West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna rises above the Liverpool defence to head home the winning goal in the FA Cup fourth-round replay in extra-time at Upton Park. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

West Ham 2 Liverpool 1 (aet; 1-1 after 90 mins) Of all the ways to win a Cup game, this was cruel and joyous in equal measure. This had almost been t(...)

Stoke City’s Marc Wilson: club’s  physio thinks defender has  medial ligament damage in his knee. Photograph: Tim Keeton/EPA

Marc Wilson’s availability for the European Championships is in doubt. Stoke City expect to know on Monday the extent of a knee injury the Republic(...)

Liverpool  midfielder Joe Allen has his shot blocked by West Ham  goalkeeper Darren Randolph during the  FA Cup fourth-round  match  at Anfield. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

FA Cup 4th round-up: Liverpool were held to a goalless draw at home to West Ham, adding yet another fixture to their packed schedule. A replay in eas(...)

Martin O’Neill: ‘Nothing has been set in stone yet.’ Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

The Irish squad looks set to complete its preparations for Euro 2016 in England after Martin O’Neill decided it would be best to give players as much(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill dismissed the criticism that his style of play at times received during the qualification campaign for Euro 2016. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With qualification secured, Martin O’Neill insists all he has to worry about now is which family his newly married daughter and her husband decide to (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: As fourth seeds, Ireland could be assigned any one of 18  schedules when the draw for Euro 2016 takes place in Paris. Photograph:  INPHO/Donall Farmer

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says he is far more relaxed about this evening’s draw in Paris for the finals of the European Championship (...)

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(...)