Comment: Stephen Kenny is not the problem with Irish football

Myriad factors have caused Ireland’s decline and it will take some years of good decisions to lead us to a better place

Stephen Kenny believes in the potential of Irish football like Brian Kerr and Liam Touhy did before him and must be treated better than they were. Picture: Sportsfile

Any poll on whether Stephen Kenny should be sacked ought to come with a supplementary question if the answer is yes. What do you expect to happen then?

Beat Luxembourg might be an answer. Yet there are no such guarantees. Ireland have been playing poor football for some time. Two years ago they stumbled over Gibraltar; winning 1-0 against a team ranked 198th. Mick McCarthy took the blame then, just as Martin O’Neill and Giovanni ...