Irelad captain Roy Keane in action against Portugal at Lansdowne Road. ,  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.The Irish times.

Time to draw on a selection of excellent Ireland performances from the archives.June 2001Republic of Ireland 1 Portugal 1Most Irish soccer fans will r(...)

Richard Dunne: In the beginning, he must have looked an outside bet to become what he eventually did: a crowd favourite, brave to a fault and a player who carried the best of the qualities of the old era with him into the new. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA

It is one of the great football images: Richard Dunne and Thierry Henry sitting together on the grass in Paris minutes after France and Ireland finish(...)

Ashley Cole has joined Roma on a free transfer. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has completed his free transfer move to Roma.The 33-year-old left back, a free agent following his rel(...)

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

Tottenham’s summer spending spree above the €100 million mark when they completed the signing of Erik Lamela from Roma.Romanian defender Vlad Chiriche(...)

Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale being treated on the pitch in the Europa League tie with FC Basel. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Tottenham have received a huge boost in their hopes for Champions League qualification with the news that Gareth Bale will return to training w(...)