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(...)

Dundalk’s Ronan Finn celebrates scoring from the penalty spot in the Airtricity League game against   Sligo Rovers at Oriel park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dundalk 1 Sligo Rovers 0 Dundalk moved three points clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity League table thanks to Ronan Finn’s 44th-minute penalty (...)

Bohemians manager Keith Long: Beating Longford Town and Bray  Wanderers will have injected a bit of confidence in to his side. Photograph: Inpho

Having lost to St Patrick’s Athletic at home a few weeks ago and then produced what manager Pat Fenlon described as a “gutless” performance against D(...)

Mark Timlin of St Pat’s celebrates scoring the first goal of the game against Bohemians with Christy Fagan and Billy Dennehy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 3 Bohemians 0 Liam Buckley’s side got comfortably the better of a disappointing Bohemians side at Richmond Park to build impres(...)

Here’s your team-by-team guide to this season’s national Premier League. Photograph: Inpho

Bohemians Last year: 5th. Title odds: 50/1. The early season form of Keith Long’s side was one of the great surprises of last year and though they r(...)

Graham Barrett: ‘What is most frustrating is that the reasons we are so far behind are as clear as day. Our structures are outdated and they have been failing us for a long time, yet we still dance around the subject and pretend that we are doing something, when the reality is that we are not doing nearly enough.’

I believe there are huge issues at grassroots/underage level within Irish football - issues that are either not given enough recognition, underplayed (...)

Christy Fagan was on the scoresheet for St Patrick’s Athletic in their victory over Longford Town. Photograph: Inpho

Longford Town 0 St Patrick’s Athletic 3 Goals from Christy Fagan, James Chambers and Aaron Greene, coupled to a fine goalkeeping display by Conor O’Ma(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic manager Liam Buckley is hoping to have striker Christy Fagan available for Saturday’s EA Sports Cup Final against Galway United. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dundalk’s FAI Cup semi-final against Longford Town has been fixed for Friday, October 2nd (7.25)with Cork’s trip to Bray coming two days later on Sund(...)

Mark O’Sullivan celebrates scoring Cork City’s second goal against St Patrick’s Athletic in the FAI Cup game at Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Cork City 4 St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Garry Buckley scored twice as Cork City got back to winning ways with victory over St Patrick’s Athletic in(...)

Cork City’s Alan Bennett: “We have the perfect opportunity now to put it all behind us, to get a good result against St Pat’s.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

“We are,” says Cork City skipper Alan Bennett with considerable conviction, “a team that can beat anyone on our day.” The problem for Cork just now i(...)