Cork City’s Darren Dennehy and Pat Cregg of Shamrock Rovers during the Airtricity League 0-0 draw. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 0 Cork City 0Pat Fenlon had said during this week that with added competition at the top of the table it might take fewer points to li(...)

Fifa will make major concessions to clubs after the announcement the 2022 World Cup final will be held on December 18th. Photograph: Afp

The cost to Fifa of having to reschedule the 2022 World Cup in Qatar edged up again this morning with the news that, as expected, the game’s leading c(...)

Paul Ince wonders about an emerging generation who, he feels, are so coached in specialist roles that they fail to develop into the more rounded midfielders. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul Ince spent two years at the start of his career playing for West Ham alongside Liam Brady, who was approaching the end of his. Having arrived int(...)

Dan Murray: The Cork City defender is back in contention for his side’s visit to Shamrock Rovers. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The goals may not have flowed so far, but two wins from two have left the champions looking good as St Patrick’s Athletic arrive to play their first l(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has had to placate a number of national associations over the scheduling of the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar. Photograph: Reuters.

Members of Fifa’s executive committee meet over the next two days in Zurich where they are set to rubber stamp proposals for a slightly shortened 2022(...)

Keith Fahey on leaving St Patrick’s Athletic for Sharmrock Rovers: “I’m just happier here to be honest. There was a decision to be made at the end of last season and I feel I have made the right one.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having made a couple of hundred appearances for the Inchicore club over the course of two previous spells there, fans of St Patrick’s Athletic like(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Keane sits third in the Uefa list of all time national goalscorers. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Robbie Keane’s 65 goals for the Republic of Ireland leaves him third on a list of Europe’s all-time leading national goalscorers published by Uefa. T(...)

 Martin O’Neill: “There’s a fairly decent chance he might have had a few caps for us before he actually makes his debut for England considering the way he’s playing but he said he wanted to play for England and that has remained the same. Fine, if that’s the case.”

Martin O’Neill says he has given up any hope of Tottenham striker Harry Kane playing for Ireland but insists he is still exploring a number of other (...)

Derry City manager Peter Hutton.

Given that his side has stolen something of a march on all of its rivals in the injury-crisis stakes, Peter Hutton is clearly pleased to be sitting o(...)

Harry Arter of Bournemouth: “I knew in the back of my mind I’d get a chance to play at international level for Ireland.” Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has reacted with delight to his inclusion by Martin O’Neill in his preliminary 35 man Ireland squad for the forthco(...)