The inclusion of James McClean was the fairytale of the Giovanni Trapattoni’s selection for the 2012 tournament. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Giovanni Trapattoni announced his squad to travel to Poland for the Euro 2012 finals, among the players left hoping for a miracle or an injury(...)

Aiden McGeady’s late winner against Georgia in Ireland’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier proved to be a crucial goal. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Aiden McGeady v Georgia – Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi, September 7th, 2014 The fact that it’s way back as far as Ireland’s very f(...)

Ireland Manger Martin O’Neill celebrates with Roy Keane after the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has admitted he never allowed himself to dream of taking the Republic of Ireland to the Euro 2016 finals until it became a reality. The(...)

Robbie Brady celebrates scoring Ireland’s goal. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Robbie Brady is having the time of his life after firing the Republic of Ireland to within touching distance of a dream trip to the Euro 2016 finals. (...)

Martin O’Neill: “You can’t win these ties in the first leg but you can certainly lose them.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Having been fortunate on each of the previous occasions that the team has qualified for a tournament via the playoffs, the Republic of Ireland, it see(...)

Wes Hoolahan has only started an away game but in Gibraltar could prove vital for Ireland in Zenica. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has some major decisions to make. Despite the amazing fact that his team only conceded seven goals in 10 group games, our defence was c(...)

 Stephen Ward, Darron Gibson and Seamus Coleman at the Republic of Ireland squad training session at the FAI National Training Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Séamus Coleman is determined to play in a major tournament for Ireland and feels that his career would be incomplete if he did not get the chance to (...)

Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given goes down injured during the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Shay Given is set to miss both legs of Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off with Bosnia and Herzegovina this month as he prepares to undergo kneee surgery. Gi(...)

Everton’s Seamus Coleman could sit out the weekend’s game due to illness. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Right-back Seamus Coleman is a major doubt for Everton’s Premier League clash with Sunderland on Sunday because of a stomach bug. Midfielder Gareth Ba(...)

Martin O’Neill, with Bosnia-Herzegovina head coach Mehmed Bazdarevic, has named a provisional squad for the Euro 2016 play-offs.

Martin O’Neill is without Reading midfielder Stephen Quinn for the European Championship play-off games against Bosnia and Herzegovina but the Repu(...)