Shamrock Rovers manager Pat Fenlon: “Starting with Pat’s, we’ve got to go and beat them. We’ve Cork here in a few weeks as well and we’ve got to go and try and win that.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

With just one win in seven games against the other four teams in the top five this season, Shamrock Rovers’ manager Pat Fenlon knows the importance(...)

Pat Fenlon can improve the professionalism at Shamrock Rovers. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers boss Pat Fenlon believes Damien Duff can bring much more than his obvious talent to the club over the next 18 months with the 46 year-(...)

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Shamrock Rovers manager Pat Fenlon: brings his side to Galway, then to Luxembourg for a Europa League tie on Tuesday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The league’s leading clubs must juggle domestic and European demands over the next couple of weeks. Shamrock Rovers have the most pressing schedule gi(...)

Ireland under-19s beat France 13-10 in Marcoussis. Photograph: FFR

Ireland beat France 13-10 in the first of two Under-19 internationals between the countries at the French training base of Marcoussis, just outside Pa(...)

Derek Prendergast, Derek Pender and Paddy Kavanagh of Bohs challenge with the Shamrock Rovers pair of Keith Fahey and Michael Drennan during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 0 Bohemians 0 The sublime goalkeeping of Dean Delany earned Bohemians a big point as Keith Long’s side frustrated their arch-r(...)

The Rockwell College squad celebrate their Munster Schools Rugby Senior Cup Final victory over Ardscoil Rís at Thomond Park. Photograph:    Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rockwell College 23 Ardscoil Rís 13Rockwell College won their 26th Munster Schools Senior Cup thanks to a power-packed performance at a colourful Thom(...)

Sean O’Connor opened the scoring for Shamrock Rovers in their 2-0 win at Longford Town. Photograph: Inpho

Longford Town 0 Shamrock Rovers 2First half goals from wingers Sean O’Connor and Marty Waters ensured there was no happy homecoming for Longford as a (...)

Danny North’s goal was the difference for Shamrock Rovers against St Pat’s. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Shamrock Rovers 1 St Patrick’s Athletic 0 If Ireland ever gets to stage a winter World Cup TV manufacturers might do worse than to settle on giant bui(...)

Rockwell’s Lee Molloy is tackled by Glenstal’s George O’Hara during the  Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-final at Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rockwell College 22 Glenstal Abbey 3 Two second-half tries, one early and the other near the end, gave Rockwell a deserved place in the Munster Schoo(...)