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(...)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan walks out at Celtic Park for a training session on Thursday. Photograph:   Danny Lawson/PA

Gordon Strachan has reminded Republic of Ireland they will be entering Scotland “territory” in Friday night’s 2016 European Championship qualifier at (...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan grimaces in pain after fracturing a leg in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will give midfielder Glenn Whelan every chance to make his final squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against (...)

John O’Shea hasn’t scored many goals but he’s scored some big ones. He scored in a Champions League semi-final, he chipped Manuel Almunia at Highbu(...)

Martin O’Neill: “I am looking forward to meeting up with the squad in two weeks-time and preparing for two very important matches.”

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named a 37-man provisional squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualification matches against Gibraltar (...)

Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady prepares to pull the trigger against Georgia. The Everton player scored both goals in Ireland’s 2-1 victory. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill admits that there is significant work to be done before his Republic of Ireland team takes on Germany in five weeks’ time with Ireland’(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: “You have to remember what the object is, which is to try and break in and score some goals.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As a journalist you often find yourself standing in a group with other journalists, taking turns to ask questions of a football manager. Martin O’Neil(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at yesterday’s press conference in Malahide. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

For all their faults, Fifa’s world rankings are occasionally useful for getting a sense of the general whereabouts of a team in football’s great schem(...)

 Darron Gibson lloking forward to resuming his Ireland career. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Darron Gibson will return to the Irish team against Oman tomorrow evening almost a year after he tore his cruciate ligament playing against Kazakhsta(...)

Shay Given during the Republic of Ireland squad workout at  Gannon Park, Malahide, yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

For Shay Given to decide he wants to add to his 125 international caps is perfectly understandable, but then it would be reasonable, too, for the oth(...)