Another D-Day for Bray with Kenny frustrated by 'pain in the backside' saga
Bray Wanderers manager Harry Kenny says it's hard to be angry with his players, with performances suffering as they wait for clarity on their future.
Bray Wanderers manager Harry Kenny says it's hard to be angry with his players, with performances suffering as they wait for clarity on their future.
Walkie-talkie in hand, the besuited security man picks up the pace as he strides across the mostly deserted function room. "The press can't go upstairs yet," he tells a member of FAI staff.
FAI CEO John Delaney said yesterday that the organisation should continue to "take certain risks" to develop the game in Ireland. Delaney, who...
The importance of Ireland qualifying for the World Cup was made clear at today's FAI AGM in Kilkenny.
When substitute Josh O'Hanlon stroked the ball past Peter Cherrie in injury time, the Richmond Park natives could finally breathe easily.
Ireland boss Martin O'Neill wants any of his players eyeing a move before the summer transfer window closes to set an earlier deadline for themselves to avoid interrupting preparations for the crunch World Cup qualifier in Georgia.
Martin O'Neill says that the possibility of sanctions from FIFA over his comments after last month's draw with Austria could stop him from offering genuine post-match opinions in the future.
League of Ireland chief Fran Gavin says that the situation at Bray Wanderers remains 'delicate' and insisted that the association could not have predicted the club's difficulties.
Martin O'Neill has admitted that the form of midfielder Jeff Hendrick might well have been affected by the court case that was hanging over him until earlier this month.
In the space of four years, Stephen Kenny has given Dundalk a team to be proud of. The challenge for his employers now is to build a club of a similar quality or risk losing him.
Cork City have concocted a plan to cope with sweltering conditions in Cyprus with a view to staying in the Europa League.
ROSENBORG manager Kåre Ingebrigtsen says the first twenty minutes will be key if his side are to eliminate Dundalk from the Champions League tomorrow.
After a lengthy delay getting away from Dublin Airport, the Dundalk squad arrived in Norway last night with the memories of last year driving them to believe they can find the goal they need to see their Champions League hopes take flight.
THE expression on the face of the knee specialist told Johnny Dunleavy everything that he didn’t want to know. He could feel his eyes welling up.
Dundalk are likely to play Celtic in the third round of the Champions League qualifiers if they can shock Rosenborg in Norway next Wednesday and moving the home leg to the Aviva Stadium will be considered if it happens.
At least there was no argument about the football.
Athlone Town have claimed that the FAI's investigation into betting irregularities around games involving the club have ignored "basic human rights" and have threatened to pursue that angle through the courts if they are unhappy with the outcome.
Bray Wanderers' players have requested to be placed on the transfer list because they are not satisfied that the club has proved they have the means to get through the rest of the season.
Aiden McGeady has been re-united with Simon Grayson after agreeing a deal to leave Everton and join Sunderland.
Rosenborg were aware of David McMillan's goalscoring threat before he broke the deadlock in Wednesday's Champions League tie at Oriel Park.
THIS was not the Turner’s Cross farewell that Sean Maguire and Kevin O’Connor had planned.
As one journey ends for Sean Maguire, another can begin. It could take him all the way to Russia next summer.
Intensity has been a big factor in Cork's success this season, but their manager John Caulfield has warned that some patience will be required in this evening's encounter with Spanish-influenced AEK Larnaca.
Luke Byrne and Graham Burke were schoolboy enemies but are now best of friends as Shamrock Rovers plot a European upset.
For spells of this Champions League qualifier, Dundalk were back to their best. But it was a brief return to their worst that cost them a precious win.
European success can elevate the profile of League of Ireland players to another level and Dundalk's incredible 2016 illustrated that point.
Stephen Kenny says it would be 'extraordinary' if his Dundalk side were capable of knocking Rosenborg out of the Champions League but stressed that his players have no reason to adopt a David v Goliath mentality.
"This is the fun part of the year," said Rosenborg coach Kare Ingebrigtsen after arriving in Oriel Park last night.
STEPHEN KENNY knows that his Dundalk side have to succeed where teams in Norway have failed by stopping Rosenborg in their Champions League tie at Oriel Park tomorrow.
Officials from the FAI are set to meet representatives of Bray Wanderers today to seek fresh guarantees that the Seagulls have the money to pay their players for the rest of the season.
Never go back.' It's a football cliche that gets trotted out from time to time and the rationale behind it is understandable. Why attempt to recreate former glories when the moment may have passed?
After a week of embarrassment for Scottish clubs in Europe, the expectation once again is that Celtic will ride to the rescue.
Chelsea have matched Manchester United's £75m bid for Romelu Lukaku in a bid to wrestle him back to Stamford Bridge.
