Republic of Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan in action during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Gibraltar in Faro, Portugal. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shay Given 7 The presumption that he wouldn’t have a save to make rendered his diving two-hander from Walker on 36 minutes positively world-class. Oth(...)

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane celebrates scoring the first of his two goals in the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Gibraltar at Estadio do Algarve in Faro, Portugal. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Gibraltar 0 Republic of Ireland 4 His name may not have the same sort of familiar ring to it as Gary Mackay’s and this time around there is still a g(...)

Roy Keane: The one thing we won’t do is take our eye off the ball in terms of training or think we can just turn up and win.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy

There was a moment yesterday after training in Abbotstown when Roy Keane suddenly seemed surprised by his own tone as talked about Gibraltar. “I thin(...)

Roy Keane has confirmed Everton’s James McCarthy has taken full part in training ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar. Photograph: Inpho

James McCarthy trained fully with the Irish squad this morning in Abbbotstown where Paul McShane was the only member of Martin O’Neill’s squad to sit (...)

Jon Walters sent out a joke tweet to inform Louis van Gaal that no helicopter would be needed as he wouldn’t be leaving Stoke after all. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Jon Walters will still be a Stoke City player when he trains for the first time this week with the Ireland squad. The 31-year-old had been linked w(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and his assistant Roy Keane watch Ireland training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill was in ‘grin and bear it’ mode yesterday. The soundtrack to the first international break of the season used to consist of club manag(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane look on during training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters was the only unexpected absentee from Ireland’s first training session of the week out at Abbotstown on Monday morning with the Stoke City(...)

Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters has just one year left on Stoke contract. Photograph: PA.

Stoke City have rejected a bid of around €2 million for Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters from Norwich City but it is possible that the 31-ye(...)

Bournemouth’s Eunan O’Kane has been named in martin O’Neill’s provisional 37-man squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia. Photograph: PA

As he named a hugely extended squad for next month’s European Championship qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia, Republic of Ireland manager Marti(...)

Wes Hoolahan and Scotand’s Scott Brown battle for possession at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland manager seemed to have stumbled upon a system that works. That accommodated Wes Hoolahan. That had Scotland on the rack for(...)