FAI chief exeutive John Delaney

Constant drip-drip of headlines reflects poorly on the football association

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt actually said: “I’m just an interested observer who puts a few subs on.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Beating Australia and South Africa may not be enough when perfection is all that will do

St Vincent’s Tomás Quinn: scored two goals, including a late penalty to help his side defeat Garrycastle. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Late Tomás Quinn penalty finally ends Westmeath champions’ comeback

Philly McMahon: “There are little things in everybody’s body that they won’t understand unless they change their diet and do little experiments.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Player saw gap in market to create an ‘affordable’ healthy food delivery service

Robbie Brady celebrates scoring Ireland’s fourth goal and his second  with Hull City clubmate David Meyler (left). Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

O’Neill points to positives in second half and Robbie Brady’s attacking performance

USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann smiles during the press conference at the Aviva Stadium where his side face the Republic of Ireland in a friendly. Photograph: Inpho.

Head coach wants to take his USA side onwards and upwards

Convicted rapist Ched Evans is training with Sheffield United having been released from prison. Photograph:  Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

To be dispassionate about issue it is to pretend that rape is just like any other crime

Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill as police are investigating abusive tweets about the Olympic gold medallist after she said Sheffield United should not re-sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.  Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Reluctance to wash their hands of Evans feeds into something far more insidious. The notion is allowed to endure that maybe he was(...)

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