Bennett craving more Cork success
Alan Bennett is ready to play on for another year after helping Cork City get across the line to become the new League of Ireland champions.
Alan Bennett is ready to play on for another year after helping Cork City get across the line to become the new League of Ireland champions.
Damien Duff believes 'pain in the a***' parents are one obstacle to Irish football's attempt to catch up with their European counterparts.
Ten days on from a famous win in Cardiff, mixed feelings remain in Irish football about the methods that secured a valuable success.
Martin O'Neill has highlighted the influence of Christian Eriksen as the main threat to Ireland's Russian ambitions after the World Cup play-off draw set up a two-legged showdown with Denmark.
Two games with Denmark to make a World Cup. For Martin O'Neill's Ireland, it is a fair and attractive test.
This is not the week to use insensitive language about football. As Ireland counts the cost of Hurricane Ophelia, there is nothing that happens in Zurich today which could be described as a disastrous outcome.
Shane Duffy has declared that Ireland are capable of conquering any of their potential World Cup play-off opponents even if today's draw lands them a tough test with Italy.
Shane Duffy has issued an upbeat bulletin on the groin injury that has given Martin O'Neill an unwelcome headache ahead of tomorrow's World Cup play-off draw.
The timing means that if Cork City are crowned champions at Turner's Cross tomorrow night, the reaction will be lost in the coverage of the World Cup play-off draw earlier in the day.
Cork City have another chance to wrap up the League of Ireland title when they take on Bohemians at Dalymount Park tonight.
James McClean says the negative media mood after Ireland's struggles in September made the joyous dressing room scenes after Monday's win in Cardiff all the sweeter.
Martin O'Neill's Ireland are in League B for the new UEFA Nations League after their strong finish to the World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Irish rugby international with South Africa on Saturday, November 11 will impact on the scheduling of the home leg of the World Cup play-offs.
Martin O'Neill is facing an anxious wait to find out if Robbie Brady will be sanctioned for a clash with Ashley Williams in Ireland's win over Wales on Monday.
Italy - Why are they in the play-offs?
For the decision-makers in the FAI, budget day took on a different meaning. A lucrative November double-header will ease any financial worries they might have going into Christmas.
Martin O'Neill says Ireland's courage will make them an opponent to fear in the World Cup play-offs after James McClean's goal secured a famous win in Cardiff.
Winning ugly has never looked so good.
There's a lot of waiting around in international football.
MARTIN O'NEILL says that the chance to get Seamus Coleman to a World Cup will be on the minds of the Ireland players in Cardiff tomorrow.
Dundalk's Conor Clifford has been banned from football activity for six months after he pleaded guilty to gambling breaches during his time in the UK.
In a week that kicked off with the promotion of three young strikers as Martin O'Neill agreed a deal to look towards the future, a member of the old guard pointed Ireland on the way to a routine night's work at the Aviva.
Scotland's dramatic late winner against Slovakia gave Ireland the result they needed in the complicated World Cup play-off equation.
Martin O'Neill has verbally agreed to stay on as Ireland manager for the Euro 2020 campaign but has yet to discuss the terms and conditions with the FAI.
The Abbotstown desk which housed Martin O'Neill for his pre-Moldova press conference was covered by an FAI advertisement carrying the message, 'Now is the time'.
Martin O'Neill has delivered the strongest indication yet that he wants to stay on for the Euro 2020 qualification bid and the Ireland manager says that John Delaney is on the same page.
After his football year in 2016 steadily got better and reached a peak at the end of it, Daryl Horgan has faced a different challenge this time around.
Martin O'Neill believes a changing of the guard is inevitable when Ireland's World Cup campaign draws to a close.
The complicated business kicks off tonight with Irish fans - and maybe a few members of staff and players - tracking results around Europe in the hope that Monday's game in Cardiff actually matters. They just need one other group to go their way.
At the end of every Irish campaign, the subject of international retirement becomes an easy talking point.
There was never any doubt in Aiden O'Brien's mind that his international ambitions lay with Ireland.
Daryl Murphy is six months older than Kevin Doyle and they both left the League of Ireland for England in the summer of 2005.
Manchester United back-up goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara was training with the Ireland squad yesterday.
Roy Keane insists Gareth Bale's unavailability will not have any impact on the difficulty of the task faced by Ireland in their final two World Cup qualifying games.
It would be daft for any member of the Irish camp to come out and publicly herald the news of Gareth Bale's injury woe.
Most of the time when a player rocks up for a corporate gig, they have to force out a couple of comments about the sponsor. And they are never convincing.
Martin O'Neill has urged his three new striking options to seize the chance in training to put themselves in contention for Friday's World Cup qualifier against Moldova.
David Meyler believes the negative mood after Ireland's World Cup qualifiers with Georgia and Serbia last month was created by the media.
