Paddy Andrews and Bernard Brogan following Dublin’s victory over Monaghan in the quarter-final at Croke Park. “There are so many guys there to take your place. . . I’d say it’s a very good thing because it makes the team perform better.” Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Some things are constant, some things aren’t. We don’t know what the lifespan of this Dublin team will be and yet most of the country can reel off a h(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will announce his squad for Oman and Georgia on Thursday morning.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Seven games into his Republic of Ireland managerial tenure and the path ahead of Martin O’Neill looks much the same as it did when the Euro 2016 draw(...)

James McCarthy of Everton has a bright future at Everton, according to manager Roberto Martinez.  Photograph:  Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images

Robero Martinez has dismissed speculation surrounding the future of Ireland’s James McCarthy and insisted the midfielder and his international colleag(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McMamamon: “There’s a kind of transparency in the way Jim picks on form so that it doesn’t really fester in anyone’s mind that he has his favourites or anything like that.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At some point or other over the week just gone, Kevin McManamon will have made time to keep time. He’ll have called around to his younger brother S(...)

 Michael Darragh Macauley fires home Leinster’s second goal during the Leinster SFC quarter-final against Laois at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 2-21 Laois 0-16: It took them a while to get the ship pointed in the right direction but in the end Dublin’s progress was pretty smooth at Crok(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane and goalkeeper David Forde at the squad’s training session in Malahide, yesterday, ahead of tomorrow’s game with Turkey. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill may have been happy enough to play ball as the press corps played on the possibility of Roy Keane returning to Celtic as manager for al(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane at Gannon Park, Malahide, today. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Roy Keane has made it pretty clear that he anticipates staying where he is and suggested strongly that James McCarthy should do the same after specula(...)

Everton’s James McCarthy (right) and Hull City’s Stephen Quinn in action during the Barclays Premier League match at KC Stadium, Hull.  Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

After a lifeless first half Norwich slipped down to the Championship without much fuss as Arsenal cruised to a 2-0 victory at Carrow Road.The Gunners(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton with the Division One trophy at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

For those with the growing feeling that something special could be afoot with this Dublin team, this was another afternoon’s nourishment. For e(...)

Everton’s Kevin Mirallas scores his side’s  second goal past Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea during the  Premier League match at Goodison Park. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Everton 2 Manchester United 0 This dismal Man(...)