Middlesbrough’s Jordan Rhodes celebrates scoring the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Turf Moor, Burnley. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Burnley 1 Middlesbrough 1 Michael Keane’s added-time equaliser gave this helter-skelter match the finish it deserved and means the fight for autom(...)

Stephen Ward has returned to Burnley with his Euro 2016 hopes rekindled. Photograph: PA

Stephen Ward headed back to the race for the Premier League having rekindled his hopes of making it to the Euro 2016 finals with the Republic of Irela(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan collides with  Peter Pekarik of Slovakia during the friendly international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A night when black was white and white was black. Ireland put in as crisp and cogent an hour of play as the Martin O’Neill era has seen but needed two(...)

Jonathan Walters with his Three International Player of the Year Award. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters has been named as Ireland’s Senior International Player of the Year at the FAI’s annual Three sponsored awards with the 32 year-old strike(...)

 Aiden McGeady scored this weekend, good news for Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Sheffield Wednesday ended their goal famine in emphatic fashion as they cruised to a 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest, even after being reduced to 10 men.(...)

Damien Delaney has been omitted from Martin O’Neill’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill appears to have drawn a line under the exclusion of Damien Delaney from his international squad, killing off any chance of a return by (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: “I think this would probably be the last hurrah for some of the players.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has said that anything up to half of the places in his 23-strong squad for the Euro 2016 are up for grabs w(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: As fourth seeds, Ireland could be assigned any one of 18  schedules when the draw for Euro 2016 takes place in Paris. Photograph:  INPHO/Donall Farmer

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says he is far more relaxed about this evening’s draw in Paris for the finals of the European Championship (...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill  celebrates with two-goal hero Jon Walters.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Well, isn’t life just grand? You know, if Liveline had a poll today on replacing Amhrán na bhFiann with ‘Super Jonny Walters’, it might be the first 1(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at a press conference. Photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

When José Mourinho observed a couple of seasons ago that the 1-1 draw his side had taken back home from Galatasaray in the first knockout round was(...)