Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero scores their second goal past Stoke City’s Irish goalkeeper Shay Given from the penalty spot. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City 4 Stoke City 0 Shay Given’s chances of making Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016 suffered a setback as he left (...)

Eddie Howe has said midfielder Harry Arter is unlikely to feature for Bournemouth again this season as he recovers from an achilles injury. Photograph: Getty

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has raised the possibility that Republic of Ireland midfielder Harry Arter may not play for the club again this season (...)

Alan Judge training with the Ireland squad. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Alan Judge will miss the European Championships and most likely the start of next season after breaking his leg in the opening minutes Brentford’s wi(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan in action against Slovakia’s Miroslav Stoch. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There’s more than one way to put them under pressure. With Wes Hoolahan as our creative director, as we saw for 71 minutes last night against Slovaki(...)

James McClean celebrates after slotting home a penalty  in the friendly international against Slovakia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Republic of Ireland 2 Slovakia 2 If Slovakia really left thinking that this is typical of what they can expect from England and Wales in June then th(...)

Jonathan Hayes and Jack Byrne in action during a Republic of Ireland  training session at the  FAI National Training Centre. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has warned his Republic of Ireland hopefuls they have just two games in which to force their way into his Euro 2016 finals squad. His (...)

Jonathan Walters with his Three International Player of the Year Award. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters has been named as Ireland’s Senior International Player of the Year at the FAI’s annual Three sponsored awards with the 32 year-old strike(...)

Damien Delaney has been omitted from Martin O’Neill’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill appears to have drawn a line under the exclusion of Damien Delaney from his international squad, killing off any chance of a return by (...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt: “What the hell do you people want?” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

1“You know, I’ve been very busy climbing to the top of this greasy IAAF pole. But now I’m here, I’m going to shed this Tory politico disguise, cut do(...)

Liverpool’s Jordon Ibe celebrates his goal in the Capital One Cup semi-final first  leg against Stoke City at the Britannian Stadium. Photograph:  Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Stoke 0 Liverpool 1 Perhaps the greatest compliment that can be paid to Liverpool is that in the closing stages Stoke City had abandoned their new so(...)