Everton full-back Seamus Coleman looks a major doubt for Ireland’s two European Championship qualifiers with Germany and Poland due to a hamstring strain. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Seamus Coleman’s fitness will be assessed by the FAI’s medical staff this morning before any final decision is made on his ability to play in the Euro(...)

Referee Istvan Vad issues a yellow card to Republic of Ireland’s James McClean for a challenge on Georgia’s Giorgi Papunashvili  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland gathered three points but at a severe and frustrating cost. I would never discourage the physicality that Glenn Whelan and James McClean br(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan  beats Ucha Lobjanidze of Georgia to the ball during the  Euro 2016 Group D qualifying match  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Shay Given 5 No saves to make due to a confident showing from the back four. Seamus Coleman 6 Excellent technique to connect with rising ball for 37th(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan in action during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Gibraltar in Faro, Portugal. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shay Given 7 The presumption that he wouldn’t have a save to make rendered his diving two-hander from Walker on 36 minutes positively world-class. Oth(...)

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane celebrates scoring the first of his two goals in the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Gibraltar at Estadio do Algarve in Faro, Portugal. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Gibraltar 0 Republic of Ireland 4 His name may not have the same sort of familiar ring to it as Gary Mackay’s and this time around there is still a g(...)

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(...)

Adnan januzaj’s first half goal gave Manchester United all three points away at Aston Villa. Photograph: EPA

Aston Villa 0 Manchester United 1 Louis van Gaal has talked about how away victories can be the cornerstone of Manchester United’s success this season(...)

Rudy Gestede opened his Aston Villa account as Tim Sherwood’s side started the season with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Photograph: Getty

Bournemouth 0 Aston Villa 1 Rudy Gestede scored 13 minutes into his Aston Villa debut to secure a 1-0 victory at newly-promoted Bournemouth. (...)

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark has signed a five-year deal to remain at  Aston Villa. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark has signed a five-year deal with Aston Villa. The 25-year-old had been the subject of interest from Wes(...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is challenged by James Collins of West Ham during the Premier League match at Villa Park. Photo: Stu Forster

Martin O’Neill will be in Dublin on Tuesday to name what is expected to be an extended initial squad for next month’s games against England and Scot(...)