Shamrock Rovers midfielder Patrick Cregg is optimistic about hiSs side’s league campaign in the long run. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

At home to Bray Wanderers on Friday night and a trip to bottom side Longford Town next weekend offers Shamrock Rovers the not unreasonable expectatio(...)

Dundalk were held for a 1-1 draw by Derry on Friday night at Oriel Park. Photograph: Inpho

Dundalk 1 Derry City 1 There was no separating the top two at Oriel Park on Friday night as Dundalk and Derry City ended the game with 10 aside and a(...)

Cork City manager John Caulfield. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Having kicked off the season with a morale boosting win in the President’s Cup, Cork City now head to Oriel Park where the stakes might be said to be(...)

Here’s your team-by-team guide to this season’s national Premier League. Photograph: Inpho

Bohemians Last year: 5th. Title odds: 50/1. The early season form of Keith Long’s side was one of the great surprises of last year and though they r(...)

Dundalk and Cork City will do battle in this weekend’s President’s Cup final. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

Having hurtled through their respective pre-seasons, 2016 title contenders Dundalk and Cork City come face to face in the President’s Cup on Saturday (...)

Stephen Kenny: “We believe in ourselves but we know all about Cork. We know we have to earn the right to win.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The ease with which they have swept to their second consecutive league title may make it hard for the Dundalk players to fathom but completing the (...)

Drogheda United’s Michael Schlingermann on being named as goalkeeper in the Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland team of the year: “it’s a personal highlight rather than a team highlight.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Naturally delighted to be named by his peers as goalkeeper in the Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland team of the year, Micheál Schlin(...)

Dundalk are League of Ireland champions for the second year running after a 1-1 draw away at Shamrock Rovers secured the title. Photograph: Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Dundalk They say a good neighbour is always there to lend a helping hand and so it proved last night as Dundalk were crowne(...)

Richie Towell of Dundalk celebrates scoring his side’s equaliser in injury time. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Bohemians 2 Dundalk 2 Keith Long’s Bohemians side have done more than any other club so far to keep the title race alive this season. But (...)

Dundalk’s Richie Towell reacts after he conceded a late free against BATE Borisov in the Uefa Champions League second qualifying round second leg at  Oriel Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dundalk 0 BATE Borisov 0 (BATE progress 2-1 on aggregate) There was evidence in the performance over the two legs that Stephen Kenny’s “project” at O(...)