Roy Keane has confirmed Everton’s James McCarthy has taken full part in training ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar. Photograph: Inpho

James McCarthy trained fully with the Irish squad this morning in Abbbotstown where Paul McShane was the only member of Martin O’Neill’s squad to sit (...)

Everton midfielder James McCarthy at the Republic of Ireland squad training session at  Abbotstown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

James McCarthy and Jeff Hendrick emerged as minor injury concerns on day two of the Irish squad’s preparations for this weekend’s games against Gibra(...)

Papy Djilobodji of Nantes in action during the french Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and FC Nantes at the Parc des Princes stadium. Photo: John Berry/Getty Images

Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji has signed a four-year deal with Chelsea, Nantes have announced. The Premier League champions made their move for the(...)

Everton footballer Darron Gibson  arrives at Trafford Magistrates’ Court in Sale, Cheshire, where he will appear accused of crashing his sports car into a cyclist while drink-driving. Photo: Tony Spencer/PA Wire

Republic of Ireland and Everton midfielder Darron Gibson has been sentenced to a 12-month community order and banned from driving for 20 months after (...)

Crystal Palaces defender Joel Ward heads home the winning goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP

Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2 In the end there were examples all over the pitch. Linger on former Republic of Ireland international Damien Delaney, once(...)

FC Midtjylland’s Morten Duncan Rasmussen celebrates with team amtes after scoring the 1-0 during the UEFA Europa League playoff second leg soccer match between FC Midtjylland and Southampton FC in Herning, Denmark. Photo: Bo Amstrup/PA

Southampton were sent crashing out of Europe on Thursday evening courtesy of a strike from FC Midtjylland’s very own ‘Big Dunc’. Former Celtic striker(...)

Everton’s English defender John Stones controls the ball during the English League Cup football match between Barnsley and Everton. Photograph: Getty Images

Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that defender John Stones had handed in a formal transfer request and added the club would reject it on Thu(...)

Romelu Lukaku celebrates Everton’s fifth goal during their English League Cup tie against Barnsley at the Oakwell Stadium. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AP

Barnsley 3 Everton 5 (after extra-time) John Stones started for Everton the day after submitting a transfer request but was part of a side whic(...)

Aleksandar Kolarov broke the deadlock at Goodison Park setting up Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Everton. Photograph: PA

Everton 0 Manchester City 2 For once it was not the usual hyperbole from Roberto Martínez when he previewed Manchester City’s arrival at Goodis(...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)