Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill and his backroom team. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having regularly bemoaned the lengthy periods of inactivity through his first few months in the job and itched to get going on the competitive front, (...)

The  Republic of Ireland’s James McClean scores  his side’s third goal against the USA at the  Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo:   Brian Lawless/PA

A comprehensive victory that should alleviate some of the pain from last Friday’s defeat in Glasgow.We need to start with Robbie Brady’s excellent dis(...)

Anthony Pinlkington dinks the ball over an onrushing Hamid for Ireland’s opener against the USA at the Aviva Stadium tonight

Ireland 4 USA 1 23 Shay Given 7/10 Aston Villa One early tip away, vital 80th minute save and spread himself for Chris Wondolowski’s ch(...)

Daryl Murphy and Anthony Pilkington celebrate the latters opening goal against the USA at the Aviva Stadium tonight

Rep of Ireland 4 USA 1 Martin O’Neill had said on Monday that he and his players would love to have been facing the Scots again last night so t(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: still looking to impose a discernible  system on the side. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tonight’s game is overshadowed by the lingering disappointment of Friday’s loss in Scotland. Poland’s very comfortable win in Georgia, which put them (...)

Robbie Keane of the Republic of Ireland applauds the crowd after the Euro  2016 Group D qualifier against Scotland  at Celtic Park. Photograph:   Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Robbie Keane and Darron Gibson have been released from the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the friendly against the USA. The captain, who was left (...)

Shane Long reacts to a missed chance at Celtic Park last night. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

No excuses. Scotland were the better team, creating more chances, while Ireland lacked the intent to leave Glasgow with what would have been a valuabl(...)

Republic of Ireland Assistant Manager Roy Keane attracted the attention of the referee during the Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland at Celtic Park.

Scotland 1 Republic of Ireland 0They call the place Paradise but for long spells there was a hint of purgatory about Celtic Park from an Irish perspe(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill talks to members of the media ahead of his side’s crucial European Championship qualifying game against Scotland in Celtic Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho 2:31

Martin O’Neill is likely to make a call on James McCarthy’s fitness this morning in Malahide with the Republic of Ireland strongly suggesting that th(...)

Martin O’Neill: juggling his options in advance of the visit to Celtic Park.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was last night forced to delay the naming of his final squad for Friday’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier agai(...)