Stephen Ireland after he scored the only goal against Wales   at Croke Park in March 2007.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The prospect of Stephen Ireland ever returning to the Ireland squad looks more remote than ever after the Stoke City midfielder had his agent ring the(...)

Kevin Doyle in the thick of the action after coming on as a substitute against  Latvia last Friday night. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Martin O’Neill is expected to change both the line up and lay out of his team in Poland tomorrow night although his scope for radical change has been (...)

 Kevin Doyle  celebrates scoring Wolves’  second goal  during the Championship match against  Bristol City at Molineux. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has left Wolves striker Kevin Doyle out of his 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifi(...)