Everton’s James McCarthy: suffered a hip injury against Bournemouth. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Everton could be without their first-choice central midfield for their  English League Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough, with Republic of Irel(...)

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(...)

Republic of Ireland’s coach Martin O’Neill  by  Roy Keane after the play-off win over Bosnia Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium. Photo:Getty Images

He says it’s best not to think too far ahead but Roy Keane admits that he was still up at 6.30am yesterday chatting about what the final list of 23 pl(...)

 Darron Gibson: hasn’t featured for the Republic of Ireland since the defeat in Scotland.  Photo:  Clive Brunskill/Getty

With suspensions to cope with in both defence and attack for the first leg of the Euro 2016 play-off against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Martin O’Neill ha(...)

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(...)

Everton full-back Seamus Coleman looks a major doubt for Ireland’s two European Championship qualifiers with Germany and Poland due to a hamstring strain. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Seamus Coleman’s fitness will be assessed by the FAI’s medical staff this morning before any final decision is made on his ability to play in the Euro(...)

Everton midfielder James McCarthy at the Republic of Ireland squad training session at  Abbotstown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

James McCarthy and Jeff Hendrick emerged as minor injury concerns on day two of the Irish squad’s preparations for this weekend’s games against Gibra(...)

Everton footballer Darron Gibson  arrives at Trafford Magistrates’ Court in Sale, Cheshire, where he will appear accused of crashing his sports car into a cyclist while drink-driving. Photo: Tony Spencer/PA Wire

Republic of Ireland and Everton midfielder Darron Gibson has been sentenced to a 12-month community order and banned from driving for 20 months after (...)

Republic of Ireland international Darron Gibson (right) has been charged with a number of driving offences including drink driving.

Republic of Ireland international Darron Gibson has been charged with a number of driving offences including drink driving. It is alleged the soccer s(...)

Roberto Martinez has accused John Terry of joining a campaign to lure John Stones to Chelsea. Photograph: PA

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has accused John Terry of being part of a Chelsea campaign to lure John Stones. There has been talk of the Barclays Pre(...)