Aiden McGeady’s late winner against Georgia in Ireland’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier proved to be a crucial goal. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Aiden McGeady v Georgia – Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi, September 7th, 2014 The fact that it’s way back as far as Ireland’s very f(...)

Will Ireland get a favourable draw for the Euro 2016 finals? Photo: Getty Images

Paris, December 12th: the group stage draw for Euro 2016 will take place. And Ireland will be there. Who would have thought it back in June? Or back i(...)

Bayern Munich fans hold a banner as they protest in the stands against the cost of tickets. Photograph: Getty Images

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has promised Arsenal fans they will pay a “good price” for tickets in November’s Champions League return in Bavaria. (...)

Olivier Giroud scores Arsenal’s winner against Bayern Munich at the Emirates. Photograph: Reuters

Arsenal 2 Bayern Munich 0 After all the post-mortems, the punishing headlines and the scrutiny that has fallen on Arsene Wenger, Arsenal are su(...)

Max Kruse  celebrates scoring the winning goal during Germany’s 2-1 win over Georgia in their Euro 2016 qualifier. Photo: Jens Wolf/PA

Three-times European champions Germany needed a 79th minute goal from substitute Max Kruse to edge past Georgia 2-1 yesterday and book their spot at t(...)

Shane Long celebrates in front of a delirious crowd after his goal gave Ireland a 1-0 lead against world champions Germany. Photograph: Afp

Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to matchwinner Shane Long and the crowd that rocked the foundations of the Aviva Stadium after his stunning goal wh(...)

Germany’s Matthias Ginter and Republic of Ireland’s Jonathan Walters  battle for the ball. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

A night like this only ever lives on in flashbacks. Shane Long has missed more than he’s scored for Ireland and will, on all known form, spend the (...)

Joachim Löw:    “Overall I think it was one of the most unnecessary defeats we have had to accept in recent years.” Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

The peculiar thing was that on an evening when Ireland dared to play football against the world champions, their goal for the ages held echoes of the (...)

Shane Long scores the winning goal for the Republic of Ireland in the Group D Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Germany 0 Fourteen years after that memorable day when the Dutch were beaten here, the Irish team finally took another sc(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus (right) has returned to the Germany squad following injury. Photograph: Getty Images.

Euro 2016 qualification - Group D Republic of Ireland v Germany Aviva Stadium, Thursday, 7.45pm Germany coach Joachim Löw says that he and his team (...)