A €17.3 million plan to redevelop the Showgrounds in Sligo would turn the ground into a 6,000 all-seater Uefa category 3 stadium.

Sligo Rovers €17.3 million plan to redesign the Showgrounds and create a separate academy base will require a “huge element of public funding”. “A l(...)

Unlike  countries like Spain and England which include big clubs like Real Madrid  and Liverpool, most European countries are too small to sustain exclusively national professional football leagues. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

UK prime minister Boris Johnson dismissed the breakaway European Super League with a pledge: “I will not stand by while a small handful of owners crea(...)

 Sheikh Mansour’s money, not some intrinsic merit, has funded the success at Manchester City.  Most of the other top clubs also have rich owners. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The reaction among football fans to the proposed breakaway European Super League has been predictably furious. The plan, with a permanent membership (...)

After football class Declan Roche takes Weiyijia (front) and Lili to their parents at the front gate of the school in Jinan

Declan Roche is originally from Santry in Dublin. He left Ireland in 1986 at the age of 15 to begin a professional football career with Celtic. He pla(...)

Stephen Kenny: “It’s important that we win the game. We want to win the game. What does ‘must-win’ mean? We want to do well and we’re going to be very determined to try and win the game.” Photograph: Pedja Milosavljevic/AFP via Getty Images

The fun and games were getting into full swing at Stephen Kenny’s pre-match press conference on Friday with attempts being made to corral the manager (...)

Lives Lost: Eugene Ferry from Derry, 1958-2020.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Protocol B concussion substitute rules allow for two permanent concussion subs per team in a game with no numerical or tactical disadvantage. File photograph: Inpho

The League of Ireland has welcomed the approval of trial concussion substitutes ahead of the new season. The Football Association of Ireland’s applic(...)

Waterford's Tega Agberhiere in action for Villa FC. Photograph: Noel Browne

Christie Agberhiere doesn’t know who they are. She doesn’t know how they knew. She knows they’re a couple but that’s about it. She has no name or addr(...)

It’s something of a hidden history but before the golden jubilee of the All Stars is celebrated at the end of this year, this week marks the 50th anni(...)

Peamount’s Niamh Farrelly leads celebrations after the club clinched the Women’s National League title by defeating Shelbourne in a crucial clash at Newcastle, Co Dublin. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

In a season of unpredictable chaos and hoping for the best, it was the consistency of Peamount United, and in particular Karen Duggan and Áine O’Gorma(...)

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