Robbie Brady celebrates with manager Martin O’Neill after the game at the Aviva. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Just after Paul Lambert was appointed as manager of Wycombe Wanderers in June 2006, he got a call from one of his mentors, who had worked wonders at t(...)

Ireland Manger Martin O’Neill celebrates with Roy Keane after the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has admitted he never allowed himself to dream of taking the Republic of Ireland to the Euro 2016 finals until it became a reality. The(...)

Robbie Brady celebrates scoring Ireland’s first goal in their 2016 European Championship play-off first leg against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Perhaps Robbie Brady best sums up how far this Ireland team has come through the Euro 2016 qualification phase. After coming in at left-back for the (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at Thursday night’s  training at  Stadion Bilino Polje in Zenica  ahead of the Euro 2016 first leg against  Bosnia & Herzegovina on Friday. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill is determined to join namesake Michael at the Euro 2016 finals as he plots a way past Bosnia-Herzegovina. The (...)

Bosnia & Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko during the press conference ahead of the Euro 2016 play-off, first leg against the Republic of Ireland   in Zenica. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters/Livepic

Edin Dzeko has warned Bosnia & Herzegovina to beware the Republic of Ireland after their shock victory over world champions Germany. Ireland face (...)

Daryl Murphy with Scotland’s Charlie Mulgrew: he may make his fourth start of the qualifying campaign when Ireland take on Bosnia on Friday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After his goalless streak extended to 13 games last week when Ipswich played Bolton Wanderers, Daryl Murphy’s manager Mick McCarthy concluded his luck(...)

Stoke City  striker Marko Arnautovic scores the winning goal in the Premier League match against Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Stoke City 1 Chelsea 0 Chelsea suffered a third straight Premier League defeat as they were beaten 1-0 at Stoke to heap the pressure back on their ab(...)

Stoke City’s Jonathan Walters scores his side’s first goal during the Capital One Cup, Fourth Round match at The Britannia Stadium. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Mark Hughes admits Stoke are in danger of losing Jonathan Walters but still holds hope an agreement can be reached with the forward over a new deal. W(...)

Martin O’Neill, with Bosnia-Herzegovina head coach Mehmed Bazdarevic, has named a provisional squad for the Euro 2016 play-offs.

Martin O’Neill is without Reading midfielder Stephen Quinn for the European Championship play-off games against Bosnia and Herzegovina but the Repu(...)

Chelsea’s Brazilian striker Kenedy reacts after missing a shot on goal in extra time against Stoke City. Photograph: Getty Images

Stoke City 1 Chelsea 1 (5-4 on penalties) The pressure on Jose Mourinho intensified on Tuesday night after his Chelsea side were dumped out of the Cap(...)