Minister for Sport Shane Ross has questioned the decision of the FAI to bring in Noel Mooney to head up the organisation. Photograph:   Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The FAI has declined to comment following a request for a reaction to a damning assessment by Minister for Sport Shane Ross to the decision to bring N(...)

Paddy Power’s results for 2017 showed total  online revenues for Britain and Ireland at just over €1 billion with retail revenues actually up more than 10 per cent.  Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

One of the more interesting ideas to come out of a public meeting organised by the politician Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, and attended by Niall Quinn, the othe(...)

Dundalk’s Michael Duffy and Cork City’s Conor McCarthy compete for the ball during Saturday’s President’s Cup clash at Turner’s Cross. Photo: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

A new season of the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland kicks off on Friday. The prospect means little to most of us. Indifference is mainly the lot of I(...)

Derry City manager Declan Devine: “From the first day in the door I thought we had to get local-based players.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Declan Devine pushes the brochure across the desk in the manager’s office. Derry, city walls, tours, it said. We were in the Brandywell stadium on Thu(...)

Work on “Donegal Stadium”. It   will not just be for Finn Harps, but for the wider football family in the county

Finn Harps have been given a major boost as they prepare to begin their 50th season in the League of Ireland. Work on their new €6 million stadium is (...)

Jimmy Hasty receiving  Dundalk FC’s footballer of the year award for 1965

Dock Street, Belfast: a grey, midweek October lunchtime. As the American Bar opens its doors optimistically, a juggernaut zooms by bound for one of th(...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill: “Irish rugby is so strong, producing players of a world level. It’s very difficult to then say ‘here’s a wee lad playing for Crusaders, watch him’.” Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

In a quiet corner of an Edinburgh café, Michael O’Neill has a list of names in front of him. It is a short list. It features players born in Ireland w(...)

Dave Langan in action for Ireland v Spain in 1985 in Cork, attendance 15,000. The Liam Miller match is set to top this

The Liam Miller tribute match, due to take place on Tuesday looks destined to comfortably exceed the existing record for the biggest ever attendance a(...)

Lionel Messi of Barcelona wearing a Statsports vest

News that a small Newry-headquartered firm had scored a massive deal with the governing body for soccer in the US may have astounded many. However, it(...)

 Eamon De Valera: one letter writer wrote to the former president:  “I expected better from a native government and I actually cried to think that you, as leader of the government, was a party to such a betrayal of everything we hold sacred.” . File Photo:

Nothing beats being there. There’s no disputing that, but if this St Patrick’s Day you don’t happen to be ‘there’, then being sunk into a sofa doesn’(...)

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