Jack Grealish: will be hoping to make a big impression with  Aston Villa’s first team this season. Photo: David Rogers/Getty

There will be few better days for Roy Keane to combine his club and county roles than the opening day of this new Premier League season.Aston Villa’s (...)

Republic of Ireland’s Jack Grealish (centre) celebrates scoring his side’s third goal with Samir Carruthers and Anthony Forde during the Uefa under-21 qualifier at The Showgrounds in Sligo. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Republic of Ireland U21 5 Faroe Islands U21 2: Aiden O’Brien claimed a double as the Republic of Ireland under-21s staged an early blitz to see off th(...)

Ireland’s Matt Doherty scored two against the Faroe Islands.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Noel King praised the character of his Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad last night after they came from behind in the Faroe Islands to open their(...)

Ciaran Clark has agreed a new deal with Villa

Republic of Ireland defender Ciaran Clark has signed a new three-year contract at Aston Villa. The new deal will tie him to Villa Park until the summe(...)

Derry’s David McDaid (left) has rejoined the club from York City.

Derry City have sought to strengthen their title challenge with the re-signing of last year’s top scorer David McDaid, who was available after parting(...)

Republic of Ireland under-21 international Samir Carruthers. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Denmark U21 0 Republic of Ireland U21 0: Noel King’s Republic of Ireland under-21s claimed a battling friendly draw in Denmark despite having to play (...)

Derry City midfielder Barry McNamee has been called into the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland Under-21 manager Noel King today called Derry City’s Barry McNamee into his squad to face Denmark in a friendly on May 31st(...)