There is quiet confidence but no certainty of success on the part of the Irish delegation in Geneva ahead of Uefa’s long-awaited announcement this lunchtime of the host nations for the European Championship finals of 2020.More
Alan Hutton insists Roy Keane’s "volcanic" personality has been key to Aston Villa’s impressive start.More
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was angered by the "unacceptable" anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan Belgrade fans in their Europa League opener.More
Cork City manager John Caulfield is hopeful the absence of Darren Dennehy and Garry Buckley from Sunday’s trip to face Limerick will prove an opportunity for other squad members.More
Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he left the Sky Bet Championship club because of a "difference in philosophy" with owner Vincent Tan.More
Jonas Gutierrez paid his own medical bills to treat his testicular cancer and has revealed that when he returned to Newcastle United after his initial surgery, he was asked to find a new club.More
Mediocre players from overseas are taking places in club squads that should be going to young English players, Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has claimed.More
Roma opened their Champions League Group E campaign in style with a 5-1 mauling of Russian side CSKA Moscow at the Stadio Olimpico.More
Finn Harps 4 Avondale United 1
Avondale United’s FAI Cup fairytale turned into a nightmare at Finn Park last night as they were swept aside by First Division Finn Harps.
Germany 2 Ireland 0
There was no dream conclusion to the World Cup qualifying campaign for Ireland’s women yesterday against European champions Germany.
Chelsea 1 Shalke 1
Chelsea, riding high at the top of the Premier League and awaiting a trip to Manchester City on Sunday, saw their remarkable start to the new season brought into perspective as they were held 1-1 by Schalke in the opening round of the Champions League in match which perhaps gave an insight into what life would be like without Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge.
John Collins has no worries over race row Celtic player Aleksandar Tonev ahead of their opening Europa League clash with Salzburg in Austria tonight (6pm, live on Setanta Ireland).More
Everton captain Phil Jagielka has admitted the environment and the style of football played by Roberto Martinez’s side can continue to get the best out of Aiden McGeady.More
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson admits the Champions League will be a learning curve for most of the players this season but he is confident they will adapt quickly.More
Jack Wilshere insists Arsenal will recover after being outclassed by Borussia Dortmund in a disturbing start to their Champions League group campaign.More
Bayern Munich 1 Manchester City 0
Manchester City are learning the hard way how slim the margins are in the Champions League.
Colin Falvey used to scrape by on meagre wages at Cobh Ramblers. Now, he is being paid to stop World Cup winners like Alessandro Del Piero and David Trezeguet.More
Champions League Group G
Chelsea v FC Schalke 04
Tonight: Stamford Bridge, 7.45pm
Champions League Group B
Liverpool 2 Ludogorets 1