Sean Maguire will make his final Turner's Cross appearance for Cork City in Thursday's Europa League date with Cypriot side AEK Larnaca.
Bray Wanderers players want stronger guarantees from the club that they can honour their wage commitments for the rest of season despite a statement from the Seagulls which said they were financially secure for the rest of 2017.
The backers behind Shamrock Rovers have big plans, but they need some kind of return on their investment. And, in that context, this was an extremely productive night in Tallaght.
Jonathan Walters is set to join the Irish legion at Burnley.
Cork City manager John Caulfield wants a goal to settle the nerves and ensure safe progression to the next round of the Europa League.
Dundalk warmed up for their European return with a goal that brought the memories from last year flooding back.
The European heat is on for Ronan Finn and this is where the Shamrock Rovers midfielder is comfortable.
This Bray Wanderers story is going to end badly.
Owen Garvan starts a new chapter in his career at Richmond Park tonight after admitting that he considers his 14 years in England to be a 'failure'.
Bohemians host Dundalk tonight in a game that was brought forward 48 hours to help Stephen Kenny's side attempt to launch another successful European campaign.
Bray Wanderers chairman Denis O'Connor has told the players to give the club until tomorrow to show they can get the funds together to pay them for the rest of season.
Representatives of the FAI met with Bray Wanderers on Monday to discuss the future of the club amid reports that player and staff wages will only be covered until the end of this week.
Manager Liam Buckley believes new St Patrick's Athletic signing Owen Garvan is a natural fit for his side's style of play.
The unravelling of Bray Wanderers is disappointing, but it is certainly not surprising.
Bray Wanderers players have been advised that they can begin talking to other clubs and that there is only enough money at the club to cover the next week's wages, according to the PFAI.
GALWAY United are looking to hijack Sligo Rovers' attempts to complete a deal for Northern Irish striker Rory Donnelly.
New Sunderland manager Simon Grayson has completed a deal to keep John O'Shea (right) at the club for another season and the veteran Ireland defender could be joined at the Stadium of Light by international team-mate Aiden McGeady.
St Patrick's Athletic were seven minutes away from a win which they didn't deserve when a stretch for a defensive clearance brought an end to Gavin Peers' contribution.
All-Ireland-winning manager Jim McGuinness has become a surprising member of the footballing exodus to the big-spending Chinese Super League.
ST Patrick’s Athletic were seven minutes away from a win which they didn’t deserve when a stretch for a defensive clearance brought an end to Gavin Peers’ contribution.
Bray Wanderers will host Dundalk tonight - a day after agreeing a deal to sell flying winger Dylan Connolly to Stephen Kenny's side.
Richie Ryan chuckles when he is asked if the younger version of himself could ever have envisaged life in Miami.
The suggestion that James McClean and his manager Martin O'Neill could be sidelined for September's double-header with Georgia and Serbia is a headline-grabber that naturally causes alarm.
Ryan Delaney is close to agreeing a permanent deal to join Cork City and they need the centre-half after another heartbreaking injury for skipper John Dunleavy.
League leaders Cork City fared the best of the three Irish clubs in the Europa League draw.
The PSNI will meet possible Champions League opponents Linfield and Celtic this week to discuss if the first leg of the tie can go ahead in Belfast on the week of July 12 celebrations.
When a young Stephen Kenny visited Trondheim in 2003, he reckoned the local passion for football was similar to New Zealand's relationship with rugby.
Richie Towell can understand why the football public was surprised by the news that he has signed a new contract with Brighton. That's because the offer came as a shock to him, too.
Middlesbrough have emerged as a possible destination for Aiden McGeady, who is expected to continue his Championship career away from Preston North End.
Martin O'Neill is expecting Ireland's World Cup qualifying group to go to the wire but has identified September's visit of Serbia as a must-win encounter.
David Borbalan was the villain of the piece last Sunday, a Spanish referee who has plenty of experience with angry managers.
The bulk of Martin O'Neill's post-match press conference was taken up by his frustration with refereeing decisions.
It was a strange evening in Dublin that ended with the Irish camp crying foul after a disallowed goal in a frantic finish.
John O'Shea could still have a future at Sunderland despite his inclusion on a list of released players.
Remember that summer in Dublin? In recent Irish football history, it's better to forget them.
Roy Keane says that Ireland are not good enough to prevail against a depleted Austria side unless they deliver their maximum performance.
Cork City loan star Ryan Delaney is being monitored by Celtic.
It's a massive game in the Aviva on Sunday and Daniel McDOnnell looks as four areas where the Austrians and struggling.
When they were sitting together on the bench during last Sunday's game with Uruguay, Callum O'Dowda and James McClean got talking about who was the quicker of the pair.
