Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will announce his squad for Oman and Georgia on Thursday morning.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Seven games into his Republic of Ireland managerial tenure and the path ahead of Martin O’Neill looks much the same as it did when the Euro 2016 draw(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named John O’Shea captain for the friendly against Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s 2-0 victory over Italy in Liege three years ago is a reminder of how unpredictable these end of season affairs can be. But a bit like the gu(...)

Stephen Ward is congratulated by his of Brighton team-mates aafter scoring the equaliser against Nottingham Forest during the  Championship match  at the  City Ground  in Nottingham. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Championship round-up: Brighton grabbed a last-minute winner to beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 and snatch the last play-off spot on a dramatic final day i(...)

Burnley’s  Michael Kightly  celebrates scoring their second goal during the  2-0 Championship victory over Wigan Athletic at Turf Moor that guarantees them automatic promotion back to the Premier League. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Burnley sealed automatic promotion to the Premier League as two first-half goals ensured a 2-0 win over Wigan and sparked mass celeb(...)

Shay Given in action for Middlesbrough last weekend. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Newcastle United’s Rob Elliot is the only uncapped player included in Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland squad for next month’s friendly with(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane during Tuesday’s match in Poznan. Photograph: Inpho Donall Farmer/Inpho

Standing in the heart of the old East, Martin O’Neill may be the football manager who came in from the cold but he certainly wasn’t feeling the Novemb(...)

Ireland’s Paul Green (right) and Jakub Blaszczykowski of Poland in Poznan last night. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Paul Green is relishing the chance to enrol himself in a midfield masterclass after being handed a dream opportunity to work with Roy Keane. The 30-ye(...)

Prompted from the front by Wes Hoolahan, a patient Irish team completed 90 per cent of its passes on Friday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

Poland have played Ireland twice over the last few years so they probably think they know what to expect tomorrow night in Poznan: drunk fans, long ba(...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane with FAI Chief Executive John Delaney at  the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: David Maher/ Sportsfile

Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane will take the Republic of Ireland squad for training for the first time this morning in Malahide, where they will get the(...)

Paul Green of Leeds United, seen here in action against  Craig Bryson of Derby County on Saturday, has been called in to the Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakhstan. Photograph:  Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland interim manager Noel King has been forced to make two changes to his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakh(...)