Declan Rice may just have decided he didn’t fancy the Ireland setup. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Sometimes you waste time worrying about the wrong things. Back in 2011 Roy Keane gave an interview to Cork’s LifeFM 93.1, in which he sketched out a d(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Ray Houghton (C) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring in  the World Cup match between Italy and Ireland in East Rutherford New Jersey on June 19th, 1994. Irish super fan Jim Ryan, who has followed the team around the world, says Houghton’s goals in 1994 and against England in 1988 are some of his most memorable moments.  Photograph: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters.

It’s just as well Jim Ryan isn’t fitted with an odometer because if he was, the clock would be well around a second if not a third time. The football(...)

 Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hopes he can keep his emotions in check when he bids farewell to Anfield on Saturday night. Photograph: Barrington Coombs/PA Wire.

Steven Gerrard has told Liverpool’s owner Fenway Sports Group that Brendan Rodgers requires proven goalscorers and not more potential talent from this(...)

Steven Gerrard captain of Liverpool during a special press conference at Melwood Training Ground. Photo: John Powell/Getty Images

Steven Gerrard is trying not to his let emotions get the better of him as the Liverpool captain and talisman prepares for his Anfield farewell in his (...)