“It’s not nice and you feel like you’ve let people down . . . it is terrible to go through and you just have to accept it,” says Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, who has been relegated three times in his career. Photograph: Getty. 1:11

Preparing to leave Burnley’s Gawthorpe Hall training ground after another morning workout, Stephen Ward flashes a wide grin having shared a joke with (...)

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott celebrates scoring their sixth goal during the League Cup fourth round 7-5 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium in October 2012. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Even schoolchildren born 50 and 60 years later know that 1927 was a special year for the FA Cup. It remains the only time in the Cup’s 143-year histor(...)

Carles Gil of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup fourth-round match against Bournemouth at Villa Park. Photograph:    Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Aston Villa 2 Bournemouth 1Before the events of a seismic Saturday on which Chelsea and Manchester City were each knocked out this tie had appeared th(...)

 Irelad captain Roy Keane in action against Portugal at Lansdowne Road. ,  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.The Irish times.

Time to draw on a selection of excellent Ireland performances from the archives.June 2001Republic of Ireland 1 Portugal 1Most Irish soccer fans will r(...)

Reading have released striker Noel Hunt following relegation. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Reading have announced that the Irish trio of Noel Hunt, Ian Harte and Jay Tabb will leave the club following their Premier League relegation.(...)

Wolverhampton Wanderers have parted company with Irish midfielder Stephen Hunt. Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images

Stephen Hunt may be added to Mick McCarthy’s shopping list at Ipswich Town after the Republic of Ireland winger was released by Wolverhampton (...)