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#Stephen Kenny

# stephen-kenny - Thursday 3 September, 2020

McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change
# Talking Point
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# Talking Point

McCarthy's Sky commentary a comical counterpoint as Kenny's Ireland show signs of real change

Sep 3rd 2020, 11:33 PM 26,184 Views 14 Comments

Although he initially looked uneasy with the new style, Shane Duffy showed some of Ireland’s traditional strengths to rescue a draw in Bulgaria.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Bulgaria
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Bulgaria

Sep 3rd 2020, 10:41 PM 17,939 Views 4 Comments

Ireland had to settle for a 1-1 draw in Stephen Kenny’s first game in charge.

As it happened: Bulgaria v Ireland, Nations League
# Liveblog
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# Liveblog

As it happened: Bulgaria v Ireland, Nations League

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:43 PM 110,540 Views 54 Comments

Ireland faced Bulgaria as the Stephen Kenny era got underway.

Idah to make debut, no place for Coleman, McClean, as first Ireland team of Stephen Kenny era confirmed
# Ready To Go
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# Ready To Go

Idah to make debut, no place for Coleman, McClean, as first Ireland team of Stephen Kenny era confirmed

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:28 PM 37,001 Views 30 Comments

Matt Doherty has won the battle for the right-back spot.

Time for the talking to stop as Stephen Kenny and Ireland finally begin a new era in Sofia
# Preview
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# Preview

Time for the talking to stop as Stephen Kenny and Ireland finally begin a new era in Sofia

Updated Sep 3rd 2020, 9:12 AM 25,146 Views 35 Comments

The long, long wait for Kenny’s first game in charge comes to an end in the Uefa Nations League tonight.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Kenny yet to settle on his first Irish team as he reports a clean bill of health in Sofia
# Final Preparations
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# Final Preparations

Kenny yet to settle on his first Irish team as he reports a clean bill of health in Sofia

Sep 2nd 2020, 12:28 PM 7,818 Views 13 Comments

The new Irish manager has a few final preparations planned before he finally gets his reign underway against Bulgaria tomorrow night.

'Probably the most emotional season of my career' - How Stephen Kenny steered Derry through turmoil
# The Making Of The Manager
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# The Making Of The Manager

'Probably the most emotional season of my career' - How Stephen Kenny steered Derry through turmoil

Sep 2nd 2020, 7:00 AM 10,534 Views 1 Comment

Kenny stuck with the club after their relegation in 2010, and then showed many of the qualities that would eventually make him Ireland manager.

# stephen-kenny - Monday 31 August, 2020

'We want to play but we won’t be taking stupid risks' - Evolution not revolution under Kenny, says Randolph
# New Era
From The42
# New Era

'We want to play but we won’t be taking stupid risks' - Evolution not revolution under Kenny, says Randolph

Updated Aug 31st 2020, 6:55 PM 24,141 Views 10 Comments

The Irish squad trained under their new manager for the first time today, ahead of a Uefa Nations League meeting with Bulgaria on Thursday.

# stephen-kenny - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'Matt has probably been undervalued by Ireland,' says Kenny as Dubliner completes Spurs move
# Feedback
From The42
# Feedback

'Matt has probably been undervalued by Ireland,' says Kenny as Dubliner completes Spurs move

Aug 30th 2020, 5:28 PM 9,146 Views 11 Comments

The 28-year-old penned a four-year deal with Jose Mourinho’s side.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Concern for Kenny as James McCarthy takes a knock in Palace pre-season friendly
# COYBIG
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# COYBIG

Concern for Kenny as James McCarthy takes a knock in Palace pre-season friendly

Aug 26th 2020, 9:56 AM 5,148 Views 4 Comments

McCarthy lasted just 20 minutes against Oxford United on Tuesday.

# stephen-kenny - Monday 24 August, 2020

Adam Idah marks first Ireland call-up with superb pre-season strike
# Forward Planning
From The42
# Forward Planning

Adam Idah marks first Ireland call-up with superb pre-season strike

Aug 24th 2020, 6:36 PM 12,681 Views 6 Comments

The 19-year-old has been included in Stephen Kenny’s first squad as Republic of Ireland manager.

'Michael has to go into the U21s and do well at that level' - Kenny explains Obafemi absence after pointed tweet
# Squad Selection
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# Squad Selection

'Michael has to go into the U21s and do well at that level' - Kenny explains Obafemi absence after pointed tweet

Aug 24th 2020, 5:00 PM 49,244 Views 56 Comments

The Southampton striker has publicly aired his grievance at being left out of the squad for upcoming games with Bulgaria and Finland.

# stephen-kenny - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Northern Ireland U21 international set to switch allegiance to the Republic
# Changes
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# Changes

Northern Ireland U21 international set to switch allegiance to the Republic

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:17 PM 39,793 Views 84 Comments

23-year-old midfielder Mark Sykes plays for Oxford in League One.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 21 August, 2020

Ireland's Nations League trip to Bulgaria confirmed despite pandemic uncertainty
# Fixture List
From The42
# Fixture List

Ireland's Nations League trip to Bulgaria confirmed despite pandemic uncertainty

Aug 21st 2020, 7:17 PM 5,004 Views 3 Comments

Nations League opener set for Sofia on 3 September.

