FAI Chief Executive John Delaney: “The grant will provide facilities for players in communities across the country.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Football Association of Ireland has welcomed the government’s provision of €1.2 million in funding that will provide for six strategically import(...)

 Alex Byrne of Galway celebrates scoring his side’s third goal in the SSE Airtricity League Promotion/Relegation Play-Off 2nd Leg. Photograph: Inpho

GALWAY FC 3 UCD 1 (Galway win 5-1 on aggregate) Galway FC cruised to a convincing SSE Airtricity League promotion/relegation final second leg s(...)

Cork City goalscorer Billy Dennehy after one that got away at Turner’s Cross.  Photograph; Donall Farmer/ Inpho

Cork City 1 Bohemians 0The avoidance of defeat away to Dundalk next Friday will see Cork City crowned as SSE Airtricity League champions for the first(...)

Derry City 0 UCD 1UCD boss Aaron Callaghan heaped praise on his players following last night’s shock victory over FAI Cup finalists, Derry City, at a (...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and John Delaney Chief Executive. The FAI have agreed a four year deal with Setanta Sports for the live broadcast of Ireland friendly matches.   Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

The FAI has reached a four year agreement for exclusive live rights in the Republic of Ireland for home friendly matches over the next four years, (...)

Manchester United fans in happier times. Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images

Each weekend between now and the end of next May, thousands of dedicated followers of football will cross the Irish Sea to watch their favourite En(...)

 Patrick Hoban scored twice as Dundalk roared back to the top of the Airtricity League Premier Division by beating Bray Wanderers 5-1 at Oriel Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

DUNDALK 5 BRAY WANDERERS 1 Kurtis Byrne and Patrick Hoban hit a brace apiece as Dundalk returned to the top of the table with a 5-1 demolition of Bray(...)

Dundalk 2 Athlone Town 0 Dundalk showed no signs of a European hangover last night as they moved back to the summit of the table with a 2-0 wi(...)

UCD 0 Bray Wanderers 0 Neither UCD nor Bray Wanderers showed sufficient quality to win this disappointing Premier Division encounter in Belfield Bowl(...)

Gearóid Morrissey celebrates scoring Cork City’s  second goal against Derry City at Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Cork City 2 Derry City 0 Cork City returned to winning ways in the Premier Division as early goals paved the way for victory over Derry C(...)