Shamrock Rovers midfielder Patrick Cregg is optimistic about hiSs side’s league campaign in the long run. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

At home to Bray Wanderers on Friday night and a trip to bottom side Longford Town next weekend offers Shamrock Rovers the not unreasonable expectatio(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper Brendan Clarke was sent off in stoppage time at the end of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division defeat to Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bray Wanderers 1 St Patrick’s Athletic 0 A first-half goal from Ger Pender gave managerless Bray Wanderers a lift in every sense to move them off t(...)

Dundalk’s Ronan Finn celebrates scoring from the penalty spot in the Airtricity League game against   Sligo Rovers at Oriel park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dundalk 1 Sligo Rovers 0 Dundalk moved three points clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity League table thanks to Ronan Finn’s 44th-minute penalty (...)

Christy Fagan: “Personally, I have targets in my own head, a number I’d like to get to but I will see how it goes. I have started well with the goals I have got so far.”

Christy Fagan has been named as the season’s first SWAI/Airtricity Player of the Month after scoring five goals in the opening weeks of the new season(...)

Billy Dennehy scores the first goal for  St Patrick’s Athletic in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Shamrock Rovers at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 0 St Patrick’s Athletic 2 Goals from Billy Dennehy and Christy Fagan handed St Pat’s the points from this fiercely-contested Dublin d(...)

Mark Timlin of St Pat’s celebrates scoring the first goal of the game against Bohemians with Christy Fagan and Billy Dennehy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 3 Bohemians 0 Liam Buckley’s side got comfortably the better of a disappointing Bohemians side at Richmond Park to build impres(...)

Derry City players pay tribute to former striker Mark Farren before the game. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Derry City 1 Cork City 0 Derry City celebrated the retirement of Mark Farren’s No 18 jersey with an impressive win over Cork City at the Brandywell. (...)

Here’s your team-by-team guide to this season’s national Premier League. Photograph: Inpho

Bohemians Last year: 5th. Title odds: 50/1. The early season form of Keith Long’s side was one of the great surprises of last year and though they r(...)

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(...)