Sligo’s Alan Keane celebrates at the end of the game at Inchicore. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Sligo Rovers 2 It remains hard to fathom quite how a Sligo side that still contains a sprinkling of the group that won(...)

Christy Fagan was on the scoresheet for St Patrick’s Athletic in their victory over Longford Town. Photograph: Inpho

Longford Town 0 St Patrick’s Athletic 3 Goals from Christy Fagan, James Chambers and Aaron Greene, coupled to a fine goalkeeping display by Conor O’Ma(...)

Ger O’Brien of Pat’s battles Jake Keegan of Galway at Eamonn Deacy Park Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Galway United 0 St Patrick’s Athletic 0 St Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper Conor O’Malley saved two penalties at Eamonn Deacy Park, as they ended(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic manager Liam Buckley is hoping to have striker Christy Fagan available for Saturday’s EA Sports Cup Final against Galway United. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dundalk’s FAI Cup semi-final against Longford Town has been fixed for Friday, October 2nd (7.25)with Cork’s trip to Bray coming two days later on Sund(...)

Drogheda United managerJohn McDonnell: his side have taken just two points from the last 22 on offer. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Limerick defender Robbie Williams has targeted winning five of their remaining eight games in the hope of completing their great escape. While they re(...)

Derry City manager Peter Hutton has a depleted squad for Friday’s FAI Cup game against Drogheda United. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

With four all-Premier Division ties in the cup on Friday evening, at least one non-league side, Tolka Rovers or Killester United, will make it safe(...)

Shamrock Rovers manager Pat Fenlon: “Starting with Pat’s, we’ve got to go and beat them. We’ve Cork here in a few weeks as well and we’ve got to go and try and win that.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

With just one win in seven games against the other four teams in the top five this season, Shamrock Rovers’ manager Pat Fenlon knows the importance(...)

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(...)

Shamrock Rovers manager Pat Fenlon: brings his side to Galway, then to Luxembourg for a Europa League tie on Tuesday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The league’s leading clubs must juggle domestic and European demands over the next couple of weeks. Shamrock Rovers have the most pressing schedule gi(...)