Daniel McDonnell: 'Keane cannot afford to turn down chance to get back in game'
Roy Keane is never going to be just another staff member. The additional time it has taken to confirm his role on Martin O'Neill's Nottingham...
Roy Keane is never going to be just another staff member. The additional time it has taken to confirm his role on Martin O'Neill's Nottingham...
Ireland international Megan Campbell has spoken of her relief at a new contract offer from Manchester City that provided light at the end of the tunnel after a challenging period in her life.
We are living through political times which have highlighted how sections of British society feel that the Irish version of reality is very different from how they see things.
Martin O'Neill is ready to bring in Roy Keane as part of his managerial team at their former club Nottingham Forest.
Former Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews believes Nottingham Forest's move for Martin O'Neill is "strange" and "surprising".
Rising star Gavin Bazunu is on course to start his Manchester City journey this month provided the arrangements can be worked out to ensure he still does his Leaving Cert in Dublin this summer.
Dundalk captain Stephen O'Donnell is set to retire from football and take up a role on the club's backroom staff.
Mick McCarthy's ability to inspire young players is one of the reasons why Niall Quinn is enthused by his appointment.
Niall Quinn says he has been contacted by interested parties who want to get behind his plan to create new academies for every League of Ireland club with the help of state funding.
"It might be mad," said Niall Quinn at one point yesterday as he discussed his vision for a new League of Ireland future shaped around government investment in academies.
With so many managers, players and clubs – at home and abroad – facing unpredictable spells...
It was always going to be a challenging year for Irish football with the World Cup in Russia a reminder of what could have been.
Ireland U-21 manager Stephen Kenny is planning a gathering of home-based players at the beginning of February as he gets stuck into his new job.
The FAI are confident that Declan Rice will opt to continue his international career with Ireland following a positive meeting with Mick McCarthy earlier this week.
There have been hasty declarations made during the course of the Declan Rice saga, so there is a natural caution about making definitive...
Mick McCarthy's search for new striking options is set to bear fruit, with Leeds United attacker Patrick Bamford indicating he is ready to come on board.
Mick McCarthy has revealed that he has spoken with his England counterpart Gareth Southgate about Declan Rice's international future.
Shane Supple was sitting across the table from a prospective employer recently when he noticed a change in facial expression as the stranger perused his CV.
David Meyler has indicated that now is not the right time to speak about his exclusion from the first team squad at struggling Reading.
Declan Rice has delivered a clear signal that the saga surrounding his international future is nearing a conclusion.
His plan for a new direction in Irish football is partially influenced by how rugby have managed their product so Niall Quinn does not mean to cause offence.
At some stage this week, Padraig Amond plans to retire to a darkened room to go through all of the messages he has received since Sunday.
It may sound like a dramatic statement but the decisions made by Matt Doherty over the next six months are likely to shape the rest of his life.
Matt Doherty is in line for a new contract at Wolves, and could become the first Irish client of influential super-agent Jorge Mendes before getting a deal done.
Sean Maguire and Stephen Ward made their return from injuries in what was a relatively uneventful FA Cup weekend from an Irish perspective, until Pádraig Amond's late drama.
The fact that the release of the fixtures for the new SSE Airtricity League campaign comes in the middle of a ridiculously long off-season is appropriate.
Time was up for Jose Mourinho. For a club in crisis, the manager is always the first to depart.
FAILURE can be a lucrative business for a Premier League manager. Reports of a payoff worth more than £20m to Jose Mourinho should remove any lingering sympathy for Manchester United's ex-boss.
Preston North End are mulling over a New Year move for Shamrock Rovers' Ireland U-19 midfielder Aaron Bolger.
It was hard not to be drawn in by the Sky Sports coverage of Liverpool and Manchester United on Sunday. Roy Keane's presence on the panel was the selling point.
The Relative Age Effect is a theory which suggests that children born in the later stages of the year are going to be at a disadvantage in the sporting field.
Jim McGuinness will get the chance to prove himself as a football manager after landing a three-year deal with American side Charlotte Independence.
Viewed by many as the most talented player of his Irish generation, Jack Byrne is coming home in a bid to get his career back on track again.
Talented Irish teenager Troy Parrott has received a significant boost after getting the call to travel with the Spurs first team to this evening's Premier League meeting with Leicester, writes Daniel McDonnell.
JACK BYRNE has agreed a deal to join Shamrock Rovers ahead of the 2019 League of Ireland season.
The FAI are in discussions with the Gibraltar FA about the logistics of their plan to host March's Euro 2020 qualifier in the 2,300-capacity Victoria Stadium.
The news that Gibraltar plan to host the March 23 encounter with Ireland on their own patch presents a massive headache for the FAI.
GIBRALTAR have informed the FAI that they plan to host their opening Euro 2020 qualifier with Ireland on home soil.
