Wes Hoolahan and Scotand’s Scott Brown battle for possession at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland manager seemed to have stumbled upon a system that works. That accommodated Wes Hoolahan. That had Scotland on the rack for(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill cuts a frustrated figure. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan 2:10

There is rarely a good time to hear the strange music of Scottish bagpipes. But an hour into what was supposed to be an exhibition of Irish fury at th(...)

Unfortunately for Martin O’Neill his selections and plans have scarcely worked apart from periods against weak Georgia and awful Gibraltar.

A chance for redemption then. After our defeat at Celtic Park back in November, I questioned whether our midfielder players – Jeff Hendrick and Darron(...)

David Marshall during training ahead of tonight’s showdown in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, where the Glaswegian (30) is expected to be Gordon Strachan’s preferred keeper for Scotland. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Scotland’s Footballer of the Year is a goalkeeper. His name is Craig Gordon and his story – debut for Hearts at 19, player of the year, first time,(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and his Scottish counterpart Gordon Strachan during the Euro 2016 qualifier at Celtic Park last November. Photograph: Getty

France 2016 is close enough now for tickets to the games next June to have gone on sale this week and, while Ireland’s place at the tournament cert(...)

“I can’t remember ever any manager telling me ‘This is the way to play for a draw’,” said Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.

No world class players. Just good, good players. Gordon Strachan, a familiar face and voice in his role as television analyst, enters the Lansdowne Ro(...)

Roy Keane at Ireland’s training ground in Malahide yesterday: “We’re not daft, we know what’s at stake but we’re ready for it.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland can stop Scotland’s resurgence under Gordon Strachan in its tracks tomorrow evening at the Aviva Stadium, according to Roy Keane, who insis(...)

Ireland’s Under 20s were beaten 25-3 by New Zealand ending their hopes of World Cup glory. Photograph: Inpho
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  • June 11, 2015, 08:34

World Cup dream over Dreams of World Cup glory are over for Ireland’s Under 20s after they were beaten 25-3 by a very impressive New Zealand side in V(...)

Shaun Maloney believes Ireland won’t be caught out by another set-piece move in Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland like they were at Celtic park in November. Photograph: Reuters

Shaun Maloney does not think the Ireland will be fooled again by another Scottish set-piece ploy. The Chicago Fire playmaker proved to be the Dark Blu(...)

 Steven Naismith during Scotland training at  Mar Hall Hotel in  Bishopton ahead of next Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. Photo:  Russell Cheyne/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Steven Naismith has warned the Republic of Ireland their hopes of reaching Euro 2016 will be left hanging by a thread if they fail to beat his Scotlan(...)