Athlone Town have parted company with manager Mick Cooke by mutual consent. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Athlone Town have parted company with first-team manager Mick Cooke by mutual consent. The 62-year-old Dubliner took over at the midlands(...)

Two-goal hero Christy Fagan eludes the challenge of Athlone’s Derek Prendergast at Richmond Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 4 Athlone Town 0 Helped by a brace(...)

Kenny Browne (left) returns to the St Patrick’s Athletic defence to face struggling Athlone Town at Inchicore tonight, while  Jason Byrne (right) should start for Bohemians against Cork City at Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

“It’s a huge ask to go to Richmond Park and get a result, but we’re well capable of doing it.” A most upbeat sentiment from Athlone Town (...)

Dundalk’s Brian Gartland celebrates scoring a goal against Derry. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Central defender Brian Gartland’s return to full fitness gives Dundalk a clean bill of health as they look to consolidate their lea(...)

Shamrock Rovers fans at Dalymount for the recent game against Bohemians.

After week two handed us a top-of-the-table clash between Bohemians and Drogheda, tonight’s first-versus-second (...)

Sligo Rovers’ Anthony Elding celebrates after scoring the winning goal in yesterday’s FAI Cup final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Anthony Elding might have the look of a hard man but as he wanders through the mixed zone at the Aviva stadium not long after scoring the winner in a (...)

Sligo Rovers striker  Anthony Elding celebrates scoring the winning goal deep in injury time during yesterday’s FAI Cup final against Drogheda United at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Drogheda United 2 Sligo Rovers 3Having recently concluded a search for the best final of the competition’s first century or so, Ford and the FAI were (...)

Drogheda United manager Mick Cooke ahead of their FAI Ford Cup final against Sligo Rovers on Sunday. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Drogheda United Media Day, The D Hotel, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

For the third time this season Drogheda United will start a cup final as underdogs but Mick Cooke and Co will console themselves as they head for B(...)

 Mick Cooke: “I came here with a plan in my mind but it’s been cut short.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Drogheda United boss Mick Cooke has declared a firm interest in the vacant Cork and Derry jobs.The 62-year-old Dubliner said he would happily relocate(...)

Referee Anthony Buttimer sends off Dundalk’s Darren Meenan during the FAI Ford Cup semi-final against Drogheda at  Hunky Dorys Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Drogheda United 1 Dundalk 0: Mick Cooke’s men made it three cup finals in a season thanks to a narrow and deeply controversial victory over rivals Dun(...)