Shamrock Rovers’ Karl Sheppard challenges Jim Ervin of Linfield during the 2013 Setanta Cup. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

League of Ireland clubs are to be asked next month to consider delaying the start of 2020 season as a first step to the introduction of an all-is(...)

Pat Devlin:  “To win the cup with Cabinteely . . . would put the club on the map. The cup is where the glamour is.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Pat Devlin will be looking to add to his store of celebrated FAI Cup memories in hoping to make a little bit of history for Cabinteely on the biggest(...)

Newly appointed Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy at the Aviva press conference. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Gary Carr

Nobody covers the Irish team for many years without developing a thick protective outer shell of cynicism: I have been hurt too many times to be taken(...)

Brian Gartland: “It was just taking that chance, taking that little chance of having any bit of success was what made my mind up to come here.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

In both his personal as well as his professional football life, Brian Gartland has never looked back since joining Dundalk five years ago. Having des(...)

Ireland’s Troy Parrott celebrates scoring against Bosnia & Herzegovina back in May. Photo: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

When FAI chief executive John Delaney spoke about the appointment of Martin O’Neill five years ago, he set out a two-item job spec for the Northerner.(...)

The eight players who began their careers in the League of Ireland and went on to represent Ireland at Euro 2016. Photo: FAI Twitter

After the games against Mexico and Uruguay it is back to the more serious business of World Cup qualifying this weekend for the Irish team who take on(...)

Ahtlone Town are being investigated for three of their games this season.

As the FAI investigation continues into Athlone Town’s recent defeat by Longford Town and two other games, believed to be the defeats by UCD and Cobh(...)

 Striker Harry Kane leaves the England team hotel in Chantilly, France, after England’s exit from Euro 2016.  Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Playing football for the Republic of Ireland carries with it the duty to engage in some activities you’d probably rather skip. For a puzzled Robbie Br(...)