Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at the offical  announcement of his 36-man squad for the upcoming games against Oman and Georgia. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill yesterday did his best to include everyone in his provisional squad, but given the choice one feels he woul(...)

 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(...)

Portugal’s Joao Moutinho (left)  after he colliding with Ireland’s Kevin Doyle  in the second half of their international friendly  ahead of the 2014 World Cup in East Rutherford, New Jersey, last night. Photogrraph: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters

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James McClean of the Republic of Ireland challenges Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the friendly international at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Portugal 5 Republic of Ireland 1: Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed his return to fitness as Portugal completed their World Cup preparations with a comforta(...)

Stephen Quinn in training ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s friendly game against Portugal in New Jersey. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

When Stephen Quinn heads out to the Meadowlands late this afternoon for the Republic of Ireland’s friendly with Portugal, he couldn’t be certain if he(...)

Ireland’s Anthony Pilkington (13) takes a free kick against  Italy at Craven Cottage. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Rep of Ireland 0 Italy 0The Republic of Ireland got a well earned draw against Italy in Craven Cottage where a really good game, played in front of a (...)

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 (...)

 Ahmet Ilhan Ozek heads home to give Turkey the lead in the friendly international against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Turkey 2: Jon Walters’s fifth international goal was not enough to prevent the Republic of Ireland from slipping to a second su(...)

Shay Given in action for Middlesbrough last weekend. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Newcastle United’s Rob Elliot is the only uncapped player included in Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland squad for next month’s friendly with(...)

James McClean of Wigan Athletic celebrates his winning goal during the  FA Cup fourth-round match against Crystal Palace at the DW Stadium. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

FA Cup fourth round round-up: Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City staged a dramatic second-half fightback to avoid an FA Cup shock wit(...)