Robbie Brady returns to the Republic of Ireland side for the friendly international against Northern Ireland at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Robbie Brady makes his long awaited return to international action on Thursday night after the Burnley winger was named by Martin O’Neill for the frie(...)

 Darragh Lenihan headed home  Blackburn Rovers’ winning goal in the Championship game against Leeds United. Photograph:  Lynne Cameron/Getty Images

Blackburn Rovers 2 Leeds United 1 Ireland international Darragh Lenihan headed home a 70th-minute winning goal as Blackburn Rovers denied Leeds the c(...)

Republic of Ireland under-21 manager Noel King (right) is left with a huge task after the defeat to Lithuania. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Under-21s European Championship qualifier Lituania 3 Republic of Ireland 1 The Republic of Ireland’s ambitions of qualifying for a first-ever Under-(...)