Stephen Ward is a major doubt for Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland. Photograph: Inpho

Stephen Ward looks to be a major doubt for Sunday’s game against Poland with the Burnley left back set to receive treatment over the next couple of da(...)

Harry Arter of Bournemouth has been included in the Ireland squad. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named uncapped Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter in his squad for the visit of Poland in the upcoming European Cha(...)

Robbie Keane: has welcomed the idea of Kevin Doyle joining him in the MLS if he joins Colorado Rapids. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters is set to return for Stoke City’s FA Cup fifth round tie away to Blackburn Rovers but the striker is nursing a knee injury which manager (...)

Radamel Falcao celebrates after pulling Manchester United level against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Stoke City 1 Manchester United 1The momentum is no longer with Manchester United and they can count themselves a touch fortunate to have escaped with (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: still looking to impose a discernible  system on the side. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tonight’s game is overshadowed by the lingering disappointment of Friday’s loss in Scotland. Poland’s very comfortable win in Georgia, which put them (...)

Robbie Keane of the Republic of Ireland applauds the crowd after the Euro  2016 Group D qualifier against Scotland  at Celtic Park. Photograph:   Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Robbie Keane and Darron Gibson have been released from the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the friendly against the USA. The captain, who was left (...)

Republic of Ireland centre back Marc Wilson suffered a suspected hamstring injury in Stoke City’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Photograph:      Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill could be without both centre back Marc Wilson and midfielder James McCarthy for next Friday’s Euro 2016 qua(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan grimaces in pain after fracturing a leg in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will give midfielder Glenn Whelan every chance to make his final squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against (...)

Ireland’s Marc Wilson clashes with Thomas Mueller of Germany during the Group D qualifier at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday night. Photograph: Getty Images

It wasn’t quite the shot heard around the world but John O’Shea’s 94th minute goal in Gelsenkirchen was so unexpected that everyone in the stadium was(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s John O’Shea celebrates scoring the dramatic equaliser against Germany  in injury time. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John O’Shea, the centurion, the captain, the hero. About time he gets his dues.Over the years there has been a certain negativity directed at John bec(...)