Andrei Arshavin slots past Edwin van der Sar during his Euro 2008 peak. Photograph: Getty

Euro 2008: Holland 1 Russia 3 June 21st 2008 Okay, this wasn’t actually a particularly great goal, for a start it takes a deflection before it passe(...)

Former Dutch international midfielder Edgar Davids in Dublin yesterday for the launch of the  Irish end of the new International Champions Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A good few fans may be weighing up whether it is worth finishing fourth if it means Louis Van Gaal might stick around another year, but one of the Dut(...)

Southampton’s Shane Long celebrates scoring the team’s first goal against Aston Villa. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Stoke City will be clearer over the coming days if Shay Given will be fit for next weekend’s Premier League game against Sunderland or, if he misses (...)

Dundalk’s Ronan Finn celebrates scoring their second goal during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against Shamrock Rovers at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 0 Dundalk 2 Pat Fenlon was complaining in the run-up to this game that Dundalk had gloated about clinching the title here last season(...)

Dundalk’s Gary Rogers: “We’d love to go there and take the three points because of the message it would send out.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For all the talk of a more open title race this season, the league table looks much the same this week as it did a year ago with Dundalk just a point(...)

Bray Wanderers have announced that manager Mick Cooke has left the Premier Division club. Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

As Bray Wanderers confirmed the departure of manager Mick Cooke – chairman Denis O’Connor said Harry Kenny will be in charge for at least two games –(...)

The Soviet Union were victorious in the 1960 European Nations’ Cup - but their victory was aided by Spain’s boycott. Photograph: Getty

Euro 1960: Spain boycott first tournament A bit of a cheat, this one, in that it’s the only one of this series which doesn’t actually relate to event(...)

His doctors remain reluctant to predict a date for his return, and Alan Judge dares not for fear that he might not make it, but the 27-year-old Dublin(...)

Shelbourne’s Stephen Elliott in action against Dan Byrne of Bohemians during the EA Sports Cup second round match at  Tolka Park on Monday. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In many ways, it is probably the biggest move of his career with Stephen Elliott drawing a line under a decade and a half away to return home to Dubli(...)

Nick Colgan in action for Ireland in 2003 at Lansdowne Road. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland international Nicky Colgan is hoping that Huddersfield Town can make mathematically sure of avoiding relegation this evenin(...)