Brian Gartland: “I think we’re in the best shape we’ve ever been in going into the new season,” said the experienced Dundalk defender. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The bad news for the rest of the league is that, as they embark on an attempt to win a fifth league title in six seasons, Dundalk defender Brian Gartl(...)

Bohemians’ Keith Buckely, UCD’s Gary O’Neill, St. Patrick’s Athletic’s Ian Birmingham, Finn Harps’ Sam Verdon, Dundalk’s Brian Gartland, Cork’s Colm Horgan, Shamrock Rovers’ Sean Boyd, Waterford’s Matthew Connor, Derry’s Barry McNamee and Ronan Murray of Sligo at the 2019 Airtricity League season launch. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bohemians Bohemians manager Keith Long will have a bit of re-building to do this season with a new and uncertain squad. But one thing that (...)

Bohemians’ Ali Reghba celebrates after  scoring two goals on his debut  in  the SSE Airtricity League victory over St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Two goals on his first-team debut for teenager Ali Reghba made it nine straight wins for Bohemians as their second string side had too much for a disj(...)

Jon Walters is set to leave Burnley for Ipswich on loan. Photo: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Jon Walters looks set to return to return to Ipswich Town on a season long loan before the end of the week with the 34 year-old’s former club in talks(...)

16-year-old Shamrock Rovers goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu is to join Manchester City next summer. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers have agreed a deal to sell their 16-year-old goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu to English champions Manchester City next summer for an initial f(...)

Bohemians’ Eoghan Stokes scores the winning goal against Shamrock Rovers in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 0 Bohemians 1 Eoghan Stokes proved their match winner off the bench as Bohemians maintained their Gypsies’ curse over Shamrock Rovers(...)

Gary Shaw heads home Shamrock Rovers’ goal in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division against Waterford at the RSC.   Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Waterford 0 Shamrock Rovers 1 Shamrock Rovers substitute Gary Shaw pounced for the winner with 15 minutes remaining against Waterford at the RSC to m(...)

Shamrock Rovers forced extra time in Sweden but fell just short in the first qualifying round of the Europa League. Photograph: Inpho

AIK 1 Shamrock Rovers 1 (AET – AIK win 2-1 on aggregate) Despite a courageous display, laced with craft and tenacity, Shamrock Rovers fell just sho(...)

Derry City manager Kenny Shiels: his squad will be boosted by the availability of some new players. Photograph: Inpho

Three stern tests await Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers and Derry City on Thursday night as they get their Europa League qualifying campaigns under way. Der(...)

Ireland’s Graham Burke will miss Shamrock Rovers’ Airtricity League meeting with Dundalk. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Graham Burke is to miss Shamrock Rovers’ league game against Dundalk on Friday evening after he was kept in Martin O’Neill’s squad for Saturday’s inte(...)

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