David Cassidy’s goals, two from the penalty spot, earned  Bray Wanderers their first points of the season at the Showgrounds. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sligo Rovers 1 Bray Wanderers 3Maciej Tarnogrodzki celebrated his first game in charge of Bray Wanderers with a shock 3-1 defeat of misfiring Sligo Ro(...)

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(...)

Dundalk players congratulate goalscorer David McMillan as they won again. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk maintained their winning start to the new season with a 3-0 win against a St Pat’s side who finished with nine men after an eventful encounter(...)

Ross Gaynor grabbed a 96th minute equaliser to get Cork City a point away at Sligo Rovers. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Sligo Rovers 1 Cork City 1Cork City boss John Caulfield admits he thought his side were beaten before their dramatic injury-time equaliser in Sligo on(...)

 Cork City manager John Caulfield: “We haven’t set the place alight in preseason, but as I keep saying you don’t win anything in preseason; we have to go out and perform and that is the challenge for us.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

John Caulfield admits that his Cork City side will have to improve on their preseason form if they are to go one better and lift the league title this(...)

SSE Airtricity League Launch, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 27/2/2015Pictured (L-R) Jason Byrne of Bohemians, David Cassidy of Bray Wanderers, Michael Slingerman of Drogheda United, Stephen O'Donnell of Dundalk, Shane Duggan of  Limerick FC, Keith Ward of Sligo Rovers, Conor Kenna of Shamrock Rovers, Ger O'Brien of St. Patrick's Athletic, John Dunleavy of Cork City, Mark Sammon of Longford Town, Paul Sinnott of Galway United and Ryan McBride of Derry CityMandatory Credit �INPHO/Cathal Noonan

For the players, the SSE Airtricity League close season is like a giant game of musical chairs, and with the organisers about to press play again, a f(...)

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(...)

Former Sligo Rovers striker Eoin Doyle is undergoing a medical at Cardiff City ahead of a seven-figure transfer from Chesterfield. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Cardiff City are set to sign Irish striker Eoin Doyle from Chesterfield on an undisclosed seven-figure deal according to the League One club. T(...)

Former Sligo Rovers manager Ian Barraclough has taken over at Motherwell. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Former Sligo Rovers manager Ian Barraclough has been appointed manager of Scottish Premier League side Motherwell. The 44-year-old, who won the League(...)

Derry City manager Peter Hutton: has played his cards close to his chest in the run-up to the FAI Cup final against St Patrick’s Athletic. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

If they accepted the league table was really a true reflection of the difference between the two teams in tomorrow’s Ford FAI Cup final then Derry Cit(...)