Robbie Brady putting kids through their paces at an FAI Summer Soccer Schools Golden Camp in Gannon Park, Malahide, yesterday. Photograph: Sportsfile

Hull City player has not had the rub of the green but things are starting to look up

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at yesterday’s press conference in Malahide. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Darron Gibson eager to make up for lost time after his cruciate ligament injury against Kazakhstan

 Darron Gibson lloking forward to resuming his Ireland career. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Everton midfielder is set to start tomorrow night’s friendly against Oman

Shane Duffy: his progress at Everton had really halted a couple of seasons back. Photograph: Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Duffy moved down a division to Blackburn Rovers

Shay Given during the Republic of Ireland squad workout at  Gannon Park, Malahide, yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

‘I’m in no position to say I should be playing or to be making demands’

 Shay Given in action at the Irish squad training. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill will use training to assess whether the goalkeeper has a role to play

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper returns to the national squad after two-year absence. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

John O’Shea calls on Aston Villa to swiftly make decision on international future

 Uefa president Michel Platini who announced yesterday he will not be running against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency next year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Uefa president was repeatedly critical of his former ally during the press conference

David Silva of Manchester City takes a free kick during the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium last October. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Brendan Rodgers’ side set to face reigning holders on their return to Champions League action

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