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(...)

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 Darren Randolph saves an effort from Bosnia’s Senad Lulic. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Darren Randolph readily accepts that the job is only half done but the West Ham goalkeeper believes that Ireland will take more than just the advantag(...)

Robbie Brady celebrates after scoring.

Well, that game raised many questions, like the one about our dodgy concentration levels after taking a hard-earned lead, but the greatest conundrum, (...)

Newcastle United’s Irish goalkeeper Rob Elliot in action against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Bournemouth 0 Newcastle 1 Rob Elliot helped ease Ireland’s goalkeeping concerns with an excellent display between the sticks during Newcastle U(...)

Shay Given will play no part in Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-offs next month. Photograph: Inpho

Shay Given will sit out Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off against Bosnia and Herzegovina next week - having undergone an operation on his knee. Given has n(...)

Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given goes down injured during the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Shay Given is set to miss both legs of Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off with Bosnia and Herzegovina this month as he prepares to undergo kneee surgery. Gi(...)

Martin O’Neill, with Bosnia-Herzegovina head coach Mehmed Bazdarevic, has named a provisional squad for the Euro 2016 play-offs.

Martin O’Neill is without Reading midfielder Stephen Quinn for the European Championship play-off games against Bosnia and Herzegovina but the Repu(...)

Poland’s Gregorz Krychowiak scores their first goal. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was freezing and nail-biting until the very last whistle but there was to be no magical conclusion for Ireland in Warsaw. On an icy night by(...)