Stephen Kenny: will be looking for a winning start to the new Premier League season at Oriel Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tough opening test for newly-promoted Town as they face formidable champions

SSE Airtricity League Launch, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 27/2/2015Pictured (L-R) Jason Byrne of Bohemians, David Cassidy of Bray Wanderers, Michael Slingerman of Drogheda United, Stephen O'Donnell of Dundalk, Shane Duggan of  Limerick FC, Keith Ward of Sligo Rovers, Conor Kenna of Shamrock Rovers, Ger O'Brien of St. Patrick's Athletic, John Dunleavy of Cork City, Mark Sammon of Longford Town, Paul Sinnott of Galway United and Ryan McBride of Derry CityMandatory Credit �INPHO/Cathal Noonan

In an insecure time for players, the good news is that clubs are more financially stable

Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke arrives for a meeting in Doha  with the Fifa taskforce, including officials from football’s global governing body, top leagues and players’ representatives, to discuss moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter due to scorching summer temperatures in the Gulf state. Photograph: Getty Images

Leagues unhappy but scramble has already started to secure compensation for switch

Robbie Keane of LA Galaxy is challenged by Keith Fahey of Shamrock Rovers during the match in Tallaght. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Keane can’t quite cap homecoming with goal

FAI CEO John Delaney, at 47, won’t be affected by the age limit for senior council members for a while yet.

Council members will be able stay on until 75

Robbie Keane: “The Euros in 2012 is something you want to forget about. I don’t think about it too much but look, I just want to do my best for the country, if that’s getting to another Euros then great.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Euro 2016 may provide platform to end international career on a high, says Ireland captain

The Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that Roy Keane was interviewed following a reported altercation with a taxi driver in Altrincham town centre in Manchester in January which led to police being called. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Republic of Ireland assistant manager questioned after alleged taxi driver altercation

  Damien Duff’s (right) Melbourne City career in doubt after injury.  Photograph:  Graham Denholm/Getty Images

Andy Keogh forced to apologise after his arrest for incident outside Adelaide nightclub

Robbie Keane: has welcomed the idea of Kevin Doyle joining him in the MLS if he joins Colorado Rapids. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Troublesome knee injury caused Mark Hughes to rest the striker in midweek

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