Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

With a cup run and an international recall under his belt, Martin O’Neill has suggested that Shay Given is serious about cementing his comeback next (...)

Manchester City’s  Vincent Kompany is a doubt for the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Saturday, April 11thBurnley (19) v Arsenal (2)Burnley’s Matt Taylor could return from a seven-and-a-half month Achilles injury lay-off but fellow midf(...)

Ross Barkley of Everton applauds the fans as he is substituted during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park. Photo: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Everton 1 Southampton 0Everton captain Phil Jagielka’s solitary goal cut through the mediocrity on an afternoon when both the Toffees and Southampton (...)

Republic of Ireland  assistant manager Roy Keane says the team need to make the Aviva a fortress. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

James McClean says he is “100 per cent” sure he will be available for Sunday’s game against Poland despite an ankle problem that required the Wigan wi(...)

Robbie Brady training with the Republic of Ireland squad at  Gannon Park in  Malahide. He could be in line for a starting place against Poland. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There are times when Martin O’Neill’s reluctance to settle on squads of 23 players seems like indecision and others when it might well be taken for in(...)

Martin O’Neill at Gannon Park: “Stephen has got a bit of a problem with his ankle. We think we’re getting to the bottom of it now with a couple of scans.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

While his Polish counterpart faced a stormy fallout from Jakub Blaszczykowski’s strongest showing yet this season for Borussia Dortmund, Martin O’Neil(...)

Aaron Lennon score Everton’s second in their 2-1 win over QPR at Loftus Road. Photograph: PA

Queens Park Rangers 1 Everton 2The chances of Everton being dragged into the relegation mire receded this afternoon thanks to a second-half winning go(...)

Lukasz Teodorczyk (right) celebrates scoring for Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League second-leg match against Everton at the NSC Olympic Stadium in Kiev. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Action Images via Reuters

Dynamo Kiev 5 Everton 2 (Kiev win 6-4 on agg)And then there were none. The light went out on English football’s involvement in Europe in emphatic and (...)

James McCarthy scores Everton’s opening goal in the Premier League clash against Newcastle at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Andrew Yates/Reuters/Livepic

Everton 3 Newcastle United 0The pressure may have been on but no evidence was found on Everton. Roberto Martínez’s side produced a composed, controlle(...)

 Martin O’Neill will name his squad for the European qualifier with Poland on Thursday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aiden McGeady’s heroics in Tbilisi and John O’Shea’s in Gelsenkirchen have helped the pair on to the shortlist for this year’s 3-sponsored FAI Senior(...)