Stoke City’s Marc Wilson has been ruled out until April through injury. Photograph: EPA

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed Marc Wilson will be out until April due to the knee injury sustained on Saturday, making the 28-year-old (...)

Stoke City’s Marc Wilson: club’s  physio thinks defender has  medial ligament damage in his knee. Photograph: Tim Keeton/EPA

Marc Wilson’s availability for the European Championships is in doubt. Stoke City expect to know on Monday the extent of a knee injury the Republic(...)

Burnley’s Stephen Ward  scores his side’s second goal during the FA Cup third round match between Middlesbrough. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Burnley will be hoping for big things in Monday’s draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup after Stephen Ward’s first club goal in just over two years(...)

Aiden McGeady is likely to get a rare start for Everton in their FA Cup fixture against Dagenham and Redbridge. The Ireland winger was sent off during last season’s third round defeat to West Ham. Photograph: Getty

Everton outcasts Darron Gibson and Aiden McGeady are both in line for a rare start when the Toffees take on Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Cup on (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: As fourth seeds, Ireland could be assigned any one of 18  schedules when the draw for Euro 2016 takes place in Paris. Photograph:  INPHO/Donall Farmer

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says he is far more relaxed about this evening’s draw in Paris for the finals of the European Championship (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at a press conference. Photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

When José Mourinho observed a couple of seasons ago that the 1-1 draw his side had taken back home from Galatasaray in the first knockout round was(...)

Ireland fans celebrate Robbie Brady’s goal in Zenica. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The rulebook says in these situations that a game in which a late lead has been surrendered is supposed to feel like a defeat but there was little sen(...)

Martin O’Neill: “You can’t win these ties in the first leg but you can certainly lose them.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Having been fortunate on each of the previous occasions that the team has qualified for a tournament via the playoffs, the Republic of Ireland, it see(...)

David Meyler (right) has been ruled out of the play-off games against Bosnia after picking up a knee injury in training. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler has been ruled out of both European Championship play-off games against Bosnia and Herzegovina and will al(...)

Wes Hoolahan has only started an away game but in Gibraltar could prove vital for Ireland in Zenica. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has some major decisions to make. Despite the amazing fact that his team only conceded seven goals in 10 group games, our defence was c(...)