Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni looks on at Paddy Madden and Wes Hoolan during training today. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Despite pulling out of the Republic of Ireland squad for the fifth time, Anthony Pilkington retains the faith of manager Giovanni Trapattoni. The Ita(...)

Giovanni Trapattoni chats with Stephen Kelly at training yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Giovanni Trapattoni ’s birthday celebration in Malahide yesterday was an almost intimate affair with just 13 of his players and one member of h(...)