Bournemouth’s Eunan O’Kane has been named in martin O’Neill’s provisional 37-man squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia. Photograph: PA

As he named a hugely extended squad for next month’s European Championship qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia, Republic of Ireland manager Marti(...)

Damien Duff packed a fair bit into his few minutes on the pitch, even producing a trick or two. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 3 Cork City 0 Another win, a Damien Duff debut and a result elsewhere that puts them notionally in the driving seat to take second pl(...)

Damien Duff: “I feel good in training but I’ve trained only three times in seven months which is a bit risky so we’ll leave it to the manager and see how it goes.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Damien Duff is hoping for even a few minutes of football when Shamrock Rovers take on Cork City this evening in Tallaght where both sides could do wit(...)

Damien Duff could make his Shamrock Rovers debut in Monday’s Airtricity League game against Cork City in Tallaght. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Damien Duff says he is excited about the prospect of getting back playing ahead of Cork City’s visit to Shamrock Rovers on Monday night when the 36(...)

Ismahil Akinade opened the scoring for Bohemians as they eased past Galway at Dalymount Park. Photograph: Inpho

Bohemians 3 Galway United 0 A couple of recent defeats ensured Bohemians were especially keen to make a statement by earning three points at Dalymount(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic 1 Bray Wanderers 0 This narrow victory for Liam Buckley’s side made it a club record ninth on the trot in the league, som(...)

Cork City manager John Caulfield. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Their respective recent records against Friday evening’s opponents suggests that things will be unchanged between the top two in the table on Satur(...)

Former Irish international Keith Fahey has been forced to retire at 32-years-of-age. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Republic of Ireland international Keith Fahey has been forced to retire from football due to persistent hip and injury problems that have sidel(...)

Manchester United’s new signing Memphis Depay: “He plays his best football from the left,” says Ruud Gullit, “and now he’s behind the striker. If you want to get the best out of him, play him in his best position.” Photograph:  Darren Staples/Reuters.

His former club, Chelsea, says Ruud Gullit, are the ones to beat in this year’s Premier League title race, but Louis van Gaal will be under far more p(...)

UCD’s Ryan Swan has been named the League of Ireland player of the month for July. Photograph: Sportsfile

UCD’s Ryan Swan has been named as the SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month for July with the teenage striker rewarded for his European exploits for(...)