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(...)

Gavin Brennan curls home Shamrock Rovers’ fourth goal during the Aitricity League Premier Division  game against Bohemians at Dalymount Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bohemians 0 Shamrock Rovers 4 More blood and guts than gutless this from Shamrock Rovers who comprehensively drew a line under their poor run of rece(...)

 Dane Massey of Dundalk reacts to missing a chance at Ferrycarrig Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wexford Youths 1 Dundalk 2 Ciaran Kilduff deprived Wexford Youths of a first Premier Division point with a late winner at Ferrycarrig Park to keep th(...)

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. (...)

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(...)

Ian Morris and Killian Brennan celebrate after St Patrick’s Athletic penalty shootout win over Shamrock Rovers which saw them reach the League Cup final. Photograph: Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 0 St. Patrick’s Athletic 0 (St Patrick’s Athletic win 4-2 on penalties) A terrific save from Conor O’Malley in the penalty shootout pr(...)

Brandon Miele scores twice in Shamrock Rovers’ victory over Limerick in their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, match at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 4 Limerick 1 Having opened the scoring with a spectacular strike, Brandon Miele completed Shamrock Rovers’ tally with the goal of the (...)

Shamrock Rovers’ Mickey Drennan takes a free kick during the Uefa Europa League second qualifying round, second leg against Odd BK at the Skagerak Arena in Skien, Norway. Photograph: Tor Erik Schrøder/Inpho

Odd BK 2 Shamrock Rovers 1 (Odd progress 4-1 on agg) Late strikes from Ole Jorgen Halvorsen and Steffen Hagen were more than sufficient for Odd BK to (...)

Shamrock Rovers striker Mikey Drennan celebrates with Simon Madden after scoring the first goal of the game  against Derry City at Tallaght Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 4 Derry City 1 Adding a well-taken goal to two assists, Marty Waters helped give Shamrock Rovers a second successive comforta(...)

Killian Brennan of St Patrick’s Athletic  battles with  Stephen McPhail of Shamrock Rovers during the  FAI  Cup second round match at  Richmond Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 2 Shamrock Rovers 1 For Shamrock Rovers, the “cup specialists” tag must feel like a cruel jibe on nights like this. It had been(...)