Noel Cantwell:   the former Manchester United and Republic  captain Noel Cantwell was a double international,  representing his country at both soccer  and cricket. Photograph: PA.

Former Irish soccer and cricket international Noel Cantwell is to be honoured in his native Cork later this year when a road near where he grew up is(...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (R) - who is from Derry - and his assistant Roy Keane - a Corkman -  commentating for ITV on  the UEFA Champions League match between Real Sociedad and Manchester United in San Sebastian, Spain, earlier this week. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has proposed the creation of an all-Ireland soccer team to play charity games against England, alternately in Croke Park and Wemb(...)

Alex Ferguson poses with the Scottish FA Cup

As John Delaney was unveiling Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane as the new Irish soccer leadership on the Pat Kenny Show Sir Alex Ferguson was staging his (...)

Eamon Dunphy’s  memoir The Rocky Road was launched last night in Patrick Guilbaud’s in Dublin.Photograph: Dave Meehan

The autobiography of the man known as Ireland’s most controversial football pundit was last night launched by the writer of what is currently Ireland’(...)

In the box: Eamon Dunphy, Liam Brady, Johnny Giles and Bill O’Herlihy watch Ireland play Austria in their studio at Ernst Happel Stadium, in Vienna. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When RTÉ’s coverage returned to the panel after the Sweden and Austria soccer games, Bill O’Herlihy skipped past Johnny Giles, did not stop at Liam Br(...)

Giovanni Trapattoni makes a rare appearance at a Premier League ground to take in Norwich City’s clash against Arsenal at Carrow Road last season. Photograph: Ian Kington/Getty Images

The overdue removal of Giovanni Trapattoni from his post yesterday morning will have an immediate impact this Saturday when the Premier League and Cha(...)

In pure trophy terms, Alex Ferguson is unmatched as Britain’s best manager. His 13th Premier League title represented the 49th time he had got his (...)