Robbie Keane being put through his paces ahead of the Poland game. LA-based striker should be more involved than last outing in Glasgow. Photograph: Donnall Farmer/Inpho 2:59

A detailed history of Ireland’s many encounters with Poland would run to several volumes and contain its share of comedy and calamity but it is the(...)

Robbie Brady training with the Republic of Ireland squad at  Gannon Park in  Malahide. He could be in line for a starting place against Poland. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There are times when Martin O’Neill’s reluctance to settle on squads of 23 players seems like indecision and others when it might well be taken for in(...)

Martin O’Neill at Gannon Park: “Stephen has got a bit of a problem with his ankle. We think we’re getting to the bottom of it now with a couple of scans.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

While his Polish counterpart faced a stormy fallout from Jakub Blaszczykowski’s strongest showing yet this season for Borussia Dortmund, Martin O’Neil(...)

Stephen Ward is a major doubt for Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland. Photograph: Inpho

Stephen Ward looks to be a major doubt for Sunday’s game against Poland with the Burnley left back set to receive treatment over the next couple of da(...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish: was named under-21 player of the year at the 3-sponsored FAI International awards. Photograph: Reuters

Jack Grealish has signalled his intention to make himself available for the Republic of Ireland at the start of next season. Asked about his positi(...)

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis faces his old club Stoke City on the back of last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

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 Martin O’Neill: “There’s a fairly decent chance he might have had a few caps for us before he actually makes his debut for England considering the way he’s playing but he said he wanted to play for England and that has remained the same. Fine, if that’s the case.”

Martin O’Neill says he has given up any hope of Tottenham striker Harry Kane playing for Ireland but insists he is still exploring a number of other (...)

Robbie Brady desperately wants to play against Poland and has been named in the Irish squad despite carrying an injury. Phootgraph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill says he has not given up on Robbie Brady being available for this month’s European Championship qualifier against Poland. The Republic (...)

 Martin O’Neill will name his squad for the European qualifier with Poland on Thursday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aiden McGeady’s heroics in Tbilisi and John O’Shea’s in Gelsenkirchen have helped the pair on to the shortlist for this year’s 3-sponsored FAI Senior(...)

 Adrian of West Ham United celebrates after scoring  the winning penalty in the shoot out during the FA Cup third round replay against Everton at Boleyn Ground. Photograph:   Julian Finney/Getty Images

West Ham 2 Everton 2 AET West Ham win 9-8 on penaltiesGoalkeeper Adrian was the hero as West Ham knocked Everton out of the FA Cup in a dramatic penal(...)