Referee Istvan Vad issues a yellow card to Republic of Ireland’s James McClean for a challenge on Georgia’s Giorgi Papunashvili  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland gathered three points but at a severe and frustrating cost. I would never discourage the physicality that Glenn Whelan and James McClean br(...)

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(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland must get through another difficult start to a qualifying campaign if they are to make it to Russia in 2018. Three of Martin O’Neill’s four ope(...)

Kildare manager John Ryan reacts late on in their defeat to Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO

Five is the magic number An unusual feature of Dublin’s win over Kildare at Croke Park this weekend is that it marks a rare five-goal champion(...)

Polish fans set off flares before the Group D qualifier against the Republic of Ireland  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Both the Republic of Ireland and Poland face Uefa charges arising out of Sunday night’s Group D Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.Martin O’Neil(...)

Jamie Carragher played 508 English Premier League games for Liverpool over 17 seasons.

Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher believes his old club needs Champions League football next season more than Manchester United and a win tomorrow(...)

Harry Arter of Bournemouth has been included in the Ireland squad. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named uncapped Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter in his squad for the visit of Poland in the upcoming European Cha(...)

 Martin O’Neill will name his squad for the European qualifier with Poland on Thursday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aiden McGeady’s heroics in Tbilisi and John O’Shea’s in Gelsenkirchen have helped the pair on to the shortlist for this year’s 3-sponsored FAI Senior(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane at international squad training at Gannon Park, Malahide. Photograph: Inpho. Republic of Ireland Squad Training, Gannon Park, Malahide, Dublin 17/11/2014Assistant manager Roy KeaneMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Martin O’Neill says he continues to be “delighted,” to have Roy Keane as his assistant manager and that he has no problem with the Cork man expressin(...)

Martin O’Neill reminded reporters today that he initially brought Roy Keane into the set-up and he remains happy with his input, as are the players. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill says he continues to be “delighted” to have Roy Keane as his assistant manager and that he has no problem with the Corkman expressin(...)