Irish Football

Toe-to-toe with Tedesco but sobered by the Swiss: A tactical review of O’Shea’s interim period

John O’Shea will come away from his first two games as a head coach with mixed emotions. A genuinely impressive performance against a much-changed Belgium side saw the former Manchester United man put together a well-drilled XI that had a good mix of youth and experience who diligently carried out their instructions, particularly when they […]

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Ireland impress in O’Shea’s managerial debut despite Ferguson’s missed penalty

Ireland drew 0-0 with a strong Belgium side in what was an impressive display for the Irish in their first game under John O’Shea. Although it was a goalless game, it was one with plenty of chances with Evan Ferguson’s missed penalty the moment that will stick in people’s minds.  Away from the football despite

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Who are the newest faces in Ireland’s u21 squad ?

Jim Crawford has named his squad for the upcoming 2025 European u21 Championship qualifier away to San Marino this Friday. Crawford’s men currently sit second in their group, a point adrift of Italy and a point ahead of Norway, with qualification hopes still firmly in their own hands. Four uncapped players have been named in

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From Monchengladbach to Austria – Conor Noss is starting to realise his potential

In November 2019, a German born footballer with the second name of Noss made his debut for Ireland at under-19 level against Denmark, catching the eye of many at the Showgrounds. The FAI were alerted of Conor Noss’s eligibility for Ireland through his Dublin born mother in 2019 and was soon after handed his first

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10 Granny Rule Recruits for the New Ireland boss to Consider

With Ireland’s next manager set to be named in the not so distant future, we take a look at some granny rule options that could be very realistic recruits for the incoming boss. Interestingly, several have worked under one of the men heavily linked with the job….. Kasey McAteer (Leicester City) It seems that Kasey

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