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. 4:40

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 4:40

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 (...)

Former Sampdoria manager Sinisa Mihajlovic is the new AC Milan coach, reports. Photo: EPA

AC Milan dismissed manager Filippo Inzaghi on Tuesday after a disappointing season in which they finished 10th in Serie A and failed to qualify for Eu(...)

Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer, Sebastian Rode, Xabi Alonso and Javi Martinez look dejected at the end of their Champions League semi-final. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Bayern Munich 3 Barcelona 2On a muggy, absorbing, oddly processional night at the Allianz Arena Barcelona reached their eighth European Cup final with(...)

FC Barcelona’s Argentinian striker Leo Messi jubilates his first goal against Bayern Munich during the Uefa Champions League semifinal first leg match. Photo: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Perhaps the most striking thing about Lionel Messi’s second goal against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night was its gentleness. There(...)

Bayern Munich flyer Arjen Robben has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Photograph: Afp

Arjen Robben has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn calf muscle, Bayern Munich have confirmed.The forward, who suffered the injury (...)

Borussia Dortmund progressed to the final of the German Cup after beating Bayern Munich 2-0 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Stadium. Photograph: Afp

Bayern Munich 1 Borussia Dortmund 1 (Dortmund win 2-0 on penalties)Holders Bayern Munich slumped out of the German Cup semi-finals 2-0 on penalties to(...)