Swansea City’s Michael Obafemi celebrates scoring his second goal to to make it 4-0 during the  Championship match against Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph:  Simon Galloway/PA Wire

Ireland striker Michael Obafemi scored twice as Swansea made South Wales derby history by thrashing Cardiff 4-0 to secure the first league double in 1(...)

The mollycoddling period is over. In dropping a regular like Jamie McGrath, due to non-selection in the third tier of English football, Stephen Kenny (...)

Connor Ronan has earned his first call-up to the Ireland senior squad. Photograph:  Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images

Belfast born Mark Sykes has been added to Stephen Kenny’s midfield options ahead of Republic of Ireland friendlies against Belgium and Lithuania at th(...)

Ireland’s Aaron Connolly in action against João Palhinha of Portugal: the   player had multiple chances to become a national hero that night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny is at the tactics board. The media are deep inside FAI offices in Abbotstown, so deep that our digital recorder believes it is up on She(...)

Séamus Coleman tackles Daniel James during a friendly at Old Trafford last weekend. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Statistics on the Irish at Premier League clubs are undeniably grim. Of 22 players spread across 12 clubs only four - Séamus Coleman at Everton, Matt (...)

Stephen Kenny will have a busy few weeks in the build-up to Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign. Photograph: Attila Trenka/Inpho

Two salient points made this summer by Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny may have slipped under the radar. “Over the next few years there wil(...)

Stephen Kenny: “The squad that we have and the squad that we are building, the ethos is very important going forward.”  Photograph:  Trenka Atilla/PA

What Stephen Kenny wants and what Stephen Kenny gets are probably never going to align during his tenure as Republic of Ireland manager. Perhaps, come(...)

Andrew Omobamidele, Chiedozie Ogbene, Gavin Bazunu and Adam Idah are all members of the Irish senior squad with Nigerian heritage. Photograph: Bagu Blanco/Inpho

It’s a small world. Isreal Ibeanu is a soccer referee in Dublin who also trains Irish sprinters of African descent. Last weekend his Titans athletics (...)

 Thiago Alcantara scores his first goal for Liverpool. Photograph: Phil Noble/PA

Liverpool 2 Southampton 0 Liverpool kept their faint top-four hopes alive but the unconvincing manner of the 2-0 victory at home to Southampton does (...)

Sergio Agüero will miss Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea on Saturday. Photograph:  Tim Keeton/PA Wire

Saturday PREMIER LEAGUE Newcastle (17) v West Ham (4), 12.30 – Live on Sky Sports Newcastle strikers Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin are fit to(...)

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