'This is a goal that probably changes the history of Irish football'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'This is a goal that probably changes the history of Irish football'

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 8:31 AM 26,344 Views 5 Comments

The latest episode of ‘Rise of Kenny’ looks at the manager’s unforgettable stint at Dundalk and a famous win over BATE.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Holders Shamrock Rovers pitted against Cork City in FAI Cup draw
# Last 16
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# Last 16

Holders Shamrock Rovers pitted against Cork City in FAI Cup draw

Aug 12th 2020, 12:25 PM 5,072 Views 2 Comments

Last year’s beaten finalists Dundalk are away to Cobh Ramblers in the second round, meanwhile.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 7 August, 2020

'Stephen Kenny was always available to call into an 80th-birthday party... Down-to-earth things like that'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'Stephen Kenny was always available to call into an 80th-birthday party... Down-to-earth things like that'

Aug 7th 2020, 5:11 PM 5,775 Views 0 Comments

In Episode 5 of Rise of Kenny, Kevin Brannigan chats to Arthur Duffy about the Irish manager’s second coming at Derry.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 31 July, 2020

'As time goes by, a lot of Dunfermline fans are thinking: "We should have given him more time'"
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

'As time goes by, a lot of Dunfermline fans are thinking: "We should have given him more time'"

Jul 31st 2020, 5:19 PM 40,218 Views 12 Comments

In Episode 4 of Rise of Kenny, Kevin Brannigan chats to Tam McManus about Stephen Kenny’s spell in Scotland.

# stephen-kenny - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Ireland's Aaron Connolly earns new four-year contract with Brighton
# New Deal
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# New Deal

Ireland's Aaron Connolly earns new four-year contract with Brighton

Jul 30th 2020, 1:15 PM 9,356 Views 6 Comments

The 20-year-old Galway man scored three Premier League goals this season.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

No role for Niall Quinn as FAI confirm appointments in restructured executive
# Reform
From The42
# Reform

No role for Niall Quinn as FAI confirm appointments in restructured executive

Jul 15th 2020, 5:34 PM 42,135 Views 26 Comments

Stephen Kenny has been appointed International Football Director, having said last week he would not have a title.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 10 July, 2020

Mustang Sally, Stephen Kenny and the Longford Town legacy
# Rise Of Kenny
From The42
# Rise Of Kenny

Mustang Sally, Stephen Kenny and the Longford Town legacy

Updated Jul 10th 2020, 7:45 PM 12,957 Views 4 Comments

Longford Town were going nowhere until Stephen Kenny arrived in 1998. Their subsequent success charmed the nation and set the then 26-year-old on the road to the biggest job in Irish football.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Stephen Kenny distances himself from Director title at revamped FAI
# Informal Role
From The42
# Informal Role

Stephen Kenny distances himself from Director title at revamped FAI

Updated Jul 8th 2020, 3:35 PM 17,531 Views 7 Comments

Kenny also confirmed James McCarthy is available for international selection, although the prospect of a return for Stephen Ireland looks unlikely.

# stephen-kenny - Monday 6 July, 2020

The rise of Kenny, Pat Lam's philosophy and a Mayo warrior: The42 membership this week
# Join The Club
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# Join The Club

The rise of Kenny, Pat Lam's philosophy and a Mayo warrior: The42 membership this week

Jul 6th 2020, 1:23 PM 4,778 Views 0 Comments

Here’s this week’s substantial sports journalism meal.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 26 June, 2020

Ireland's autumn fixture list confirmed by Uefa
# Fixture List
From The42
# Fixture List

Ireland's autumn fixture list confirmed by Uefa

Jun 26th 2020, 6:20 PM 5,808 Views 7 Comments

Four of Ireland’s fixtures have been pushed back by either 24 or 48 hours.

# stephen-kenny - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Kenny backs 'very important' McGoldrick to help Ireland's youngsters flourish
# Didsy
From The42
# Didsy

Kenny backs 'very important' McGoldrick to help Ireland's youngsters flourish

Jun 18th 2020, 9:57 PM 5,092 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland boss also commended James McCarthy, Harry Arter, Jayson Molumby and Shane Long.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 5 June, 2020

'He was a very slight lad, and appeared unfit at times. Then all of a sudden, he'd get the ball and do a bit of magic'
# Duffer
From The42
# Duffer

'He was a very slight lad, and appeared unfit at times. Then all of a sudden, he'd get the ball and do a bit of magic'

Jun 5th 2020, 4:50 PM 29,394 Views 13 Comments

How Damien Duff reached the very top as a player, and what he has been doing to ensure his coaching career is just as successful.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Dundalk assistant among the new faces as Kenny makes three additions to Ireland backroom team
# Key Recruits
From The42
# Key Recruits

Dundalk assistant among the new faces as Kenny makes three additions to Ireland backroom team

May 27th 2020, 9:28 PM 20,215 Views 8 Comments

Dundalk assistant head coach Ruaidhri Higgins will leave the League of Ireland champions and is among three appointments confirmed by the FAI this evening.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 24 April, 2020

Niall Quinn says FAI must give Stephen Kenny time to bring 'sea-change' to Irish football
# Support
From The42
# Support

Niall Quinn says FAI must give Stephen Kenny time to bring 'sea-change' to Irish football

Apr 24th 2020, 8:29 PM 4,974 Views 4 Comments

The new Irish manager will begin contacting his players next week.

