Ireland’s Harry Arter in action against Wales during their World Cup qualifier in Cardiff. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Harry Arter has saluted his Republic of Ireland team-mates for getting it right on the night once again to preserve their World Cup dream. Just as th(...)

The front page of the Western Mail after Ireland dashed Wales’ World Cup hopes. Photo: Western Mail Twitter

This was supposed to be a coronation for a ‘golden generation’ of Welsh footballers. The round ball revolution in a country so dominated by rugby was (...)

James McClean’s goal gave Ireland a 1-0 win over Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

Monday night’s rousing win 1-0 against Wales has put Ireland two games away from a first World Cup appearance since 2002. Martin O’Neill’s side secur(...)

Republic of Ireland captain David Meyler challenges Wales’ goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey during the World Cup qualifier at  Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

So much had happened in such a short space of time that David Meyler was struggling to take it in and when Ireland’s captain was asked about who he mi(...)

 James McClean (second from right) celebrates scoring his goal with his Republic of Ireland  team-mates  during the  World Cup qualifier against Wales at Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Wales 0 Republic of Ireland 1 For countless generations the Irish have been passing through Wales en route to what they hoped would be better times i(...)

Ireland’s Shane Long reacts after a missed chance in the World Cup qualifying win over Moldova. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Shane Long will miss Ireland’s make-or-break World Cup qualifier with Wales after suffering a hip injury. After netting a brace in the 2-0 win over M(...)

Martin O’Neill: has managed to coax a big performance from his side on previous occasions when the chips were down. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

Ireland have been through a few do-or-die games in Martin O’Neill’s time in charge – the qualifier against Germany in the Euro 2016 campaign, the play(...)

 Shane Long rues a missed chance against Moldova at the Aviva Stadium on Friday night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Shane Long’s admission to Martin O’Neill after Friday’s game that he “can’t buy a goal” just now is a fair reflection of the striker’s struggles aroun(...)

Republic of Ireland captain  David Meyler in action during the World Cup qualifier against Moldova at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

David Meyler has promised that the Republic of Ireland will give it “a hell of a go” as they attempt to leapfrog Wales and keep their World Cup hopes(...)

 Daryl Murphy celebrates scoring  with Ciaran Clarke. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

1. Form guide Daryl Murphy came into this fixture as Ireland’s most prolific striker, and his six goals in 11 games for Nottingham Forest meant his s(...)