Mr Donegan, who is from Shanballymore near Doneraile in north Cork is in a “critical but stable condition” at Walton neurological hospital after suffering serious head injuries. Photograph: Facebook

The British soldier who was charged in connection with the assault of Cork man Stephen Donegan in Liverpool is due to appear before Liverpool Crown Co(...)

Damien Duff will be playing in the League of Ireland this summer. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He’d said it before, but not like this - Damien Duff will be joining a League of Ireland team, and he’ll be doing so within two months. The former Bla(...)

Stephen Donegan (24) from Cork who sustained serious head injuries during an incident  in Liverpool over the weekend. Photograph: via Facebook

A British soldier has appeared in court charged over an attack that left a Cork man fighting for his life.Kyle Harley, (19), is accused of assaulting (...)

Emre Can challenges Blackburn Rovers’ impressive Rudy Gestede during their 0-0 FA Cup quarter-final draw at Anfield. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool 0 Blackburn Rovers 0“One Jack Walker” reverberated from the Anfield Road Stand as 6,000 Blackburn Rovers fans marked their club’s Premier Le(...)

Joshua King celebrates scoring his third and Blackburn’s fourth during their 4-1 FA Cup fifth round rout of Stoke City. (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

Blackburn Rovers 4 Stoke City 1Ten-man Stoke suffered FA Cup embarrassment at Ewood Park as they were torn apart 4-1 by a second-string Blackburn side(...)

Rudy Gestede is mobbed by his Blackburn Rovers team mates after he scored his side’s second at Ewood Park.(Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

If this was Rudy Gestede’s parting act as a Blackburn Rovers player, it was a fitting way to bid farewell. The giant forward’s aerial menace and uncom(...)

Jonathan Walters celebrates with Bojan scoring the winning goal against Arsenal last weeklend. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters.

There are those who believe Metallica wrote a song about Jonathan Walters’s Premier League career. At several points over the years even some Stoke(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan grimaces in pain after fracturing a leg in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will give midfielder Glenn Whelan every chance to make his final squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against (...)

The two playmakers of El Clasico, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of Barcelona, will be the focus of fans at the Bernabeu. Photograph: Getty Images.

One of the cliches first: a country will come to a standstill tonight. Real Madrid versus Barcelona stops Spain. According to legend, and a fair am(...)

Scotland’s Grant Hanley (right) is out of the game against Poland. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Grant Hanley has withdrawn from the Scotland squad for the 2016 European Championship qualifier against Poland tomorrow night, the Scottish FA have c(...)