Ciaran Clark celebrates after  scoring Aston Villa’s opening goal in the   FA Cup third-round replay against Wycombe Wanderers at Villa Park. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

FA Cup replay round-up: Late goals from Republic of Ireland defender Ciaran Clark and Idrissa Gana spared Aston Villa’s blushes for a second time as t(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: As fourth seeds, Ireland could be assigned any one of 18  schedules when the draw for Euro 2016 takes place in Paris. Photograph:  INPHO/Donall Farmer

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says he is far more relaxed about this evening’s draw in Paris for the finals of the European Championship (...)

The inclusion of James McClean was the fairytale of the Giovanni Trapattoni’s selection for the 2012 tournament. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Giovanni Trapattoni announced his squad to travel to Poland for the Euro 2012 finals, among the players left hoping for a miracle or an injury(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Jon  Walters celebrates scoring his penalty. Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Republic of Ireland 2 Bosnia-Herzogovina 0 (Ireland win 3-1 on aggregate) Having been here four years ago too for the game against Estonia, the Dutch(...)

John O’Shea is available for selection after suspension. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The work will have been intense for Martin O’Neill and Mehmed Bazdarevic since Friday. A game to be re-watched and studied, a long flight to Dublin(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at a press conference. Photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

When José Mourinho observed a couple of seasons ago that the 1-1 draw his side had taken back home from Galatasaray in the first knockout round was(...)

Ireland’s Ciaran Clark in action against  Bosnia’s Milan Djuric in Zenica on Friday night. Photograph:  Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The presence of Ciaran Clark alongside Martin O’Neill at Ireland’s final press conference was a fitting emblem for the finale of this gruelling campai(...)

Robbie Brady celebrates scoring Ireland’s goal. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Robbie Brady is having the time of his life after firing the Republic of Ireland to within touching distance of a dream trip to the Euro 2016 finals. (...)

Ireland’s Robbie Keane and Ciaran Clark after the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland defender Ciaran Clark says his side will not rest on their laurels after earning a 1-1 draw with Bosnia & Herzegovina in the f(...)

Martin O’Neill: “You can’t win these ties in the first leg but you can certainly lose them.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Having been fortunate on each of the previous occasions that the team has qualified for a tournament via the playoffs, the Republic of Ireland, it see(...)