For the second year in a row Cristiano Ronaldo has lost the Italian Cup final with Juventus. Photograph: EPA

Juventus 0 Napoli 0 ( Napoli win 4-2 on penalties) Gianluigi Buffon’s heroics were in vain as Napoli claimed their first piece of silverware in six y(...)

Dries Mertens after opening the scoring for Napoli. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

Napoli 2 Liverpool 0 Liverpool will not mind should history repeat itself and another late defeat in Naples eventually end with Champions League glor(...)

Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret reacts after Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette scores his goal. Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Napoli 0 Arsenal 1 (Agg: 0-3) For all the moments this season when critics have scratched their heads struggling to put their finger on what the iden(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill agreed a new deal to stay on as manager until the 2020 European Championships. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There have been many cases in Irish sport of managers getting new contracts just before things went wrong at a major tournament in a way that made it (...)

Jon Walters believes Ireland can still make it to the World Cup despite losing to Serbia. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Jonathan Walters has warned Serbia and Wales they cannot afford to relax as the Republic of Ireland target another late fightback in a qualifying camp(...)

Ireland’s David Meyler in action against Serbia’s  Aleksandar Mitrovic during the World cup qualifier at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

After a night that ended in defeat and despair for Ireland, David Meyler tried to take some consolation from the home team’s performance with the Hull(...)