The Shamrock Rovers Ireland XI  that faced then world champions Brazil in a friendly international at Lansdowne Road in 1973. Brazil won 4-3. Photograph: Connolly Collection/Sportsfile

There’s enough division about this Christmas to make season’s greetings of goodwill sound hollow. So with accord at a premium, and a New Year around t(...)

Fernando Nuno La Fuente said he found it “funny” to see his own death reported “because, basically, I’m not dead”.

The Leinster Senior League has sanctioned Dublin football club Ballybrack for bringing the game into disrepute for falsely reporting the death of a pl(...)

Fernando Nuno La Fuente: Spaniard who Ballybrack FC reported ‘dead’ is alive and well and living in Galway

The Leinster Senior League met on Thursday night to consider what punishment Ballybrack should face after the Dublin club falsely reported the death o(...)

Ireland made it to the World Cup playoffs but lost 5-1 in the second leg to Denmark at the Aviva Stadium

The Football Association of Ireland reported a rise in international match income last year as the national team battled its way to the World Cup play(...)

Daniel Sweeney in hospital after he was attacked following a  match between Horseleap United and Mullingar Town earlier in November.

Three Mullingar Town players have been banned from “all football activity” for a period of 40 years following a “vicious” assault on a referee at a ma(...)

David Clerkin’s body was found in harbour in the Havnegarde area of the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Photograph: Jenny Matthews/Newsfile

Tributes have been paid to 30-year old Ireland football fan David Clerkin, who drowned in Copenhagen last weekend. Mr Clerkin, from Drogheda, Co Lout(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Brady with Mathias Jorgensen of Denmark in action in the UEFA Nations League match on Monday night at Ceres Park, Aarhus, Denmark. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The Republic of Ireland team wore black armbands for Monday night’s Nations League game against Denmark following the death of a fan who travelled to (...)

Kieran Mulvey  was most recently in the news when he mediated talks between Ryanair and a group of striking pilots. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Industrial relations troubleshooter Kieran Mulvey is set to join the board of Independent News & Media (INM) as a non-executive director. The tro(...)

The FAI say they are moving closer to a resolution with Bray Wanderers. Photograph: Inpho

The FAI has released a statement after their 5pm deadline for Bray Wanderers to pay their players passed without payment. The Bray players released (...)

Shown the red card: the referee received €4,000 in sick pay before being dismissed for gross misconduct. Photograph: Fabio Cardoso/Corbis/Getty

A Football Association of Ireland referee who was sacked after his employer discovered he officiated at three soccer matches while on sick leave has l(...)

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