There's a popular theory that a settled back four is essential if any side is going to be successful.
Prolific League of Ireland shoppers Preston North End have agreed a deal to add Cork City left full-back Kevin O'Connor to their Irish colony.
Darren Randolph and Keiren Westwood have both made 21 appearances for Ireland.
Ireland's game with Austria is not a must-win encounter, but Martin O'Neill believes it would be dangerous to go into the match looking for anything less than three points.
PRESTON North End have made another move into the League of Ireland market - and the Cork City dressing room - to agree a deal to sign left back Kevin O'Connor.
MARTIN O'NEILL says he is taking reports that Sunday's World Cup opponents Austria are in turmoil with a pinch of salt.
Martin O'Neill has indicated that he will be mulling over his goalkeeping options for Sunday's World Cup qualifier with Austria, as an improved Keiren Westwood is putting pressure on No 1 Darren Randolph.
"If Austria allow us to go with 15 players, I'll go with it," said Martin O'Neill, with a grin.
Cork City are looking at Pat Hoban as a possible replacement for the departing Seán Maguire but they could face competition from his former club Dundalk.
From three at the back to three in the opposition net.
Twelve months ago, Conor Hourihane was excited by promotion with Barnsley and a first crack at the Championship.
There's no Luis Suarez and, in truth, the punters who make their way to the Aviva Stadium tomorrow evening will be wondering if Ireland's friendly with Uruguay will really have any bite.
Martin O'Neill says that Ireland's struggles in their New Jersey defeat to Mexico cannot simply be pinned on an experimental formation.
Stephen Gleeson admitted it was 'surreal' to score his first goal for Ireland back at the scene of his unlikely international debut a decade ago.
Martin O'Neill believes there will be short and long term benefits to a tough night at the office against Mexico in New Jersey.
Cyrus Christie takes his football so seriously that he marked the end of his club season with Derby by heading off on a personal training camp.
When the League of Ireland changed to a summer season, few could have envisaged a scenario where the destination of the title could effectively be decided in the first week of June.
In Colin Doyle's house, there is a case that contains an honour that he holds dear to him.
James McClean has hit out at Ireland players that miss internationals through injury and consistently make a recovery for club duty.
Martin O'Neill has confirmed that Harry Arter is fit to report for international duty ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Austria, writes Daniel McDonnell.
When James McClean was a young lad growing up in Derry, he never imagined that the site of the iconic Giants Stadium would become the backdrop to two major landmarks in his football career.
Martin O'Neill has confirmed that Harry Arter is fit to report for international duty ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Austria.
Ten years have passed since an Irish tour of the US that was preceded by a series of SOS calls.
Alan Mathews' second spell as Longford Town manager ended in strange circumstances on Saturday when he left the club by 'mutual consent' after a 5-0 win over Wexford Youths.
Kevin Long is used to packing his bags for football reasons, but he will do so this morning with a spring in his step.
CORK CITY boss John Caulfield believes that a 'cosy cartel' of managers are not giving his league leaders enough respect.
FAI CEO John Delaney has claimed that the association's board will decide early next year whether to press on with plans to be debt-free by 2020 or stay in the red and invest in the game.
Fifteen years on from Saipan, Roy Keane is at a training camp on an island.
Cork City goalkeepers Mark McNulty and Alan Smith used their day off on Wednesday to make up the numbers at Ireland's training camp in Fota Island.
ROY Keane has challenged Cork lads Kevin Long and Alan Browne to make the most of an opportunity to impress Ireland's management team in an international gathering that started in their own back yard.
The curtain has come down on the Premier League season and it would be a stretch to say that the Irish contingent have really left a mark.
Dundalk's first draw of the season delivered another win for Cork City.
West Ham teenager Declan Rice made a second breakthrough in the space of 48 hours yesterday when he was drafted into the Ireland squad for this week's training camp in Fota Island.
Limerick tried and failed to land Roy Keane in an ambitious move at the start of the process that ended with Neil McDonald as their new manager.
John O'Shea is looking to the end-of-season internationals to lift his summer mood after a dreadful season for Sunderland.
Packie Bonner is relaxed about Darren Randolph's West Ham woe with a view to Ireland's summer internationals and is more worried about problems at the other end of the pitch.
The number of Irishmen to have lined out at Premier League action this season stands at 18.
With 10 minutes remaining, a lone pitch invader who emerged from the home section gave the locals some cheer as he evaded a posse of stewards before his mazy run was brought to an abrupt end.
WITH ten minutes remaining, a lone pitch invader who emerged from the home section gave the locals some cheer as he evaded a posse of stewards before his mazy run was brought to an abrupt end.