Damien Duff, seen here attending a match between St Patrick’s Athletic and Longford Town with Stephen Hunt, has joined Shamrock Rovers on an 18-month deal. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Damien Duff has made good on his promise to himself to finish his career in Ireland after completing an 18-month deal to play for Shamrock Rovers. Th(...)

In a sworn statement, Co Clare based Dr Yvonne Williams, represented by Eanna Mulloy SC and Phelim O’Neill solicitors, said the new under-sixes scheme would lead to a “dramatic increase” in the frequency with which under-sixes would present at her practice. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A medical doctor’s High Court action against the HSE’s plans to provide free GP services to children under six years of age has been adjourned. In wha(...)

Luke Shaw has been ommited from the England Under-21 squad after suffering a concussion while playing for Manchester United against Crystal Palace recently. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Gareth Southgate has performed a surprising U-turn by making the eleventh-hour decision not to select Luke Shaw in the England Under-21 squad for next(...)

Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. File photograph: Reuters /Luke MacGregor

When is it due?Britain’s next royal baby is due on Saturday, April 25th, according to media reports. Anyone who has ever had a baby will know this is (...)

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(...)

Adam Johnson of Sunderland will miss the club’s FA Cup replay with Fulham. Photograph: Ian Horrocks/Getty Images

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is out of Tuesday night’s FA Cup fourth-round replay at Fulham after undergoing surgery.The 27-year-old midfielder has (...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Liverpool’s Jordan Rossiter could be in the starting line-up in S\turday’s FA Cup tie with Bolton. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could be rested for the FA Cup fourth round visit of Bolton on Saturday after featuring in the club’s mid-week League(...)

 Hugo Rodallega of Fulham dummies  Dominic Iorfa of Wolves  at Molineux. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

There was no fitting epitaph for former owner Jack Hayward on the day of his passing at the age of 91 as Wolves missed out on an FA Cup fourth-round s(...)

Sheffield United’s Marc McNulty is mobbed by team mates after he scored the winner in the Blades’ 1-0 victory over Southamption at Bramhall Lane

Sheffield United 1 Southampton 0Sheffield United reached their second semi-final in a matter of months after once again belying their league status ag(...)