David McGoldrick opened the scoring for Ipswich Town in their 3-2 Championship win over  Milton Keynes Dons at Portman Road. Photograph: Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Championship round-up: Sheffield Wednesday clinched the final play-off place in the Sky Bet Championship with a 3-0 victory at home to nearest rivals (...)

James McClean celebrates after slotting home a penalty  in the friendly international against Slovakia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Republic of Ireland 2 Slovakia 2 If Slovakia really left thinking that this is typical of what they can expect from England and Wales in June then th(...)

Ireland’s Shane Long climbs above Switzerland’s Fabian Schar before seeing his header come back of the post at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill heads into the Republic of Ireland’s game against Slovakia tomorrow night with just one fully fit striker after Robbie Keane became the(...)

 Ciaran Clark  celebrates his early goal for the Republic of Ireland in the friendly international against Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:    Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland 1 Switzerland 0 After all the talk about the possibility of Euro2016 games having to be played behind closed doors, perhaps it mi(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill oversees squad training at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It is a few years now since a perceived lack of fear on the part of Switzerland as they came to Dublin for a qualifier was used as an excuse to get ri(...)

“I’m hoping that Shane (Duffy) will get onto the field of play here. He’s definitely one that you would like to think is one for the future as some of the older players drop off . . . I would like to get him onto the field in some of these games.”

Martin O’Neill says he intends to name his squad for the European Championships on the day after the friendly match against the Netherlands on May 27(...)

Jonathan Walters with his Three International Player of the Year Award. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters has been named as Ireland’s Senior International Player of the Year at the FAI’s annual Three sponsored awards with the 32 year-old strike(...)

“I wouldn’t really want to bring someone a long, long distance if I can’t guarantee him some playing time but we do have the two games and I think, personally, not having spoken to him, I think Kevin would welcome that because if he has a chance of going to France.”

Kevin Doyle looks set to be given the chance to save his place in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro2016 when Ireland play Switzerland and Slovaki(...)

Damien Delaney has been omitted from Martin O’Neill’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill appears to have drawn a line under the exclusion of Damien Delaney from his international squad, killing off any chance of a return by (...)

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(...)