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#Irish Football

'Like a new signing' - The ex-Man City youngster starting to thrive in Irish football
# Talent
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# Talent

'Like a new signing' - The ex-Man City youngster starting to thrive in Irish football

Jul 9th 2021, 6:15 AM 9,122 Views 0 Comments

Will Patching was on target as Dundalk comfortably overcame Newtown last night.

Former Wexford and Cork City defender Delaney departs Bolton
# Trotting On
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# Trotting On

Former Wexford and Cork City defender Delaney departs Bolton

Jun 8th 2021, 11:34 PM 6,501 Views 2 Comments

His agent, Stephen Hunt, has accused the newly promoted League One side’s manager of going ‘back on his word in January.’

Ireland legend Packie Bonner to make FAI return after 11 years
# Safe Pair Of Hands
From The42
# Safe Pair Of Hands

Ireland legend Packie Bonner to make FAI return after 11 years

May 21st 2021, 5:16 PM 8,997 Views 2 Comments

The Donegal native will be one of six independent directors ratified at Sunday’s EGM.

Ireland players fully behind 'great manager who has just been unlucky', says O'Shea
# Resounding
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# Resounding

Ireland players fully behind 'great manager who has just been unlucky', says O'Shea

Mar 31st 2021, 11:42 PM 15,011 Views 26 Comments

‘We all really like the way he plays and the way he is with us,’ said the West Brom defender of Stephen Kenny.

Highly rated West Ham teenager among 14 new call-ups to Crawford's U21 squad From The42

Highly rated West Ham teenager among 14 new call-ups to Crawford's U21 squad

Mar 18th 2021, 6:10 PM 6,792 Views 0 Comments

Bohemians pair Dawson Devoy and Andy Lyons join Bray Wanderers’ Brian Maher as the three players selected from the League of Ireland.

Brady a doubt for weekend but Burnley confident injury not 'drastic'
# Niggle
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# Niggle

Brady a doubt for weekend but Burnley confident injury not 'drastic'

Feb 18th 2021, 4:10 PM 1,989 Views 0 Comments

An Achilles problem could see the Ireland international miss out on Saturday’s home tie against West Brom.

'I was quite happy to let Stephen get on with it' - No ire from McCarthy as he takes reins at Cardiff
# New Gig
From The42
# New Gig

'I was quite happy to let Stephen get on with it' - No ire from McCarthy as he takes reins at Cardiff

Jan 23rd 2021, 6:20 PM 15,521 Views 4 Comments

‘I have no anger, ire, ill-feeling. It was a contractual issue.’

Ronnie Whelan’s homecoming during the tumultuous summer of 1981
# Kop Idol
From The42
# Kop Idol

Ronnie Whelan’s homecoming during the tumultuous summer of 1981

Dec 28th 2020, 8:00 AM 20,986 Views 7 Comments

The young, former Home Farm midfielder was part of an eventful Dublin stay.

Ireland to face England in Wembley friendly next month
# Confidence Booster
From The42
# Confidence Booster

Ireland to face England in Wembley friendly next month

Oct 21st 2020, 12:36 PM 28,862 Views 37 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s men will square off with Gareth Southgate and his charges before Ireland’s Nations League clashes with Wales and Bulgaria.

Two apiece for Hyland and Doyle as Drogs devour Cabinteely
# First Division
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# First Division

Two apiece for Hyland and Doyle as Drogs devour Cabinteely

Sep 7th 2020, 10:31 PM 4,892 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Cobh Ramblers secured another away win by the single goal.

A proper football man who brought the game into Irish hearts: Jack Charlton (1935-2020)
# Big Jack
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# Big Jack

A proper football man who brought the game into Irish hearts: Jack Charlton (1935-2020)

Jul 11th 2020, 9:41 AM 41,619 Views 82 Comments

Charlton led the Irish football team for a decade.

FAI board approves format for League of Ireland restart on 31 July
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

FAI board approves format for League of Ireland restart on 31 July

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:42 PM 2,576 Views 0 Comments

Some Premier Division clubs were against the relegation plans in particular.

GAA have plan B in place to protect this year's provincial championships
# Uncertainty
From The42
# Uncertainty

GAA have plan B in place to protect this year's provincial championships

Apr 19th 2020, 10:05 PM 70,302 Views 45 Comments

With Health Minister Simon Harris warning there may not be mass gatherings in 2020, we answer the key questions that every sports fan is asking.

Why have we stopped producing top-level players? Ireland needs a new philosophy
# Crossroads
From The42
# Crossroads

Why have we stopped producing top-level players? Ireland needs a new philosophy

Apr 9th 2020, 12:11 PM 23,716 Views 78 Comments

Irish football requires a new plan if this decade is to be better than the last one.

