Shane Long celebrates after scoring a late equaliser against Poland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Dublin 4 proved to be a home away from home for Poland, as many places do for one of the world’s great diasporas. But on a night when Irish support(...)

Shane Long wheels away in celebration after scoring the Republic of Ireland equaliser against Poland in the Euro 2016 Group D qualifying game at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho 7:42

Republic of Ireland 1 Poland 1 So, a night full of passion on pride at the Aviva but points, as they say make prizes, and like the loyalties of(...)

James McCarthy: his return after three matches is vital to the Republic of Ireland’s cause. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Since Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane took the reins with a 3-0 win over Latvia in November 2013 we’ve not seen any dramatic changes in personnel or the (...)

New stadia, like The Emirates above, have helped transform England’s football tradition from a national embarrassment to an international phenomenon. Photograph: Ian Kington/Getty Images

How important is a football stadium anyhow? Roy Keane’s passing observations this week on the importance of creating atmosphere in the Aviva illust(...)

Ireland fans at the Euro 2012 game against Croatia in Poznan. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

I once had a conversation with an Irish soccer international a couple of days after the Irish rugby team had suffered a famous defeat. He produced his(...)

Roy Keane takes on the Poland defence in Poznan in 1991. Photograph: Alan Betson/Inpho

Jackie Carey is said to have written in his official report to the FAI on the game between Ireland and Poland in Katowice in May 1958 that it was “fit(...)

 Roy Keane emerges from the Olympia Theatre with the squad members after watching I Keano. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Bearing the steely-eyed, unyielding glare of a Roman centurion, Roy Keane marched from the Olympia Theatre on Friday without uttering a word on the la(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane briefs the assembled media at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might just have something to do with the ill will that marked the closing stages of his last press conference but sit-down privileges with Ireland’(...)

Republic of Ireland  assistant manager Roy Keane says the team need to make the Aviva a fortress. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

James McClean says he is “100 per cent” sure he will be available for Sunday’s game against Poland despite an ankle problem that required the Wigan wi(...)

Poland international Arkadiusz Milik (centre) has come into his own after joining Ajax Amsterdam on loan from Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: Reuters

He scored twice again last Saturday, Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich may have been 2-0 ahead at Werder Bremen, and on the way to Bayern’s sixth cons(...)