Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle heads home a goal during the friendly international against Oman at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho 2:56

Republic of Ireland 2 Oman 0The win must be welcome but it would be interesting to know how much Martin O’Neill really feels he learned from this low-(...)

 Anthony Pilkington in action for  Norwich City (left) against his new club Cardiff City   at Carrow Road last  October. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland international Anthony Pilkington has completed his move from Norwich City to Cardiff City, signing a three-year deal with the Wel(...)

Southampton’s €15m offer for Shane Long was too good for  Hull City to refuse.  Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long has completed his move to Southampton from Hull City and signed a four-year deal with the Saints. The Tipperary(...)

Portugal’s Joao Moutinho (left)  after he colliding with Ireland’s Kevin Doyle  in the second half of their international friendly  ahead of the 2014 World Cup in East Rutherford, New Jersey, last night. Photogrraph: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters

Portugal 5 - Republic of Ireland 1: No reprise of the mid-summer glories of 20 years ago as Ireland revisited a favourite old football haunt out in(...)

Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill at the end of the game against Italy in Craven Cottage. Photograph: Inpho

On Saturday night, at Craven Cottage, Ireland gave their best performance since Martin O’Neill became the manager. They grew into the game after a slo(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane and goalkeeper David Forde at the squad’s training session in Malahide, yesterday, ahead of tomorrow’s game with Turkey. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill may have been happy enough to play ball as the press corps played on the possibility of Roy Keane returning to Celtic as manager for al(...)

Anthony Pilkinton in action for the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

Anthony Pilkington’s future at Norwich City looks decidedly uncertain after the board appointed Neil Adams as the manager for the three seasons. The 4(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane at Gannon Park, Malahide, today. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Roy Keane has made it pretty clear that he anticipates staying where he is and suggested strongly that James McCarthy should do the same after specula(...)