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’(...)

As sure as apples fall from trees, it seems, Ireland will always make life difficult for themselves against lesser teams when the stakes are high. (...)

Republic of Ireland players Robbie Brady, David Forde and Séamus Coleman celebrate the  Euro 2016 Group D victory  against Georgia in Tbilisi. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Séamus Coleman is confident Aiden McGeady can be a regular match-winner for the Republic of Ireland after watching him do just that in Georgia.The 28-(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Jonathan Walters out-jumps David Kvirkvelia of Georgia European Championship Qualifier, Boris Paichadze National Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph: Inpho

One of the reasons Giovanni Trapattoni used to give for picking Robbie Keane in every game, regardless of the fluctuations of his form, was that he co(...)

 Aiden McGeady opens the scoring the Republic of Ireland in their  Euro 2016 qualifying, Group D match at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Georgia 1 Republic of Ireland 2More than a decade after they last came to Tbilisi and broke the locals’ hearts with a late winner, Ireland did it agai(...)

With his starting 11 long since decided upon, it seems, Martin O’Neill is weighing up who might be used from the bench in Ireland’s opening Europea(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill believes that  qualification for 2016 European Championships will be a “dogfight”. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Martin O’Neill may be happy but as he and his players continued their preparations for their opening qualifying game of the European Championship camp(...)

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(...)

 Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

 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(...)