Ireland captain Seamus Coleman has welcomed the dual appointments of Mick McCarthy and Stephen Kenny after a "tough year" for the national team.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has indicated that European football's rulers will throw their weight behind the British-Irish bid to host the 2030 World Cup finals.
UEFA's head of competitions has insisted there will be no losers from changes to the structure of European club football from 2021 - even though the three Irish clubs who currently qualify for the Europa League will instead be funnelled into a new tournament.
He avoided the Group of Death and will start his second tenure as Ireland manager with a soft landing. But Mick McCarthy has been around the block for long enough to know there is nothing straightforward about the Euro 2020 qualifying task facing Ireland.
UEFA have confirmed the introduction of a third European club competition from 2021 and it looks set to have mixed repercussions for Irish clubs.
Martin O'Neill's last game as Ireland manager might leave a positive legacy for Mick McCarthy after Michael Obafemi continued his career progression by making his first start for Southampton against Manchester United on Saturday.
The red carpet is out for the great and good of the European football world this weekend.
Stephen Kelly believes the FAI's succession plan could turn out to be a "masterstroke".
He has been making headlines for more than half of his life.
FAI High Performance Director Ruud Dokter says that Robbie Keane will bring a special skillset to his role on Mick McCarthy's backroom staff and hinted that the retiring striker will be involved in younger age groups too.
This was supposed to be a quiet winter at Oriel Park. With a double in the bag and their leading players all signed up, it was Dundalk's rivals that were meant to be scrambling around looking for solutions.
On March 25, 2011, the football headlines here were dominated by a Giovanni Trapattoni press conference in Dublin ahead of Ireland's Euro 2012 qualifier with Macedonia.
Vinny Perth is poised to take a central role as Dundalk recover from the loss of Stephen Kenny even though he lacks the qualifications to be officially appointed as manager.
As he settles into his chair, Stephen Kenny is asked to reflect on his 20-year journey from the gig that nobody wanted to the hottest ticket in Irish football.
Ireland manager-in-waiting Stephen Kenny has promised not to abandon his core beliefs after signing a written agreement that guarantees him the top job in 2020.
Mick McCarthy's second coming as Ireland manager was officially confirmed yesterday.
Mick McCarthy plans to bring Robbie Keane along to meet Declan Rice as part of an attempt to persuade the West Ham youngster to stay with Ireland.
Mick McCarthy was supposed to spend his Sunday on a Sky Sports couch talking about the work of other managers.
THE FAI have taken the unprecedented step of appointing two people to become Ireland manager in the space of one week with Stephen Kenny agreeing a deal to take over from Mick McCarthy in 2020.
Mick McCarthy will this weekend be unveiled as Ireland's new manager after he officially puts pen to paper on a new €1.2m deal.
In the hour after Ireland's drubbing at the hands of Wales in Cardiff, Virgin Media Sport presenter Tommy Martin introduced the post-match analysis by turning to studio guest Mick McCarthy and asking him when he would be available to start.
A month after the appointment of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane as Ireland's management team, they attended the Irish Independent Sportstar of the Year awards in Dublin.
Mick McCarthy is set to be unveiled as Ireland's new manager after agreeing in principle to a €1.2m deal.
Mick McCarthy is expected to speak with FAI officials in the next 48 hours about taking over as Ireland manager - but Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny is not completely out of the equation.
Martin O'Neill is furious with Matt Doherty for giving a radio interview that poured scorn on the departed Ireland manager's "old school" method of preparation for games.
Mick McCarthy is the front runner for the Ireland manager's job and talks with FAI officials are expected to take place later this week, but the prospect of an approach for Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny has not been ruled out of the equation.
The final game of Martin O’Neill’s era was notable for the dissent in the away section in Aarhus. Crucially, Ireland fans’ ire was not aimed in the direction of the manager.
Martin O'Neill knew his time as Ireland manager was up before a meeting with John Delaney to discuss his future.
A new 'dream team' combination of Mick McCarthy and Robbie Keane has emerged as favourites to replace Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane - something which Damien Duff believes would bring the spark back to Irish football.
Martin O'Neill delivered five of the best nights in recent Irish football history. But he was undone by the five goals conceded on one of the worst.
Matt Doherty has opened up on the confusion that Martin O'Neill's approach to preparation and team selection caused in the Ireland dressing room.
Former manager Mick McCarthy and former captain Robbie Keane are being touted as the new ‘dream team’ to manage the Ireland football team.
Germany will be second seeds in the qualifying draw for Euro 2020 after Poland secured a positive result in Portugal last night.
Steve Walford has departed his role as a coach in Martin O'Neill's set-up due to personal reasons.
There was a time when teams were afraid of playing Ireland. Now, they talk about the fear which is running through the Irish ranks.
Martin O'Neill says he will speak to FAI chief executive John Delaney to find out if the board still believe he is the man to bring Ireland to Euro 2020.
Is this the best Ireland can do?
