Shamrock Rovers midfielder Patrick Cregg is optimistic about hiSs side’s league campaign in the long run. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

At home to Bray Wanderers on Friday night and a trip to bottom side Longford Town next weekend offers Shamrock Rovers the not unreasonable expectatio(...)

 Dane Massey of Dundalk reacts to missing a chance at Ferrycarrig Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wexford Youths 1 Dundalk 2 Ciaran Kilduff deprived Wexford Youths of a first Premier Division point with a late winner at Ferrycarrig Park to keep th(...)

Cork City striker Seán Maguire celebrates scoring his second goal in the   SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against Bohemians at  Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork City 2 Bohemians 0 A second-half brace from new striker Seán Maguire got the runners-up of the last two seasons, Cork City, off to a winning sta(...)

Damien Duff: “I feel good in training but I’ve trained only three times in seven months which is a bit risky so we’ll leave it to the manager and see how it goes.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Damien Duff is hoping for even a few minutes of football when Shamrock Rovers take on Cork City this evening in Tallaght where both sides could do wit(...)

Daryl Horgan (far right)   celebrates scoring his and Dundalk’s first goal in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division game against St Patrick’s  Athletic at Richmond Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Dundalk 2 One by one and with apparently increasing ease Dundalk clear the hurdles that stand between them and another title. (...)

Conan Byrne scored St Patrick’s Athletic’s equalising goal on his 100th appearance for the club against Longford Town. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Longford Town 2 St Patrick’s Athletic 2A goal on his 100th appearance for the club from Conan Byrne saw St Patrick’s come from 2-0 down with 10 men to(...)

Christy Fagan scores for St Patrick’s Athletic during the FAI Ford Cup Final against Derry City at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Derry City 0 St Patrick’s Athletic 2 In a league the size of Ireland’s and with the Dubliners generally up there amongst the better teams, sometimes t(...)

Limerick FC striker  Rory Gaffney with his SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month Award for August at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photo:  Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Conan Byrne wants St Patrick’s Athletic’s form and focus to ensure they move a major step closer to securing a European place next summer when Shamroc(...)

Alan Mathews’s Bray side will be aiming to avoid a third straight defeat against the defending champions. Photograph: Inpho

Dundalk’s potentially key league game against Shamrock Rovers has been rescheduled for Monday, October 13th. The title chasers had hoped that the game(...)

St. Patrick’s Athletic’s Ken Oman argues with the fourth official after being sent off at Oriel Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk 0, St Patrick’s Athletics 0 There was little to choose between Dundalk and St Patrick’s Athletic at Oriel Park last night with both sides fi(...)