St Patrick’s Athletic’s Ger O’Brien: “The lads have been playing well lately. It’s been good, we’ve scored a few, created a lot of chances and not conceded too many.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Their recent form in Europe suggests getting a good result in Riga this afternoon shouldn’t be beyond them but for St Patrick’s Athletic sealing th(...)

Christy Fagan returns to the St Patrick’s Athletic squad for the game against Dundalk at Richmond Park. Photo:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Two years ago Dundalk’s title challenge bit the dust at Richmond Park and last September another defeat there helped Cork City to push them all the wa(...)

Pat Fenlon: “I don’t see us as chasing anybody. We made a good start to the season and we have to make sure that run continues.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Christy Fagan and Ger O’Brien face late fitness tests ahead of this evening’s Dublin derby in Inchicore, where Seán Hoare will be available again to S(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic manager Liam Buckley has yet to see the defensive improvement he targeted before the start of the season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Having said that tightening up at the back would be important if his side was to regain the title, Liam Buckley is still waiting to see improvement a(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic manager Liam Buckley at Richmond Park. “As a footballer, you want to be at the cutting edge of the league, or in semi-finals or finals of cups,” he says.  Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic manager Liam Buckley insists t the club’s remarkable run of FAI Cup final defeats will be only become a talking point within th(...)

Ger O’Brien and his St Pat’s team-mates are eager to atone for the FAI Cup final defeat to Derry City two years ago by winning the trophy this year. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Two years ago Ger O’Brien was one of many St Patrick’s Athletic players scratching about for some consolation in the aftermath of a cup final defeat (...)

Cork City  goalkeeper Mark McNulty celebrates saving a late penalty with John Dunleavy, Michael McSweeney and Dan Murray during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against Sligo Rovers at  Turner’s Cross. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

UCD 0 Dundalk 2With their main title rivals showing some real character to win and keep up the chase, this was an important win for league leaders Dun(...)

Christy Fagan of St Patrick’s Athletic scores during last night’s Champions League qualifier in Poland. Photograph: Inpho

Legia Warsaw 1 St Patrick’s Athletic 1 St Patrick’s Athletic left Legia Warsaw bewildered in Poland last night as the Inchicore side defied the odds (...)

Two-goal hero Christy Fagan eludes the challenge of Athlone’s Derek Prendergast at Richmond Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 4 Athlone Town 0 Helped by a brace(...)

Dundalk’s Brian Gartland celebrates scoring a goal against Derry. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Central defender Brian Gartland’s return to full fitness gives Dundalk a clean bill of health as they look to consolidate their lea(...)