The opening words from Denmark manager Age Hareide offered an insight into the mood around Aarhus ahead of tonight's UEFA Nations League tie.
It's time to spare a thought for the organisers of the 2018 FAI Senior International Awards.
DENMARK manager Age Hareide has confirmed that he will play Christian Eriksen in tomorrow's UEFA Nations League tie with Ireland even though the Aarhus match is a dead rubber.
Ireland captain Seamus Coleman has admitted that he is both hurt and angry by the team's run of form but stressed that actions - and not words - are what matter now.
A year which was supposed to be about restoring pride has ended up battering confidence. After Denmark, a steady downward slide has gathered pace.
This game was more about the boredom question than the border question.
Martin O’Neill admitted that his Ireland team let supporters down in a drab scoreless draw with Northern Ireland.
The visit of Northern Ireland to Dublin always had the potential to be slightly awkward for Martin O'Neill.
Martin O'Neill says he can't be held accountable for other people's decisions after confirming that Michael Obafemi has stopped short of committing to Ireland even though he's in line for a debut against Northern Ireland tonight.
For six years, Glenn Whelan had avoided formal press conferences on Ireland duty.
SOUTHAMPTON striker Michael Obafemi has indicated to Martin O'Neill that he still wants more time to think about his international future even though he's in the squad for this week's double header with Northern Ireland and Denmark.
Brexit could have implications for the prospects of young Irish footballers with aspirations of going to England after it emerged that the Football Association may reduce the number of foreign players under the age of 18 in academies.
Bohemians received a devastating blow yesterday with the news that popular goalkeeper Shane Supple has been forced to retire from football aged 31 due to a persistent hip injury.
With a smile and a handshake for each face, Robbie Brady makes his way around the press pack before sitting down.
Michael Keane has encouraged Declan Rice to pick the country that will give him the most satisfaction.
Matt Doherty is a major doubt for Ireland's doubleheader with Northern Ireland and Denmark due to a facial injury.
Derry City have confirmed the appointment of Declan Devine for a second spell as manager.
At 26, John Egan has moved beyond the stage where he is a player for the future. The Corkman wants to live in the present now.
Martin O'Neill has called on FIFA to change their player-eligibility rules as he prepares for a double-header where striker Michael Obafemi could play in one Ireland game but not the other due to the existing laws.
It's official. Irish football has now entered the 21st century. Martin O'Neill's squad are in session this week and it features two players born in the year 2000.
The ankle injury that has ruled Shane Long out of Ireland's double-header with Northern Ireland and Denmark has increased the possibility of Michael Obafemi coming into the reckoning for an international debut in the coming week.
Daniel McDonnell talks to southern fans who made the journey, and a Northern Irish player whose family had a foot in both camps.
Dundalk are set to sign ex-Wolves goalkeeper Aaron McCarey as competition for Gary Rogers after the departure of long-serving number two Gabriel Sava was confirmed.
Former Ireland international Steven Reid has indicated he would be open to speaking with the FAI about the U-21 manager's role vacated by Noel King.
Stoke City manager Gary Rowett says that the Championship club cannot condone some of James McClean's social media activity.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has joked that Hearts defender Jimmy Dunne owes him two cappuccinos after his call-up to the Republic of Ireland squad.
Bohemians goalkeeper Shane Supple believes the FAI are showing a disregard for players by failing to push through an extended league season.
The non-committal answer given by John Delaney in Belfast last Thursday confirmed that the clock was ticking down on Noel King's time as Ireland U-21 manager.
Man of the moment James McClean is set to feature in next Thursday's friendly with Northern Ireland.
On Martin O'Neill's last appearance in Dublin, he had signed off defiantly by stating that Ireland would qualify for Euro 2020 because "he was good".
Martin O'Neill has dismissed the suggestion that he should have capped Declan Rice in the World Cup qualifier with Moldova 13 months ago in order to tie him to Ireland.
Should Declan Rice opt to pursue an international career with England, Ireland's World Cup qualifier with Moldova last October will be remembered for what might have been.
Martin O'Neill has named Southampton rookie Michael Obafemi in his squad for the November double header with Northern Ireland and Denmark.
The American takeover of Dundalk was ultimately about delivering success in Europe and Stephen Kenny's dressing room are well aware of that reality.
League One side Doncaster Rovers are ready to make a move for Cork City defender Sean McLoughlin.
If the latest instalment of the James McClean poppy saga has passed you by then here's the recap.
The emotion in Stephen Kenny's full-time sprint in the direction of the Dundalk supporters was borne from the pain of past experiences.
There will be no time for John Caulfield to dwell on the pain of a missed FAI Cup final.
The bus bringing the Dundalk team to the Aviva Stadium tomorrow will pass through the area in Ringsend where Sean Gannon grew up and still resides.
The image presented at Windsor Park yesterday was one of unity, even if there was a tacit acknowledgement that some cracks remain under the surface.