Republic of Ireland’s John O’Shea (left) celebrates with (r-l) Jeff Hendrick, James McClean and Jon Walters after his  equaliser in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

There were echoes of Ibaraki, 2002, about Ireland’s draw in Gelsenkirchen but just about everything about October’s late equaliser seemed somehow mor(...)

Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill and his backroom team. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having regularly bemoaned the lengthy periods of inactivity through his first few months in the job and itched to get going on the competitive front, (...)

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(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: still looking to impose a discernible  system on the side. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tonight’s game is overshadowed by the lingering disappointment of Friday’s loss in Scotland. Poland’s very comfortable win in Georgia, which put them (...)

John Delaney: said the Scottish Football Association’s handling of tickets was “a joke” . Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Scottish Football Association have declined to comment on John Delaney’s assessment of their handling of the ticketing situation for Ireland’s (...)

 Republic of Ireland and Everton midfielder Darron Gibson (right) not sidelined by knee knock. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Concern over the fitness of Everton and Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson was allayed by Toffees boss Roberto Martinez today. The Spaniard confirmed t(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: “It’s not my job to pressure somebody into a decision that they might not entirely fancy,” said  O’Neill of Jack Grealish’s future international intenstions. Photo:  Ian Walton/Getty

Martin O’Neill is expected to know by the end of the week whether Darron Gibson is on course to be fit for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifier against S(...)

  Glenn Whelan of the Republic of Ireland receives treatment during the Euro  2016 qualifier against  Germany   in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photograph:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill is set to be without both Glenn Whelan and Wes Hoolahan for the critically important European Championship qualifier against Scotland (...)

 Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan in action against Gibraltar earlier this month.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Even if Ireland manager Martin O’Neill were of a mind to take heed of the RTÉ panel and start Wes Hoolahan in an away match, he might not have the opp(...)

Aiden McGeady takes on Germany’s Jerome Boateng during their Uefa Euro 2016 qualifier at Arena Auf Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photograph: EPA

The forgotten man in the precious goal Ireland manufactured in the Ruhr on Tuesday evening was Aiden McGeady. The Glaswegian-born kid has been a delig(...)