Séamus Coleman was forced off during Everton’s 1-1 draw with Southampton. Photograph: Getty

Everton 1 Southampton 1 Everton’s problems at Goodison Park continued as their inability to hold onto a lead cost them a much-needed home win ahead o(...)

Over the years I’d pluck a name from the mind’s eye to describe a young player. We all do. Once in a blue moon I’d nudge Noel O’Reilly, my late partner in crime, and nod towards a tall, languid boy with every skill under the sun, “bit of Cruyff about him .  . .”

Up until 1974 Ireland never feared Holland. We were always expected to beat them. But that World Cup changed perceptions. Back then European teams we(...)

Jonathan Walters with his Three International Player of the Year Award. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters has been named as Ireland’s Senior International Player of the Year at the FAI’s annual Three sponsored awards with the 32 year-old strike(...)

Darron Gibson is one of seven players cut from the Republic of Ireland squad for the friendly internationals against Switzerland and Slovakia in Dublin. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has cut seven players from his original 40-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Sl(...)

Damien Delaney has been omitted from Martin O’Neill’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill appears to have drawn a line under the exclusion of Damien Delaney from his international squad, killing off any chance of a return by (...)

Aiden McGeady: “He can take players on and he can deliver good ball and can beat players with ease . . . not everybody is blessed with that,” says Martin O’Neill. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As he waits on word about this week’s bangs and bruises to the likes of John O’Shea, Harry Arter and Shane Long, Martin O’Neill has expressed some rel(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: “I think this would probably be the last hurrah for some of the players.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has said that anything up to half of the places in his 23-strong squad for the Euro 2016 are up for grabs w(...)

The Everton pair of Darron Gibson and Aiden McGeady are both being linked with loan moves away ahead of this summer’s Euro 2016 Championships. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Roberto Martinez was at pains at his prematch press conference yesterday to present Everton’s attitude towards Aiden McGeady and Darron Gibson as supp(...)

Steven Naismith is to have a medical at Norwich Cith on Monday morning. Photograph: Getty

Steven Naismith is to undergo a medical at Norwich City this morning before a proposed £8.5m transfer from Everton. A deal between the two Premier Le(...)

Darron Gibson and Aiden McGeady will both be allowed to leave Everton on loan in order to get regular football ahead of Euro 2016. Photograph: Getty

Roberto Martinez has said out of favour Everton winger Aiden McGeady can leave Goodison Park on a short term loan deal. McGeady has made a solitary a(...)