Jon Walters sent out a joke tweet to inform Louis van Gaal that no helicopter would be needed as he wouldn’t be leaving Stoke after all. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Jon Walters will still be a Stoke City player when he trains for the first time this week with the Ireland squad. The 31-year-old had been linked w(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic Sean Hoare and Derry’s Ciaran O’Connor battle for possession. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Derry City 1 St Patrick’s Athletic expect to confirm on Saturday that Chris Forrester has joined Peterborough United af(...)

Ian Morris and Killian Brennan celebrate after St Patrick’s Athletic penalty shootout win over Shamrock Rovers which saw them reach the League Cup final. Photograph: Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 0 St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 (St Patrick’s Athletic win 4-2 on penalties) A terrific save from Conor O’Malley in the penalty shootout pr(...)

Jamie McGrath scores St Patrick’s Athletic’s second goal during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Sligo Rovers at the  Showgrounds. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Sligo Rovers 0 St Patrick’s Athletic 3 St Patrick’s Athletic served a timely reminder to Dundalk and Cork City that they were still in the title race (...)

 Killian Brennan scored St Patrick’s first in their 2-0 win over Drogheda United. Photograph: Inpho

Drogheda United 0 St Patrick’s Athletic 2 Killian Brennan went from zero to hero for St Pat’s as having missed a penalty in the first-half the midfiel(...)

Skonto Riga’s Vladislavs Sorokins celebrates scoring his side’s  first goal in the  Uefa Europa League first qualifying round second leg against St Patrick’s Athletic  at Richmond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Skonto Riga 2 (Skonto win 4-1 on aggregate) It doesn’t seem so long ago that St Patrick’s Athletic’s European record at Richm(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic midfielder Greg Bolger finds his path block by a trio of Skonto Riga players during the Europa League first qualifying round first leg  at Skonto Stadions. Photograph: Evija Trifanova/Inpho

Skonto Riga (Latvia) 2 St Patrick’s Athletic 1 In the end it was a loss for St Pat’s at the Stadions Skonto in Riga on Thursday evening but the(...)

Chris Forrester of St Pat’s celebrates scoring his second goal of the game with Conor McCormack. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 3 Longford Town 0 A brace from Chris Forrester, his sixth and seventh league goals of the 2015 campaign helped St Pat’s to all t(...)

Bray Wanderers’ Alan McNally, pictured here in action against Limerick, had a goal stuck off by the assistant referee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Bray Wanderers 0 Longford 1 Ayman Ben Mohamed scored his first league goal of the season as Longford laboured to victory over a Bray side that (...)

Daryl Horgan (far right)   celebrates scoring his and Dundalk’s first goal in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division game against St Patrick’s  Athletic at Richmond Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Dundalk 2 One by one and with apparently increasing ease Dundalk clear the hurdles that stand between them and another title. (...)