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

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

Shelbourne to face Ipswich Town in friendly at Tolka Park

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 Shelbourne FC have announced that they will face Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town in a friendly game at Tolka Park on July 11th 2015. It will be a pre season warm up game for McCarthy's men, as they prepare for another year in the Championship after losing out in the Play off's