Ciaran Clark celebrates after  scoring Aston Villa’s opening goal in the   FA Cup third-round replay against Wycombe Wanderers at Villa Park. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

FA Cup replay round-up: Late goals from Republic of Ireland defender Ciaran Clark and Idrissa Gana spared Aston Villa’s blushes for a second time as t(...)

Philips Manager of the Year award winners  Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill with  Philips MD Cel O’Reilly. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

Without it being groundbreaking, there’s some symmetry to the O’Neills sharing the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award. At the 33rd instalment of(...)

Martin and Michael O’Neill have been named the joint-Philips Sports Managers of the year. Ireland Manager Martin and Northern Ireland manager Michael(...)

Luke McGrath’s injury is not as bad as first feared and should be fit for the trip to Toulon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Whereas Mike McCarthy returned to action last week and Richardt Strauss is expected to be declared fit and available this week, Seán O’Brien – the th(...)

 Robbie Keane celebrates after qualifying for Euro 2012 in the Aviva. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Belgium 2 Rep of Ireland 1 1998 World Cup, France Brussels, November 11th, 1997 After one-legged playoffs in 1965 and 1995, Ireland’s fir(...)

Daryl Murphy with Scotland’s Charlie Mulgrew: he may make his fourth start of the qualifying campaign when Ireland take on Bosnia on Friday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

After his goalless streak extended to 13 games last week when Ipswich played Bolton Wanderers, Daryl Murphy’s manager Mick McCarthy concluded his luck(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Keane applauds the fans after losing the European Championship Qualifying match at the National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland. Photograph:  Tony Marshall/PA Wire

The Republic of Ireland will face Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Euro 2016 play-offs. Martin O’Neill’s men missed the chance of automatic qualificat(...)

Ludwig Wittgenstein: ‘Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.’ Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

If Ireland can lay claim to St Patrick, Mick McCarthy and Barack Obama, surely it can take some ownership of Ludwig Wittgenstein too. The Austrian (...)

Jonathan Walters celebrates scoring in the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Georgia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland are on course to be seeded in the Euro 2016 play-offs as things stand if they retain third place in Group D. But they would be(...)

“We want Jack!” roared the enormous crowd. They had sweated in the June heat for hours and it wasn’t to see preening ministers and councillors.

Yes we all partied. Excessively, some may have said. Lost the run of ourselves and celebrated too much, according to others. People went mad, it’s (...)