Chelsea begin their title defence at home aginast Swansea City. Photograph: Getty

Premier League champions Chelsea will start the defence of their title with a home game against Swansea. Jose Mourinho’s men finished eight poi(...)

LONDON, ENGLA Paul McShane has been released by Hull City. Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Hull City have released six players following their relegation from the Premiership, and among them is Irish defender Paul McShane. Manager Steve Bruc(...)

Liverpool were beaten 6-1 by Stoke City in Steven Gerrard’s final appearance. Photograph: PA

Stoke City 6 Liverpool 1 Liverpool’s season-ending meltdown was completed at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke won 6-1 to inflict the Reds’ hea(...)

Steven Reid of Ireland during the Uefa Euro 2008 qualifying match between Germany and the Republic of Ireland at the Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium. Photo: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

After a career spanning 17 years, encompassing 10 different operations, former Irish international Steven Reid will retire at the end of the season, o(...)

 Riyad Mahrez scored twice for Leicester City in their 2-0 win over Southampton. Photograph: Afp

Leicester City 2 Southampton 0 Leicester continued their march towards Barclays Premier League survival against Southampton at the King Power S(...)

Phil Jones played for Manchester United’s Under-21s as he continues his progress towards full fitness. Photo: John Peters/Getty Images

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is pushing for a first-team return after featuring for the club’s Under-21s side on Monday.The 23-year-old playe(...)

Brendan Rodgers feels the club need to bring in attacking options in the summer. Photo; Andy Rain/EPA

Brendan Rodgers remained tight-lipped over Liverpool’s interest in Memphis Depay but admitted the Reds were set for a summer overhaul.Saturday’s 0-0 d(...)

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren lays on the ground dejected after the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

West Brom 0 Liverpool 0Liverpool’s slim Champions League hopes suffered a huge blow as they were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at West Brom.The Red(...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out for a third game in a row. Photo: John Walton/PA

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will miss his third successive match as he has still not recovered from a hip injury to face West Brom.The English (...)

A  memorial book during the funeral of Ray Treacy at the Church of St Laurence O’Toole, Kilmacud, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Mourners at the funeral of former Ireland international soccer player Ray Treacy were asked to smile one more time for a man held dear in the world of(...)