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(...)

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(...)

Sligo Rovers manager Dave Robertson: says the the scoreless draw against Cork gives his side “a foundation from which to build on”. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

While it is tighter than expected at the top of the Premier Division, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the early season table is the sight of Sl(...)

 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(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill announces his squad. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He may have effectively ended Damien Delaney’s international career at Friday’s squad announcement but Martin O’Neill also started to look beyond the(...)

Shamrock Rovers take on Wexford Youths in their first home game of the season this evening. Manager Pat Fenlon is hoping that Danny North can build(...)

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 Our structures are outdated and they have been failing us for a long time, yet we still dance around the subject and pretend that we are doing something, when the reality is that we are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 (...)

Shamrock Rovers manger Pat Fenlon: “You’ve got to be open-minded to this sort of stuff. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime.” Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers manager Pat Fenlon has laughed off the suggestion that taking his players to an Indian city he has never seen for what may prove to th(...)

Damien Duff celebrates his goal for the Republic of Ireland against Saudi Arabia     at the International Stadium  in Yokohama, Japan during the 2002 World Cup. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff has brought down the curtain on his illustrious playing career after 20 years. The 36-year-old from Bal(...)