Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick is an ambassador for DeafHear. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick says he confident of being fully fit in plenty of time for Euro 2016. Having missed the friendlies agai(...)

Switzerland’s coach Vladimir Petkovic has left his former captain Gökhan Inler out of his squad due to the midfielder’s lack of game time at Leicester. Photograph: Getty.

It was not hard to sense Martin O’Neill’s relief on Thursday as he spoke of the fact that Aiden McGeady is back playing again after having secured a l(...)

Stephen Ward and Alan Judge at the Republic of Ireland squad training session at  Abbotstown. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Alan Judge, Rob Elliot and Kevin Doyle are all likely to get starts over the coming week to allow them to strengthen their case for a trip to Euro 201(...)

“I wouldn’t really want to bring someone a long, long distance if I can’t guarantee him some playing time but we do have the two games and I think, personally, not having spoken to him, I think Kevin would welcome that because if he has a chance of going to France.”

Kevin Doyle looks set to be given the chance to save his place in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro2016 when Ireland play Switzerland and Slovaki(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill announces his squad. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

He may have effectively ended Damien Delaney’s international career at Friday’s squad announcement but Martin O’Neill also started to look beyond the(...)

 Fabian Delph: has yet to start a game for Manchester City since joining from Aston Villa this summer

Fabian Delph could miss up to seven games for Manchester City and the final two Euro 2016 qualifiers as fears grow he will be ruled out for at least t(...)

 England manager Roy Hodgson leads a training session at the St Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, yesterday. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA

England manager Roy Hodgson said yesterday he would have liked today’s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland – the team he(...)

Pit stop: fans pull in for breakfast during the odyssey that is supporting Argentina in the World Cup

It is the morning after Argentina’s agonisingly late victory over Switzerland and in São Paulo’s samba stadium bleary-eyed Argentine fans are taking t(...)

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi during yesterday’s game against Switzerland at the Arena de Sao Paulo. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Day 20 and Bill O’Herlihy warned us that “it’ll be messy after the break”, so you assumed Kenny and Richie were on punditry duty again. But it was act(...)

Argentina’s  Lionel Messi  in action during the  round of 16 match against  Switzerland at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Diego Azubel/EPA

Lionel Messi admitted to nerves and “suffering” through his side’s hard fought game against Switzerland in São Paulo. “There were times when I was ne(...)