James McClean, Shane Duffy and Stephen Quinn during a squad training session at Gannon Park, Malahide. Photograph: Inpho

The fact that he can’t make a squad of 30-plus, half of whom seem to be missing at least one game due to a wedding, seems to have persuaded Andy Keog(...)

Wes Hoolahan was linked with West Brom and Newcastle earlier in the transfer deadline day but neither came up with the fee Norwich wanted to let him go. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Wes Hoolahan endured a difficult last night of the transfer window as West Brom and Newcastle United expressed interest in signing the midfielder but (...)

Republic of Ireland striker Andy Keogh in action during the friendly international against Wales at Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland striker Andy Keogh has become the latest player to question Giovanni Trapattoni’s selection procedures, claiming he found out that(...)

Sean St Ledger celebrates scoring the winning goal for Leicester against Wycombe Wanderers. Photograph:  Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Sean St Ledger has been added to the Republic of Ireland injury list after picking up a knee injury in training with Leicester City. The defender has (...)

Séamus Coleman will play on the right side of midfield against Spain in New York. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Séamus Coleman will be deployed in a right-sided midfield role for the Republic of Ireland’s friendly international against Spain at Yankee Stadium in(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni with Shane Long today.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Giovanni Trapattoni will complete a circle of sorts when he sends his new-look team out against Georgia this evening. The Italian will use the friendl(...)

Conor Sammon (left) has been selected to lead the line for the Republic of Ireland against Austria at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

A good many of those who are liable to be critical of Ireland ’s regular captain might wonder a little more about the wisdom of wishing him awa(...)

Giovanni Trapattoni chats with Stephen Kelly at training yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Giovanni Trapattoni ’s birthday celebration in Malahide yesterday was an almost intimate affair with just 13 of his players and one member of h(...)

 Kevin Doyle  celebrates scoring Wolves’  second goal  during the Championship match against  Bristol City at Molineux. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has left Wolves striker Kevin Doyle out of his 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifi(...)

Leon Best of Blackburn holds off the challenge of Millwall’s Mark Beevers. Photograph:  Andrew Winning/Reuters

This may not go down on the list of FA Cup classics, but Blackburn Rovers will not mind. Michael Appleton's side survived the biting cold and a(...)