Ireland manager Martin O’Neill talks to members of the media ahead of his side’s crucial European Championship qualifying game against Scotland in Celtic Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho 2:31

Martin O’Neill is likely to make a call on James McCarthy’s fitness this morning in Malahide with the Republic of Ireland strongly suggesting that th(...)

Robbie  Keane scored 16 goals in 19 appearances for Celtic during a loan spell at the club. Photograph:  Craig Halkett/PA 2:31

Martin O’Neill has warned Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane his familiarity with Celtic Park will count for little as he looks to take a furthe(...)

Derby County full back  Cyrus Christie (left) has been called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Stoke centre back Marc Wilson has been ruled out of next Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow, with Martin O’Neill including the u(...)

Jonathan Walters scores Stoke City’s second goal against Spurs  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty.

Home is not so sweet at the moment for Mauricio Pochettino. Tottenham’s troublesome sequence in Premier League matches at White Hart Lane continued a(...)

Martin O’Neill: juggling his options in advance of the visit to Celtic Park.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was last night forced to delay the naming of his final squad for Friday’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier agai(...)

Republic of Ireland centre back Marc Wilson suffered a suspected hamstring injury in Stoke City’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Photograph:      Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill could be without both centre back Marc Wilson and midfielder James McCarthy for next Friday’s Euro 2016 qua(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan grimaces in pain after fracturing a leg in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will give midfielder Glenn Whelan every chance to make his final squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against (...)

Stoke City 2 Swansea 1Jonathan Walters’ first Barclays Premier League goal of the season capped a 2-1 victory for Stoke against Swansea at the Britan(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s John O’Shea celebrates scoring the dramatic equaliser against Germany  in injury time. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John O’Shea, the centurion, the captain, the hero. About time he gets his dues.Over the years there has been a certain negativity directed at John bec(...)

John O’Shea (centre) of Ireland celebrates after scoring  the late equaliser against world champions Germany in   at Arena Auf Schalke in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Fredrik Von Erichsen / EPA

Germany 1 Republic of Ireland 1It seemed too much to ask for that Ireland might come to Germany’s old mining capital and somehow dig out a result but (...)