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Jon Walters has struggled for game time at Burnley and underwent keyhole surgery to address a cartilage problem. Photograph:  Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Sunderland are reported to have ended their interest in Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters after the Burnley player underwent keyhole surgery on (...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill : “Painful series of bad home performances ended in the disaster of the playoff against Denmark, which was, quite simply, one of the worst defeats in the history of Irish football.” Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

So it seems that Martin O’Neill will be staying on as Ireland manager, at least until the next job offer from a mediocre English club arrives to test (...)

Neither O’Neill nor Stoke responded to attempts to contact them on Sunday while the FAI would not comment on the situation.

Martin O’Neill’s future is still up in the air with the 65-year-old still believed to be in a strong position to land the Stoke City job. But as of Su(...)

Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso celebrates with his teammates after scoring from inside his own half against Newcastle in 2006. Photograph: Getty Images

David Beckham, Paul Robinson, Tim Howard, Charlie Adam, Maynor Figueroa and Wayne Rooney (x2) – the list of players to have scored goals from the half(...)

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 (...)

The Irish management team look on during the second leg of the Republic's playoff against Denmark. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is likely to be at least a month and possibly the new year before it is confirmed that Martin O’Neill has signed a new contract but it is all but c(...)

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(...)

Around 2,400 Irish supporters will be in the away end at the Parken stadium for Saturday’s World Cup playoff against Denmark. Photograph: Lars Ronbog/Sportsagency/Lars Ronbog

So, er, what’s happening? The World Cup playoffs, that’s what. Where have you been? Nevermind that, where might I be going? Russia, next summer, if(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and assistant manager Roy Keane at Fifa headquarters, in Zurich, Switzerland, for the play-off draw. Photograph:  Andy Mueller/Inpho

If there really was a sense that Ireland needed a little luck to nudge them towards next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia then they seemed to get i(...)

Martin O’Neill saw his Ireland side qualify for the World Cup playoffs thanks to a 1-0 win over Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/AFP

Things come full circle. After another spine-tingling football night of thrills and spills from the Ireland football team, Martin O’Neill didn’t quite(...)

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