David Meyler and Wes Hoolahan during the Republic of Ireland’s squad training session in the New York Red Bull ground yesterday morning. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Maybe not quite the intoxicating scenes of 20 summers ago when the Irish and the Italians met on a famous World Cup afternoon in June but at least 50,(...)

Ireland’s Anthony Pilkington (13) takes a free kick against  Italy at Craven Cottage. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Rep of Ireland 0 Italy 0The Republic of Ireland got a well earned draw against Italy in Craven Cottage where a really good game, played in front of a (...)

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(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill watches his side against Turkey at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

A second straight defeat, he admitted, may take its toll on confidence but Martin O’Neill seemed relaxed, if a little perplexed, by last night’(...)

Ireland’s James McClean  is challenged by Turkey’s Ahmet Ilhan Ozek. Photograph: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

Republic of Ireland 1 Turkey 2 These continue to be tough times for the FAI who must have hoped their new management team would help to generate a (...)

Ireland’s Séamus Coleman is held back by Turkey’s Ahmet Ilhan Ozek. Photograph: EPA/Aidan Crawley

There are two Republic of Ireland managers. That’s according to right-back Séamus Coleman, who used the turn of phrase to describe the boss and his(...)

 Ahmet Ilhan Ozek heads home to give Turkey the lead in the friendly international against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Turkey 2: Jon Walters’s fifth international goal was not enough to prevent the Republic of Ireland from slipping to a second su(...)

Paul McShane could return for Hull City on Sunday. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland international may feature for Hull City against Everton on Sunday for the first time since damaging an ankle in February.Goalkeep(...)

Niall Quinn: It was, a game that toughened me up.”

It’s easy to get confused. Take the contestant on ITV’s The Chase , as heard by a (...)

 Lukas Podolski scores his second goal  and Arsenal’s third in the Premier League game  against Hull City  at KC Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Hull 0 Arsenal 3 Arsenal maintained control of their Champions Leagu(...)