James McClean of the Republic of Ireland challenges Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the friendly international at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Portugal 5 Republic of Ireland 1: Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed his return to fitness as Portugal completed their World Cup preparations with a comforta(...)

Speculation is mounting that talks held between Roy Keane and Celtic have led to a job offer, which he has accepted. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

Speculation mounted last night that talks held over the weekend between Roy Keane and Celtic had led to a job offer, which he had accepted. An announc(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Aiden McGeady in action against Italy  during the International friendly at Craven Cottage, London. Photo: Nigel French/PA

Roy Keane is again thinking of basing himself in Edinburgh if he becomes Celtic manager according to the club’s former winger Aiden McGeady who says h(...)

Ireland’s Anthony Pilkington (13) takes a free kick against  Italy at Craven Cottage. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Rep of Ireland 0 Italy 0The Republic of Ireland got a well earned draw against Italy in Craven Cottage where a really good game, played in front of a (...)

Ireland’s James McClean  is challenged by Turkey’s Ahmet Ilhan Ozek. Photograph: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

Republic of Ireland 1 Turkey 2 These continue to be tough times for the FAI who must have hoped their new management team would help to generate a (...)

 Ahmet Ilhan Ozek heads home to give Turkey the lead in the friendly international against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Turkey 2: Jon Walters’s fifth international goal was not enough to prevent the Republic of Ireland from slipping to a second su(...)

Aiden McGeady’s  future is clear-cut just now as he approaches the end of what he regards as an extended settling-in period at Goodison Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If there was a perfect day to put up Aiden McGeady for the press then this was it – although it’s not entirely clear whether the first lot of reporter(...)

Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon (right) scored his fourth goal in three games at Goodison Park. Photograph: Barry Coombs/PA Wire.

Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3 A victory created (...)

 Seamus Coleman:  the full back has enjoyed an outstanding season for Everton and has scored seven goals in 36 appearances. Photo: Paul Thomas/Getty

Republic of Ireland international Richard Dunne believes Séamus Coleman could well opt to stay at Everton if th(...)

 Kevin Mirallas scores  Everton’s second goal during the  Premier League match against  Fulham at Craven Cottage in London. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Fulham 1 Everton 3: Flawed finishing undermined a vibrant Fulham performance and (...)