Tommy Barrett: the Limerick boss has no choice but to rely on a young side against Dundalk at  Markets Field. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having suffered a defeat to Shamrock Rovers that certainly makes the race for third place a good deal more interesting, Dundalk look to get back to w(...)

Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso, Olivier Giroud and Jorginho celebrate after Newcastle United’s DeAndre Yedlin scores an own goal. Photograph: Reuters

Newcastle 1 Chelsea 2 The temperature felt far too low for Italy in August and the rain had a drearily English persistence about it but for, long per(...)

Stoke ended their search for a first win of the Sky Bet Championship season in style by beating 10-man Hull 2-0 at the bet365 Stadium. Goals in eithe(...)

Northern Ireland’s Chris Brunt celebrates scoring at Windsor Park against Czech Republic. Photograph: Inpho

Northern Ireland midfielder Chris Brunt has announced his retirement from international football. The 33-year-old won 65 caps and scored three goals (...)

ARSENAL: New goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Photo: Getty

Arsenal Last season: 6th Odds for the title: 25-1 Wenger out, Emery in. The Spaniard must bring some spine to a side who are prone to folding all too(...)

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind on Sky Atlantic this Sunday. Photograph: Jay Paul/The New York Times

Big Star’s Little Star Saturday, ITV, 7pm If you’ve ever been embarrassed by your kids choosing a particularly inopportune moment to loudly blurt out (...)

Republic of Ireland international McClean has agreed a four-year deal with Stoke.

Stoke have signed winger James McClean from West Brom for an initial £5 million (€5.6 million). Republic of Ireland international McClean, 29, has a(...)

Chelsea celebrate with the Premier League trophy after the 2016-17 Premier League season. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Financial figures for 2016-17, for the 20 clubs that were in the Premier League during 2016-17. All details from the most recently published annual re(...)

Martin O’Neill: his Republic of Ireland side face a tough test against one of the favourites for the World Cup this summer.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having made plain his desire to find his side a fresh source of goals, Martin O’Neill heads to France this morning with only his most established forw(...)

West Brom winger James McClean in action for the Republic of Ireland: “I’ve another year left on my contract. We’ll see what happens over the summer.” Photograph: Inpho

James McClean says he is pleased with the way he and West Brom finished the league season under new manager Darren Moore but the Republic of Ireland w(...)

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