Shamrock Rovers got their Setanta Sports Cup defence off to the best possible start with a thumping 5-1 win over Glentoran in their quarter-final, first leg tie at Tallaght Stadium.
Champions Raheny United cemented themselves into a three-point lead over Peamount United in the Bus Éireann Women's National League with a 5-0 victory away to Cork Women's FC this afternoon.
Sligo Rovers have signed West Ham United striker Sean Maguire on loan until the end of July.
Shamrock Rovers new signing Stephen McPhail is impressed with his new surroundings at the Dublin club and believes The Hoops can challenge for this year's league title.
The opening-round SSE Airtricity League tie between Shamrock Rovers and Derry City will be televised live on RTÉ Two.
Robbie Keane will not be involved as the Republic of Ireland take on Serbia in next month's friendly international, while Daryl Murphy has earned a recall.
Seamus Coleman, David Forde and Robbie Keane have been nominated for the International Player of the Year Award for the annual FAI awards.
Galway FC have signed Derek O'Brien and Alex Byrne ahead of the upcoming Airtricity League First Division campaign.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche thanked Republic of Ireland international Keith Treacy for salvaging a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.
Shamrock Rovers continue to strengthen their squad ahead of the new SSE Airtricity League season by signing former Republic of Ireland international Stephen McPhail.
Raheny United ran out comfortable 4-1 winners over DLR Waves to stay in pole position in the Bus Éireann Women's National League.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has hailed the impact of Willo Flood amid reports the midfielder is in line for a Republic of Ireland call-up.
Republic of Ireland international Paul McShane will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
Derry City manager Roddy Collins has signed David Elebert from Shamrock Rovers.
Defender Conor Powell has signed for Norwegian second division side SK Vard Haugesund
Holders Peamount United are in the semi-finals of the Bus Éireann Women's National League Cup after a comprehensive 8-0 victory away to Cork Women's FC.
Castlebar Celtic, Raheny United and Wexford Youths all secured their places in the semi-finals of the Bus Éireann Women's National League Cup with wins this afternoon.
Bray Wanderers Manager Alan Mathews has added creative midfielder David Cassidy to his squad.
Ireland defender Joey O'Brien faces an absence of around three months after dislocating his shoulder in West Ham's Barclays Premier League draw at Chelsea.
Sligo Rovers will commence work on their Showgrounds development project next month, which will include a state of the art all-weather pitch and a new full-size, FAI approved grass pitch.