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# fai - Sunday 3 February, 2013

From The42 Trapattoni backs new boys to show their quality COYBIG

Trapattoni backs new boys to show their quality

Wes Hoolahan and Alex Pearce both sat out training this morning as preparations begin for Wednesday’s friendly against Poland.

# fai - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

From The42 Trap likely to show his hand against Poland — Houghton COYBIG

Trap likely to show his hand against Poland — Houghton

Giovanni Trapattoni will have one eye on next month’s qualification double-header when he names his team for next week’s friendly, Ray Houghton says.

# fai - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

From The42 Trap casts doubt over a return for Given COYBIG

Trap casts doubt over a return for Given

The Ireland boss is uncertain about the fitness of Richard Dunne, meanwhile.

# fai - Monday 21 January, 2013

From The42 Anthony Pilkington in Ireland squad for Poland friendly COYBIG

Anthony Pilkington in Ireland squad for Poland friendly

Pilkington is one of five uncapped players included in the squad to face Poland on 6 February.

# fai - Saturday 19 January, 2013

From The42 Happy birthday, Steve Staunton! Here are 9 reasons we still love Stan Stan This post contains videos

Happy birthday, Steve Staunton! Here are 9 reasons we still love Stan

Okay, so the management thing didn’t work out but he’s still an Irish football legend.

# fai - Saturday 29 December, 2012

From The42 Remember these? The 17 iconic moments that defined Euro 2012 Euro 2012

Remember these? The 17 iconic moments that defined Euro 2012

It seems like a lifetime ago now.. but relive the madness with this collection of images.

# fai - Thursday 27 December, 2012

From The42 Roy Keane in the mix for Nottingham Forest return as club sack manager Sean O’Driscoll Keano

Roy Keane in the mix for Nottingham Forest return as club sack manager Sean O’Driscoll

Former Forest favourite could return to the City Ground after the club’s Kuwati owners fired their coach despite a win.

# fai - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

From The42 Ireland’s soccer year told through 10 Giovanni Trapattoni facial expressions Il Trap

Ireland’s soccer year told through 10 Giovanni Trapattoni facial expressions

There was a range of emotions; from very frustrated to incredibly annoyed.

# fai - Saturday 15 December, 2012

From The42 Bad news, Trap! Dunne undergoes third hip operation in America Aston Villa

Bad news, Trap! Dunne undergoes third hip operation in America

The defender faces a race to be fit in time for Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Sweden in March.

# fai - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

From The42 WNL round-up: Raheny prove too strong for Cork WNL

WNL round-up: Raheny prove too strong for Cork

With league leaders Peamount United not in action, the north Dubliners came away from Turner’s Cross with a 3-0 win to close the gap at the top.

# fai - Friday 7 December, 2012

From The42 FAI welcomes UEFA’s 2020 vision Euro 2020

FAI welcomes UEFA’s 2020 vision

The FAI has backed plans for a continent-wide European Championships in 2020, which could open up the possibility of a match in Ireland.

# fai - Thursday 22 November, 2012

From The42 Airtricity agrees new sponsorship deal with the League of Ireland Supportingloi

Airtricity agrees new sponsorship deal with the League of Ireland

The energy provider today announced that they will be extending their current partnership.

# fai - Monday 19 November, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Roy Keane and John Delaney are related? Family Roots This post contains videos

VIDEO: Roy Keane and John Delaney are related?

Watch a clip from tonight’s episode of The Mario Rosenstock Show.

# fai - Sunday 18 November, 2012

From The42 Castlebar coach dies following car accident Crash

Castlebar coach dies following car accident

The club’s match with Shamrock Rovers today has been cancelled as a result of the accident.

# fai - Saturday 17 November, 2012

From The42 A modern history of Ireland jerseys in 58 pictures COYBIG This post contains images

A modern history of Ireland jerseys in 58 pictures

See the evolution of the green shirt from 1980 to present day.

# fai - Friday 16 November, 2012

From The42 Darkest before the dawn as Trapattoni looks forward to new era COYBIG

Darkest before the dawn as Trapattoni looks forward to new era

Giovanni Trapattoni hopes that Ireland’s luck will change as they draw a line under a year of mixed emotions in 2012.

# fai - Thursday 15 November, 2012

From The42 ‘Never say never’ – Trap defiant in face of Ibrahimovic masterclass COYBIG This post contains videos

‘Never say never’ – Trap defiant in face of Ibrahimovic masterclass

Despite defeat to Greece — and Zlatan’s brilliance against England — Giovanni Trapattoni insists Ireland can get a result in Stockholm next March.

# fai - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Greece, international friendly COYBIG

As it happened: Ireland v Greece, international friendly

Please leave all your ‘group of debt’ jokes at the door.

From The42 Waterford protest thrown out by FAI Rafter Row

Waterford protest thrown out by FAI

An FAI Disciplinary Committee has found that Dundalk’s Michael Rafter was eligible to play in the Airtricity League promotion/relegation play-off.

From The42 Injury update: Westwood out, Forde in COYBIG

Injury update: Westwood out, Forde in

The first choice goalkeeper misses out with a groin injury and has been replaced by his No.2 for tonight’s match with Greece.

