Eunan O’Kane, John O’Shea and Stephen Ward during Ireland squad training  at the  FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In his most recent book Roy Keane recalls the time Adrian Chiles turned to him as they stood on the pitch ahead of a game between Juventus and Chelsea(...)

Republic of Ireland squad training at the FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown on Monday morning. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cyrus Christie sat out the Irish squad’s first training session of the week on Monday morning due to a hip problem with the Derby County right back re(...)

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(...)

David Meyler scores for Hull City in their Capital One Cup tie against  Swansea City at KC Stadium. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Capital One Cup review: Manchester City heaped more misery on Dick Advocaat’s Sunderland as they eased to a 4-1 win at the Stadium of Light. Manuel Pe(...)

Bournemouth’s Eunan O’Kane has been named in martin O’Neill’s provisional 37-man squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia. Photograph: PA

As he named a hugely extended squad for next month’s European Championship qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia, Republic of Ireland manager Marti(...)

Hull City have been relegated to the Championship following a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at the KC Stadium. Photograph: Getty

Hull City 0 Manchester United 0 Farewell then, for now, Hull City. Steve Bruce’s game but toothless Tigers claimed the final relegation spot at(...)

Aaron Ramsey scores Arsenal’s second goal despite Hull’s Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady’s best efforts. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images.

  Hull City 1 Arsenal 3 Another masterclass in passing and movement from Santi Cazorla and two more goals from Alexis Sanchez were (...)

“It’s not nice and you feel like you’ve let people down . . . it is terrible to go through and you just have to accept it,” says Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, who has been relegated three times in his career. Photograph: Getty. 1:11

Preparing to leave Burnley’s Gawthorpe Hall training ground after another morning workout, Stephen Ward flashes a wide grin having shared a joke with (...)

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(...)

Swansea City’s Kyle Naughton is carried off after picking up an injury during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

Swansea defender Kyle Naughton has been ruled out for the rest of the season with ankle ligament damage.Naughton was hurt during Swansea’s 3-1 Barclay(...)