Aiden McGeady opens the scoring the Republic of Ireland in their  Euro 2016 qualifying, Group D match at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Georgia 1 Republic of Ireland 2More than a decade after they last came to Tbilisi and broke the locals’ hearts with a late winner, Ireland did it agai(...)

With his starting 11 long since decided upon, it seems, Martin O’Neill is weighing up who might be used from the bench in Ireland’s opening Europea(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at yesterday’s press conference in Malahide. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

For all their faults, Fifa’s world rankings are occasionally useful for getting a sense of the general whereabouts of a team in football’s great schem(...)

 Darron Gibson lloking forward to resuming his Ireland career. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Darron Gibson will return to the Irish team against Oman tomorrow evening almost a year after he tore his cruciate ligament playing against Kazakhsta(...)

 Shay Given in action at the Irish squad training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill and Shay Given have both denied that the player attached any conditions to his return from international retirement. The manager sugge(...)

Stoke City’s Jonathan Walters (3rd left) celebrates scoring his first  against Portsmouth in the Capital One Cup second round match at the Britannia Stadium.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Premier League Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa suffered humiliating 1-0 defeats against fourth-tier Burton Albion and third-tier Leyton Orient res(...)

Ben Davies: reads the game well and  has a lovely left foot, which complements strong technique. Photograph: PA

When Neil Taylor fractured his ankle against Sunderland back in September 2012, the concern at Swansea City extended beyond the Welshman’s personal (...)

James McClean of the Republic of Ireland challenges Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the friendly international at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Portugal 5 Republic of Ireland 1: Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed his return to fitness as Portugal completed their World Cup preparations with a comforta(...)

Jon Walters in Jersey City yesterday: “I like to come in and get involved as much as possible.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

When Jon Walters reviews his last few months of football and travel, he can at least console himself with the fact that they have been interesting. N(...)

Manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane at the Republic of Ireland’s last training session at Gannon Park before the squad’s departure for New York. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Martin O’Neill took some obvious pleasure yesterday in announcing that Roy Keane future’s is, as far as he is concerned, “on the backburner”, at le(...)