The Blackrock Rugby grounds at Stradbrook. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cabinteely expected to get green light to enter SSE Airtricity League by end of next week with rugby ground as their home

Derry City manager Peter Hutton. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Martin O’Neill to check on Darren O’Dea’s form for Blackpool

Brian McCarthy has worked with the Ireland team since 2003, but has decided to pursue a new challenge in Sydney. Photograph: David Maher/SPORTSFILE

The Kerryman has seen big changes in analysis in his time with the national side

Nottingham Forest’s Andy Reid: has undergone surgery to try and address a persistent groin injury. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Injury to keep the Republic of Ireland midfielder sidelined for another six weeks

Stephen Dawson: “The day was a whirlwind, I was taken away in handcuffs to a local police station and for the next 18 or 19 hours I was questioned about the accusations.” Photograph: Pete Norton/Getty Images

Midfielder happy nine-month nightmare over ‘spot-fixing’ allegations is over

Dalymount Park: long regarded as the spiritual home of domestic football in the Republic of Ireland.

Under the new plan, Bohemians and Shelbourne would share the redeveloped ground

 Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche walks past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the Fifa Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich. Photograph: Valeriano Di Domenico / Inpho

Real Madrid superstar vows to get better as he claims Ballon d’Or for third time

Stephanie Roche: up against Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez as she battles for top Fifa award. Photo:Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland international’s superb goal a worthy contender for Ferenc Puskas trophy

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill with Dundalk FC manager and SSE Airtricity SWAI Personality of the Year Stephen Kenny at  The Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin. Photograph: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

League-winning Dundalk manager almost quit the game after Shamrock Rovers dimissal

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