Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny shakes hands with his Drogheda United counterpart Johnny McDonnell earlier this season. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dundalk will begin their Champions League campaign in Belarus tonight looking to become only the third team in history to beat BATE Borisov on thei(...)

Cork City manager John Caulfield. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Europa League, first qualifying round, second leg KR Reykjavík v Cork City KR-Völlur, Reykjavík 8.15pm Cork City must score and secure a positive resu(...)

Conan Byrne is in line to play for St Patrick’s Athletic in their Europa League second-leg match against Skonto Riga. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Conan Byrne is back in contention to start for St Patrick’s Athletic in Inchicore this evening (7.45pm) as the Dubliners look to build on the away (...)

UCD’s Robert Benson with Jerry Prempeh of F91 Dudelange during the Europa League first qualifying round, first leg, at the UCD Bowl last week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Europa League, first qualifying round, second leg F91 Dudelange (0) v UCD (1) Stade Jos Nosbaum, 5pm, Irish time Having created a little bit of histo(...)

 Danny Ings looks on during the England Under-21 Training Session on Monday in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Photograph: 	Michael Regan/Getty Images

Danny Ings is wary of taking a historically significant Liverpool shirt number and insists he must earn the right to wear one of those worn by Anfield(...)

Slaven Bilic enjoyed an 18-month spell at Upton Park as a player. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Slaven Bilic is confident he will be confirmed as West Ham United’s manager within the next 48 hours, although the success of his application may actu(...)

Despite signing for a club record fee of £24 million Darren Bent didn’t enjoy a happy time at Aston Villa and his release comes as no great surprise. Photo: Neville Williams/Getty Images

Aston Villa have offered a new contract to defender Ron Vlaar but released striker Darren Bent, the club have confirmed. Enda Stevens will also leave (...)

Airtricity League side UCD will benefit from Ireland’s standing in the Uefa Fair Play rankings to take a place in next year’s Europa League. Photo: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Airtricity League First Division side UCD have been granted special permission by Uefa to take part in this next season’s Europa League after they qua(...)

Rafael Benitez has confirmed that he will not be managing Napoli next season. Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Napoli coach Rafa Benitez has announced he is leaving after two years with the Serie A club amid widespread expectation he is poised to replace the s(...)

Newcastle United caretaker manager John Carver celebrates after Newcastle United’s Argentinian midfielder Jonas Gutierrez scores during their Premier League match against West Ham United at St James Park. Photograph: AFP

It was “Squeaky Bum Tyne”, as one headline rather excellently put it yesterday ahead of Hull (and their Geordie manager) and Newcastle’s efforts to cl(...)