Republic of Ireland fans celebrate victory after the group D World Cup qualifying football match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium. Photo: Getty Images

Tickets for the home leg of Ireland’s World Cup play-off will go on general sale next Friday at 11am, the FAI has announced, with prices starting at €(...)

 Republic of Ireland  manager Martin O’Neill and Shane Duffy celebrate after the win over Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Time and again the players who play for Martin O’Neill say his great strength is the belief he shows in them and how it leaves them wanting to repay h(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill during training ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Wales. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill insists that he always knew Ireland’s hopes of progressing from this World Cup group might come down to the last kick of the game again(...)

Ireland’s Daryl Murphy celebrates scoring his first goal. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Republic of Ireland 2 Moldova 0 There may, as the cliché suggests, be no such thing as an easy game in international football but Moldova at home, it(...)

John Caulfield celebrates Cork’s win over Limerick in the FAI Cup semi-final.   The City manager  could be celebrating a thoroughly deserved title win this weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having narrowly failed to clinch the title by beating the reigning champions at Turner’s Cross last week, Cork City could be handed it this evening wi(...)

 Dundalk’s Conor Clifford  will not be available to play again until April 2nd. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dundalk midfielder Conor Clifford has become the latest League of Ireland player to be suspended for betting offences. The 26-year-old having received(...)

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(...)