Robbie Brady training with the Republic of Ireland squad at  Gannon Park in  Malahide. He could be in line for a starting place against Poland. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There are times when Martin O’Neill’s reluctance to settle on squads of 23 players seems like indecision and others when it might well be taken for in(...)

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish: was named under-21 player of the year at the 3-sponsored FAI International awards. Photograph: Reuters

Jack Grealish has signalled his intention to make himself available for the Republic of Ireland at the start of next season. Asked about his positi(...)

Arsenal’s French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring his team’s first goal  in the  Premier League match against Newcastle at St James Park. Oli Scarff/AFP

Premier League round-up: Olivier Giroud’s first-half double handed Arsenal a sixth successive Premier League victory as they survived a spirited fight(...)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois  reacts after Dusan Tadic converts from the penalty spot for  Southampton in the Premier League game at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Southampton 1This was the third time Chelsea have dropped points out of their last four home games but when the initial disappointment subsi(...)

Robbie Brady desperately wants to play against Poland and has been named in the Irish squad despite carrying an injury. Phootgraph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill says he has not given up on Robbie Brady being available for this month’s European Championship qualifier against Poland. The Republic (...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan holds off the challenge of England’s   Daniel Sturridge during the friendly international  at Wembley Stadium in May 2013. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Football Association of Ireland has announced that the prestige friendly international between the Republic of Ireland and England will kick-off a(...)

Sadio Mane of Southampton celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Southampton 1-0 Crystal PalaceThis was just the tonic that Southampton needed to halt a steady decline. With 10 minutes remaining their malaise of lat(...)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is happy to rebuild his teams.

Ronald Koeman has earned an impressive reputation when it comes to rebuilding squads, having become accustomed to losing players to bigger clubs duri(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

 Shane Long could miss up to six weeks for Southampton after he fractured ribs in the FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland forward Shane Long faces up to six weeks on the sidelines at Southampton after he fractured a couple of ribs.The 28-year-old forw(...)