Marginalised under Trap, Hoolahan has been very much a part of O’Neill’s plans

WinnersWes HoolahanThe midfielder’s marginalisation under Trapattoni became the key criticism of the Italian towards the end his tenure and while O’Ne(...)

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(...)

Alex Pearce and Stephen Quinn during Ireland’s training session in Malahide. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho 4:49

Amid all the talk of distractions, tonight’s game against the USA somehow seems like one itself. It will doubtless be a welcome one, though, to Martin(...)

Richard Keogh of the Republic of Ireland beats Steven Naismith of Scotland to the ball during the European qualifier at Celtic Park. Photograph: Getty.

They might argue about whether they had actually set out to settle for the draw but Richard Keogh was one of several Irish players after last night(...)

 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(...)

Shay Given training with the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of Friday night’s game in Glasgow. Photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer 1:18

Legend has it that Archie Gemmill, then at Derby County, drove his heavily pregnant wife all the way to Paisley in mid-season so that their son would (...)

Glenn Whelan during Republic of Ireland training at Gannon Park in Malahide on Tuesday. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho 1:18

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has confirmed Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan is in contention to play in the Euro 2016 qualifier agains(...)

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 (...)

Everton’s Samuel Eto’o scores the opening goal during the Premier League match against Burnley at Turf Moor. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Burnley 1 Everton 3Redemption rarely comes quicker. For nine minutes, Romelu Lukaku was the errant Evertonian, the player who cost them the lead. Then(...)

Ireland’s John O’Shea, Stephen Ward and Marc Wilson (right to left) celebrate after their Euro 2016 Group D qualification soccer match against Germany in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Stephen Ward has warned Scotland that the Republic of Ireland will not surrender their unbeaten Euro 2016 start without a fight as the pair prepare t(...)