Dundalk  fans celebrate on the pitch with goalscorer Stephen O’Donnell at Oriel Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There may have been heartbreak for their opponents last night but few could begrudge Dundalk their first title in 20 seasons after the way they recov(...)

Cork City manager John Caulfield. “We’ve been written off a few times but we’ve got out and won games since then and we’re not going to stop trying to do that now.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There is always a suspicion when the Airtricity League fixtures come out that somebody up in Abbotstown has tried to set up a final night like tonigh(...)

 Richie Towell: ‘It is like a cup final but I think it’s important we don’t play the occasion.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Dundalk v Cork City, Oriel Park, Friday, 7.45pm, RTÉ Two Just as he has generally personified the team’s desire to get on the ball, pass it and(...)

Dundalk’s Kurtis Byrne (right) with Simon Madden of Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park. Phpotograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Dundalk 0 Shamrock Rovers 0Dundalk moved a point clear of Cork City at the top of the SSE Airtricity League table after a scoreless draw with Shamrock(...)

  Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill. Photograph: William Cherry / Presseye / Inpho

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is not getting carried away by the prospect of making history in Greece, but is quietly confident his side ca(...)

Rory McIlroy sports a kilt  and little else following Europe’s famous victory in the Ryder Cup.

When you find yourself watching Judd Trump v John Higgins in the Bulgarian Snooker Open on Eurosport you know that the heady spell of World Cup/All-Ir(...)

Ronan Finn of Shamrock Rovers and Derry City’s Phillip Lowry during the FAI Cup semi-final at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 1 Derry City 1 Rory Patterson came to the rescue of Derry City at the Tallaght Stadium yesterday, as his 87th-minute goal denied Shamr(...)

Finn Harps American midfielder Pat McCann (right) in action against Shelbourne. McCann is excited about the prospect of being involved in what will be his biggest game for the club since arriving in Ballybofey a little over a year ago. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic will be without Greg Bolger and Aaron Greene for the first of tomorrow’s semi-finals, with the pair suspended and cup-tied resp(...)

Limerick FC striker  Rory Gaffney with his SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month Award for August at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photo:  Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Conan Byrne wants St Patrick’s Athletic’s form and focus to ensure they move a major step closer to securing a European place next summer when Shamroc(...)

Shane Robinson of Shamrock Rovers celebrates scoring.

Shane Robinson’s scrappy late equaliser for Shamrock Rovers kept their European qualification hopes via the league alive.Pat Fenlon’s side are now se(...)