Lukasz Fabianski saves a header from Robbie Keane. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

First, just a quick thanks to rugby for the half decent job it did of filling the international telly gap between November and last night, but, at las(...)

Stephen Quinn has played in three of Ireland’s four European qualifiers so far. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Having waited six years after he was first called up to the senior squad before winning his first cap, much of that spell spent in the international w(...)

Republic of Ireland internationals   Stephen Quinn and Kevin Doyle during  training  at Gannon Park in  Malahide. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Stephen Quinn has warned the Republic of Ireland not to be fooled into believing they only have to shackle lethal striker Robert Lewandowski to get th(...)

Stephen Ward: played for Bohemians in the League of Ireland after finishing with Home Farm. He later moved to Wolves. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho 1:18

Back home on a rare weekend off, Stephen Quinn returned to the place where his love affair with football was first sparked and summarized that the mo(...)

 Enterprise Ireland named Jobbio as one of their high-potential start-ups and provided part of the €1m funding. Photograph: Frank Miller

Online jobs marketplace Jobbio is planning to ramp up its international expansion in the wake of a €1 million funding round. The company, established(...)

Bradford City’s Billy Clarke: “On paper, it’s not as hard as the last round,” says Clarke of the FA Cup tie against Sunderland after his side’s stunning 4-2 win over Chelsea in the fourth round. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty

Billy Clarke sounds settled, and that is not a glib assessment with which to begin. When Clarke’s career is reviewed, what stands out is the movement,(...)

Alexis Sanchez scored the second for  Arsenal  against Hull City   at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters

Arsenal 2 Hull City 0When his number finally went up, the Emirates Stadium rose as one. There were 84 minutes on the clock when Alexis Sánchez was per(...)

 Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring a goal in the  Premier League game against West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/EPA

Premier League round-up: Arsenal battled to a 2-1 win at West Ham to close in on the top four of the Premier League.The Irons, who had started the day(...)

Raheem Sterling of Liverpool goes down in the penalty area during the  Premier League match against Sunderland at Anfield. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Brendan Rodgers’s decision to rest Steven Gerrard failed to pay dividends as even the Liverpool captain’s emergence off the b(...)

Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill and his backroom team. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having regularly bemoaned the lengthy periods of inactivity through his first few months in the job and itched to get going on the competitive front, (...)