Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill and his backroom team. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having regularly bemoaned the lengthy periods of inactivity through his first few months in the job and itched to get going on the competitive front, (...)

The  Republic of Ireland’s James McClean scores  his side’s third goal against the USA at the  Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo:   Brian Lawless/PA

A comprehensive victory that should alleviate some of the pain from last Friday’s defeat in Glasgow.We need to start with Robbie Brady’s excellent dis(...)

Robbie Brady celebrates scoring Ireland’s fourth goal and his second  with Hull City clubmate David Meyler (left). Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Getting back on the horse is a damn sight easier when the old steed crouches down to meet you. The Republic of Ireland probably weren’t full value for(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: still looking to impose a discernible  system on the side. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tonight’s game is overshadowed by the lingering disappointment of Friday’s loss in Scotland. Poland’s very comfortable win in Georgia, which put them (...)

Robbie  Keane scored 16 goals in 19 appearances for Celtic during a loan spell at the club. Photograph:  Craig Halkett/PA 2:31

Martin O’Neill has warned Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane his familiarity with Celtic Park will count for little as he looks to take a furthe(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan grimaces in pain after fracturing a leg in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will give midfielder Glenn Whelan every chance to make his final squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against (...)

 David Meyler celebrates the Republic of Ireland’s 1-1 draw away to world champions Germany  in Gelsenkirchen last Tuesday. Photograph: Fredrik Von Erichsen/EPA

David Meyler does not expect his international experiment at right back to be replicated with Hull.Meyler, a central midfielder by preference, has bee(...)

Martin O’Neill during the game in Gelsenkirchen: “The exhilaration is something for us to carry that into that [Scotland] game.” Photograph: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill says that he will weigh up during the next week or two how to approach Ireland’s next European Championship qualifying game next month (...)

Ireland’s Marc Wilson clashes with Thomas Mueller of Germany during the Group D qualifier at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday night. Photograph: Getty Images

It wasn’t quite the shot heard around the world but John O’Shea’s 94th minute goal in Gelsenkirchen was so unexpected that everyone in the stadium was(...)

David Meyler: “I watched them [Germany] at the World Cup and appreciated the football,” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho. 1:34

A month or so ago David Meyler rather casually shrugged off the praise he received for his performance at right back against Oman with the suggestion(...)