# stephen-kenny - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Ireland's Euros play-off 'likely' to be played in October
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Ireland's Euros play-off 'likely' to be played in October

Apr 21st 2020, 5:27 PM 10,008 Views 7 Comments

The FAI have confirmed the expected time of the clash with Slovakia.

# stephen-kenny - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Dundalk boss 'not happy' as FAI make move for Higgins to join Kenny's Ireland setup
# Backroom Team
From The42
# Backroom Team

Dundalk boss 'not happy' as FAI make move for Higgins to join Kenny's Ireland setup

Apr 14th 2020, 10:11 PM 32,516 Views 38 Comments

Dundalk have confirmed that an approach has been made for assistant head coach Ruaidhri Higgins.

# stephen-kenny - Monday 13 April, 2020

'He’s really developing into a fine player... He’s now dictating games'
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

'He’s really developing into a fine player... He’s now dictating games'

Apr 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 17,375 Views 6 Comments

New Ireland U21 boss Jim Crawford thinks highly of Jayson Molumby.

# stephen-kenny - Sunday 12 April, 2020

‘There’ll be very little change’ – The man entrusted to succeed Stephen Kenny
# New Era
From The42
# New Era

‘There’ll be very little change’ – The man entrusted to succeed Stephen Kenny

Apr 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,937 Views 8 Comments

Jim Crawford on his recent appointment as Ireland U21 boss.

# stephen-kenny - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'He shot the lights out' - What to expect from Damien Duff as Ireland's latest assistant coach
# Promotion
From The42
# Promotion

'He shot the lights out' - What to expect from Damien Duff as Ireland's latest assistant coach

Apr 11th 2020, 8:00 AM 47,755 Views 58 Comments

He has criticised pushy parents and said he was probably ‘too tough’ on his U15s, but Duff is a lot more than just an old-school coach.

# stephen-kenny - Friday 10 April, 2020

'I don’t think Stephen is too worried' - McClean slams Breen and Hunt over Kenny remarks
# Response
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# Response

'I don’t think Stephen is too worried' - McClean slams Breen and Hunt over Kenny remarks

Apr 10th 2020, 5:26 PM 55,760 Views 91 Comments

The Stoke City player was speaking in defence of the new Ireland boss.

# stephen-kenny - Thursday 9 April, 2020

7 takeaways from Stephen Kenny's unveiling as Irish manager
# What To Expect
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# What To Expect

7 takeaways from Stephen Kenny's unveiling as Irish manager

Apr 9th 2020, 9:00 PM 12,797 Views 10 Comments

What Kenny has already achieved, why Robbie Keane won’t be involved, why there’s good news for Robbie Brady, and a change in selection policy.

The little things make a big difference for new Ireland manager Stephen Kenny
# The Gaffer
From The42
# The Gaffer

The little things make a big difference for new Ireland manager Stephen Kenny

Apr 9th 2020, 8:00 PM 6,378 Views 0 Comments

Ireland U21 winger Zack Elbouzedi explains why he expects Kenny to be successful in the role.

'I want teams across the nation to see the senior Irish team and say, 'That's the way we want to play'
# The Kenny Era Begins
From The42
# The Kenny Era Begins

'I want teams across the nation to see the senior Irish team and say, 'That's the way we want to play'

Apr 9th 2020, 5:26 PM 21,483 Views 42 Comments

Stephen Kenny was unveiled as Irish senior manager this afternoon, and spoke about the players he rates, his style of play, and why he didn’t get a chance to inform Robbie Keane of his non-inclusion in the backroom team.

The man tasked with continuing the progress made by Stephen Kenny with the Ireland U21s
# Succession
From The42
# Succession

The man tasked with continuing the progress made by Stephen Kenny with the Ireland U21s

Apr 9th 2020, 3:00 PM 29,411 Views 8 Comments

Jim Crawford takes charge of a group of promising youngsters.

# stephen-kenny - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

'Gutted to see Mick go' but Connolly full of enthusiasm for Kenny era
# Forward Thinking
From The42
# Forward Thinking

'Gutted to see Mick go' but Connolly full of enthusiasm for Kenny era

Apr 8th 2020, 1:30 PM 4,580 Views 0 Comments

The young Brighton attacker has been commenting on the Republic of Ireland’s managerial change.

How the 'lowest moment' of his life shaped a future Ireland manager
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

How the 'lowest moment' of his life shaped a future Ireland manager

Apr 8th 2020, 12:00 PM 37,992 Views 9 Comments

Killian Brennan and Billy Dennehy recall playing under Stephen Kenny during a turbulent spell at Shamrock Rovers.