Welcome to the website of the Republic of Ireland Soccer Supporters Club (RISSC) based in London. Our website is intended to provide our members and visitors with information appropriate to fans and followers of all sections of the game - from the grassroots to the Senior International Team...Club History
Capital One Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday evening...01/12/2015
Irish involvement in the Capital One cup quarter-final stage resides with Everton and Stoke City on Tuesday evening. The 'Toffees' travel to Middlesbrough and are expected to have Seamus Coleman and Darron Gibson in their squad but James McCarthy may miss out with a groin injury. The Stoke City trio of Jon Walters, Glenn Whelan and Marc Wilson are in the squad to host Sheffield Wednesday for whom goalkeeper Keiren Westwood may be confined to a substitute role.
Carsley completes Brentford stint on Monday night...30/11/2015
Former Irish midfield stalwart Lee Carsley completed his temporary managerial stint with Brentford when they played out a one all draw at Bolton Wanderers tonight. Alan Judge was in the starting eleven, following his injury withdrawal in last week's victory over Nottingham Forest.
U18s lose to Czech Republic in second friendly contest...30/11/2015
Following their comprehensive victory on Saturday afternoon, our U18 international side again met the Czech Republic in Home Farm FC, Whitehall at noon on Monday. Stung by their opening defeat the visitors produced a determined performance and gained revenge with a three one victory. The Irish goal, a penalty, was scored by Liam Brady, younger brother of senior international Robbie.
Sunday afternoon action in the Premier League...29/11/2015
Struggling Norwich City came from behind to secure a one all draw with visitors Arsenal in the Premier League this afternoon. Two of Ireland's most technically gifted players, Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolihan started and enjoyed this lift in club fortune. Earlier in the afternoon, West Ham United played out a one all draw with visitors West Bromwich Albion, for whom James McClean maintained his recent consistent form.
The Premier League on Saturday afternoon...28/11/2015
Ciaran Clark retained his place in the Aston Villa side which went down to a three two home defeat by Watford in the Premier League this afternoon. AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter was withdrawn through injury as his side came from behind to earn a three all draw with visitors Everton. Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy started, but injury forced McCarthy off midway through the second half. Darron Gibson got a few seconds of action in added time. Shane Long scored for Southampton at Manchester City but his side went down to a three one defeat while John O'Shea was withdrawn during the second half as his Sunderland defeated visitors Stoke City by two goals to nil. Jon Walters and Glenn Whelan started for the visitors while Marc Wilson was an unused substitute.
The Championship on Saturday afternoon...28/11/2015
Blackburn Rovers drew two each with visitors Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship this afternoon in a contest which may have attracted Irish management attention. Centre back Shane Duffy was in action for the hosts while goalkeeper Keiren Westwood started for the opposition. Left back Stephen Ward, anxious for match time, still found himself on the bench for Burnley who came from two goals down to earn a draw at Cardiff City for whom striker Joe Mason was on the bench today. The early kick-off featured Charlton Athletic, who had goalkeeper Stephen Henderson in their starting eleven as they went down to a three nil home defeat by Ipswich Town for whom Daryl Murphy scored twice. Fulham played out a one all draw with visitors Preston North End who had left back Greg Cunningham, another pressing for inclusion in the finals squad, in their starting eleven alongside Alan Browne and Eoin Doyle. Versatile defender Paul McShane was forced off through injury as his Reading slumped to a three one defeat at Nottingham Forest.
U18s defeat Czech Republic in friendly international...28/11/2015
Our U18 international side defeated their Czech Republic counterparts in the first of two friendly contests played at Home Farm FC, Whitehall this afternoon. Daniel Mandroiu put Ireland in front during the first half and a second half brace from Steven Kinsella and another in added time by Gerry McDonagh set the seal on an emphatic four nil success. The two sides are set to meet again at the same venue at noon on Monday.
Irish in Friday evening Championship action...27/11/2015
Derby County superceded their hosts Hull City at the summit of the Championship with a two nil victory this evening. The visiting 'Rams' had Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh and Jeff Hendrick in their starting eleven and all three will be strongly fancied for inclusion in Ireland's twenty three for next summer's European Championship finals in France. Centre back Alex Pearce was on the visiting bench, where he has been all season, and whilst a regular in the international squads, must be in grave danger of missing out on the Finals. Injury permitting, John O'Shea, Ciaran Clark and Keogh will be expected to travel and the final centre back position is up for grabs, with Blackburn Rovers regular Shane Duffy now a strong contender.
Irish Women go down to defeat in EURO Qualifier...26/11/2015
Our senior women, guided by Head Coach Sue Ronan, went down to a disappointing three nil defeat by top seeds Spain in a EURO 2017 qualifier played this afternoon in Tallaght Stadium. Our side suffered disappointment in their opening home defeat by second seeds Finland, but having recovered last time out to secure a two one victory in Portugal, this afternoon's emphatic defeat comes as a bitter blow.
U15s gain revenge over Poland in second friendly ...26/11/2015
Early this afternoon our Under 15 side recovered from a one nil half-time deficit to defeat visitors Poland by three goals to one and so gain revenge for their two one defeat at the same Rock Celtic venue on Tuesday evening last. Kameron Ledwidge scored from a free kick and a penalty while Marc Walsh scored the third.
U15s lose to Poland in friendly at Rock Celtic FC...25/11/2015
Head Coach Colin O'Brien provided the opportunity for our Under 15 players to gain their first international caps when they took on Poland at Rock Celtic FC, Blackrock, Co Louth on Tuesday evening. Despite taking an early lead, Ireland went down to a two one defeat and will hope to gain revenge when the two sides meet again in the same venue at noon on Thursday.
John O'Shea in action with victorious Sunderland...23/11/2015
Centre back John O'Shea returned to the Sunderland defence for Monday evening's Premier League visit to Crystal Palace. The Wearside club, in serious trouble at the foot of the table, collected a surprise three points with the only goal ten minutes from time. International retiree Damian Delaney was in defence for the vanquished hosts.
Sunday afternoon extremely quiet on the Irish front...22/11/2015
Goalkeeper Darren Randolph may have secured the starting Ireland position following his excellent play-off performances but was not even on the substitute bench for West Ham United who went down to a four one defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The one all draw between Championship sides Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion witnessed left back Stephen Ward on the substitute bench for the hosts while central defender Kevin Long was introduced from the bench for the final thirty minutes. Striker Adam Rooney was in action for Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen who drew one each at Hamilton Academical.
Irish return to Premier League action on Saturday...21/11/2015
Buoyed by their EURO 2016 Finals qualification, several of the players involved were in Premier League action on Saturday afternoon. Robbie Brady started and Wes Hoolihan was a late substitute for Norwich City who went down to the only goal at Chelsea while the Goodison Park clash of Everton and Aston Villa featured the host trio of Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy who started while Darron Gibson was a very late substitute as they crushed their visitors who included Ciaran Clark by four goals to nil. It would appear that Shane Long's forty minutes of Monday night action did not upset his club manager too much as he completed the full ninety minutes for Southampton who lost at home to the only goal scored by Stoke City, for whom Jon Walters and Glenn Whelan started, while Marc Wilson was an unused substitute. The rather rumbustious James McClean may well have been encouraged to replicate his Monday night second half efforts for West Bromwich Albion when he completed the full ninety minutes in his side's two one defeat of visitors Arsenal.