Shamrock Rovers midfielder Patrick Cregg is optimistic about hiSs side’s league campaign in the long run. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

At home to Bray Wanderers on Friday night and a trip to bottom side Longford Town next weekend offers Shamrock Rovers the not unreasonable expectatio(...)

Christy Fagan: “Personally, I have targets in my own head, a number I’d like to get to but I will see how it goes. I have started well with the goals I have got so far.”

Christy Fagan has been named as the season’s first SWAI/Airtricity Player of the Month after scoring five goals in the opening weeks of the new season(...)

St Patrick’s were 2-1 winners over Finn Harps on Monday night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Finn Harps 1 St Patrick’s Athletic 2 St Patrick’s Athletic maintained their wonderful recent record over Finn Harps as they took the three points fro(...)

Sligo Rovers manager Dave Robertson: says the the scoreless draw against Cork gives his side “a foundation from which to build on”. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

While it is tighter than expected at the top of the Premier Division, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the early season table is the sight of Sl(...)

Dundalk Manager Stephen Kenny was formally manager of his side’s Friday night opponents Derry City. Photograph: Ciarán Culligan/Inpho.

Though they travel buoyed by four straight wins, Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny posed a somewhat ominous message for his former club ahead of tonight’(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Callum O’Dowda and Andrea Conti of Italy. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Italy 4 A heavy defeat to Group Two leaders Italy at the Waterford RSC yesterday has all but ended the Republic of Ireland’s U(...)

Cork City manager John Caulfield. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Having kicked off the season with a morale boosting win in the President’s Cup, Cork City now head to Oriel Park where the stakes might be said to be(...)

Mark Timlin of St Pat’s celebrates scoring the first goal of the game against Bohemians with Christy Fagan and Billy Dennehy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 3 Bohemians 0 Liam Buckley’s side got comfortably the better of a disappointing Bohemians side at Richmond Park to build impres(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill announces his squad. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He may have effectively ended Damien Delaney’s international career at Friday’s squad announcement but Martin O’Neill also started to look beyond the(...)

Katie McCabe: “I’m really excited about it. The whole thing is very full-time professional.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

She will, says one FAI official “rip it up in England”. Even if her energy and enthusiasm were the only things that Katie McCabe was bringing to Arse(...)