Martin O’Neill during the game in Gelsenkirchen: “The exhilaration is something for us to carry that into that [Scotland] game.” Photograph: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill says that he will weigh up during the next week or two how to approach Ireland’s next European Championship qualifying game next month (...)

Ireland’s Marc Wilson clashes with Thomas Mueller of Germany during the Group D qualifier at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday night. Photograph: Getty Images

It wasn’t quite the shot heard around the world but John O’Shea’s 94th minute goal in Gelsenkirchen was so unexpected that everyone in the stadium was(...)

Stephen Ward, Thomas Müller and Jerome Boateng, seen here clashing at the Aviva Stadium two years ago, are all likely to feature in Gelsenkirchen tonight. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho. 1:34

Few teams could pull off holding their pre-match press conference in a sponsor’s car showroom while retaining their sense of superiority; but then, it(...)

No signs of vulnerability: Germany coach Joachim Löw answers  questions at a press conference  in Essen. Photograph: Roland Weihrauch/EPA

“As world champions, we used to be hunter . . . Now we are prey,” says Joachim Löw with a sigh, on a damp Monday morning in the heart of the Ruhr. The(...)

David Meyler: “I watched them [Germany] at the World Cup and appreciated the football,” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho. 1:34

A month or so ago David Meyler rather casually shrugged off the praise he received for his performance at right back against Oman with the suggestion(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane speaks to the media after squad training at Gannon Park, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Iinpho

Wes Hoolahan looks set to lose his place in Ireland’s starting line-up for tomorrow’s clash with world champions Germany in Gelsenkirchen despite his (...)

Darron Gibson (centre) and Jeff Hendrick (right) shadow Brian Perez of Gibraltar   at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:   Ian Walton/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill has allowed Richard Keogh return to Derby County after the defender failed to shake off the hamstring injury that kept him out of the 7(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane at Gannon Park, Malahide, Co Dublin, yesterday where the squad were being put through their paces ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Germany. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Perhaps it was the thought that he might one day wind up being on the receiving end himself in volume three (Extra Time?), but Martin O’Neill opted(...)

“Coming back and having to fight for my place has been hard. I knew I would have to fight for it. I didn’t realise that mentally it would be so tough.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He’s got more than a touch the surliness and has shown a similar inclination towards score settling with at least one of his former managers, but Dar(...)

Everton’s Seamus Coleman  scores his team’s second goal during their Europa League soccer match against  Wolfsburg at Goodison Park. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Martin O’Neill still hasn’t managed to get his squad for the European Championship qualifiers against Gibraltar and Germany down to the regulation (...)