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(...)

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(...)

Stephen Kenny: will be looking for a winning start to the new Premier League season at Oriel Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dundalk’s bid to become the first team from outside Dublin since Waterford in the early 1970s to successfully defend the league title gets under way (...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Shamrock Rovers midfielder Stephen McPhail has signed a contract extension with Shamrock Rovers.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Former Republic of Ireland international Stephen McPhail has signed a new one-year contract with Shamrock Rovers. The 35-year-old hoping to help the (...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney: was recently awarded a contract extension to 2020. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

In a statement released by the FAI, its president Tony Fitzgerald says that the organisation’s board is entirely happy with the way chief executive(...)

Former St Patrick’s Athletic manager Brian Kerr celebrates with man of the match Greg Bolger after the side beat Derry City 2-0 to win the FAI Cup final at Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Liam Brady once admitted to being shocked that Celtic fans took until well into the following week to pick themselves up and get their lives back on t(...)

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(...)

Prolific St Patrick’s Athletic striker hopes to help his side beat Derry City and win FAI Cup final. Photograph: Inpho.

All that talk from managers about “projects” in football could throw you when you meet St Patrick’s Athletic winger Conan Byrne these days. The(...)