Former soccer players Chris Kamara and Niall Quinn   in Dublin on Tuesday. Quinn said there needs to be more of a focus on the development of young Irish players. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s a discussion often had when it comes to Irish sport but rarely does a revolutionary plan come about to improve domestic and international foot(...)

Roy Keane at the launch of the SSE Airtricity Under-17 National League at FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown yesterday. Keane called for more Irish players to be playing at top level. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO
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  • July 28, 2015, 08:07

Jim McGuinness: Cork the victims of a flawed competition format In today’s paper the former Donegal manager poses the question why the All-Irel(...)

Former Ireland and Manchester United captain Roy Keane played for Rockmount and Cobh Ramblers in Ireland before moving Nottingham Forrest. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Roy Keane believes that Ireland don’t have enough players playing regular football at a top level and that it is affecting the national squad. The the(...)

Former German striker Oliver Bierhoff shows the name of Wales during the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Photograph: Getty Images

‘Wales?” George Hamilton’s exclamation was disbelieving, as though a little part of him suspected Oliver Bierhoff and Jérôme Valcke were playing some (...)

 Aleksandr Kerzhakov draws Ireland in World Cup qualification Group D. Photograph: Reuters

Martin O’Neill will be relieved to have avoided the continent’s biggest guns in the draw for the European section of the World Cup 2018 qualifiers (...)

The preliminary draw for  the World Cup qualifiers will take place in St Petersburg on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

Spare a thought for Zimbabwe as you tune into Saturday afternoon’s draw for the next World Cup’s qualifying stages: thrown out of a Fifa tournament(...)

Roy Keane’s legal action against bookmaker Paddy Power will be heard by the Commercial Court. Photograph: PA

Roy Keane has sued alleging his constitutional rights were breached when bookmakers Paddy Power used his face on a mocked up image of Braveheart prio(...)

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(...)

Conor McGregor, who fights for the interim UFC featherweight title against Chad Mendes in Las Vegas, throws a high kick during his open workout session in the MGM Grand. Photograph: Getty Images

Conor McGregor likes to give the impression that no external force can possibly affect the serene course of his ship of destiny. “The ship was sailing(...)

Betting has been suspended for Martin O’Neill to take over at Leicester City. Photograph: Inpho

Martin O’Neill looks set to be the new Leicester City manager - if one leading bookmaker is anything to go by. The current Irish manager was at the he(...)