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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 21 December, 2014


# coybig - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Ireland’s ‘Ginger Pele’ Gary Doherty has announced his retirement

The Doc is hanging up his boots at the age of 34.

# coybig - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Glenn Whelan’s Stoke future uncertain as club prepare to discuss a new contract

30 year-old midfielder could be offered a 12-month extension but he wants a longer deal.

Remember Caleb Folan? He’s just signed for a club in Burma

The former Republic of Ireland international has bounced from one country to the next in recent years.

# coybig - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Irish absolutely cleaned up at tonight’s British Comedy Awards COYBIG

The Irish absolutely cleaned up at tonight’s British Comedy Awards

Aisling Bea, Graham Norton, Moone Boy and Brendan O’Carroll were among the winners.

# coybig - Saturday 13 December, 2014

‘Poisonous atmosphere’ and training ground row led to Roy Keane’s Villa exit, according to Daily Mail

‘Poisonous atmosphere’ and training ground row led to Roy Keane’s Villa exit, according to Daily Mail

Fabian Delph warned Keane: “‘Don’t try to f****** mug me off.”

# coybig - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Agony for Newcastle’s Rob Elliot as injury will likely keep him out until mid-January

The Irish international picked up a thigh injury in the Magpies’ game with Chelsea last weekend.

# coybig - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Ciaran Clark scored for Villa earlier and then absolutely cemented Leonardo Ulloa

The defender had a substantial impact at both ends of Villa Park earlier today.

Joe Brolly on Stephen Hunt: ‘His head is so far up his arse’

The pundit’s latest column is full of his usual sardonic and sarcastic wit.

# coybig - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Martinez defiant that James McCarthy will remain at Everton despite widespread interest

The Republic of Ireland midfielder looks set to miss tonight’s game with Hull because of a persistent hamstring injury.

# coybig - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Rob Elliot could miss Newcastle’s clash with Burnley tonight because his wife is expecting

Goalkeeper will travel with the team but will be excused if he’s needed back in Tyneside.

# coybig - Monday 1 December, 2014

Is Ireland’s favourite Frenchman planning another return to Arsenal?

Is Ireland’s favourite Frenchman planning another return to Arsenal?

Thierry Henry confirms his exit from New York Red Bulls and will ‘reflect and decide on the next chapter’.

# coybig - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Ireland’s Rob Elliot set for prolonged stint between the sticks at Newcastle

Tim Krul’s ankle injury could rule him out for as many as five games.

# coybig - Friday 28 November, 2014

Opinion: Roy Keane self-destructs when faced with contentment

In his autobiography The Second Half, Keane acknowledges his dysfunctional habits.

Darren Bent says he can’t speak highly enough of Roy Keane as Sky report training ground bust-up

The Ireland assistant boss left the club this morning.

Poll: Is Roy Keane right to quit Villa to concentrate on Ireland job? Keaney This post contains a poll

Roy Keane steps down as assistant at Aston Villa to focus on Ireland

“It isn’t fair to either Villa or Ireland,” says Keane.

# coybig - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Sean St Ledger and Noel Hunt have both joined Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich

The Irish internationals will be at Portman Road until January.

Egypt, Ireland, Zambia: The latest Fifa world rankings are out

Martin O’Neill’s side are keeping good company.

# coybig - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Roy Keane gives Irish amputee footballers rousing speech ahead of World Cup campaign

The 2014 World Cup starts in Mexico this week.

# coybig - Monday 24 November, 2014

Irish Defence Forces bidding for first European success in France

Comdt Declan Sheridan’s men take on the hosts later today before facing Germany and the Netherlands.

# coybig - Friday 21 November, 2014

FAI responds to criticism from fans by introducing new database for away tickets

Fans Direct will allow supporters to apply through a new database.

# coybig - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

3 things we learned from Ireland’s win over the USA

Brady, Christie and McGoldrick were the outstanding performers on a positive night in the Aviva Stadium.

American experiment a success as O’Neill finds more pieces of the puzzle

“It was nice to regain momentum after Friday night,” Martin O’Neill says.

# coybig - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against the USA

Ireland finished the year on a high with a 4-1 win against the US in Dublin.

As it happened: Ireland v USA, international friendly

Ireland were looking to end the year on a high against the Americans tonight.

Dunphy: Keane ‘circus’ is out of control and will soon impact Ireland results

“Unless Martin O’Neill gets a grip of it then it’s going to get worse.”

# coybig - Monday 17 November, 2014

Roy Keane in ‘tense’ showdown with print media after hotel row questions

The Ireland assistant does not think he’s been a distraction.

# coybig - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Anatomy of a goal: Analysing Shaun Maloney’s winner

It was a terrific finish from the Scottish midfielder but Martin O’Neill will be livid with the Irish players’ role in it.

The Shane Long experiment didn’t work and 4 more talking points from last night

The Irish strategy ensured the striker was relatively anonymous while Scotland bossed things in central midfield.

Seamus Coleman ‘devastated’ by defeat in Glasgow but urges Ireland to move on

The Everton full-back believes that there is still a long way to go in Euro 2016 qualifying despite losing 1-0 to Scotland at Celtic Park on Friday evening.

Player ratings: Here’s how the Boys in Green fared against Scotland

We reflect on a disappointing night for the Boys in Green.

‘If the manager wants to play one up-front, I’m not f**king Niall Quinn and I’m not Shane Long’

Robbie Keane says he has to respect Martin O’Neill’s decision to drop him for last night’s clash with Scotland.

‘We’re still in this’ – Home form most important for qualification, insists O’Neill

The Ireland boss believes there was very little between the sides at Cetic Park.

# coybig - Friday 14 November, 2014

This fine Shaun Maloney finish gave Scotland all three points against Ireland

Maloney struck the game’s only goal 15 minutes from time.

Heavy queues outside Celtic Park meant lots of fans missed the kick-off tonight

Supporters took to social media to vent their frustration.

RTÉ panel on Robbie Keane’s omission: ‘A big call but the right call’

Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady have offered their thoughts on the Irish captain being dropped for tonight’s game.

From The Daily Edge Kerry’s Lord of the Rings pub is representin’ at the Ireland match Hobbits V Orks

Robbie Keane does not start against Scotland – here’s the Ireland team

Martin O’Neill has opted for the pace of Shane Long up front, dropping Ireland’s captain for the first time since 2001.

I hid behind the Cornflakes to avoid Roy Keane in a supermarket, says Steven Reid

Ex-international says Irish players won’t care about the recent incident in Portmarnock.

Jeff Hendrick: Why Ireland’s form midfielder should start against Scotland

The 22-year-old can play an important supporting role in an Irish 4-5-1.

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