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’(...)

James McCarthy showing no signs of shyness at Gannon Park yesterday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

James McCarthy has admitted that he would like to take a greater grip on international games but dismissed suggestion that he is being held back in s(...)

Possible Republic of Ireland full-international Jack Grealish celebrates scoring for the country’s Under-21s against the Faroe Islands Under-21s   at the Showgrounds in Sligo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

While the focus may all be on Jack Grealish in the Republic of Ireland’s concluding Uefa Under-21 Championship qualifier against Germany in Halle toda(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Group D opponents Germany have called up forward Sidney Sam to add more punch to their attack against Scotland on Sunday aft(...)

Joachim Löw will remain as Germany manager. Photograph:  Markus Gilliar - Pool /Getty Images

Germany World Cup-winning coach Joachim Löw remains committed to leading the side through to the European Championship in 2016, the 54-year-old said o(...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, left, and assistant manager Roy Keane during their first live joint interview, at the introduction of Club Ireland, an FAI premium ticketing scheme. Photograph:  Barry Cregg/Sportsfile

Roy Keane has acknowledged the steady decline in the number of Irish players involved with the game’s top clubs has made the challenge of competing wi(...)

Toni Kroos celebrating Germany’s World Cup win. The midfielder is to join Real Madrid from Bayern Munich.  Photograph: Markus Gilliar /  Getty Images

German World Cup winner Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid on a six-year deal for a fee in the region of €25 million.The club he is leaving, Bayern Mun(...)

Rioters clash with police in Buenos Aires following Argentina’s defeat to Germany in Sunday night’s World Cup Final in Brazil. Photograph. Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

‘Tell Me How You Feel Now’ was Monday’s gloating front page headline of Brazilian sports daily Lance!All month the Argentine fans at the World Cup hav(...)

German captain Philipp Lahm in action in the World Cup final. Martin O’Neill says Lahm’s move back into defence was key to Germany’s triumph. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.

Ireland may not quite get to test that old theory about it being a good thing to catch World Cup winners off guard in their next competitive game. Tha(...)

 Christoph Kramer of Germany lies dazed on the pitch during the  World Cup final but got up and continued to play for a further 13 minutes before finally coming off. Photograph: EPA.

Fifpro, the world players’ union, has accused Fifa of failing to protect players during the World Cup over its treatment of concussion and said footb(...)