Martin O’Neill masterminded one of the most famous wins in Irish sporting history against Germany on Thursday night - but now attention turns to Poland. Photograph: Inpho

Thursday night belonged to the O’Neill men. In Dublin, the team managed by Martin revived, suddenly and without warning, the belief that Irish footbal(...)

Germany’s Mats Hummels during Wednesday’s press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels has backed Juergen Klopp to succeed at Liverpool, hailing his former manager as a “fantastic coach” who “eats, (...)

Germany coach Joachim Loew: “We know we will meet an opponent who is dangerous and it won’t take care of itself automatically”

Germany are in the unusual position of having to challenge for their Euro 2016 qualifying group top spot, but coach Joachim Loew said he was confident(...)

 Aleksandr Kerzhakov draws Ireland in World Cup qualification Group D. Photograph: Reuters

Martin O’Neill will be relieved to have avoided the continent’s biggest guns in the draw for the European section of the World Cup 2018 qualifiers (...)

Former basketball player Yao Ming of China and actor Bill Murray at the start of the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards show at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lewis Hamilton to be named sportsman of the year at the Laureus Sports Awards in Shanghai, the first time (...)

 Republic of Ireland International Stephanie Roche walks past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the Fifa Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich. Photograph: Valeriano Di Domenico / Inpho 1:47

As Stephanie Roche turns her attention to making something like a living from the game she plays so well, Real Madrid star Ronaldo has signalled hi(...)

German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Here is a flavour of the German newspapers’ reaction to last night’s 1-1 draw against the Republic of Ireland in Gelsenkirchen. Nonsense. This is only(...)

The German media savoured last night’s unprecedented 7-1 semi-final victory over World Cup hosts Brazil this morning, describing the rout as a sensati(...)

After the perfect start to the World Cup, Germany are hoping that they can go the whole way and win the competition. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

German media was full of praise on Tuesday for a sterling performance by Joachim Loew’s team in their opening 4-0 World Cup win over Portugal that ins(...)

Germany’s Mesut Ozil, right, and Sami Khedira at yesterday’s  press conference  in Cologne. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP

Dwarfed a little by the set-up at a Mercedes dealership in Cologne which appeared to have been inspired by New York’s Guggenheim, Mesut Özil seemed re(...)