Irish internationals donate €25,000 to League of Ireland players affected by coronavirus shutdown
# Some Of Our Own
From The42
# Some Of Our Own

Irish internationals donate €25,000 to League of Ireland players affected by coronavirus shutdown

Mar 19th 2020, 1:53 PM 14,122 Views 7 Comments

James McClean, Enda Stevens and Kevin Long were among the clients of Graham Barrett’s company, Integrity Sports, to make the gesture.

Irish football's €50 million rescue deal set to be voted on
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Irish football's €50 million rescue deal set to be voted on

Mar 15th 2020, 7:55 PM 20,422 Views 27 Comments

Doubts continue to be raised over whether the summit of the 79 council goes ahead in a meeting format due to coronavirus.

McCarthy: Coleman likely to miss Slovakia play-off with thigh injury
# Play-off Blow
From The42
# Play-off Blow

McCarthy: Coleman likely to miss Slovakia play-off with thigh injury

Mar 3rd 2020, 7:16 PM 4,005 Views 3 Comments

The Everton right-back was withdrawn after 28 minutes of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United.

Ireland's young footballers and their 'dream' moves to England - the good, the bad and the ugly
# Decision Time
From The42
# Decision Time

Ireland's young footballers and their 'dream' moves to England - the good, the bad and the ugly

Jan 25th 2020, 10:00 AM 26,941 Views 12 Comments

David Sneyd talks to a player, a parent, an agent, and a head of recruitment about what goes into making the decision.

Former Ireland U21 Kelly returns to English football on loan from Feyenoord
# Fresh Start
From The42
# Fresh Start

Former Ireland U21 Kelly returns to English football on loan from Feyenoord

Jan 8th 2020, 2:52 PM 7,633 Views 2 Comments

Oxford United head coach Karl Robinson confessed he was ‘shocked’ to be able to land the midfielder.

The 17-year-old Irish starlet set for America
# Teenage Dreams
From The42
# Teenage Dreams

The 17-year-old Irish starlet set for America

Nov 9th 2019, 10:00 AM 44,481 Views 21 Comments

It’s been a whirlwind few months for Blessing Kingsley, topped off by FAI Cup glory last Sunday.

No boot deal, no ego, no time off: How Dara O’Shea’s old-school values won over Slaven Bilic
# Irish Prospect
From The42
# Irish Prospect

No boot deal, no ego, no time off: How Dara O’Shea’s old-school values won over Slaven Bilic

Aug 25th 2019, 9:30 PM 45,417 Views 8 Comments

‘Dara has everything. He’s like, mentally, he’s thinking about every minute of the training. Whatever you tell him, he is there.’

Hourihane offers reward for British commentators to stop making a hames of his surname
# Hou's Tricks
From The42
# Hou's Tricks

Hourihane offers reward for British commentators to stop making a hames of his surname

Aug 2nd 2019, 2:00 PM 13,117 Views 8 Comments

‘It’s been the same for years and years, so if you change it, I’ll buy you a bottle of wine or something.’

'If you look at Niall Quinn's document, there’s nothing new in it. I’ve been preaching this for the last 10 years'
# Interview
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# Interview

'If you look at Niall Quinn's document, there’s nothing new in it. I’ve been preaching this for the last 10 years'

Updated Jun 14th 2019, 8:39 AM 44,548 Views 27 Comments

Cobh Ramblers manager Stephen Henderson speaks to The42 about Shane Ross’ football forum, Niall Quinn’s grand plans and forming a League Managers Association.

10 key points from Niall Quinn's plan to rejuvenate Irish football
# Starting Over
From The42
# Starting Over

10 key points from Niall Quinn's plan to rejuvenate Irish football

May 31st 2019, 5:59 PM 14,148 Views 21 Comments

The report was unveiled during an event in Dublin’s Mansion House today.

'I would be amazed if he doesn’t play at the highest level at some point in his career'
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

'I would be amazed if he doesn’t play at the highest level at some point in his career'

May 30th 2019, 6:38 PM 10,794 Views 0 Comments

18-year-old Irish defender Nathan Collins has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks.

Man United poised to sign Irish teenager upon Fletcher's recommendation - report
# Caught The Eye
From The42
# Caught The Eye

Man United poised to sign Irish teenager upon Fletcher's recommendation - report

May 20th 2019, 1:54 PM 18,229 Views 1 Comment

Eighteen-year-old Nathan Collins has impressed at Stoke City, and captained Ireland during last year’s Euro U17s.

