New Donegal manager Rory Gallagher was formerly a selector under Jim McGuinness. Here he departs a team huddle prior to the start of the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tonight in John Joe’s Pub, Kilcar’s 1989 Donegal championship-winning team, probably slower now and possibly wiser, will gather for a 25th anniversary(...)

Jannik Vestergaard of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim celebrates a goal during the Bundesliga match against SC Freiburg at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim. Photo:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

The last leg of the journey to Hoffenheim provides a pretty clear early indication that you are going to a different type of Bundesliga club. Mannh(...)

Fulham have sacked manager Felix Magath after a dismal run left them bottom of the Championship. Photograph: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Felix Magath has been sacked as manager of Championship strugglers Fulham. A statement on the club’s official website confirmed chairman Shahid Khan h(...)

Damien Duff and his son Woody (centre) and soccer players united for Heart Children Ireland. Photograph: Andres Poveda

A year ago the fear was that his young son might be restricted in his everyday life by the congenital heart condition that required surgery at six mon(...)

When the ball was at Wes Hoolahan’s feet against Portugal in the recent friendly at Meadowlands, one could relax and hope that just maybe, something thrilling and special was going to happen. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The sight of Wes Hoolahan out there on the field in Meadowlands said it all. There were few green shirts on the trains leaving Penn Station for Mead(...)

 Damien Duff has agreed a one-year deal to join Melbourne City on a free transfer. Photograph: Phil Cole/PA

Melbourne City have confirmed that former Republic of Ireland international Damien Duff has agreed a one-year deal to join the Australian club on a (...)

Damien Duff in action against France during a World Cup qualifier football in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The bitter pill of Damien Duff’s relegation from top flight football will be softened with new accounts showing that his UK firm is sitting on a cash (...)

Damien Duff: “T
here’s nothing better than playing for your country but not one bit of me ever wants to go back.”

The Easter coaching camps mean it’s been hectic at the Fulham training ground in south London this week, with countless kids milling about the (...)

Fulham winger Damien Duff is currently recovering from a knee operation and does not expect to play in the Premier League again. Photograph: Getty.

Damien Duff appears to have played his last game in the Premier League with the 35-year-old Dubliner confirming that he will leave Fulham at th(...)

Damien Duff. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Former Republic of Ireland international Damien Duff (knee) may not only have played his last game in the current campaign but potentially a f(...)