Martin O’Neill has no concerns over Séamus Coleman ahead of Euro 2016. Photograph: Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has said that he has complete confidence in Séamus Coleman’s ability to shine at the European Championships(...)

Southampton’s Shane Long celebrates scoring the team’s first goal against Aston Villa. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Stoke City will be clearer over the coming days if Shay Given will be fit for next weekend’s Premier League game against Sunderland or, if he misses (...)

Over the years I’d pluck a name from the mind’s eye to describe a young player. We all do. Once in a blue moon I’d nudge Noel O’Reilly, my late partner in crime, and nod towards a tall, languid boy with every skill under the sun, “bit of Cruyff about him .  . .”

Up until 1974 Ireland never feared Holland. We were always expected to beat them. But that World Cup changed perceptions. Back then European teams we(...)

Jonathan Walters with his Three International Player of the Year Award. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters has been named as Ireland’s Senior International Player of the Year at the FAI’s annual Three sponsored awards with the 32 year-old strike(...)

Damien Delaney has been omitted from Martin O’Neill’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill appears to have drawn a line under the exclusion of Damien Delaney from his international squad, killing off any chance of a return by (...)

Shay Given is undergoing knee surgery in a bid to salvage his chances of making it to Euro 2016 following the injury he picked up in Ireland’s win over Germany. Photograph: Getty

Martin O’Neill says he is waiting to see how successful Shay Given’s latest attempt to sort out the knee problem that has troubled him since he was in(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: “I think this would probably be the last hurrah for some of the players.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has said that anything up to half of the places in his 23-strong squad for the Euro 2016 are up for grabs w(...)

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 (...)

Richard Keogh, left,  and Marc Wilson, right, with team-mates during the Republic of Ireland training session at Abbotstown.   Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill finally gave up any hope of Shane Long making the trip to Zenica last night when it was decided to leave the striker to continue his(...)

Goalkeepers Darren Randolph and David Forde during Republic of Ireland squad training at   Abbotstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shane Long will be given until Wednesday by Martin O’Neill to show significant signs of improvement to his ankle injury and enable him to play a part (...)