Maggie Cantwell, wife of the late Manchester United star Noel Cantwell, and her daughter Kate talking with Roy Keane at the opening of Noel Cantwell Walk in the Mardyke area of Cork City. Photograph: Provision

Former Irish soccer and cricket international Noel Cantwell was on Friday honoured in his native Cork when a pedestrian passageway near where he grew (...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney has said the saga over when the 2022 Qatar World Cup will be played has been damaging for Fifa. (Photograph: David Maher / SPORTSFILE)

FAI chief executive John Delaney has said the debate over what time of year the 2022 Qatar World Cup will be played has been damaging for Fifa. A Fifa(...)

FAI CEO John Delaney, at 47, won’t be affected by the age limit for senior council members for a while yet.

EMMET MALONE Soccer Correspondent Eight months after the rules were similarly changed so as to allow a number of the association’s officer board to e(...)

A group of Irish soccer fans have claimed they were wrongly depicted online as ‘drunken hooligans’ who participated in the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief John Delaney’s ‘shoes and socks’ incident during Euro 2012 .  Photograph: Dara MacDomhnaill

A group of Irish soccer fans have claimed they were wrongly depicted online as “drunken hooligans” who participated in the Football Association of Ire(...)

Construction under way at the National Stadium for the Baku 2015 European Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

Typical of Pat Hickey to answer my first question before he’s even asked. Hickey hasn’t lasted a quarter of a century – or a record seven terms – a(...)

Wingman: Gerry Adams’s apology was backed up by Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

What was your favourite apology of the week? There were so many that it’s hard to choose only one. Was it John Delaney eventually saying sorry? Maybe (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (right) revealed that Keane had talked to him a couple of weeks back about the difficulty he was experiencing as he tried to juggle both roles and  welcomed that he had decided to stick with the Irish job. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Shay Given may again be asked to act as Paul Lambert’s assistant for the Premier League game at Burnley today as the Aston Villa manager looks to reo(...)

A copy of the West Australian newspaper showing headlines surrounding the death of Phillip Hughes. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 28, 2014, 08:32

James O’Donoghue has provided an insight into his great year, “shouldering the burden” of becoming Kerry’s talisman in the absence of Colm Cooper, but(...)

Brendan Rodgers the manager of Liverpool looks on from the bench on Wednesday night. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 27, 2014, 08:30

The Champions League action continued last night with both Liverpool and Arsenal attempting to make it a first clean sweep of Premier League victories(...)

Sergio Aguero celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third and matchwinning goal last night. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 26, 2014, 08:32

The Champions League returned last night and it certainly didn’t disappoint, a smash and grab Manchester City victory over Bayern Munich keeping their(...)