Standing there in the driving rain on November 15th, 1995, it was hard to comprehend just how much optimism there had initially been about the Irish t(...)

Joey Barton:  was suspended for 18 months after having been found to have placed some 1,260 bets between 2006 and 2013. Photograph: Martin  Rickett/PA

The FAI has no plans, it would seem, to follow the FA’s lead by giving up sponsorships from bookmaking firms with the association declining to commen(...)

Former Newcastle United player David Eatock says he was sexually abused by George Ormond while at the club.

A former Newcastle United player has waived his anonymity to say he was the victim of sexual abuse during his time at the club, and reveal the secret (...)

Adrian Doherty (extreme right, front row) lines out for Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup semi-final in 1990. Photograph: Getty Images

The timing is uncanny. In the same month as José Mourinho’s arrival at Old Trafford will almost certainly force Ryan Giggs to leave his boyhood club,(...)

Longford Town manager Tony Cousins: “I’m glad it’s going to be settled at our place; we’ve a good record there and the pitch is bigger, which suits us.” Photo:  James Crombie/Inpho

Longford Town will look to capitalise on their dramatic comeback at the Carlisle Grounds when they take on Bray Wanderers in the second leg of the Air(...)