Kevin Doyle goes through the paces during training in Abbotstown on Wednesday: the player said he is looking  forward to showing Martin O’Neill what he can do if he is given the chance. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s difficult to pinpoint quite when or why or how things went so wrong for Kevin Doyle in England but if the MLS does half as much for him as it has(...)

Roy Keane has confirmed Everton’s James McCarthy has taken full part in training ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar. Photograph: Inpho

James McCarthy trained fully with the Irish squad this morning in Abbbotstown where Paul McShane was the only member of Martin O’Neill’s squad to sit (...)

Robbie Brady sought move away  from Hull after the club’s relegation. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Gary Neville expressed admiration for Robbie Brady a few days ago it was in the context of him recalling that the Dubliner had not always seem(...)

Everton midfielder James McCarthy at the Republic of Ireland squad training session at  Abbotstown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

James McCarthy and Jeff Hendrick emerged as minor injury concerns on day two of the Irish squad’s preparations for this weekend’s games against Gibra(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and his assistant Roy Keane watch Ireland training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill was in ‘grin and bear it’ mode yesterday. The soundtrack to the first international break of the season used to consist of club manag(...)

Darren Randolph during  Republic of Ireland training at  Abbotstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

These are, confirms Darren Randolph, “exciting” times for the Bray-born goalkeeper whose early-season performances have unexpectedly catapulted him(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane look on during training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters was the only unexpected absentee from Ireland’s first training session of the week out at Abbotstown on Monday morning with the Stoke City(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill may be considering Darren Randolph in goal for the upcoming Gibraltar match. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Those players to have made the cut over the weekend will take part in the Irish squad’s first ever training session in Abbotstown this morning with on(...)

Martin O’Neill seemed exasperated over the fitness of Everton’s Aiden McGeady. Photograph: Inpho

While the Jack Grealish saga rumbles on, the fitness of Martin O’Neill favourite Aiden McGeady is probably at least as pressing a concern for the man(...)

Martin O’Neill says talks with Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish were fruitful. Photograph: Inpho

Martin O’Neill expects Jack Grealish to make clear his international intentions within a matter of weeks after having met with the player, his father,(...)