Cork City members are to vote on the sale of the club to Preston North End owner Trevor Hemmings. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Members of the supporters’ trust which owns Cork City Football Club will be given the opportunity to vote on a potential sale of the club for €1 at a (...)

In the ongoing absence of actual football, perhaps the Asian markets that seem to do such big business off the back of Irish matches will have switche(...)

Sligo Rovers  became the first Premier Division club to announce temporary lay-offs with a total of 30 players, management and administrative staff affected. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/InphoS

A proposal to target a restart of competitive football towards the end of June is to be put to a meeting of SSE Airtricity League clubs on Friday. Th(...)

Troy Parrott scores against Sweden in an under-21 European Championship qualifier at Tallaght Stadium last November. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In No Hunger In Paradise, Michael Calvin’s remarkable book about the development of young footballers in Britain, the author puts the statistical prob(...)

FAI interim deputy chief executive Niall Quinn with  from left, Ronan Finn of Shamrock Rovers, Darragh Leahy of Dundalk and David Cawley of Sligo Rovers at the 2020 SSE Airtricity League launch, at Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Niall Quinn has insisted he is still of the belief that a strong League of Ireland is absolutely central to the future fortunes of Irish football wit(...)

Cabinteely FC chairman Larry Bass: ‘We have heard so much about reform at the FAI, but this is what you would expect of a banana republic.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clubs from the SSE Airtricity League’s First Division are to consider legal action against both the league and FAI after Shamrock Rovers were given th(...)

The target number would represent an increase of almost 70 per cent on the 1,450 referees at all levels active  at present. There are currently just 39 female referees  in the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The FAI is aiming to increase the number of referees within Irish football by 1,000 and provide the best of them with improved opportunities to progr(...)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny: “I’m disappointed because the original decision to allow games to be moved in order to help the clubs that are in Europe was a good one.”

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny says the decision to stick to the schedule for finishing the Premier Division suggests “an acceptance of mediocrity,” b(...)

Bohemians manager Keith Long. Photograph: Donall Farmer.

Describing his players as having been “bright and breezy” in training despite their loss at St Patrick’s Athletic on Tuesday night, Bohemians manag(...)

SSE Airtricity League Launch, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 27/2/2015Pictured (L-R) Jason Byrne of Bohemians, David Cassidy of Bray Wanderers, Michael Slingerman of Drogheda United, Stephen O'Donnell of Dundalk, Shane Duggan of  Limerick FC, Keith Ward of Sligo Rovers, Conor Kenna of Shamrock Rovers, Ger O'Brien of St. Patrick's Athletic, John Dunleavy of Cork City, Mark Sammon of Longford Town, Paul Sinnott of Galway United and Ryan McBride of Derry CityMandatory Credit �INPHO/Cathal Noonan

For the players, the SSE Airtricity League close season is like a giant game of musical chairs, and with the organisers about to press play again, a f(...)