Germany’s Matthias Ginter and Republic of Ireland’s Jonathan Walters  battle for the ball. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire. 4:40

A night like this only ever lives on in flashbacks. Shane Long has missed more than he’s scored for Ireland and will, on all known form, spend the (...)

Shane Long scores the winning goal for the Republic of Ireland in the Group D Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho 4:40

Republic of Ireland 1 Germany 0 Fourteen years after that memorable day when the Dutch were beaten here, the Irish team finally took another sc(...)

Germany coach Joachim Löw looks on during a training session at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin ahead of the Euro 2016 quaifier against the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images.

European Championships Qualifer Group D Republic of Ireland v Germany Aviva Stadium, 7.45pm Live on RTÉ 2, Sky Sports 1 Having (...)

Sunshine and gun crime: Spain’s Costa del Sol is popular with holidaymakers and Irish criminals. Photograph: PA

The gun murder of Dubliner Gary Hutch (34) is thelatest in a series of killings in which Irish criminals who set off for a lifeof crime in the sun hav(...)

Martin O’Neill at Ireland’s training ground in the Algarve, Faro, on Thursday. The last time Ireland played  Gibraltar, Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick, which escalated into a 7-0 victory. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s been a stuttering campaign to date with the point gained in Gelsenkirchen against the world champions last October the only highlight, and one al(...)

Bournemouth’s Eunan O’Kane has been named in martin O’Neill’s provisional 37-man squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia. Photograph: PA

As he named a hugely extended squad for next month’s European Championship qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia, Republic of Ireland manager Marti(...)

Poland’s Slawomir Peszko scores his side’s goal to put the home team under pressure. Photograph: Reuters/PaulChilds 7:42

Sometimes in football you make a good decision that ends up looking like a bad one. Martin O’Neill made two big calls last night and if the 1-1 res(...)

Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long celebrates scoring the equaliser with Wes Hoolahan and James McClean during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifying game  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA 3:20

Republic of Ireland 1 Poland 1At this rate, if Ireland make it to the Euros they’ll be the ones sprinting through the airport as the gate closes. For (...)

Robbie Keane: has welcomed the idea of Kevin Doyle joining him in the MLS if he joins Colorado Rapids. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters is set to return for Stoke City’s FA Cup fifth round tie away to Blackburn Rovers but the striker is nursing a knee injury which manager (...)

Eden Hazard celebrates scoring Chelsea’s opener during their League Cup quarter-final win overDerby County ( Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Staples)

Derby County 1 Chelsea 3José Mourinho is closing in on a sixth major trophy that would end the “drought” of his second Chelsea tenure. The passage to (...)