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    The Nations League once again

    With the coronavirus sweeping across the world which has in turn thrown the football calendar into disarray, who can really say when the Nations League games will begin? But we will stay positive and assume that the games will begin as scheduled in September. Wales: The best team in our Nations League group, having qualified […] More

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    The three best Irish players from the Premier League era

    Ireland used to have an abundance of our best players playing in the Premier League but that has dropped off a lot in recent years, at the moment though there are a lot of potential in the youth teams of Premier League Clubs and elsewhere, which ybig has covered in this article. In the past […] More

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    The future’s bright for these young boys in green

    No doubt you’ll have your eyes fixed firmly on the summer, as it will soon be time for Euro 2020. Before that, though, there’s the matter of qualifying for the tournament. Mick McCarty’s team have the daunting play offs to face first. No matter what happens, however, Mick’s reign as manager will end in August, […] More

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    Stephen Kenny the saviour of Irish football

    No pressure then Stephen. You have been tasked with improving the style of Irish football, bringing through the next generation, implementing a footballing philosophy across the youth systems so these players can seamlessly come into the National team. Oh and don’t forget you’ll need to qualify for the odd tournament while you’re at it. That […] More

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    Seanie Maguire’s Luton desire

    Preston striker Sean Maguire can’t wait to take on Luton Town in the Championship this weekend. The Republic of Ireland international scored his fourth league goal of the season in Preston’s 2-1 win over Fulham earlier this week. After being teed up by Ireland teammate Alan Browne, Maguire spun in the box and fired a […] More

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    A Brief History of Ireland in the Play-Offs

    We face Slovakia away and if we can navigate that we will play Northern Ireland or Bosnia away. It’s never easy following the Boys in Green. We may have had ample experience in these nail-biting fixtures over the years, however, luck hasn’t always necessarily been on our side. We take a look back at both […] More

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    Ireland in the play offs again

    Slovakia seems so far away when the house of the FAI is caving in, with no real light at the end of a tunnel and a mountain of debt for Irish football to deal with. The last time Ireland played Slovakia was John Delaney’s high point with the fans and public, he arranged a free […] More

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    Will the next generation of Irish talent be as good as the past?

    Irish football is going through a transitional phase as a new era is underway for the side under Mick McCarthy, but times have certainly been good in the past and could potentially return in the future especially with Stephen Kenny’s work on the under 21s.   Ireland has produced some magnificent footballers over the years. […] More

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    Do or die for Mick McCarthy v Denmark

    Are you Martin O’Neill in disguise? Many an Ireland fan was wondering this after the double away header games against Georgia and Switzerland last week. A drab 0-0 draw away to Georgia, followed by Switzerland’s loss to Denmark later that day meant Ireland had to win one of their final games against the top two […] More

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    The Swiss roll into town

    As Ireland prepares for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Switzerland, four players have withdrawn, while a further two are injured. James McCarthy is one of the four withdrawals, while Sean Maguire, Matt Doherty and Keiren Westwood have also withdrawn. Robbie Brady and Harry Arter are injured, and Shane Long was left out. McCarthy will be […] More

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    How Stephen Kenny Could Breathe Life into Ireland

    With Stephen Kenny set to take over the reins from Mick McCarthy after the Euro 2020 campaign, many football fans are wondering what will become of the Republic Ireland with a new manager. While Kenny might be new to many football fans outside of the country, he has undoubtedly enjoyed great success in his career […] More

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    Freedom of Derry City for Jim McLaughlin

    If ever there was a name instantly recognisable in Irish football it would have to be Jim McLaughlin, and recently his duty to the game was honoured when he was given the Freedom of the City in a ceremony in his hometown of Derry as reports. McLaughlin, now 78 is the only manager to […] More

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