Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at Thursday night’s  training at  Stadion Bilino Polje in Zenica  ahead of the Euro 2016 first leg against  Bosnia & Herzegovina on Friday. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill is determined to join namesake Michael at the Euro 2016 finals as he plots a way past Bosnia-Herzegovina. The (...)

Bosnia & Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko during the press conference ahead of the Euro 2016 play-off, first leg against the Republic of Ireland   in Zenica. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters/Livepic

Edin Dzeko has warned Bosnia & Herzegovina to beware the Republic of Ireland after their shock victory over world champions Germany. Ireland face (...)

Shane Long has been ruled out of the first leg of the Euro 2016 play-off away to Bosnia. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Shane Long has been ruled out of the first leg of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off against Bosnia in Zenica on Friday as he continues to r(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill is understood to have been offered an extension to his deal with the FAI. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has admitted he would be open to extending his contract as Republic of Ireland manager. The 63-year-old is understood to have been offe(...)

Finn Harps’ BJ Banda is swamped by fans at the final whistle after his goal secured Premier Division football for the Donegal club in their play-off against Limerick at Finn Park in Ballybofey. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

A South African-born teenager has become an unlikely hero for Donegal League of Ireland club Finn Harps following his dramatic extra-time goal against(...)

Newcastle United’s Irish goalkeeper Rob Elliot in action against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Bournemouth 0 Newcastle 1 Rob Elliot helped ease Ireland’s goalkeeping concerns with an excellent display between the sticks during Newcastle U(...)

Bosnia and Herzegovina took four points of Chris Coleman’s Wales side during the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Photo: Getty

Martin O’Neill will meet with his Welsh counterpart Chris Coleman over the next week as he looks to benefit from the experience of a man whose team(...)

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(...)

Wes Hoolahan: has become an increasingly influential figure in the Republic of Ireland squad. Photo: Adam Holt/Action

The Irish team’s qualification for the playoffs will provide a late boost to the €5 million-plus profit that the FAI was already predicting it will ma(...)

Shay Given was stretchered off during Ireland’s 1-0 win over Germany and will miss Sunday’s game against Poland. Photograph: PA

Goalkeeper Shay Given is out of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifying showdown with Poland on Sunday night. The 39-year-old was carried from the field on a s(...)