The Ireland players line up before kick-off in the 1-1 draw with Poland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The mood in the Republic of Ireland camp may, as you’d expect, still be upbeat despite the points dropped to Poland but any supporters who took partic(...)

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has taken over at Real Sociedad on an 18-month contract. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA

John Aldridge believes Real Sociedad supporters will give David Moyes “every chance” to succeed at the struggling La Liga club.Moyes has signed an 18-(...)

Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes has been named as manager of Spanish side Real Sociedad. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA

David Moyes has been named as the new coach of Spanish Primera Division side Real Sociedad on a year-and-a-half deal.Moyes, who was axed by Manchester(...)

 Neymar celebrates scoring against Real Madrid on Saturday. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

That was a highly decent football week, especially for those from Dundalk and Madrid, the television highlight hard to choose because there were so ma(...)

Graziano Pelle of Italy celebrates after scoring against Malta at Ta’ Qali Stadium  in Valletta. Photograph:   Claudio Villa/Getty Images

The Netherlands’ poor start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign continued on Monday evening as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace earned Iceland a 2-0 victory (...)

Crystal Palace have confirmed the appointment of Tony Pulis as manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Crystal Palace have confirmed the appointment of Tony Pulis as manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract.Pulis will take charge of the Barclays Premie(...)

 Jose Mourinho  with    Aitor Karanka when they were with Real Madrid.

DOMINIC FIFIELDThe former Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka is in pole position to succeed Ian Holloway as manager of Crystal Palace as the Premier L(...)

 New Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (R) and his assistant Roy Keane look on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill does not expect the appointment of Martin O’Neill as Republic of Ireland boss to have a significant impact o(...)

Gareth Bale has only mande one start for Real Madrid since his record-breaking move from Tottenham.

Gareth Bale has been named in the Wales squad to face Macedonia and Belgium, but will not play a part in either match.The Real Madrid forward has made(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan (centre) during a training session at the Cardiff City Stadium. The Norwich man will play behind Shane Long tonight. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

With fine-tuning to be in done in every area of the pitch ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifiers, Giovanni Trapattoni seemed enthusiastic enough a(...)