Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane look on during training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters was the only unexpected absentee from Ireland’s first training session of the week out at Abbotstown on Monday morning with the Stoke City(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill may be considering Darren Randolph in goal for the upcoming Gibraltar match. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Those players to have made the cut over the weekend will take part in the Irish squad’s first ever training session in Abbotstown this morning with on(...)

Mark Kinsella: will face the task of trying to halt Drogheda United’s alarming slump. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Mark Kinsella is to succeed Johnny McDonnell as manager of Drogheda United with the 43-year-old initially takin(...)

Richie Towell of Dundalk celebrates scoring his side’s equaliser in injury time. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Bohemians 2 Dundalk 2 Keith Long’s Bohemians side have done more than any other club so far to keep the title race alive this season. But (...)

The three nominees for Uefa’s Best Player award  2015, runner-up Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, winner Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

On the pitch, his side’s most important victories last season were sometimes delivered by the slimmest of margins but Lionel Messi’s victory over riv(...)

Keith Treacy has joined Drogheda United. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Keith Treacy has become the latest former Republic of Ireland international to be recruited by a League of Ireland club with the 26 year-old Dubliner (...)

John Caulfield’s Cork City side will play Derry away in the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Cork City’s reward for their cup win over St Patrick’s Athletic is a trip to the Brandywell in mid-September with Peter Hutton’s side now standing bet(...)

 Bohemians’ Dave Mulcahy tussles with Bray Wanderers’ Michael Barker during the FAI clash at Dalymount Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Bohemians 0 Bray Wanderers 1 If Bohemians’ early league form had them shaping up to be this season’s surprise package, they now look increasingly (...)

Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters has just one year left on Stoke contract. Photograph: PA.

Stoke City have rejected a bid of around €2 million for Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters from Norwich City but it is possible that the 31-ye(...)

Cork City’s Alan Bennett: “We have the perfect opportunity now to put it all behind us, to get a good result against St Pat’s.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

“We are,” says Cork City skipper Alan Bennett with considerable conviction, “a team that can beat anyone on our day.” The problem for Cork just now i(...)