Burnley’s Stephen Ward  scores his side’s second goal during the FA Cup third round match between Middlesbrough. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Burnley will be hoping for big things in Monday’s draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup after Stephen Ward’s first club goal in just over two years(...)

The Sport and Sponsorship Sentiment Index: the research was carried out between December 10th and 15th. Presumably, this accounts for Conor McGregor’s one-punch knockout of Jose Aldo not making it into the top-five most memorable moments of the year

In the end, the biggest surprise in the annual the PSG Sport and Sponsorship Sentiment Index announced on Thursday was that Shane Long’s goal against (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: As fourth seeds, Ireland could be assigned any one of 18  schedules when the draw for Euro 2016 takes place in Paris. Photograph:  INPHO/Donall Farmer

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says he is far more relaxed about this evening’s draw in Paris for the finals of the European Championship (...)

Jon Walters (left) celebrates scoring his second goal with Richard Keogh  during the Euro 2016 play-off second leg between the Republic of Ireland and Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Stoke boss Mark Hughes expects Republic of Ireland hero Jon Walters to fire up his team as he comes bouncing back into club action. Walters has rejoin(...)

The inclusion of James McClean was the fairytale of the Giovanni Trapattoni’s selection for the 2012 tournament. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Giovanni Trapattoni announced his squad to travel to Poland for the Euro 2012 finals, among the players left hoping for a miracle or an injury(...)

Republic of Ireland’s coach Martin O’Neill  by  Roy Keane after the play-off win over Bosnia Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium. Photo:Getty Images

He says it’s best not to think too far ahead but Roy Keane admits that he was still up at 6.30am yesterday chatting about what the final list of 23 pl(...)

Wes Hoolahan, Robbie Brady and Jonathan Walters celebrate after Ireland beat Bosnia and Herzegovina to reach Euro 2016. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The reaction around the world to last night’s events at the Aviva Stadium has been very positive from an Irish point of view with a lot of praise heap(...)

 Bosnia’s Asmir Begovic is unable to prevent Jonathan Walters scoring Ireland’s second goal. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A special night in Dublin. This was a throwback to Jack’s days, almost, not unlike the Belgium or Spain games before we qualified in ’88 and ’90. It w(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill  celebrates with two-goal hero Jon Walters.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Well, isn’t life just grand? You know, if Liveline had a poll today on replacing Amhrán na bhFiann with ‘Super Jonny Walters’, it might be the first 1(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill celebrates after the match. Photo: Lee Smith / Reuters

If the French public are nursing fears that Friday night’s atrocity in Paris might keep visitors away from their country, the celebratory roar emanati(...)