Patrick Cutrone scores Italy under-21’s second goal in the European qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at Arena Garibaldi in Pisa. Photograph: Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Italy U21 2 Republic of Ireland U21 0 History can still be created by the Republic of Ireland under-21s despite Italy dislodging the European Champio(...)

 Southampton’s Michael Obafemi, seen here scoring in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup tie against  Fulham  at Craven Cottage, has been called up for the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad for the European Championship qualifiers against Armenia and Sweden. Photograph:  James Chance/Getty Images

Troy Parrott and Michael Obafemi have been included in Stephen Kenny’s squad for the forthcoming European Under-21 Championship qualifiers against Arm(...)

Conor Davis of Derry City scores a goal against his former club UCD  in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match at the   UCD Bowl. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

UCD 1 Derry City 3 Conor Davis was sprung from the bench to help sink his former club with his first goal for Derry City as they edged up to third pl(...)

Goalscorer Patrick Hoban celebrates after Dundalk’s win over Bohemians in the  SSE Airtiricity League Premier Division match at  Oriel Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dundalk 1 Bohemians 0 Patrick Hoban’s last-gasp penalty sank Bohemians at Oriel Park to give Dundalk a priceless victory. With the game in the fourt(...)