Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy  at the launch of a  two-year partnership between  betting firm SportPesa and  the FAI  at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph:   Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Mick McCarthy has criticised the decision to persist with giving Declan Rice the Young Player of the Year award even after it became clear that the 20(...)

Michael Duffy: “It was a good month for me with three goals and three assists. I’m hoping I can just keep that up now and kick on again.”

Dundalk’s Michael Duffy has been named as the Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland player of the month for April with the 23-year-old out(...)

 Graham Cummins celebrates after Cork City defeated St Patrick’s Athletic. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cork City striker Graham Cummins has been named as the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland Player of the Month for February after th(...)

Martin O’Neill with FAI CEO John Delaney. Both sides should decide if the current relationship is to continue. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

After last November’s derby defeat a seething Manchester United fan glowered from under his hood and delivered, right outside Old Trafford and on came(...)

Martin O’Neill looks like remaining at the helm as Republic of Ireland manager. Photograph: Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, his assistant Roy Keane and other members of his backroom staff will attend this evening’s Soccer Writers’(...)

Cork manager John Caulfield: “We’ll be hoping that we can play well, because we will need to play well to beat them.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork City can expect their biggest crowd of the season at Turner’s Cross tonight for what looks like a must-win game against Bohemians. A point behin(...)

Limerick FC striker  Rory Gaffney with his SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month Award for August at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photo:  Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Conan Byrne wants St Patrick’s Athletic’s form and focus to ensure they move a major step closer to securing a European place next summer when Shamroc(...)

St. Patrick’s Athletic’s manager and SWAI personality of the year Liam Buckley flanked by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (right) and Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane (left) at the   Airtricity/SWAI Personality of the Year Awards 2013 at The Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 Photograph: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

St Patrick’s Athletic manager Liam Buckley has been named Airtricity / Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland personality of the year.After a memorab(...)

Former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr launches the SWAI Brendan McKenna Memorial Award writing compeition in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

The Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland is inviting applications for the fifth Brendan McKenna Memorial Award for aspiring football journalists.(...)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has seen his side close the gap on current leaders St Patrick’s Athletic to just one point in advance of tonight’s series of games. Dundalk visit Shelbourne while St Pat’s face Shamrock Rovers in a big Dublin derby clash at Tallaght. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

League of Ireland PreviewAfter last week’s stirring home win over Shamrock Rovers, Patrick Hoban is convinced Dundalk can maintain their remarkable se(...)