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Roy Keane Hits Out At New Ireland Assistant Manager Keith Andrews

Roy Keane has hit out at new Ireland assistant manager Keith Andrews calling the 38-time capped midfielder a ‘bulls***ter.’ Andrews was appointed to the role alongside Damien Duff earlier this year to assist new manager Stephen Kenny after the former Dundalk boss took over from Mick McCarthy. The former Irish midfielder worked with Kenny at U21 level and had been …

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An XI Of Ireland’s Finest Ever ‘Granny-Rule’ Players

Who are some of Ireland’s greatest ever granny-rule players? Many men who have represented the Boys in Green may not have been born here, but their brilliant displays for Ireland have seen them go down in the country’s sporting folklore. Here we comprise an XI of some of the country’s finest international footballers who qualified for Ireland through ‘granny-rule’ – …

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Stephen Kenny Believes Ireland Can Become A Formidable Side

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Newly appointed Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny believes the senior international team can become a formidable side under his watch. The former Derry City and Dundalk manager took over from Mick McCarthy earlier than expected due to the ongoing pandemic and will now lead the side into their crunch Euro 2020 playoff whenever sport resumes again. Following that, Kenny …

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Vinny Perth Disappointed By FAI’s Approach For Dundalk Coach

Dundalk manager Vinny Perth has confirmed that the FAI have made an approach for Lilywhites assistant coach Ruaidhri Higgins. Higgins has been Perth’s assistant at Dundalk for the last year and a half however he now looks set to link up with former manager Stephen Kenny as he takes up the senior job at Ireland. The FAI’s approach for Higgins …

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“I Want Every Schoolboy Team Looking At The Seniors & Thinking ‘That’s How We Want To Play’

The new Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has outlined that he will be looking for his team to play eye-catching, exciting football as he takes the reins of the national team from his predecessor Mick McCarthy. Kenny stepped into the role on Saturday and was officially unveiled by the FAI via a video press-conference on Thursday. The former Dundalk boss impressed …

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FAI Reveal They Are Targeting November For Slovakia Playoff Game

The FAI’s Interim CEO Gary Owens has outlined that he is hopeful Ireland’s European Championship playoff can take place in November to give new manager Stephen Kenny time with his new squad. The game in Bratislava against Slovakia had been set for the end of March but was postponed until June before being suspended indefinitely by UEFA due to the …

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FAI Confirm New Senior & Under 21 Coaching Staff

The FAI have confirmed that Jim Crawford will take over as the new Ireland U21 manager as Stephen Kenny takes charge of the senior international side. Crawford, who was Kenny’s assistant, will be joined by former Irish defender John O’Shea in the role, while Keith Andrews makes the jump up to the senior side. Kenny and Andrews will also be …

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Damien Duff Set To Join New Ireland Coaching Setup

Damien Duff is reportedly set to return to the Republic of Ireland international setup as a part of incoming manager Stephen Kenny’s new backroom staff. Kenny was confirmed as the new senior manager on Saturday as the FAI outlined that Mick McCarthy would be stepping aside from the role allowing the former Dundalk boss to take the reigns. The suspension …

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“It’s Bittersweet But I Fully Support It”- Mick McCarthy On FAI Decision

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Mick McCarthy has said that he will “fully support” new Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny who succeeds the 61-year-old in the role.  McCarthy was contracted by the FAI until July 31st with U21 boss Kenny set to take over following the completion of Ireland’s Euro 2020 campaign. However, that plan was thrown into confusion following the worldwide outbreak of …

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FAI Confirm Mick McCarthy Departure As Kenny Steps Into The Hotseat

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The FAI have confirmed that Stephen Kenny will take up the role as manager of the Republic of Ireland senior side with immediate effect. It was originally planned that Kenny would take charge after Ireland’s Euro 2020 campaign but the global Covid-19 pandemic has seen the competition rescheduled for next year while Ireland’s qualifier with Slovakia has also been postponed. …

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FAI Ask Staff To Defer Wages For April Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The FAI have announced that they have asked their staff to defer wages for April in a bid to ease the financial implications of the coronavirus crisis. The Association intend to implement a tiered pay deferral scheme for all employees to come into effect in April, with the staff being informed of the decision on Tuesday morning. The deferrals will …

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Siobhan Killeen Details Fight Against Covid-19 After Contracting Virus

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Dublin ladies footballer Siobhan Killeen has revealed that she’s tested positive for Covid-19 – and has urged people to abide by expert advice in the fight against the coronavirus. Killeen, 27, who first experienced symptoms last Sunday evening, was tested on Monday and received her result on Tuesday. She is now self-isolating at home but reports that she’s doing well …

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