Cyrus Christie, Wes Hoolahan, Stephen Ward and Harry Arter go through their paces at Republic of Ireland training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

If losing out to England in the tug-of-war for Jack Grealish was a blow for Martin O’Neill and the Republic of Ireland, then the England squad name(...)

Everton midfielder James McCarthy at the Republic of Ireland squad training session at  Abbotstown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

James McCarthy and Jeff Hendrick emerged as minor injury concerns on day two of the Irish squad’s preparations for this weekend’s games against Gibra(...)

Bournemouth’s Eunan O’Kane has been named in martin O’Neill’s provisional 37-man squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia. Photograph: PA

As he named a hugely extended squad for next month’s European Championship qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia, Republic of Ireland manager Marti(...)

Kevin Doyle has been cut from the Republic of Ireland squad for the games against England and Scotland. Photo:  James Crombie/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has reduced his squad to 27 players for the upcoming games against England and Scotland with Kevin Doyle am(...)

Footballer Anthony Stokes arrives at Dublin’s Circuit Criminal Court where he has been ordered before a court again next year over an alleged assault of an Elvis impersonator. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Football star Anthony Stokes has been ordered before a court again next year over an alleged assault of an Elvis impersonator. The Celtic and I(...)

Anthony Stokes (26) of Claremont Terrace, Glasgow appeared at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court charged with assault causing harm. Photograph: Court Collins

The trial of Glasgow Celtic and Irish international footballer Anthony Stokes has been adjourned until Tuesday. Stokes (26) of Claremont Terrace, Glas(...)

Celtic’s Kris Commons celebrates with the trophy after winning the Scottish League Cup Final. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Dundee United 0 Celtic 2Ronny Deila captured his first trophy as Celtic manager as the Hoops beat 10-man Dundee United 2-0 in the Scottish League Cup (...)

Harry Arter of Bournemouth has been included in the Ireland squad. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named uncapped Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter in his squad for the visit of Poland in the upcoming European Cha(...)

Dundee United were reduced to nine-men but held out to take Celtic to a Scottish Cup quarter-final replay after their 1-1 draw at Tannadice. Photograph:  Craig Halkett/PA Wire.

Dundee United 1 Celtic 1Dundee United and Celtic have it all to do again after a controversial 1-1 William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final tie at Tann(...)

St Johnstone’s Tom Scobbie  gets above Celtic’s Scott Brown during the Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park. Photograph:  Danny Lawson/PA

Celtic 0 St Johnstone 1A magnificent strike from St Johnstone midfielder Danny Swanson inflicted a first domestic defeat of 2015 on Celtic.The on-loan(...)