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(...)

David O’Sullivan scored the opening goal for Longford Town Photograph: ©Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Longford Town 1 Derry City 1 Substitute Patrick McClean scored a spectacular first goal for Derry City as they had to settle for salvaging a point at(...)

Bohemians manager Keith Long: Beating Longford Town and Bray  Wanderers will have injected a bit of confidence in to his side. Photograph: Inpho

Having lost to St Patrick’s Athletic at home a few weeks ago and then produced what manager Pat Fenlon described as a “gutless” performance against D(...)

Sligo Rovers manager Dave Robertson: says the the scoreless draw against Cork gives his side “a foundation from which to build on”. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

While it is tighter than expected at the top of the Premier Division, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the early season table is the sight of Sl(...)

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(...)

Dundalk Manager Stephen Kenny was formally manager of his side’s Friday night opponents Derry City. Photograph: Ciarán Culligan/Inpho.

Though they travel buoyed by four straight wins, Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny posed a somewhat ominous message for his former club ahead of tonight’(...)

Mourners outside the Holy Family church in Ballymagroarty, Derry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Louise Daniels led the processions of coffins into the Church of the Holy Family in Ballymagroarty in Derry, helping to carry the first one herself. (...)

 Louise James, whose partner, sons, mother and sister died in Buncrana. Photograph: Joe Boland/North West Newspix

Books of condolence for the five victims of the Co Donegal pier tragedy have been opened in Buncrana and Derry city. Sean McGrotty, his sons Mark (1(...)

Relatives of the five victims of the drowning tragedy off the pier in Buncrana, Co Donegal, on Sunday night have spoken of their “unspeakable heartbreak. Clockwise from left: Ruth Daniels (59), Sean McGrotty (49), his sons mark (12) and Evan (8) and Ruth’s daughter Jodie Lee Daniels (14)

Relatives of the five victims of the drowning tragedy off the pier in Buncrana, Co Donegal, have spoken of their “unspeakable heartbreak”. Six people(...)

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(...)