Sligo Rovers’ Sander Puri tackles Ryan Brennan of Shamrock Rovers during the sides’ Airtricity League clash at the Showgrounds last night. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Sligo Rovers 1 Shamrock Rovers 1 Former international Damien Duff was the star attraction, but current international Sander Puri stole the head(...)

Damien Duff packed a fair bit into his few minutes on the pitch, even producing a trick or two. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 3 Cork City 0 Another win, a Damien Duff debut and a result elsewhere that puts them notionally in the driving seat to take second pl(...)

Damien Duff: “I feel good in training but I’ve trained only three times in seven months which is a bit risky so we’ll leave it to the manager and see how it goes.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Damien Duff is hoping for even a few minutes of football when Shamrock Rovers take on Cork City this evening in Tallaght where both sides could do wit(...)

Damien Duff could make his Shamrock Rovers debut in Monday’s Airtricity League game against Cork City in Tallaght. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Damien Duff says he is excited about the prospect of getting back playing ahead of Cork City’s visit to Shamrock Rovers on Monday night when the 36(...)

Damien Duff watched from the bench as his new side Shamrock Rovers beat Longford 3-1. Photograph: Inpho

Longford Town 1 Shamrock Rovers 3 Damien Duff was named on the Shamrock Rovers bench as Danny North scored two well-taken goals to sink Longford Town (...)

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(...)

Former soccer players Chris Kamara and Niall Quinn   in Dublin on Tuesday. Quinn said there needs to be more of a focus on the development of young Irish players. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s a discussion often had when it comes to Irish sport but rarely does a revolutionary plan come about to improve domestic and international foot(...)

Shamrock Rovers manager Pat Fenlon: “We simply need to score the first goal. If we can do that, then the tie changes.”   Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pat Fenlon has told his Shamrock Rovers players that there is a first time for everything as they look to make a little bit of history in Norway to(...)

Pat Fenlon can improve the professionalism at Shamrock Rovers. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers boss Pat Fenlon believes Damien Duff can bring much more than his obvious talent to the club over the next 18 months with the 46 year-(...)

Damien Duff at the end of Ireland’s defeat to Croatia at Euro 2012. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers have confirmed the signing of former Republic of Ireland international Damien Duff who joins the Dublin club on an 18-month contrac(...)