Preston North End’s Sean Maguire shields the ball from Fulham’s Oliver Norwood during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Preston North End at Craven Cottage. Photo: Ashley Western - CameraSport via Getty Images

Seán Maguire assisted and scored a goal for Preston in their Championship clash with Fulham but the day ended on a sour note for both as the Ireland s(...)

Wales and the Republic of Ireland line up before the clash in the Aviva Stadium which ended a scoreless draw last March. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

A routine assignment for Martin O’Neill’s Ireland then; march into the partisan frenzy of Cardiff City Stadium, conjure up a goal, withstand an inevit(...)

Ireland arrive for training on Friday ahead of their crucial double header against Moldova and Wales. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill, it seems, will not be going anywhere when this qualifying campaign is over. We still don’t know about his team but John Delaney, the m(...)

Daryl Horgan: “The manager  has done it before, put in players who hadn’t played, and I will be ready to play if it comes.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

With everyone training at this stage, Martin O’Neill’s options look a little better than they might have been expected at the start of the week. But (...)

Cardiff’s  Kenneth Zahore celebrates after scoring their opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match against  Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Kenneth Zohore fired Cardiff back to the top of the Championship table as leaders Leeds capitulated in South Wales. Zohore, who had not scored since (...)

 David Meyler scored off the bench for Hull City on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler rescued a late point for Hull to deny Sunderland a first win in six games, and prevent his team from losin(...)

Manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane with Seamus Coleman  at training. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Keeping faith with his players while looking to put the press in its place, Martin O’Neill shrugged off the criticism that has followed Saturday’s dra(...)

 Shane Duffy puts Ireland in front in the fourth  minute of the game with a header against Georgia.  Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

After the manner in which they won some of the previous games they can have no complaints, but Ireland’s luck finally deserted them in Tbilisi on Satu(...)

Ireland’s Shane Duffy celebrates after scoring the opener against Georgia in their 2018 World Cup qualifier in Tbilisi. Photo: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Shane Duffy was in philosophical mood after his first goal for the Republic of Ireland proved only enough to secure a World Cup qualifier draw in Geor(...)

Georgia’s Jambul Jighauri in action with Republic of Ireland’s Harry Arter. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Harry Arter held his hands up and admitted his own performance in Tbilisi simply hadn’t been what he had hoped for but, like his manager, the Bournemo(...)