# fai - Wednesday 14 November, 2012
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
After overcoming a horrific run of injuries, Sunderland’s David Meyler is hoping to win his third Irish cap tomorrow night against Greece.
Glenn Whelan feels that Ireland are being overpowered in midfield because Giovanni Trapattoni keeps sticking to a 4-4-2 formation.
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
One of Celtic’s European heroes is expected to lead the Greek attack in Dublin on Wednesday.
The pair sat out training today ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against Greece on Wednesday.
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
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
Chin insists the problem is an ‘ongoing issue’ on the pitch.
# fai - Tuesday 6 November, 2012
The West Brom striker was initially left out of the provisional squad for the Aviva Stadium friendly.
# fai - Thursday 1 November, 2012
The Ireland defender is facing up to three months on the sidelines. A little less if the Stoke boss gets his way.
Oh dear. That’s our record goalscorer, America.
# fai - Wednesday 31 October, 2012
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni says he has no problem with travelling to watch Premier League matches on a more regular basis.
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has named a 26-man provisional squad for the game in Dublin on 14 November.
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
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
# fai - Saturday 20 October, 2012
Today, Germany coach Joachim Loew cancelled an appointment to appear on German television this evening, because of a fever.
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
The FAI’s chief executive and the Ireland manager met today to reaffirm their positions.
# fai - Thursday 18 October, 2012
The FAI announced last night that the Italian manager had their backing.
Trap avoids the sack, Punchestown to go ahead and the day of reckoning for Lance Armstrong.
Trapattoni must interpret last night’s events a warning that he must deviate from his stubborn ways, writes Paul Fennessy.
# fai - Wednesday 17 October, 2012
It has been confirmed that Trapattoni will stay on as Ireland manager. What do you think of this development?
The Ireland manager has come under pressure since the team’s 6-1 loss to Germany at the weekend.
“Our aim now is to kick on and to beat the teams around us, Sweden and Austria. Our main objective is to finish second,” the skipper said.
It was bad news for Ireland’s World Cup hopes though.
The former Ireland boss reckons the German game was the ‘end of the line’ for Trap.
Letting slip a four-goal lead, Jogi? What’s the German for schadenfreude?
Two out of three ain’t bad but is the Trap era over for Ireland?
# fai - Tuesday 16 October, 2012
“I think he was the manager after Friday’s game and after getting a great result tonight I can’t see him not being the manager to be honest with you.”
The Italian dismissed further speculation on his coaching future and proclaimed ‘a golden goal’ for Marc Wilson.
The Wigan midfielder was the stand-out performer as Ireland got the job done in Torshavn.
The Italian will depart Torshavn for his homeland tomorrow morning.
Ireland expected three points in Torshavn… could Trap deliver and save his job?
The Boys in Green face the Faroe Islands with some reports suggesting the Italian will be sacked whatever the result in Torshavn.
# fai - Monday 15 October, 2012
“I am sure we will have a very tough game tomorrow,” Lars Olsen added. Don’t patronise us, Faroe Islands.