goalkeeper is in fine form.
# State of Play
'Our lack of quality in the attacking third is still letting us down'
The latest episode of The Football Family podcast assessed Ireland’s 1-1 draw against Serbia.
# Super Gav
Bazunu's brilliance earns a draw as Irish fans show they haven't stopped believing
Teenage keeper kept Ireland in the game long enough to nick a dramatic equaliser.
# discussion
'He got his team selection wrong and I worry that he got it wrong for the wrong reasons'
The Republic of Ireland’s draw with Azerbaijan was dissected on the latest episode of The Football Family.
# Xs and Os
Tactics Board: Ireland had the upper hand against Azerbaijan - why didn't they make it count?
Shane Keegan reviews a frustrating evening for the Boys in Green.
# A Change Is Gonna Come
Why a former Ireland U21 captain has walked away from football at the age of 27
‘When something is no longer giving you what you want from life, you have to see that for what it is.’
# Opinion
Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Portugal
Ireland went close to securing a famous victory in Faro.
# spot on
Egan's goal and Bazunu's penalty save give Ireland a brilliant start against Portugal
Bazunu denied the Portuguese star in the 15th minute.
# Liam Scales
Ex-Shamrock Rovers defender confident he can make the step up at Celtic
The 23-year-old signed a four-year deal at Parkhead last week.
# The Swindon lot
Brentford agree League Two loan move for Ireland U21 winger
Alex Gilbert will spend the rest of the season continuing his development at Swindon Town.
# Behind the mic
RTÉ: George Hamilton to return to commentary duty despite absence for Portugal game
Darragh Maloney will commentate on the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier in Faro this evening.
# Swans
Ireland international Michael Obafemi signs three-year deal at Swansea
Obafemi leaves Southampton for Championship Swansea for an undisclosed fee.
The Football Family: Portugal v Ireland preview
Gavin Cooney and David Sneyd chat, from the Algarve, to Paul Dollery ahead of Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Portugal.
# Game time
League One move for Harry Arter as he returns to Charlton Athletic
The Republic of Ireland midfielder has left Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan.
# Done Deal
Conor Hourihane has joined the Irish contingent at Sheffield United
The 30-year-old moves to the Championship side on a season-long loan from Aston Villa.
# level playing field
FAI announces equal pay for Ireland's senior men's and women's teams
It has been described as ‘a ground-breaking deal for Irish sport’ by the football governing body.
James Talbot drafted into Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers
The Bohemians goalkeeper is to replace Mark Travers for the games against Portugal, Azerbaijan and Serbia.
Brighton duo earn call-up as Jim Crawford names Irish U21 squad for Euro qualifiers
Evan Ferguson and Andrew Moran have been included in the U21 squad for the upcoming away games.
Teenage Irish duo make Brighton first-team debuts and O'Brien scores Sunderland hat-trick
It was a huge night in the careers of Evan Ferguson and Andrew Moran.
# Glenn's Close
League Two side weighing up an offer to veteran Ireland midfielder Whelan
The 37-year-old Dubliner has been training with Bristol Rovers, who are currently managed by Joey Barton.
# Good start
'Troy's adamant he meant the touch' - praise for Parrott after second goal in two games and audacious assist
The Ireland international has started the season brightly.
# Green shoots
James McCarthy close to full fitness after Celtic cup cameo
The ireland midfielder came on in the 75th minute of Celtic’s Premier Sports Cup win over Heart.
# So solid against Crewe
Praise for 'top goalkeeper' Bazunu after promising Portsmouth debut
A clean sheet from the 19-year-old Irish international helped his loan club see off Crewe Alexandra.
# back to his best
Brighton boss hails 'immense' Duffy after man-of-the-match display in Premier League opener
The Irish defender excelled as his side made a winning start.
# triple header
Stevens to miss World Cup qualifiers as Sheffield United consider surgery
Stephen Kenny’s Ireland have important games against Portugal, Azerbaijan and Serbia on the horizon.
# Ticket Hunt
40,000 fans to attend All-Ireland finals and 25,000 for Ireland World Cup qualifiers
The Covid-19 crowd restrictions are set to be significantly relaxed.
# Progress
Ireland U21 international earns new three-year deal at Borussia Mönchengladbach
‘We back him to make the step-up to first-team football,’ said sporting director Max Eberl.
# On the Wright path
Ireland U21 winger Tyreik Wright rewarded with new Aston Villa contract
The 19-year-old from Cork has been on the books of the Premier League club since 2018.
# Cardiff Afterlife
Ireland U21 defender Mark McGuinness leaves Arsenal for Mick McCarthy's Cardiff City
McGuinness has signed a three-year deal in the Welsh capital.
# Stephen Quinn
Ex-Ireland international signs permanently for League Two club Mansfield Town
Quinn spent last season on loan at the club.
# Glory Days
Quiz: Ireland at the Euros
Memories from European Championships when we didn’t have to settle for being onlookers.
# Forward Thinking
Remembering Ireland's long pursuit of one of the Premier League's leading strikers
25 years ago, considerable efforts were being made to get Chris Armstrong into a green shirt.