The new Republic of Ireland manager Tom Mohan: “I hope my experience with the Under-17s will stand to me as I know how much of a challenge this position will be with the competition around Europe improving year on year.”

Former Finn Harps midfielder Tom Mohan has been appointed manager of the Irish Under-19 team following the recent departure of Paul Doolin after six y(...)

Mark Kinsella: will face the task of trying to halt Drogheda United’s alarming slump. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Mark Kinsella is to succeed Johnny McDonnell as manager of Drogheda United with the 43-year-old initially takin(...)

Keith Treacy has joined Drogheda United. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Keith Treacy has become the latest former Republic of Ireland international to be recruited by a League of Ireland club with the 26 year-old Dubliner (...)

Dundalk players celebrate John Mountney’s late  winner in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Drogheda United at   United Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Drogheda United 1 Dundalk 2 If Dundalk’s first priority here was to put a bit of distance between them and their title rivals before turning th(...)

Drogheda United manager Johnny McDonnell: his side have taken just short of half of the 21 points they currently have thanks to three wins and a draw in their last four games. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the chasing pack all involved in European games, Dundalk have the opportunity to go six points clear at the top of the table on Friday, but to d(...)

Dinny Corcoran scored both of Sligo Rovers goals as they claimed their first home league win of the season against Drogheda United at the Showgrounds. Photo:   Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sligo Rovers 2 Drogheda United 0 Striker Dinny Corcoran scored twice as Sligo Rovers finally won a Premier Division game at home on Saturday. (...)

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(...)

Dundalk’s Richie Towell slide tackles Shamrock Rover’s Kieran Marty Waters. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

With the end of the first round of fixtures generally seen as a decent time to take stock of how the league is shaping up, Dundalk should be happy wi(...)

THE BEST The Bloodied Field by Michael Foley (O’Brien Press, €16.99) A sports book, a history book, a thriller. Like a quietly determined geek wit(...)

Dave O’Donovan (Muskerry) celebrates their win on the 18th green to clinch victory in the final of the AIG Barton Shield at Carton House yesterday. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

at Carton House Deliverance comes to those who wait, even if Muskerry Golf Club must have wondered if their virtue of patience would ever be rewarded.(...)