Republic of Ireland’s Jonathan Walters out-jumps David Kvirkvelia of Georgia European Championship Qualifier, Boris Paichadze National Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph: Inpho

One of the reasons Giovanni Trapattoni used to give for picking Robbie Keane in every game, regardless of the fluctuations of his form, was that he co(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill believes that  qualification for 2016 European Championships will be a “dogfight”. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Martin O’Neill may be happy but as he and his players continued their preparations for their opening qualifying game of the European Championship camp(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill runs the rule over his players during training in Malahide this morning. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Anthony Stokes and Keiren Westwood have been withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad that travelled to Georgia this afternoon. Westwood has been (...)

The Republic of Ireland’s   David Meyler hold off Ali Al-Busaidi of Oman during the friendly international played at the the Aviva Satdium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho 2:56

If life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, friendlies like this are what happens while everyone else is exploring life. A sleepy nig(...)

Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle heads home a goal during the friendly international against Oman at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho 2:56

Republic of Ireland 2 Oman 0The win must be welcome but it would be interesting to know how much Martin O’Neill really feels he learned from this low-(...)

Ryan Shawcross of Stoke City scores the equalising goal during against Hull City  at the KC Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Hull City 1 Stoke City 1Hull City almost held on. Steve Bruce’s side protected their goal admirably for 69 minutes with 10 players after the 14th-minu(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will announce his squad for Oman and Georgia on Thursday morning.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Seven games into his Republic of Ireland managerial tenure and the path ahead of Martin O’Neill looks much the same as it did when the Euro 2016 draw(...)

Ireland’s James McClean  is challenged by Turkey’s Ahmet Ilhan Ozek. Photograph: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

Republic of Ireland 1 Turkey 2 These continue to be tough times for the FAI who must have hoped their new management team would help to generate a (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: “If  he wants to call me, fine. If he phones me some time in July, of course I’ll pick up the phone and I’ll speak. But I’m not chasing it anymore.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Stephen Ireland appears to have driven another nail into the coffin containing his once promising international career.The Stoke City midfielder, who (...)

Republic of Ireland’s Shane Long reacts to another missed chance in Wednesday’s game against Serbia.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill insists that no final decision has been made on his side’s end-of-season friendlies in the United St(...)