Aston Villa’s Conor Hourihane in action against  Tanguy Ndombele during the Premier League game at the  Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

The week’s ‘Memory like an Elephant’ award goes to our very own Conor Hourihane who, after making his Premier League debut with Aston Villa on Saturda(...)

Cillian Sheridan during his third and final Ireland appearance, against Argentina in 2010. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

More than a decade after passing on the opportunity to move down under in order to play Aussie Rules, much travelled Irish striker Cillian Sheridan ha(...)

Eamon Zayed: “When I decided I wanted to go, I got in touch with numerous agents abroad. One in 10 might get back to you with something positive, but you only need one.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For people who don’t know me, I have a multi-cultural background so you might say that I am better equipped than most to travel. However, it is the be(...)

Brian Lenihan (right) has been called up to the senior Ireland squad after just 45 minutes with the under-21s. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Brian Lenihan’s surprise elevation to the senior squad will act as an inspiration to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side that faces Norway Thursday(...)

Martin O’Neill: “I am looking forward to meeting up with the squad in two weeks-time and preparing for two very important matches.”

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named a 37-man provisional squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualification matches against Gibraltar (...)

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique (left) celebrates his goal against Apoel Nicosia with Brazilian Neymar da Silva   at Camp Nou. Photograph: Toni Albir / EPA

Barcelona 1 Apoel Nicosia 0Barcelona won their opening Champions League game but that was no more than could be expected. Indeed, it was less than mos(...)

David Silva of Manchester City takes a free kick during the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium last October. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Real Madrid will kick off their defence of the Champions League at home to Basel on September 16th after being drawn in a group with the Swiss champio(...)

Cillian Sheridan’s Apoel Nicosia have been drawn in Group F alongside Barcelona,  PSG and Ajax. Photograph:  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images

Liverpool will have the a glamorous return to the Champions League after being drawn against holders Real Madrid in the group stage. Five-time Europea(...)

Apoel’s  Cillian Sheridan after scoring against  Aalborg BK  in a Champions League play-off game.

It’s almost six years since Cillian Sheridan made his Champions League debut for Celtic at Old Trafford and while he left a year or so later and th(...)

Celtic’s Charlie Mulgrew at the final whistle in Edinburgh.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire

Ronny Deila spoke about “ black day” after Celtic’s Champions League hopes were ended by a thumping 6-1 aggregate defeat by Legia Warsaw. Trailing 4-1(...)