Jonathan Walters with his Three International Player of the Year Award. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters has been named as Ireland’s Senior International Player of the Year at the FAI’s annual Three sponsored awards with the 32 year-old strike(...)

Darron Gibson is one of seven players cut from the Republic of Ireland squad for the friendly internationals against Switzerland and Slovakia in Dublin. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has cut seven players from his original 40-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Sl(...)

Damien Delaney has been omitted from Martin O’Neill’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill appears to have drawn a line under the exclusion of Damien Delaney from his international squad, killing off any chance of a return by (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: “I think this would probably be the last hurrah for some of the players.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has said that anything up to half of the places in his 23-strong squad for the Euro 2016 are up for grabs w(...)

Anthony Stokes hopes to put himself in contention for a Euro 2016 spot after leaving Celtic for a loan move to Hibernian. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Anthony Stokes believes he can fire himself back into the reckoning for Euro 2016 after returning to Hibernian on loan. Six months on the sidelines a(...)

The trial of Hibernian footballer Anthony Stokes is expected to last two days. Photograph: PA

The trial of Hibernian and Republic of Ireland international footballer Anthony Stokes for an alleged nightclub assault has been adjourned to later in(...)

Anthony Stokes has joined Hibernian on loan until the end of the season. Photograph: Getty

Hibernian have completed the signing of Celtic striker Anthony Stokes on loan until the end of the season. The 27 year-old, who has played just twice(...)

Anthony Stokes: money could be a factor in deciding which club he joins on loan. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/Getty Images.

Hibernian appeared to be preparing the ground for Anthony Stokes to rejoin the club last night with the Easter Road club curtailing the loans of two (...)

Burnley’s Stephen Ward  scores his side’s second goal during the FA Cup third round match between Middlesbrough. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Burnley will be hoping for big things in Monday’s draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup after Stephen Ward’s first club goal in just over two years(...)

 Inverness manager John Hughes is relishing the prospect of a potential reunion with  striker Anthony Stokes after making a move for the Celtic player. Photograph:  Jeff Holmes/PA

Inverness manager John Hughes believes he can get Anthony Stokes to Euro 2016 by giving him a “kick up the backside” should the out-of-favour Celtic s(...)