Brighton and Hove Albion’s Richie Towell is presented with the SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year by FAI President Tony Fitzgerald. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

Richie Towell says he sees a good preseason as key to long-term prospects at Brighton & Hove Albion after failing to make the immediate impr(...)

Jonathan Walters with his Three International Player of the Year Award. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters has been named as Ireland’s Senior International Player of the Year at the FAI’s annual Three sponsored awards with the 32 year-old strike(...)

 Rafa Benítez is the ninth manager to take charge of Newcastle since Mike Ashley’s takeover in 2007. Photograph: Biel Alino/EPA

‘Of course they can win it. I believe they will win with three games to spare.” Alex Ferguson, at least, doesn’t expect a late collapse from Leicester(...)

Burnley’s Stephen Ward  scores his side’s second goal during the FA Cup third round match between Middlesbrough. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Burnley will be hoping for big things in Monday’s draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup after Stephen Ward’s first club goal in just over two years(...)

Hull’s Tom Huddlestone challenges Richie Towell of Brighton & Hove Albion during the FA Cup third-round match at KC Stadium. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

FA Cup round-up: Darren Pratley scored an 87th-minute equaliser as Championship strugglers Bolton avoided a humiliating loss at non-League Eastleigh. (...)

Richie Towell has been named the Airtricity/Soccer Writers Association of Ireland Personality of the Year for 2015. Photograph: Inpho

Richie Towell has been named as the Airtricity/Soccer Writers Association of Ireland Personality of the Year for 2015 with the now Brighton and Hove A(...)

Bobby Zamora couldn’t end Brighton’s goal drought as they were beaten 1-0 by Wolves at home on Friday. Photograph: Getty

Chris Hughton may be turning to Richie Towell for insipration sooner rather than later after Brighton and Hove Albion failed to score in a fourth cons(...)

Ipswich Town’s Daryl Murphy (left) celebrates his winning goal against Brighton with team-mate Ryan Fraser. Photograph: PA

Substitute Tom Ince rescued a point for Derby to keep their automatic promotion hopes on track in a thrilling 2-2 televised draw at Leeds that will ha(...)

This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

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Richie Towell: “First and foremost I need to break into the Brighton squad . . . it’s every boy’s dream to play for their national senior team.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Richie Towell has reiterated his ambition to play his way into Ireland’s Euro 2016 squad after completing his move to Brighton and Hove Albion. But (...)