From The42 Method in the madness as Trap readies Greek play Ireland V Greece

Method in the madness as Trap readies Greek play

Giovanni Trapattoni knows that he needs to experiment in tonight’s friendly against Greece – but he won’t sacrifice the result.

# fai - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

From The42 Ireland break a ‘long time coming’ for Meyler David Meyler

Ireland break a ‘long time coming’ for Meyler

After overcoming a horrific run of injuries, Sunderland’s David Meyler is hoping to win his third Irish cap tomorrow night against Greece.

From The42 Whelan frustrated by Ireland’s 4-4-2 mismatch Ireland V Greece

Whelan frustrated by Ireland’s 4-4-2 mismatch

Glenn Whelan feels that Ireland are being overpowered in midfield because Giovanni Trapattoni keeps sticking to a 4-4-2 formation.

From The42 Ireland anxious to make amends, says Cox Ireland V Greece

Ireland anxious to make amends, says Cox

Nottingham Forest striker Simon Cox also backed Giovanni Trapattoni, saying: “If he’s going to get the sack, it’s going to be by doing things his way.”

# fai - Monday 12 November, 2012

From The42 Ireland v Greece: Tardelli mindful of Samaras threat COYBIG

Ireland v Greece: Tardelli mindful of Samaras threat

One of Celtic’s European heroes is expected to lead the Greek attack in Dublin on Wednesday.

From The42 Walters and McShane doubts for Greece friendly COYBIG

Walters and McShane doubts for Greece friendly

The pair sat out training today ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against Greece on Wednesday.

From The42 Trap: Wednesday night an opportunity for Weso COYBIG

Trap: Wednesday night an opportunity for Weso

After four years out in the cold, Norwich playmaker Wes Hoolahan will win only his second international cap against Greece this week.

# fai - Friday 9 November, 2012

From The42 Ramblers in line for Airtricity League return League Of Ireland

Ramblers in line for Airtricity League return

Cobh Ramblers could be re-admitted to the First Division next season as talks continue over the club’s outstanding debts.

# fai - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

From The42 Wexford dual star Lee Chin calls for tougher sanctions from GAA on racism Sanctions

Wexford dual star Lee Chin calls for tougher sanctions from GAA on racism

Chin insists the problem is an ‘ongoing issue’ on the pitch.

# fai - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

From The42 Fit-again Shane Long called up by Trapattoni for Greece game COYBIG

Fit-again Shane Long called up by Trapattoni for Greece game

The West Brom striker was initially left out of the provisional squad for the Aviva Stadium friendly.

# fai - Thursday 1 November, 2012

From The42 Pulis hopeful Marc Wilson can get back quicker than expected On The Mend

Pulis hopeful Marc Wilson can get back quicker than expected

The Ireland defender is facing up to three months on the sidelines. A little less if the Stoke boss gets his way.

From The42 Robbie Keane labelled ‘unidentified fan’ next to Beckham and Russell Brand at Lakers Game Hollywood Story

# fai - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

From The42 Trapattoni: I still have authority as Ireland boss COYBIG

Trapattoni: I still have authority as Ireland boss

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni says he has no problem with travelling to watch Premier League matches on a more regular basis.

From The42 Hoolahan recalled as Trapattoni plans for Greece friendly COYBIG

Hoolahan recalled as Trapattoni plans for Greece friendly

Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has named a 26-man provisional squad for the game in Dublin on 14 November.

From The42 AUDIO: Have you heard the St Pat’s fans’ FAI Cup final song? On Song This post contains videos

AUDIO: Have you heard the St Pat’s fans’ FAI Cup final song?

The Saints looks to break their cup win famine with a victory over Derry City on Sunday in Dublin 4.

# fai - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

From The42 Lack of top-class leaders killing Trap’s transition, says McAteer COYBIG

Lack of top-class leaders killing Trap’s transition, says McAteer

Former international Jason McAteer says the current crop of players is “as weak a squad as Ireland have had for many years.”

# fai - Sunday 21 October, 2012

From The42 15 reasons to be cheerful about Trap staying on as Ireland manager Optimism This post contains videos

15 reasons to be cheerful about Trap staying on as Ireland manager

The Italian coach is here to stay, whether Irish fans like it or not.

# fai - Saturday 20 October, 2012

From The42 Brazil 2014: German defenders are over-rated, says Matthaeus COYBIG

Brazil 2014: German defenders are over-rated, says Matthaeus

Today, Germany coach Joachim Loew cancelled an appointment to appear on German television this evening, because of a fever.

From The42 John Delaney backs Trap again and insists he wasn’t FAI newspaper source FAI

John Delaney backs Trap again and insists he wasn’t FAI newspaper source

The Italian will be in East Anglia today to run the rule over the Irish in action for Norwich against Arsenal.

# fai - Friday 19 October, 2012

From The42 Delaney and Trap hold talks in Dublin COYBIG

Delaney and Trap hold talks in Dublin

The FAI’s chief executive and the Ireland manager met today to reaffirm their positions.