Jack Grealish: will be hoping to make a big impression with  Aston Villa’s first team this season. Photo: David Rogers/Getty

There will be few better days for Roy Keane to combine his club and county roles than the opening day of this new Premier League season.Aston Villa’s (...)

Former World Cup winner with Argentina Ossie Ardiles with (L-R) John Giles, Bill O’Herlihy, Eamon Dunphy, Darragh Maloney, Ray Houghton, Kenny Cunningham, Richie Sadlier, Tony O’Donoghue, John Kenny and Ronnie Whelan at RTÉ Sport’s launch of its 2014 World Cup coverage. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Well, that was a highly stellar Montrose midfield on the couch: Ray Houghton on the right, Ossie Ardiles and John Giles working in tandem in the ce(...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (R) - who is from Derry - and his assistant Roy Keane - a Corkman -  commentating for ITV on  the UEFA Champions League match between Real Sociedad and Manchester United in San Sebastian, Spain, earlier this week. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has proposed the creation of an all-Ireland soccer team to play charity games against England, alternately in Croke Park and Wemb(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney with former Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni

The board of the FAI is set to meet, most likely later today, in order to weigh up where its search for a successor to Giovanni Trapattoni stands almo(...)

Martin O’Neill, or whoever gets the gig as next manager of the Irish football team, is going to get quite a lot of quids, but it’s hard to shake the suspicion that nothing else but perfection is going to keep the critics off his back once that initial burst of “new-era-fresh-start-everyone’s-shoulder-to-the-wheel” enthusiasm wears off. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

An old Irish Press colleague, the late Brian Featherstonhaugh, had an admirably straight-forward response to anyone ringing in complaining about mista(...)