Niall Quinn

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Niall Quinn has explained why he didn’t put his name forward for a place on the FAI board. Photograph:   Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Niall Quinn says that he turned down the opportunity to be considered for a place on the board of the FAI after losing faith in the reform process tha(...)

Jockey Davy Russell  and Dublin hurler Chris Crummy give jockey Ruby Walsh his jersey before the start of the eighth annual Hurling for Cancer Research,  in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

If the whole jockey thing hadn’t worked out for Davy Russell, he might instead have played hurling for his native Cork. That’s the opinion of other pe(...)

Ireland U-21s manager  Stephen Kenny with Duleek Schoolboys/Girls FC on Wednesday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny admits that it is a “challenging time” for Irish soccer but insists he has had to stay focused on his own education in the international(...)

FAI general manager Noel Mooney said Niall Quinn’s involvement with the association  could be “of benefit to Irish football”. File photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

FAI general manager Noel Mooney says that some “brave decisions” are required if Airtricity League clubs are to achieve tangible change after a two-da(...)

Linfield’s Michael Gault tackles Derry City’s Ciaran Martyn in the Setanta Cup at, Windsor Park in 2006. The last major cross-Border tournament ended in 2014.  File photograph: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

The man behind the proposal to form a new 14-team All-Island Premier Division says he hopes to meet Uefa and other stakeholders over the coming months(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Irish football’s last big shindig at the Mansion House is perhaps best remembered for the car crash moment when Steve Staunton, at his unveiling as Ir(...)

 Niall Quinn: will outline his proposals  to the ‘stakeholder forum’ gathering at the Mansion House  on Friday.  Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Whatever else comes out of Minister Shane Ross’s “stakeholder forum” at the Mansion House, Niall Quinn says that he will finally provide detail to the(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has questioned the decision of the FAI to bring in Noel Mooney to head up the organisation. Photograph:   Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The FAI has declined to comment following a request for a reaction to a damning assessment by Minister for Sport Shane Ross to the decision to bring N(...)

There was a photograph of Grant Leadbitter on his knees on the final whistle against Portsmouth. It screamed. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

He was down by the sea again, down at a spot where he went fishing as a boy. Roker Pier, the lighthouse at the end, Grant Leadbitter would throw his l(...)

 Fran Ryder, Bobby Doyle (right), Kevin Moran (behind) and other members of the 1970s Dublin team carry the coffin of their former team-mate Anton O’Toole into the Mount Argus church in Kimmage. Photograph: James Forde

The coffin of Dublin GAA star Anton O’Toole was hauled to church on the shoulders of five separate football teams, the mark of a man whose sporting gr(...)

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