Robbie Keane of LA Galaxy is challenged by Keith Fahey of Shamrock Rovers during the match in Tallaght. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 0 LA Galaxy 1The build up to this game was a bit of a Robbie Keane road-show but the celebrated striker’s supporting cast eased the ML(...)

Kevin Doyle delaying move. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kevin Doyle is expected to delay any decision on his future until after the birth of his second child over the next couple of weeks with the 31 year-o(...)

Emile Heskey is back in English football with Bolton having spent two season playing with Newcastle Jets in Australia. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

The framed jerseys on the walls of the basement den in Emile Heskey’s Cheshire home provide a reminder their owner is in the twilight of a fine caree(...)

Journalist Tracie Joyce in the Athlone office of Travellers’ Voice magazine. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

According to Tracie Joyce’s mother, she “came out talking”. Often asking questions. It made journalism an obvious career choice. “Writing is so(...)

 Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche walks past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the Fifa Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich. Photograph: Valeriano Di Domenico / Inpho 1:47

As Stephanie Roche turns her attention to making something like a living from the game she plays so well, Real Madrid star Ronaldo has signalled hi(...)

Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool at the end of the season, with manager Brendan Rodgers unable to guarantee him a place in the side. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

‘This has been the toughest decision of my life and one which both me and my family have agonised over for a good deal of time.”Considering that the d(...)

Reunion on the cards?  Robbie Keane (left) and Steven Gerrard durign their time together at Liverpool in the 2008/09 season. Photograph: Getty Images

Captain Steven Gerrard will join a US Major League Soccer team when he quits Liverpool at the end of the season but has yet to commit to a club. The (...)

Robbie Keane wants to keep scoring goals and prove to Martin O’Neill he should be Ireland’s first-choice striker. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

Robbie Keane has all but ruled out a mid-winter return to the Premier League with the 34-year-old saying he is extremely tempted by the offers he has (...)

Paddy ‘Rala’ O’Reilly celebrates with the Ireland rugby team on there way back to Dublin after winning the Six Nations last season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paddy O’Reilly, or ‘Rala’ as the Irish rugby team calls him, has been Ireland’s bagman for the last 20 years and ‘Baggage Master’, an uppity title (...)

Robbie Keane of Los Angeles Galaxy may have piqued   the interest of  Premier League manager with doubt over his future in MLS.  Photograph:   Harry How/Getty Images

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has played down the prospect of a move for Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane who recently suggested his days at LA (...)