Padraig Amond named in Mick McCarthy’s Ireland squad

  Mick McCarthy has handed goalkeeper Mark Travers and strikers Padraig Amond and James Collins their first call-ups to the senior squad. Newport County’s Padraig Amond has been named in Mick McCarthys first Ireland International squad after some stellar performances against Man City & Leicester.

Declan Rice officially declares for England

  The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that Declan Rice (West Ham United) has opted to purse his international career with England. Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy said: "Declan rang me today and said he has decided to give it a go with England. Good luck to him." Rice played three

Liverpool and Ireland Legends unite for Sean Cox Fundraiser

  Republic of Ireland and Liverpool FC legends were at Aviva Stadium on Monday to officially launch the April 12 match between the two sides, in aid of the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust. The match will see some of the biggest names in the game go head-to-head, in a bid to raise

Stephen Kenny names 18 League of Ireland players in first squad and announces Keith Andrews as his assistant

  Republic of Ireland Under-21 Manager Stephen Kenny has named his squad for a February training camp. The majority of the U-21 training camp squad has been selected from the SSE Airtricity League with two players selected from the Northern Irish Premiership in Crusaders striker Ronan Hale and Linfield striker Michael O'Connor. All of the

Terry Connor: The new number two

  Anyone who has seen the cult TV series ‘The Prisoner’ starring Patrick McGoohan [as Number Six] will be familiar with the character of Number Two. The series is set in an unidentified ‘village’ where people have numbers instead of names and where Number Two is in charge. She or he