Robbie Brady celebrates with manager Martin O’Neill after the game at the Aviva. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Just after Paul Lambert was appointed as manager of Wycombe Wanderers in June 2006, he got a call from one of his mentors, who had worked wonders at t(...)

A shaft of sunlight falls on the Villa supporters during the English Premier League football match against Swansea City at Villa Park. Photograph: Getty Images

Ex-Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes expectation levels at his struggling former club are too high. Villa go to Southampton in the Capital One(...)

Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish celebrates his side’s second goal in the FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium last April. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP Photo

There is a story that does the rounds among the compact Gaelic football community in Warwickshire of Jack Grealish’s first match for his local club, J(...)

Mary Carolan A solicitor has been struck off for professional misconduct over “totally dishonouring” an undertaking to provide security for a €450,00(...)

Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill will be allowed to leave for Leicester City. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The FAI insists that they have received no approach from Leicester City regarding Martin O’Neill and maintain that a suggestion made in the British me(...)

Eoin McKeogh got a temporary order preventing republishing online of a video clip.

A solicitor who formerly acted for a student in proceedings over an internet video clip falsely portraying him as a taxi fare evader in Dublin is seek(...)

Despite signing for a club record fee of £24 million Darren Bent didn’t enjoy a happy time at Aston Villa and his release comes as no great surprise. Photo: Neville Williams/Getty Images

Aston Villa have offered a new contract to defender Ron Vlaar but released striker Darren Bent, the club have confirmed. Enda Stevens will also leave (...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish looks to evade Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel and Emre Can during an impressive display in the FA Cup sem-final. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Xavi Hernandez is one of those players of whom people say: he makes the game look easy. He’s also the first one to argue that it’s not really like (...)

European Central Bank  president Mario Draghi: the Euro’s decline is a repercussion of the European Central Bank’s bond-buying spree and growing expectations of a US interest rate rise. Photograph: EPA

The euro has fallen to a near 12-year low against the dollar, as the repercussions of the European Central Bank’s bond-buying spree and growing expect(...)

Shay Given produced a vintage display to keep Aston Villa level in the first half of their FA Cup fifth round tie with Leicester City. Photograph: Seán Dempsey/AFP Photo

Aston Villa 2 Leicester City 1Tim Sherwood made an instant impact at Aston Villa when he left his seat in the directors’ box to address the players a(...)