Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan grimaces in pain after fracturing a leg in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will give midfielder Glenn Whelan every chance to make his final squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against (...)

Conor Sammon scored Ipswich Town’s second against Wigan Athletic on Monday night. Photograph; Donall Farmer / Inpho

Republic of Ireland international striker Conor Sammon ended his goal drought last night just in time to be named in Martin O’Neill’s squad this morn(...)

Martin O’Neill: “I am looking forward to meeting up with the squad in two weeks-time and preparing for two very important matches.”

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named a 37-man provisional squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualification matches against Gibraltar (...)

 Shay Given has been recalled to the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the games against Oman and Georgia. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Shay Given has been recalled to the Republic of Ireland squad after being named in the final 27-man list for Wednesday’s friendly against Oman in Dubl(...)

Republic of Ireland ’s Richard Keogh. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Richard Keogh is desperate for a chance to play his way through his play-off final heartache.The Republic of Ireland defender met up with his intern(...)

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill and coach Steve Guppy at Gannon Park, Malahide, yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As Richard Dunne heads for a month of sunny R&R and contemplates an almost fairytale return to the Premier League, Richard Keogh will have to pick(...)

Derby County’s Conor Sammon is a recent graduate of the Collingwood Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A warning went around The Irish Times not so long ago to avoid the inappropriate use of the(...)

 Richard Dunne has been left out of the Ireland squad for friendly in Cardiff.

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has left Richard Dunne out of his squad to face Wales in Cardiff next month with the Italian suggestin(...)

In the absence of Richard Dunne, Sean St Ledger has restaked his claim for a starting spot at centre half for the Republic of Ireland. Photograph:  Mike Stobe/Getty Images.

Just as they did last year, Giovanni Trapattoni and his players parted company for the summer this week off the back of a 2-0 defeat. That is where th(...)

Spain’s Xavi (left) and Ireland’s Jeff Hendrick  at Yankee Stadium, New York.  Photograph: PA Wire

Robbie Keane has told emerging Ireland stars James McCarthy and Jeff Hendrick not to worry too much about their testing 90 minutes work in New York.Th(...)