Republic of Ireland’s Jonathan Walters and Robbie Keane celebrate  after the win over Bosnia. Photograph:  Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

When Edin Dzeko said the night had been all about one man he meant the referee, but for most of the 50,000 at the Aviva stadium, Jon Walters is the o(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Brady  gets a hug from Seamus Coleman after the win over Bosnia Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo: Getty Images

Prizemoney Having qualified for next summer’s European Championships the next big date on the horizon for the FAI is December 11th when Uefa’s (...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Jon  Walters celebrates scoring his penalty. Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Republic of Ireland 2 Bosnia-Herzogovina 0 (Ireland win 3-1 on aggregate) Having been here four years ago too for the game against Estonia, the Dutch(...)

Bosnia’s Asmir Begovic during a press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Maybe it was the imposing presence of Edin Dzeko at the top table but back at their place, in front of their press, before a ball was kicked, the Bosn(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at a press conference. Photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

When José Mourinho observed a couple of seasons ago that the 1-1 draw his side had taken back home from Galatasaray in the first knockout round was(...)

Shane Long has returned to Ireland training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shane Long and John O’Shea are both back in contention for Monday night’s European Championship play-off second leg against Bosnia and Herzegovina aft(...)

Ireland fans celebrate Robbie Brady’s goal in Zenica. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The rulebook says in these situations that a game in which a late lead has been surrendered is supposed to feel like a defeat but there was little sen(...)

 Robbie Brady celebrates after opening the scoring against Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Euro 2016 play-off first leg   in Zenica. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Bosnia & Herzegovina 1 Ireland 1 Like a kid who is three quarters of the way to learning to ride a bicycle, Ireland have done the hardest part of (...)

Martin O’Neill: “You can’t win these ties in the first leg but you can certainly lose them.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Having been fortunate on each of the previous occasions that the team has qualified for a tournament via the playoffs, the Republic of Ireland, it see(...)

David Meyler (right) has been ruled out of the play-off games against Bosnia after picking up a knee injury in training. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler has been ruled out of both European Championship play-off games against Bosnia and Herzegovina and will al(...)