Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (left) and assistant manager Roy Keane react during the Uefa Euro 2016 draw in Paris, France, on Saturday. Photograph: PA.

Euro 2012 was not Irish football’s finest hour, but it did leave us with one golden legacy. Once you’ve suffered the experience of being the worst-per(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: As fourth seeds, Ireland could be assigned any one of 18  schedules when the draw for Euro 2016 takes place in Paris. Photograph:  INPHO/Donall Farmer

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says he is far more relaxed about this evening’s draw in Paris for the finals of the European Championship (...)

Dundalk’s Richie Towell celebrates after the FAI Cup final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Not much more can be said about this current Dundalk team. They are simply the best League of Ireland team in a decade. The job Stephen Kenny has don(...)

Philips Manager of the Year award winners  Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill with  Philips MD Cel O’Reilly. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

Without it being groundbreaking, there’s some symmetry to the O’Neills sharing the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award. At the 33rd instalment of(...)

Martin and Michael O’Neill have been named the joint-Philips Sports Managers of the year. Ireland Manager Martin and Northern Ireland manager Michael(...)

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(...)

The Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, which replaces one of the 1998 World Cup’s most distinctive venues, opened in May. It has been used regularly this season for Ligue One club games and other events. It holds 42,115 people and cost €183 million to construct.

First the good news: veterans of Ireland’s ill-fated 2012 campaign can sleep easy; Croatia, like Italy, will be second seeds for the finals of Euro(...)

Will Ireland get a favourable draw for the Euro 2016 finals? Photo: Getty Images

Paris, December 12th: the group stage draw for Euro 2016 will take place. And Ireland will be there. Who would have thought it back in June? Or back i(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill celebrates after the match. Photo: Lee Smith / Reuters

If the French public are nursing fears that Friday night’s atrocity in Paris might keep visitors away from their country, the celebratory roar emanati(...)

 Stephen Ward, Darron Gibson and Seamus Coleman at the Republic of Ireland squad training session at the FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Séamus Coleman is determined to play in a major tournament for Ireland and feels that his career would be incomplete if he did not get the chance to (...)