German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media in Neudietendorf near Erfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is meeting German chancellor Angela Merkel in Dublin on Thursday where the two will discuss the possible second extension of ar(...)

Graham Burke scored twice for Shamrock Rovers in their 5-0 win over Bray Wanderers in Tallaght. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 5 Bray Wanderers 0 Graham Burke scored twice on his return to a Shamrock Rovers shirt following international duty with the Republic (...)

Bohemians 1 Shamrock Rovers 1 Rob Cornwall salvaged a point for Bohemians in equalising Ronan Finn’s strike as the sides swapped late goals in a Dubl(...)

 DIT manager Billy O’Loughlin’s side proved too strong for an outclassed IT Tralee. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

IT Tralee 1-7 DIT 2-17 A two-goal salvo just before half time by wing back Enda Flanagan from Cavan ended this one-sided Sigerson Cup quarter-final (...)

Dundalk defender Niclas Vemmelund and Shamrock Rovers’s Gary Shaw in action during last night’s FAI Cup semi-final at Oriel Park. Photograph: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

After Friday’s slightly tame semi-final at Turner’s Cross, Rovers lit this one up with a second-half display that made clear their determination to ma(...)

Brandon Miele scores Shamrock Rovers’ fourth goal to complete his hat-trick in the FAI Cup quarter-final against Blueball United at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bluebell United 2 Shamrock Rovers 4 Brandon Miele scored a sublime hat-trick at Tallaght Stadium to end non-league Bluebell United’s interest in the (...)

Shamrock Rovers’ Brandon Miele tussles with  Lukas Pauschek of Mlada Boleslav at the Mestsky Stadium. Photograph: Radek Petrasek/Inpho

FK Mladá Boleslav 2 Shamrock Rovers 0 (FKMB won 5-2 on aggregate) Already facing a mammoth task following the first leg, Shamrock Rovers duly bowed(...)

Shamrock Rovers Manager Stephen Bradley: “We’ll have a look at them tomorrow afternoon and see where they are strong and see where they are weak.” Photo: Tom Beary/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley heads to Iceland for a second look at Stjarnan this morning as the Dubliners weigh up how back to take the gam(...)

Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk players get involved in an altercation late in the game. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 2 Dundalk 1 A few of their former players ganged up on Dundalk to make it another disappointing night but it is the current crew that(...)

Stephen Bradley’s Shamrock Rovers have made a slow start to the season. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It is one of the great double standards of sports journalism that interviewees are criticised for playing it endlessly safe in interviews but then rou(...)

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