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A disconsolate Stephen Ward after the second leg of the World Cup playoff against Denmark. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has welcomed his crushed Irish contingent back to Turf Moor with open arms. Stephen Ward, Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady all (...)

Stephen Ward loses the ball to Yussuf Poulsen, leading to Denmark’s second goal against Ireland. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Nobody is too surprised today, are they? Not really, not honestly. Maybe there’s an innate fatalism that comes along with hanging around with Ireland (...)

Christian Eriksen celebrates with Denmark fans after his side’s 5-1 win over Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

As Ireland capitulated on Tuesday and the Aviva Stadium rapidly emptied, with glum faces slinking off into a miserable night, the party was just getti(...)

Shane Long  reacts after another Danish goal. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

Darren Randolph Brilliant save from Kvist early on and kept Sisto out as well soon after. No chance with for any of the goals. It’s bad when your kee(...)

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen scores their fourth goal to complete his hat-trick. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Republic of Ireland 1 Denmark 5 (Denmark win 5-1 on agg) More than 1,200 years after they first swung by and started giving foreigners a bad name, th(...)

Martin O’Neill has suggested Ireland will need two goals in order to qualify for the World Cup. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

Denmark seem to have encountered Ireland’s first line of defence out at the airport on Sunday, where officials from the visiting federation were appar(...)

Republic of Ireland players celebrate after beating Bosnia and Herzegovina to qualify for the 2016 European Championships. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Over the years playoff second legs have been as cruel to Ireland as they have been kind with three proving successful in sending Ireland through while(...)

Ireland players during their pre-match huddle ahead of the first leg of their 2018 World Cup qualifying playoff in Copenhagen. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

So, what’s happening on Tuesday? The Republic of Ireland are playing Denmark in the second leg of their 2018 World Cup qualifying playoff. What time(...)

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen in action in Saturday’s World Cup play-off first leg match against Ireland in Copenhagen. Photograph: Lars Moeller/Reuters

It’s not that long ago that Irish hackles used to rise when a foreign manager – usually Germany’s Joachim Löw – was asked to analyse the Ireland team (...)

Friday Tennis Next Gen Finals, Milan (Sky Sports Arena, 6-10pm) Players and models pose during the launch of the Next Gen ATP Final draw i(...)

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