Unfortunately for Martin O’Neill his selections and plans have scarcely worked apart from periods against weak Georgia and awful Gibraltar.

A chance for redemption then. After our defeat at Celtic Park back in November, I questioned whether our midfielder players – Jeff Hendrick and Darron(...)

England’s Jordan Henderson battles for the ball with the Republic of Ireland’s Aiden McGeady during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Decisions, decisions. A damp squib is better than the fire and brimstone of 1995 but this scoreless draw with England proves the overall plan and shap(...)

Republic of Ireland striker  Daryl Murphy heads at goal during the friendly international against England at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

Republic of Ireland 0 England 0 Perhaps these two sides could have injected a little more life into this Sunday lunchtime encounter by agreeing(...)

England’s Raheem Sterling (right) and Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Ireland Keiren Westwood — Virtually nothing to do other than field a tame Wayne Rooney free-kick. 6. Marc Wilson — Resolute alongside skipper John O’S(...)

Marc Wilson shadows Harry Arter during the Republic of Ireland’s  training session at Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

The tight hair, upright stance and inclination, it seems, to make as little eye contact as possible means a group Marc Wilson interview can feel a lit(...)

Stoke City’s Marc Wilson flew off to Iceland for some post-season recovery before joining the Republic of Ireland squad on Monday. Photo: INPHO/Donall Farmer

While most Premier League footballers jetted off to the bright lights, searing heat and sandy beaches of Dubai or the Costa del Sol last weekend, Repu(...)

Republic of Ireland squad training at Malahide ahead of the upcoming England friendly. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Paul McShane was the only one of 19 Ireland players in Malahide today not to train with the recently released Hull City defender still recovering f(...)

Tom Cleverley and Christian Benteke were both on the scoresheet for Aston Villa as they beat Everton 3-2 at Villa Park. Photograph: PA

Aston Villa 3 Everton 2Christian Benteke’s brace inspired Aston Villa to a vital 3-2 victory over lacklustre Everton. The red hot striker scored his n(...)

Manchester City’s  Vincent Kompany is a doubt for the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Saturday, April 11thBurnley (19) v Arsenal (2)Burnley’s Matt Taylor could return from a seven-and-a-half month Achilles injury lay-off but fellow midf(...)

Polish fans set off flares before the Group D qualifier against the Republic of Ireland  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Both the Republic of Ireland and Poland face Uefa charges arising out of Sunday night’s Group D Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.Martin O’Neil(...)