A groundsman looks out across Carlisle United’s flooded Brunton Park pitch earlier this month. The ground plays host to Everton in the FA Cup. Photograph: PA

The FA Cup has been called many things over the decades and of late some of the descriptions have been derogatory. The general feeling that the cup ha(...)

Dundalk will be going for three league titles in a row in 2016. Photograph: Inpho

SSE Airtricity League champions Dundalk will begin the search for three-in-row on Saturday March 5th away to Bray Wanderers while Cork City, who were (...)

Shamrock Rovers players celebrate with Stephen McPhail after he scored their second goal  against Limerick at Market’s Field. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

LIMERICK FC 0 SHAMROCK ROVERS 2 Limerick must win their final game of the season away to Sligo Rovers next weekend if they are to force a pla(...)

Bohemians’ Ismail Akinade: was on target twice in the victory over Derry City at the Brandywell. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Derry City 2 Bohemians 3 Bohemians’ hopes of Europa League football next season will be decided in the final matches of the season following (...)

Sligo’s Alan Keane celebrates at the end of the game at Inchicore. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Sligo Rovers 2 It remains hard to fathom quite how a Sligo side that still contains a sprinkling of the group that won(...)

Drogheda United’s Michael Schlingermann on being named as goalkeeper in the Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland team of the year: “it’s a personal highlight rather than a team highlight.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Naturally delighted to be named by his peers as goalkeeper in the Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland team of the year, Micheál Schlin(...)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny: aiming to lead his side to a memorable double of Premier League and FAI Cup success. Photograph: ciaran Culligan/Inpho

With the league all but won again, Dundalk head into tonight’s FAI cup semi-final at Oriel Park knowing close they are now to a memorable double. T(...)

Richie Towell celebrates scoring his second, and Dundalk’s third, goal at Oriel Park as the champions put Drogheda United to sword. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dundalk 6 Drogheda United 0 Richie Towell hit four goals as Dundalk moved 11 points clear of the chasing pack by putting 10-man Drogheda United to the(...)

Daryl Horgan celebrates opening the scoring for Dundalk in their FAI Cup quarter-final against Sligo Rovers. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Dundalk 4 Sligo Rovers 0 A second half performance they’ll do well to match over what remains of this season edged Dundalk a little closer to the club(...)

Sligo Rovers manager Micky Adams: “We can give anyone a game on our day and hopefully we’ll show that again [tonight].”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having done better than most in Dundalk last week when they twice came from behind to take a point, Sligo Rovers head back to Oriel Park this evening (...)