Everton and Republic of Ireland full back Seamus Coleman on a visit to Evelyn Community Primary School in Prescot. Photograph courtesy of Everton FC

Evelyn Community Primary School, Prescot: on the outskirts of Liverpool, where it merges into broader Merseyside, Seamus Coleman is moving from table (...)

Leicester City’s N’Golo Kanté (centre)  is arguably the best player in the Premiership at the moment.  Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Now they’re going to believe us, Now they’re going to believe us, Now they’re going to believe us, We’re going to win the league. As Leicester City f(...)

He was torn between his delight at playing on such a superb team with the more basic fact of missing the uncomplicatedness of life at joyously unfashionable Blackburn.

Will Ireland produce a player like Damien Duff again? And if so when? And if so how? Not for the first time, Duff popped up out of the blue to put a (...)

Former Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff with the new national jersey. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.

It is still early days but Damien Duff admits that he already struggling to cope with retirement. The five-a-sides with mates aren’t quite providing t(...)

Damien Duff: “You’re playing 5-a-side and you feel good and you think maybe I could do another year but, listen, in my gut I know I’ve made the right decision.”

Four months after retiring from professional football, Damien Duff was at Lifestyle Sports in Grafton Street yesterday to promote the company’s Euro (...)

Stephen McPhail: “When I was travelling around, following Rovers as a young lad it was something that I would have been hoping  I would have the chance to do.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He did, he admits, think long and hard about hanging up his boots in the close season but eventually, he says, the lure of playing one more season and(...)

Graham Barrett: ‘What is most frustrating is that the reasons we are so far behind are as clear as day. Our structures are outdated and they have been failing us for a long time, yet we still dance around the subject and pretend that we are doing something, when the reality is that we are not doing nearly enough.’

I believe there are huge issues at grassroots/underage level within Irish football - issues that are either not given enough recognition, underplayed (...)

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has done a miraculous job in getting his side to the top of the English Premier League table. Photograph: Reuters.

There’s lots to love about this English Premier League season, not least if you’re a bookie who hasn’t had to pay out on an accumulator in six months.(...)

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(...)

Damien Duff celebrates his goal for the Republic of Ireland against Saudi Arabia     at the International Stadium  in Yokohama, Japan during the 2002 World Cup. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff has brought down the curtain on his illustrious playing career after 20 years. The 36-year-old from Bal(...)