The Ireland players line up before kick-off in the 1-1 draw with Poland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The mood in the Republic of Ireland camp may, as you’d expect, still be upbeat despite the points dropped to Poland but any supporters who took partic(...)

 Kyle Lafferty scores Northern Ireland’s first goal in their 2-1 win over Finland which leaves them second in Group F. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Northern Ireland 2 Finland 1They were handing out leaflets mentioning sin and Satan on Olympia Drive adjacent to Windsor Park on Sunday, but inside th(...)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty gets his shot away despite the challenge of Finland’s Paulus Arajuuri during the Group F game at Windsor Park in Belfast. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Northern Ireland 2 Finland 1Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty paid tribute to the team’s effort after he starred in a 2-1 win over Finland.Laffer(...)

Chris Brunt: the West Brom midfielder was one of a handful of senior men who missed Wednesday’s friendly defeat against Scotland but is set to return to the side with vital points at stake this weekend. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

Chris Brunt hopes Sunday’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Finland can be the first in a series of Windsor wonders for Northern Ireland. The West (...)

Romania’s Paul Papp celebrates scoring his sides first against Northern Ireland in their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier at the Arena Nationala, Bucharest.   Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Romania 2 Northern Ireland 0 Northern Ireland’s perfect start to Euro 2016 qualifying came crashing down in Romania after Paul Papp ended their(...)

F Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits the expansion of the European Championship has played a part in rejuvenating his in-form side.  Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits the expansion of the European Championship has played a part in rejuvenating his in-form side.The dec(...)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty celebrates scoring their second goal in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece at Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in  Piraeus. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Greece 0 Northern Ireland 2Northern Ireland’s dreams of a first European Championship appearance are one step closer to reality after goals from Jamie(...)

Northern Ireland’s Kyle Lafferty scores the winning goal for his side in their   Uefa Euro 2016 Group F qualifier at Albert Florian Stadium in Budapest. Photograph:   Adam Davy/PA

Hungary 1 Northern Ireland 2 Kyle Lafferty and Niall McGinn were the scorers as Northern Ireland marked the ninth anniversary of their famous victory (...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick at Windsor Park. Photograph: Inpho

Northern Ireland 2 Portugal 4Ronaldo hit a second-half hat-trick to spare Portugal’s blushes against Northern Ireland on an ill-tempered night that sa(...)

Northern Ireland Manager Michael O’Neill congratulates goal scorer Martin Patterson at Windsor Park. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s match-winners dedicated last night’s defeat of Russia to long-suffering manager Michael O’Neill. The 1-0 victory over Fabio Capell(...)