'It was a true honour to be captain for 4 years' - McShane confirms Reading exit
# Macca
From The42
# Macca

'It was a true honour to be captain for 4 years' - McShane confirms Reading exit

May 8th 2019, 1:35 PM 7,508 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland defender’s contract expires in June, and he has been told he can look for a new club.

Chair of Oireachtas Committee calls for entire FAI board to resign
# Fall-out
From The42
# Fall-out

Chair of Oireachtas Committee calls for entire FAI board to resign

Apr 16th 2019, 12:45 PM 4,139 Views 16 Comments

Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd believes a ‘full forensic audit’ of the association’s finances is necessary.

John Delaney offers to step aside from the FAI while an independent investigation takes place
# Delexit
From The42
# Delexit

John Delaney offers to step aside from the FAI while an independent investigation takes place

Apr 15th 2019, 5:59 PM 52,264 Views 151 Comments

Michael Cody and Eddie Murray have also left the FAI Board.

FAI says it is taking 'urgent steps to address its current governance and financial issues'
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

FAI says it is taking 'urgent steps to address its current governance and financial issues'

Apr 14th 2019, 9:00 PM 28,940 Views 61 Comments

A statement released tonight failed to mention under-fire former CEO John Delaney.

Meyler a doubt for June qualifiers after suffering dislocated shoulder
# Sore One
From The42
# Sore One

Meyler a doubt for June qualifiers after suffering dislocated shoulder

Apr 8th 2019, 11:23 AM 4,523 Views 7 Comments

The Cork man could be ruled out for the rest of the season.

Seamus Coleman makes second significant donation to Sean Cox fund
# Helping Hand
From The42
# Helping Hand

Seamus Coleman makes second significant donation to Sean Cox fund

Mar 27th 2019, 8:39 PM 52,338 Views 35 Comments

The Ireland captain and Everton star has contributed another €5,000 towards the Liverpool fan’s treatment.

Bamford stretches to net winner as Leeds maintain promotion push
# Elastic Paddy
From The42
# Elastic Paddy

Bamford stretches to net winner as Leeds maintain promotion push

Mar 9th 2019, 5:45 PM 6,067 Views 13 Comments

The forward last week told Mick McCarthy that he wishes to represent the Republic of Ireland.

Troy Parrott travels with Spurs senior team for tonight's Leicester clash
# Promoted
From The42
# Promoted

Troy Parrott travels with Spurs senior team for tonight's Leicester clash

Dec 8th 2018, 1:43 PM 7,455 Views 3 Comments

The Irish teenager has impressed at underage level for Tottenham this season, scoring 11 times for the London side.

Harry Arter questions all but 'one or two players' for role in O'Neill's Ireland demise
# Pointing The Finger
From The42
# Pointing The Finger

Harry Arter questions all but 'one or two players' for role in O'Neill's Ireland demise

Nov 28th 2018, 10:00 PM 19,462 Views 3 Comments

The midfielder believes Martin O’Neill deserved more credit for his success with Ireland between 2014 and 2016.

Omar, Jewell and El Tel: A glance at the madness that has been Ireland's recent managerial pursuits
# The Weird And Wonderful
From The42
# The Weird And Wonderful

Omar, Jewell and El Tel: A glance at the madness that has been Ireland's recent managerial pursuits

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:30 AM 5,999 Views 2 Comments

Surely it can’t be long before Troussier rears his head once more.

Kerr calls for spotlight to be shone on FAI and Delaney after 'disaster' two years
# In For A Penny
From The42
# In For A Penny

Kerr calls for spotlight to be shone on FAI and Delaney after 'disaster' two years

Nov 21st 2018, 1:33 PM 12,785 Views 19 Comments

Brian Kerr says he would be interested in the Ireland role but believes it exceedingly unlikely that he’ll be fielding a call from John Delaney or the FAI.

Irish football’s love-hate relationship with Eamon Dunphy highlights a deeper generational divide
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Irish football’s love-hate relationship with Eamon Dunphy highlights a deeper generational divide

Jul 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 17,033 Views 39 Comments

The veteran pundit announced his departure from RTÉ during the week.

Preston's 17-year-old Irish star scoops two awards after impressive first season
# Scholar
From The42
# Scholar

Preston's 17-year-old Irish star scoops two awards after impressive first season

May 22nd 2018, 4:26 PM 10,004 Views 1 Comment

Adam O’Reilly made the senior side’s bench for February’s clash with Wolves.

Withdrawal of Denis O'Brien's funding won't hurt the FAI - John Delaney
# Money Matters
From The42
# Money Matters

Withdrawal of Denis O'Brien's funding won't hurt the FAI - John Delaney

May 19th 2018, 8:20 AM 6,489 Views 9 Comments

“We knew when we were renewing the contracts this time around that it wouldn’t be available.”

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