Republic of Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan in action during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Gibraltar in Faro, Portugal. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shay Given 7 The presumption that he wouldn’t have a save to make rendered his diving two-hander from Walker on 36 minutes positively world-class. Oth(...)

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane celebrates scoring the first of his two goals in the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Gibraltar at Estadio do Algarve in Faro, Portugal. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Gibraltar 0 Republic of Ireland 4 His name may not have the same sort of familiar ring to it as Gary Mackay’s and this time around there is still a g(...)

Everton midfielder James McCarthy at the Republic of Ireland squad training session at  Abbotstown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

James McCarthy and Jeff Hendrick emerged as minor injury concerns on day two of the Irish squad’s preparations for this weekend’s games against Gibra(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Republic of Ireland striker  Daryl Murphy heads at goal during the friendly international against England at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

Republic of Ireland 0 England 0 Perhaps these two sides could have injected a little more life into this Sunday lunchtime encounter by agreeing(...)

England’s Raheem Sterling (right) and Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Ireland Keiren Westwood — Virtually nothing to do other than field a tame Wayne Rooney free-kick. 6. Marc Wilson — Resolute alongside skipper John O’S(...)

Robbie Brady in action for the Republic of Ireland against France at the U-17 European Championships in 2008. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Robbie Brady was once that wide-eyed kid with big dreams introduced to professional football in England. Now, he is opening that world up for others.(...)

Stephen Ward: played for Bohemians in the League of Ireland after finishing with Home Farm. He later moved to Wolves. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho 1:18

Back home on a rare weekend off, Stephen Quinn returned to the place where his love affair with football was first sparked and summarized that the mo(...)