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    The rise of Matt Doherty

    When a footballer makes his name in the Premier League, it means he is not just a good footballer, he is an exceptional one! Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Irish international Matt Doherty is one such exceptional footballer. Doherty, however, did not just find himself playing at the highest level in world football, he went through a lot […] More

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    Parrott is spurred on for future success

    The Republic of Ireland national side is at something of a crossroads, with Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane leaving. Mick McCarthy is tasked with holding things together in the short term, before making way for the chosen one, Stephen Kenny. After a poor run of results (cough) with the under 21s that has gone back […] More

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    Weekend Roundup: Whelan assists,Towell sent off

    This article was originally published on Irish Abroad, who you can follow on Twitter here. Saturday, 29th December 2018 Championship Bristol City 1-0 Rotherham Ryan Manning was booked for the fifth time this season and is suspended for the next game Richie Towell was sent off for the first time since leaving the League of […] More

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    It’s Grim Down South Rep of Ireland v Northern Ireland

    Martin O’Neill’s oft-repeated excuse of Ireland not having the players to compete in the passing stakes with superior opposition was laid bare last Thursday. Once again, our team spent the evening chasing shadows while set up in a barely discernable formation. The difference is that this time our opponents didn’t have a Gareth Bale or […] More

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    Whelan “never cared” about criticism

    Glenn Whelan says he has not been affected by criticism during his international career. The veteran midfielder is set to captain the Republic of Ireland tonight in what will be his 85th appearance for the Boys in Green. The friendly against Northern Ireland at the Aviva is likely to be Whelan’s final international appearance, with […] More

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    Wales v Ireland the Nations League

    Ireland begin the UEFA Nations League campaign as outsiders in Group 4 of League B. However, a win in the opening game in Wales, just like we did last year is not an unrealistic prospect and could switch the momentum in our favour. We have been priced at 12/5 to win the group behind favourites […] More

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    World Cup jerseys

    World Cup jerseys pull on the heart strings of nostalgia, ask any football fan to name their favourites and I can guarantee you its based on their age, the tournament and other factors important to them, very few will choose them based on their design. So its no surprise that Irish fans favourite jerseys are […] More

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    Irish Abroad: Hoolahan, Browne, and Towell score

    Friday, 27th April 2018 Scottish Premier League Aberdeen 2-0 Hearts Anthony O’Connor’s first goal since August was also his fifth goal for Aberdeen Saturday, 28th April 2018 Premier League Southampton 2-1 Bournemouth Shane Long came off the bench for his 150th appearance for Southampton Championship Hull City 0-2 Cardiff David Meyler was booked for the […] More

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    Irish Abroad: The best stats from the Turkey friendly

    Friday, 23rd March 2018 International Match Turkey 1-0 Republic of Ireland Starting Players Colin Doyle made his second appearance for Ireland, ten years and ten months after his first cap Shane Duffy continued his record of being named in the starting XI in his every international appearance Declan Rice and Scott Hogan both made their […] More

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    Ireland up to 26th in FIFA rankings

    The Republic of Ireland have risen eight places to 26th in the FIFA world rankings after beating Moldova and Wales to secure a World Cup play-off. Northern Ireland have also qualified for the World Cup play-offs, but Michael O’Neill’s side have dropped to 23rd in the latest rankings. However, both teams will be unseeded for […] More

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    Martin O’Neill keeping an eye on Sean Maguire

    Martin O’Neill has confirmed that Cork City striker Sean Maguire is on his radar. The 23 year old striker has been in blistering form for Cork this season, and scouts from Preston and Celtic have been to watch the prolific forward in recent weeks. The Rebel Army have made a 100% start to the SSE Airtricity […] More

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    The three most expensive Irish footballers

    When we think of football transfer fees, expensive Irish players never spring to mind.  However, there have been several Irish players who moved clubs for eight figure sums. These amounts in the millions of pounds are no pocket change, but comparing them to the money for which Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba or Gareth Bale moved […] More

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