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 James Corcoran of Ireland saves  a penalty from Daishawn Redan of the Netherlands but was  then sent off for a second yellow card after coming of his line too early   at Proact Stadium  in Chesterfield, England. Photograph:  Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Imagine how Ireland’s U-17 goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran felt the moment he made that exceptional save in Tuesday’s penalty shootout against the Netherlan(...)

Mohamed Salah after scoring Liverpool’s second at Anfield. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Footballing occasions of this magnitude don’t need any puffery at all, they can provide their very own exhilaration, so it was good to hear our BT Spo(...)

The funeral Mass in Ovens, Co Cork, of former footballer Liam Miller. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Former Ireland, Manchester United, Celtic and Cork City player Liam Miller battled his cancer with the same tenacity he applied on the football pitch,(...)

Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan has retired from international football. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And so to all of the other vacancies he has on his hands going into his Turkish training camp and friendly next month, Martin O’Neill can add the job (...)

Cork City manager John Caulfield is presented with his personality of the year award at the the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland awards at The Conrad Hotel in Dublin. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Cork City manager John Caulfield has been named as the Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland personality of the year after a season in which his side(...)

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’(...)

Sean McCaffrey: he brought teams from United, Liverpool and Ajax to Monaghan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Storm Eleanor was clearing her throat last Tuesday as we stamped our feet in the guard of honour for Sean McCaffrey and laughed at the fact that he st(...)

Stoke gave Ireland a six-month deal in the summer when his four-year €16m contract expired, and another one in December to take him through to the season's end.

It could just be the latest brainwave of the competition’s marketing department – you know how they are always trying to breathe new life into the FA (...)

Lowest-ranked team Saudi Arabia are drawn against Russia in the 2018 World Cup. The second- and third-lowest ranked teams were also, coincidentally, drawn against Russia. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

I can’t put the feeling into words, but I’ll never forget it. Niall Quinn had just equalised against Holland and I was jumping around ecstatically in (...)

Micheál Donoghue with his 2017 Philips Manager Of The Year award at the  InterContinental Hotel in  Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Micheál Donoghue, the Galway hurling manager, held off the sternest competition imaginable from Irish horse racing, not to mention the double-winning (...)

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