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Trainer Kevin Prendergast: Penny Pepper now looks set to retire from the track on a high. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Kevin Prendergast will be 85 next month and has been training for well over a half a century but Penny Pepper’s 16-1 success in Sunday’s Group 3 Curra(...)

Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has formally submitted his candidature for the Fifa presidence. Photograph: Reuters

Despite a growing storm of criticism from human rights groups, the Asian Football Confederation president, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, has f(...)

Prince Ali of Jordan has claimed he can win the Fifa presidency but is yet to decide if he will stand. Photograph: Reuters

Prince Ali of Jordan has claimed he can win the Fifa presidency — but refused to say whether he will stand in next year’s election. Ali lost against S(...)

John Delaney is backing Michel Platini to replace Sepp Blatter. Photo: EPA

John Delaney has expressed support for Michel Platini to succeed Sepp Blatter as President of Fifa with the FAI chief executive saying the Frenchman’s(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter exits the federation’s top job. Photograph: EPA

Seventeen years after he won the position in an election characterised by allegations of corruption, Sepp Blatter finally lost control of the Fifa pre(...)

A photograph  of  May 29th, 2015 shows Fifa president Sepp Blatter gesturing during the association’s congress in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter was re-elected to his Fifa position  that day despite international pressure to step down.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Here is a timeline of the scandal that has engulfed Fifa in recent years. December 2010 Russia is awarded the 2018 World Cup and Qata(...)

Sepp Blatter has claimed the arrest of seven FIFA officials on US corruption indictments may have been an attempt to interfere with the congress where he was re-elected for a fifth term as president. Photograph: PA

The re-elected Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has said he was “shocked” at the way US authorities targeted football’s world body and slammed what he ca(...)

Veteran Fifa president Sepp Blatter shakes hands with Uefa president Michel Platini after being re-elected on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

As was to be expected regardless of how many votes Sepp Blatter won by in Zurich, those who championed the cause of his opponent, Prince Ali bin al-Hu(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is congratulated by Uefa president Michael Platini  after his re-election for a fifth term in Zurich. Photo: Walter Bieri/EPA

To much of the outside world it will appear preposterous. But the clues as to why Sepp Blatter was re-elected on Friday for a fifth term despite the s(...)

UEFA president Michel Platini addresses a news conference in Zurich. ‘Platini made the case that the only way he [Blatter] could be removed is by votes or by court action.’  Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters.

FAI chief executive John Delaney admits a Sepp Blatter victory is likely when delegates decide in Zurich today whether to grant the 79 year-old Swiss (...)

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