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Republic of Ireland Senior Football Team Results 2005 to 2009

Despite a promising start to the 2006 Soccer World Cup qualifying campaign, particularly good results such as away draws with Switzerland and France, the wheels began to come off with two relatively poor results home and away against Israel.

In both matches Ireland appeared to have the advantage yet could not deliver the killer blow and surrendering the lead in each match. To compound that Brian Kerr's Ireland could not capitalise on the achievements away from home when France snatched a 0-1 win at Lansdowne Road (now the Aviva Stadium) and Switzerland came away with a draw.

The result was that Ireland finished in a disastrous fourth place, a point behind Israel. In a somewhat cringe-inducing appearance on RTE's Late Late Show with Pat Kenny, Brian Kerr appealed to the public to support his view that the FAI should renew his contract as Republic of Ireland football manager. Unfortunately for Brian Kerr his pleas fell on deaf ears.

Steve Staunton Appointed Republic of Ireland Manager

In a bolt out of the blue the FAI appointed record Irish cap holder Stephen Staunton as the Irish national team manager in January 2006. The FAI also appointed former England manager, Bobby Robson, to Staunton's backroom staff in an attempt to shore up his lack of experience. Irish soccer supporters and football pundits were extremely sceptical due to Staunton's absolute lack of managerial experience. Regardless of what fans and experts thought at the time it would be results on the soccer pitch that would matter most

After a creditable away loss to the mighty Germans - the result 1-0 - in the Euro 2008 qualifiers things went really wrong for the young Irish manager when Ireland lost 5-2 in Nicosia to Cyprus. Following this shambles of a performance the writing was on the wall for Stephen Staunton. It would have taken some almost miraculous performances from the Irish team to have saved his position as Irish soccer team manager.

The FAI did not wait for the end of the qualifying campaign to terminate Staunton's appointment. In October 2007 Stephen Staunton was dismissed from his role as Republic of Ireland manager. It was the shortest reign of a full time Irish soccer manager in the modern football era.

Giovanni Trapattoni Appointed Republic of Ireland Manager

In a dramatic swing from the ridiculous to the sublime the FAI went from the appointment of a manager with no experience, to the appointment of the vastly experienced and successful Italian Giovanni Trapattoni. With the financial support of Irish businessman Denis O'Brien the FAI were in a position to make this hugely popular appointment.

Trapattoni appointed ex-Italian international Marco Tardelli and ex-Irish international Liam Brady as assistant managers. Giovanni Trapattoni made a steady if unspectacular start to his career as manager of the Republic of Ireland soccer team.

 

Republic of Ireland Match Results 2005 to 2009 (inclusive)

Home Team
Result
Away Team Date & Venue Competition
Ireland
1:0 (1:0)
Portugal 09/02/2005 Dublin Friendly Match
Israel
1:1 (0:1)
Ireland 26/03/2005 Tel Aviv 2006 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
1:0 (0:0)
China PR 29/03/2005 Dublin Friendly Match
Ireland
2:2 (2:2)
Israel 04/06/2005 Dublin 2006 World Cup Qualifier
Faroe Islands
0:2 (0:0)
Ireland 08/06/2005 Torshavn 2006 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
1:2 (1:2)
Italy 17/08/2005 Dublin Friendly Match
Ireland
0:1 (0:0)
France 07/09/2005 Dublin 2006 World Cup Qualifier
Cyprus
0:1 (0:1)
Ireland 08/10/2005 Nicosia 2006 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
0:0 (0:0)
Switzerland 12/10/2005 Dublin 2006 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
3:0 (1:0)
Sweden 01/03/2006 Dublin Friendly Match
Ireland
0:1 (0:0)
Chile 24/05/2006 Dublin Friendly Match
Ireland
0:4 (0:2)
Netherlands 16/08/2006 Dublin Friendly Match
Germany
1:0 (0:0)
Ireland 02/09/2006 Stuttgart 2008 Euro Qualifier
Cyprus
5:2 (2:2)
Ireland 07/10/2006 Nicosia 2008 Euro Qualifier
Ireland
1:1 (0:0)
Czech Republic 11/10/2006 2008 Euro Qualifier
Ireland
5:0 (3:0)
San Marino 15/11/2006 Dublin 2008 Euro Qualifier
San Marino
1:2 (0:0)
Ireland 07/02/2007 Serravalle 2008 Euro Qualifier
Wales
1:0 (1:0)
Ireland 24/03/2007 Dublin 2008 Euro Qualifier
Ireland
1:0 (1:0)
Slovakia 28/03/2007 Dublin 2008 Euro Qualifier
Ecuador
1:1 (1:1)
Ireland 23/05/2007 New York Friendly Match
Ireland
1:1 (1:1)
Bolivia 26/05/2007 Boston Friendly Match
Denmark
0:4 (0:2)
Ireland 22/08/2007 Aarhus Friendly Match
Slovakia
2:2 (1:1)
Ireland 08/09/2007 Bratislava 2008 Euro Qualifier
Czech Republic
1:0 (1:0)
Ireland 12/09/2007 Prague 2008 Euro Qualifier
Ireland
0:0 (0:0)
Germany 13/10/2007 Dublin 2008 Euro Qualifier
Ireland
1:1 (0:0)
Cyprus 17/10/2007 Dublin 2008 Euro Qualifier
Wales
2:2 (1:1)
Ireland 17/11/2007 Cardiff 2008 Euro Qualifier
Ireland
0:1 (0:0)
Brazil 06/02/2008 Dublin Friendly Match
Ireland
1:1 (0:0)
Serbia 24/05/2008 Dublin Friendly Match
Ireland
1:0 (1:0)
Colombia 29/05/2008 London Friendly Match
Norway
1:1 (0:1)
Ireland 20/08/2008 Oslo Friendly Match
Georgia
1:2 (0:1)
Ireland 06/09/2008 Mainz 2010 World Cup Qualifier
Montenegro
0:0 (0:0)
Ireland 10/09/2008 Podgorica 2010 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
1:0 (1:0)
Cyprus 15/10/2008 Dublin 2010 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
2:3 (0:1)
Poland 19/11/2008 Dublin Friendly Match
Ireland
2:1 (0:1)
Georgia 11/02/2009 Dublin 2010 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
1:1 (1:0)
Bulgaria 28/03/2009 Dublin 2010 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
1:1 (1:0)
Italy 01/04/2009 Bari 2010 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
1:1 (1:1)
Nigeria 29/05/2009 London Friendly Match
Bulgaria
1:1 (1:1)
Ireland 06/06/2009 Sofia 2010 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
0:3 (0:2)
Australia 12/08/2009 Limerick Friendly Match
Cyprus
1:2 (1:1)
Ireland 05/09/2009 Nicosia 2010 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
1:0 (1:0)
South Africa 08/09/2009 Limerick Friendly Match
Ireland
1:1 (2:2)
Italy 10/10/2009 Dublin 2010 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
0:0 (0:0)
Montenegro 14/10/2009 Dublin 2010 World Cup Qualifier
Ireland
0:1 (0:0)
France 14/11/2009 Dublin 2010 World Cup Play-off
France
1:1 (0:1)
Ireland 18/10/2009 Paris 2010 World Cup Play-off

Scores in parentheses are half-time scores

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