Keith Long:  “It’s a big challenge, but also a great opportunity for our players to test themselves against some of the best players in the league.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Bohemians won’t lack for self-belief as they relish the visit of champions Dundalk for a top-of-the-table clash at Dalymount Park. Keith Long’s(...)

Cork City’s Darren Dennehy and Pat Cregg of Shamrock Rovers during the Airtricity League 0-0 draw. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 0 Cork City 0Pat Fenlon had said during this week that with added competition at the top of the table it might take fewer points to li(...)

Sean O’Connor opened the scoring for Shamrock Rovers in their 2-0 win at Longford Town. Photograph: Inpho

Longford Town 0 Shamrock Rovers 2First half goals from wingers Sean O’Connor and Marty Waters ensured there was no happy homecoming for Longford as a (...)

Danny North’s goal was the difference for Shamrock Rovers against St Pat’s. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Shamrock Rovers 1 St Patrick’s Athletic 0 If Ireland ever gets to stage a winter World Cup TV manufacturers might do worse than to settle on giant bui(...)

Robbie Keane of LA Galaxy is challenged by Keith Fahey of Shamrock Rovers during the match in Tallaght. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 0 LA Galaxy 1The build up to this game was a bit of a Robbie Keane road-show but the celebrated striker’s supporting cast eased the ML(...)

W hatever the woes of the Football Association of Ireland – and no doubt they are many – crowd control issues are not, thankfully, at the top of the l(...)

Eoin Doyle joined Cardiff on deadline day after scoring 25 goals for Chesterfield this season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Irish interest in transfer deadline day pretty much mirrored the wider world’s with just about all of the bigger names staying put while many who di(...)

 Eddie Gormley  is assembling a squad that will be completely amateur. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Cabinteely Boys FC were founded in 1967 but the history section of their website traces the lineage back a few decades further and recalls the celebra(...)

The Blackrock Rugby grounds at Stradbrook. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Blackrock Rugby Club president Seamus Taaffe says that a deal that will allow Cabinteely FC play League of Ireland football at Stradbrook in the event(...)

Robbie Keane wants to keep scoring goals and prove to Martin O’Neill he should be Ireland’s first-choice striker. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

Robbie Keane has all but ruled out a mid-winter return to the Premier League with the 34-year-old saying he is extremely tempted by the offers he has (...)