Martin O’Neill has no concerns over Séamus Coleman ahead of Euro 2016. Photograph: Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has said that he has complete confidence in Séamus Coleman’s ability to shine at the European Championships(...)

Shay Given made his league debut for Stoke City in their Premier League tie with Tottenham Hotspur. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters

Two days off his 40th birthday, Shay Given’s first Premier League start in almost a year against Tottenham last night may well have restored his place(...)

Marouane Fellaini celebrates after scoring the second goal for Manchester United in their FA Cup clash with West Ham. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters

West Ham United 1 Manchester United 2 It was a moment to electrify any game, let alone a must-win FA Cup quarter-final replay and if it provided th(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Rob Elliot clutches his injured knee as Slovakia open the scoring against Martin O’Neill’s side on Tuesday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With only two friendlies to go before Ireland’s first game at Euro 2016, the temptation is to start mentally ticking off the names of the 23 players w(...)

Stephen Ward has returned to Burnley with his Euro 2016 hopes rekindled. Photograph: PA

Stephen Ward headed back to the race for the Premier League having rekindled his hopes of making it to the Euro 2016 finals with the Republic of Irela(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Rob Elliot grimaces in pain after picking up a knee injury while attempting to save from Slovakia’s Miroslav Stoch during the friendly international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Darren Randolph is no stranger to coming into matches at the Aviva Stadium in place of an injured goalkeeper – just think back to Germany in October. (...)

James McClean celebrates after slotting home a penalty  in the friendly international against Slovakia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Republic of Ireland 2 Slovakia 2 If Slovakia really left thinking that this is typical of what they can expect from England and Wales in June then th(...)

Ireland’s Shane Long climbs above Switzerland’s Fabian Schar before seeing his header come back of the post at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill heads into the Republic of Ireland’s game against Slovakia tomorrow night with just one fully fit striker after Robbie Keane became the(...)

 Ciaran Clark  celebrates his early goal for the Republic of Ireland in the friendly international against Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:    Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland 1 Switzerland 0 After all the talk about the possibility of Euro2016 games having to be played behind closed doors, perhaps it mi(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill oversees squad training at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It is a few years now since a perceived lack of fear on the part of Switzerland as they came to Dublin for a qualifier was used as an excuse to get ri(...)