Robbie Brady celebrates after scoring.

Well, that game raised many questions, like the one about our dodgy concentration levels after taking a hard-earned lead, but the greatest conundrum, (...)

Wes Hoolahan has only started an away game but in Gibraltar could prove vital for Ireland in Zenica. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has some major decisions to make. Despite the amazing fact that his team only conceded seven goals in 10 group games, our defence was c(...)

Dundalk’s Richie Towell celebrates with the FAI Cup. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 9, 2015, 08:20

Soccer John O’Shea may still play for Ireland in Monday’s Euro 2016 play-off second leg with Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite Sunderland Sam All(...)

 Darron Gibson: hasn’t featured for the Republic of Ireland since the defeat in Scotland.  Photo:  Clive Brunskill/Getty

With suspensions to cope with in both defence and attack for the first leg of the Euro 2016 play-off against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Martin O’Neill ha(...)

I’m not a big believer in children smoking as a general rule, but in Pang’s case, it definitely helps steady the bubble in her mental spirit level.

I arrived home from Kielys in the late afternoon. I just wanted to get under the covers and sleep until it was first day of the Six Nations. I’(...)

The match fixtures are shown on an electronic panel next to the Henri Delaunay trophy following the draw for the play-off matches for UEFA EURO 2016. Photo: Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP

Fans hoping to travel for the away leg of Ireland’s European Championship face a scramble for tickets after Martin O’Neill’s side were paired with Bos(...)

Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovich is one of the players Ireland could face in the Euro 2016 playoffs. Photo: Getty Images

Martin O’Neill will be in Nyon, Switzerland, on Saturday morning where the draw for the play-off stage of the European Championship is due to take (...)

European Commission’s president Jean-Claude Juncker makes his State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, yesterday. Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission unveiled a relocation programme for refugees yesterday in its first major policy response to the migration crisis, but doubts (...)

The EU’s high representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini speaking to  journalists as she arrives for the summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Thierry Charlier

EU leaders pledged to step up efforts to support Libya yesterday, but stopped far short of endorsing a civilian or military mission to the region. Th(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Swansea City manager Gary Monk, during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford. Monk has signed Federico Fernandez from Napoli. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Swansea have announced the signing of Argentina defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli. The Swans stated on their website that Fernandez has signed a(...)