Ireland players have rubbished suggestions made in an Argentinian newspaper that they were paid $10,000 each in return for Lionel Messi emerging from 2010’s friendly game at the Aviva unscathed. Photograph: Getty

Irish players involved in the friendly game against Argentina nearly five years ago have dismissed as “absolute nonsense,” a story in which it is sugg(...)

Darren O’Dea has said he is still willing to listen to offers from overseas. Photograph: Inpho

Darren O’Dea insists that he is still open to another offer from overseas despite stints in Canada and Ukraine that arguably knocked his career off tr(...)

Derry City manager Peter Hutton. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Derry City manager Peter Hutton says he expects English Championship side Brentford to make a firm offer for Michael Duffy over the coming days after(...)

Ireland’s  Darren O’Dea has joined blackpool on a month-long loan deal. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland international Darren O’Dea has signed a one-month deal with Blackpool. The Dubliner was a free agent, having left Ukrainian club Metalurh Done(...)

Marc Wilson (left) in action for Stoke City. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland defender Marc Wilson is a slight doubt for the World Cup qualifier against Sweden because of an ankle injury. Bristol City’s Greg (...)

Anthony Pilkington’s inclusion in the Ireland  squad indicates Giovanni Trapattoni’s desire to change from 4-4-2 to something like 4-3-3. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Giovanni Trapattoni will pick up where he left off against Spain when his squad gathers in Wales for their pre-season friendly in a couple of weeks wi(...)

 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(...)

The  Republic of Ireland’s Darren O’Dea has joined Metallurg Donestk on a thre0year deal. Photograph: Vladimir Astapkovich/PA Wire.

Republic of Ireland defender Darren O’Dea has agreed a three-year deal with Ukrainian side Metallurg Donetsk. The former Celtic and Leeds Unite(...)

Richard Stearman. Photograph: Getty Images

Wolves defender Richard Stearman could be available to Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni next season.PA Sport understands the Football Ass(...)

Séamus Coleman will play on the right side of midfield against Spain in New York. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Séamus Coleman will be deployed in a right-sided midfield role for the Republic of Ireland’s friendly international against Spain at Yankee Stadium in(...)