When Scott Hogan was queueing to board his flight from Manchester to Dublin yesterday, he was stunned to realise he had famous company.
The Ireland squad gather in Dublin today with the intention of setting up a manic Monday in Cardiff seven days from now.
It was an afternoon that started with a fire on the pitch caused by a flare thrown from the away section.
Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny believes Dave McAllister deserved a straight red for the challenge that has ended the season for Chris Shields.
At full-time, relief hung in the air around Turner's Cross. This was a close-run thing. For the third year in a row, Cork City will descend on the Aviva Stadium on the first Sunday in November. For the first time, they will do so in search of a double - a feat that this club has never achieved.
Harry Arter is now a major doubt for Ireland's World Cup qualifiers with Moldova and Wales after it was confirmed he will miss Bournemouth's Premier League date with Leicester today.
Nine months have passed since Ronan Finn made the shock decision to leave Dundalk for Shamrock Rovers. Tomorrow, he will travel back up the M1 for a game that will have a big say in how the two clubs' respective seasons are remembered.
AT full-time, relief hung in the air around Turner’s Cross. This was a close-run success.
There were options for Kieran Sadlier to return to England when Cork City came calling in the summer.
Kevin Doyle has retired from football due to medical advice arising from the impact of concussion.
In his early years in England, the commentary back home about Kevin Doyle centred on the fact he was a trailblazer.
Dundalk defender Sean Hoare has admitted that ruining Cork's title party on Monday was a satisfactory outcome even though they had travelled south with different ambitions.
Ronald Koeman has expressed his surprise at James McCarthy's inclusion in the provisional Ireland squad for next week's World Cup double-header with Moldova and Wales.
Eamonn D'Arcy leaps from his chair at his kitchen table. Suddenly, he's 24 and not 84.
It was Martin O'Neill who brought Seamus Coleman's name into discussion late on Tuesday night. His presence around the Ireland camp in the build-up to the loss to Serbia had apparently lifted the troops.
Martin O'Neill's Ireland face a stiff task to make next summer's World Cup in Russia. They are one point behind second-placed Wales in Group D but the added complication is that the runner-up with the lowest number of points across the nine groups misses out on a play-off.
Martin O'Neill says Ireland's World Cup hopes are still alive despite suffering defeat in their must-win game with Serbia last night.
The road from Vienna to here has been paved with disappointment.
Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has told his players to remember what they are capable of achieving ahead of tonight's crunch World Cup qualifier with Serbia (7.45).
After the trials and tribulations of Tbilisi, the Ireland squad wound up in Nuremberg on Saturday.
In the aftermath of a bad night at the office in Tbilisi, the search for positives was coated in the language of disappointment.
Martin O'Neill has indicated that he will freshen up his side for tomorrow's showdown with Serbia, which has acquired the status of a must-win game after developments on Saturday.
It started well and ended badly. That was the story of Ireland's night in Tbilisi, and the fear is that it will become the tale of their attempts to reach next summer's World Cup in Russia.
The frustration of being patronised is a familiar feeling for Irish teams. Opposition coach bingo is an easy game to crack. The Irish are strong, they have spirit, they are physical and good in the air, and they fight until the end. But they're not exactly technically gifted.
Martin O'Neill believes that a 'fight to the death' for World Cup qualification starts tonight and the key to passing the first test is sharp ball retention in the heat of Tbilisi.
Three years have passed since Martin O'Neill's first competitive game as Ireland manager and last night they arrived back at the scene.
Darren Randolph says that Ireland's willingness to do the 'dirty stuff' will determine the success or otherwise of their trip to Georgia.
Ireland will encounter a card-happy referee in Georgia on Saturday with eight players one booking away from missing Serbia's visit to Dublin next Tuesday.
Jonny Hayes is the only Irishman left standing in this year's Champions League.
It's the oldest line in the well-worn book of football clichés and Martin O'Neill was on message from Monday.
Speculation linking Roy Keane with the role as Israel manager was emphatically dismissed by the Irish assistant yesterday.
Roy Keane is asked for his take on Conor McGregor. This is the headline that the world has been waiting for.
Roy Keane believes that Shane Long needs to look in the mirror and ask himself if his problems at club level are self-inflicted.
ROY KEANE has admitted that he's perplexed by the transfer window inflation that is causing 'average players' to move for huge amounts of money.
The top three sides remaining in the FAI Cup avoided each other in last night's quarter-final draw.
The opposition players may not trip off the tongue easily but Ireland are not embarking on a trip into the unknown this week.
Martin O'Neill checked in at Croke Park yesterday for some relaxation time ahead of a big week.
Jeff Hendrick has joined Jon Walters on the doubtful list for Ireland's World Cup double-header with Georgia and Serbia.
Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers have shared homes and battled for titles but they operate on different levels now and it showed at Tolka Park last night.
Galway United manager Shane Keegan believes a prolonged FAI Cup run can help their league survival mission.
FAI CEO John Delaney believes Martin O'Neill is getting the best from Ireland's players but the FAI have no plans to discuss a new contract with the manager until they know their World Cup fate.
Tbilisi is around the corner and the possibility of Ireland qualifying for a World Cup is a live one.
The sloppy nature of the second-leg display should not disguise what Celtic achieved in Kazakhstan last night.
Blackburn, Burton Albion and Barnsley have emerged as possible destinations for Brighton's Richie Towell as he plots a loan move to kick-start his career in England.
Conor Hourihane has targeted a double-figure return from midfield this season after he bagged a hat-trick against Norwich on Saturday.
Tony Sheridan was having a pint in his local last year when a friend approached him with a question. He had produced the teams from a Premier League match in Elland Road in October 1992, a momentous afternoon for Sheridan as a teenage member of the visiting Coventry side making his top-flight debut.
The elusive Stephen Ireland has said that he expected his Ireland career to resume under Martin O'Neill. With the tenth anniversary of his departure from international duty approaching, the Stoke midfielder is on the comeback trail from a broken leg.
Shane Duffy has committed his future to Brighton by signing a new four-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2021.
Roy Keane has returned to the spotlight this week, with his appearance on a Sky Sports discussion programme with Thierry Henry and Kenny Dalglish bringing the Corkman down memory lane.
One year ago this week, Dundalk were at the Aviva Stadium for the exhilaration of a Champions League play-off with Legia Warsaw.
Martin O'Neill has spent his tenure as Ireland manager waiting for a promising striker to emerge.
The prospect of Roy Keane becoming the new manager of Israel has been dismissed by Martin O'Neill.
Scott Hogan has finally decided to play international football for Ireland after face-to-face talks with Martin O'Neill.
Dundalk's focus for the rest of this season is to be on arriving in Ballsbridge on the first Sunday in November.
TWENTY-five years after the birth of the Premier League, it’s difficult to see Irishmen being front and centre in the anniversary campaign.
Twenty-five years after the birth of the Premier League, it's difficult to see Irishmen being front and centre in the anniversary campaign.
Stephen Kenny has targeted improvement on and off the pitch after signing a new contract with Dundalk that will tie him to the Oriel Park club until the end of the 2020 season.
These are strange times for Shay Given.
Swedish side Ostersunds have made a bid for Derry City’s attacking winger Ronan Curtis.
The Irish legion at Preston suffered a rough night in the EFL Cup as they were on the receiving end of a defeat to Accrington in the shock of the round.
Cork City manager John Caulfield says Alan Bennett is an 'innocent man' as the defender faces up to a three-game ban for his dismissal in Monday's EA Sports Cup defeat to Shamrock Rovers.
Roy Keane has emerged as a surprise candidate to become manager of Israel for the Euro 2020 campaign.
This was not the kind of game that ever looked likely to finish with the euphoria of a pitch invasion.
THIS was not the kind of game that ever looked likely to finish with the euphoria of a pitch invasion.
When the official teamsheet was released at Deepdale on Saturday, the main discussion point was Preston North End's choice of striker.
There's a spice in the rivalry between Shamrock Rovers and Cork City that should add something to this evening's EA Sports Cup semi-final at Tallaght Stadium.
Robbie Keane is headed for India for the next stage of his football journey after agreeing a deal with Super League champions Atletico de Kolkata.
When Derry City prevailed in Tallaght earlier this season, the inspirational Ryan McBride was the goalscoring hero. His absence will always be keenly felt and applause in the fifth minute honoured the memory of the Candystripes' dearly missed skipper.
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson is desperate for Philippe Coutinho to reject the advances of Barcelona but does not believe his loss would be comparable to Luis Suarez if it came to pass.
When Derry City prevailed in Tallaght earlier this season, the inspirational Ryan McBride was the goalscoring hero.
Where does it stop? That's the natural reaction to news of Neymar's staggering departure from Barcelona which has allowed PSG to get their man with an assist from their good friends in Qatar who are ahead in the race to become football's new overlords.
Lee Grace left the army to join a relegation battle but this week his career path has changed dramatically.
Bray Wanderers missed yesterday's deadline to prove they had the money to pay wages for the rest of the season - but the FAI have assured their players the cash will be bonded by today.
Keith Andrews expects Sean Maguire to be an option for Ireland by September and thinks the selection of a confident striker with his qualities is now a 'no-brainer'.
An alliance of unhappy Dublin schoolboy clubs is ready to step up the pressure on the FAI as the ongoing row over the inclusion of St Kevin's Boys in the new U-15 National League rumbles on.