A Brazil fan   after watching his side beingbeaten   7-1 by Germany in the World Cupsemi-final  at Estadio Mineirao  in Belo Horizonte. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

‘It’ll be fine,’ he said. ‘My team-mates have got it covered,’ he said. ‘I have full faith in them,’ he said.Poor Neymar, how wrong he was. Days after(...)

Katie Taylor made it five world titles in a row in South Korea

Carl O’Malley salutes Katie Taylor as she makes it five world titles on the bounce (...)

Iker Casillas of Spain  after his mistake led to the fourth Netherlands  goal  at Arena Fonte Nova  in Salvador, Brazil. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Carl O’Malley looks back on the match that shook the World Cup into action (...)

Robbie Keane of Los Angeles Galaxy may have piqued   the interest of  Premier League manager with doubt over his future in MLS.  Photograph:   Harry How/Getty Images

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has played down the prospect of a move for Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane who recently suggested his days at LA (...)

Ireland’s  Darren O’Dea has joined blackpool on a month-long loan deal. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland international Darren O’Dea has signed a one-month deal with Blackpool. The Dubliner was a free agent, having left Ukrainian club Metalurh Done(...)

Robbie Brady (second left) of Ireland scores the fourth goal against USA in front of the South Stand at the Aviva Stadium.  Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland supporters’ group YBIG (You Boys in Green) has called for an explanation for the allegedly “heavy-handed treatment” meted out to (...)

Three International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 18/11/2014Republic of Ireland vs USAIreland's David McGoldrick assists the first goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Debutants Cyrus Christie and David McGoldrick can be very pleased with their nights’ work against the USA. Ipswich Town striker McGoldrick is likely t(...)

 Jessica Ennis-Hill wants her name to be removed from a stand at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium if the club choose to re-sign Ched Evans. Photograph: PA Wire.

Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland (PFAI) solicitor Stuart Gilhooly has defended his opinions on the Ched Evans case and said the convic(...)

Glasgow-born Republic of Ireland striker has 22 caps with her adopted country.

Ruesha Littlejohn never really planned it the way it turned out. She was happy enough doing what she was doing, scoring goals for the Scotland underag(...)

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has called Lewis Macleod into his squad for the visit of Ireland to Glasgow. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

When Scotland boss Gordon Strachan and his Irish counterpart Martin O’Neill stand in opposing dugouts at Celtic Park on Friday week, their shared hist(...)