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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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    Photo blog from the Wales and Iceland games

    Denis Vahey has his photo blogs from the recent games up on his site. Wales game Iceland game—Matchday-in-photos-Ireland-V-Iceland See the Fan Portraits by Denis here More

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    Weekend Roundup: Long, Brady, McGeady and Horgan score

    Joe McCarthy casts his eye over the Irish players across the water., follow him on twitter @irish_abroad Friday, 10 February 2017 Championship Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Birmingham City Stephen Gleeson’s 25th appearance of the season was also his 350th career start League 2 Newport Co. 0-0 Doncaster Rovers Ian Lawlor made his 25th career appearance […] More

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    A badly needed Irish soccer museum for Dalymount Park to remember our past heroes

    “The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors”. Johan Wolfgang Goethe 1774-1832 Pat Dunne, Theo Foley, Mick McGrath, Joe Haverty, Bobby Gilbert, Jackie Hennessy, Frank O Neill, John Keogh. Not exactly household names to many Irish football fans in 2016. Picture the scene. Dalymount Park, 4th May 1966, Ireland v West Germany. Along […] More

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