John O'Shea

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World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

Ciaran Clark at the Republic of Ireland press conference in the  FAI National Training Centre in  Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Roy Keane has brushed aside the suggestion that Ciaran Clark and Shane Duffy could be the central defensive partnership that anchors Ireland for the n(...)

Wes Hoolahan came off the bench during Ireland’s 1-1 World Cup qualifier draw with Austria. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

For quite some time now triangles have been football’s favourite geometric shape but to judge by Sunday’s frenetic World Cup qualifier, the Irish team(...)

John Egan and Aiden McGeady share a joke during Republic of Ireland training on Saturday morning. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Martin O’Neill says that he will use Sunday evening’s game against Uruguay to give some of the players who did not travel to America some time on the (...)

Middlesbrough’s Marten de Roon scores in the Premier League game againbst Sunderland at  The Riverside Stadium. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters/ Livepic

Middlesbrough 1 Sunderland 0 Middlesbrough finally got round to winning their first Premier League game of 2017 as the so-called “derby of the doomed(...)

James McClean and Robbie Brady ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Wales at thne Aviva Stadium. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland were hit by injury just before the kick-off of tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Wales when James McCarthy pulled up in th(...)

Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Serbia is subject to a pitch inspection at Red Star Belgrade’s Rajko Mitic Stadium. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s opening World Cup qualifier against Serbia will go ahead after a pitch inspection following heavy rain in Belgrade on Monday. Martin O’Neil(...)

Ireland’s coach Martin O’Neill during the Euro 2016  match against France  at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium near Lyon in June. The time and expense involved in travelling to Russia means it’s doubtful whether the tournament will attract international fans in numbers comparable to those that went to France. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

When Branislav Ivanovic was asked to describe the challenge he expects from Ireland tonight in Belgrade, he hit on some familiar themes. “They are ag(...)

 Martin O’Neill:  ‘No one will run away with this group. Every point will be valuable.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It is, he says, just another part of the team’s history now, but Martin O’Neill will be hoping to see his Ireland team show some of their Euro 2016 sp(...)

Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has confirmed both Seamus Coleman and John O’Shea are fit and available for Monday night’s opening World Cup qualifier in Serbia. Photograph: AP

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says that Seamus Coleman and John O’shea are both fit and available for selection ahead of Monday’s opening(...)

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