Robbie Keane took full part in Ireland training on Friday despite the death of his cousin on Thursday. Photograph: Inpho

Robbie Keane took a full part in the Ireland squad’s training this morning in Malahide despite the tragedy that claimed the life of one of his cousins(...)

The FA Cup semi final win against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium was a breakthrough moment for Given  and Villa. Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images

In the car from the train station, it starts. Unintentionally, it’s a bit heavy. How was Saturday, then? It is a standard question to put to a footbal(...)

Tim Sherwood says Christian Benteke should aim higher than Liverpool if he is to leave Aston Villa. Photograph: PA

Christian Benteke goes into the FA Cup final on Saturday with Aston Villa’s manager, Tim Sherwood, telling him he should set his sights higher than Li(...)

Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given has played in every round of the FA Cup this season. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Shay Given is expected to be fit to play for Aston Villa in the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday. The 39-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkee(...)

 Riyad Mahrez scored twice for Leicester City in their 2-0 win over Southampton. Photograph: Afp

Leicester City 2 Southampton 0 Leicester continued their march towards Barclays Premier League survival against Southampton at the King Power S(...)

Tom Cleverley and Christian Benteke were both on the scoresheet for Aston Villa as they beat Everton 3-2 at Villa Park. Photograph: PA

Aston Villa 3 Everton 2Christian Benteke’s brace inspired Aston Villa to a vital 3-2 victory over lacklustre Everton. The red hot striker scored his n(...)

“It’s not nice and you feel like you’ve let people down . . . it is terrible to go through and you just have to accept it,” says Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, who has been relegated three times in his career. Photograph: Getty. 1:11

Preparing to leave Burnley’s Gawthorpe Hall training ground after another morning workout, Stephen Ward flashes a wide grin having shared a joke with (...)

 Roy Keane emerges from the Olympia Theatre with the squad members after watching I Keano. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Bearing the steely-eyed, unyielding glare of a Roman centurion, Roy Keane marched from the Olympia Theatre on Friday without uttering a word on the la(...)

Shay Given is looking to reclaim the Ireland number one shirt from David Forde Photograph: Inpho

Shay Given insists that his aim is to displace David Forde rather than just help to prepare him for the Republic of Ireland’s vital European champions(...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish: was named under-21 player of the year at the 3-sponsored FAI International awards. Photograph: Reuters

Jack Grealish has signalled his intention to make himself available for the Republic of Ireland at the start of next season. Asked about his positi(...)