Kevin O’Connor celebrates scoring for Cork City against Dundalk in the 2017 President’s Cup. File photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Wexford-born professional football Kevin O’Connor has collected a €1million prize he won in the National Lottery’s Christmas Millionaire Raffle on New(...)

Preston North End’s Sean Maguire shields the ball from Fulham’s Oliver Norwood during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Preston North End at Craven Cottage. Photo: Ashley Western - CameraSport via Getty Images

Seán Maguire assisted and scored a goal for Preston in their Championship clash with Fulham but the day ended on a sour note for both as the Ireland s(...)

Former Norwich manager  Alex Neil has taken over at Preston. Photograph:   Harry Trump/Getty Images

Championship side Preston have appointed former Norwich boss Alex Neil as their new manager. North End had a vacancy to fill for the first time in fo(...)

  Cork City’s Sean Maguire and Kevin O’Connor  will both join Preston at the end of July. Photo: Mailiis Ollino/Inpho

A day after Simon Grayson’s departure for Sunderland had appeared to throw his move into doubt, Cork City left back Kevin O’Connor’s transfer to Prest(...)

Aiden McGeady’s impressed as Preston were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal at Deepdale. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty

Daryl Horgan made his Preston North End debut on Saturday following his January move from League of Ireland champions Dundalk. Horgan, wearing the nu(...)

 James McCarthy will not feature against Austria on Saturday. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

James McCarthy and Stephen Ward are both out of the Republic of Ireland squad for this Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Vienna due to injuries but Ma(...)

Dundalk’s Daryl Horgan has been named in the Ireland squad. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dundalk duo Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan have received their first call-ups in Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill’s provisional squad for the 2(...)

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side beat Bristol Rovers 3-2. Photograph: Afp

Chelsea 3 Bristol Rovers 2 Chelsea survived a tense second-half to secure passage into the third round of the EFL Cup with a 3-2 victory over Brist(...)

Northern Ireland’s Conor McLaughlin: “Crewe, then Lewandowski? It’ll be a big difference won’t it? Mad.”

As footnotes go, perhaps only Conor McLaughlin, his family and the Northern Ireland manager of the time, Nigel Worthington, will have jotted down this(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill announces his squad. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He may have effectively ended Damien Delaney’s international career at Friday’s squad announcement but Martin O’Neill also started to look beyond the(...)

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