Shane Duffy

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France’s Olivier Giroud scores their first goal during the pre-World Cup friendly win over Ireland. Photo: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France 2 Ireland 0 Despite the defeat, this was far from Ireland’s worst ever night at the Stade de France but they have had better. Outplayed from b(...)

Martin O’Neill: his Republic of Ireland side face a tough test against one of the favourites for the World Cup this summer.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having made plain his desire to find his side a fresh source of goals, Martin O’Neill heads to France this morning with only his most established forw(...)

Shamrock Rovers’ Graham Burke has been named in Martin O’Neill’s provisional Irish squad. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says that the game against Celtic in Glasgow on Sunday week is a “big opportunity” for the likes of Shamroc(...)

 Pascal Gross celebrates scoring with Brighton team-mate Anthony Knockaert during the Premier League match at Amex Stadium. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Brighton 1 Manchester United 0 Brighton have enjoyed plenty of giddy highs since their restoration to the top division last summer, but this was a vi(...)

Declan Rice  in action against Turkey’s Yusuf Yazici  during the friendly international  at the  Antalya Stadyumu. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Turkey 1 Republic of Ireland 0 There was a time when the Turks were seen as something of a soft touch for an Irish team but it is a while since one h(...)

Shane Duffy scores  the Republic of Ireland’s early goal in the World Cup playoff against Denmark. “For the first 10 minutes I thought I was a hero and then I was a villain, all of us were.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As the sun shines down on the training ground in Belek where he and his team -mates are going through their paces this week, the snow that prevented h(...)

 Shane Duffy: “When I won the award the other night, I sort of looked back on the two years and how far I’ve come. It’s been crazy.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Shane Duffy says he takes the Player of the Year award he won on Sunday night as independent evidence of the progress he has made in the short space o(...)

Senior international player: Shane Duffy scores against Denmark in November. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Michael O’Neill may have sought to focus the recent debate about defection on players who never get to shine at senior level, but the importance of th(...)

Michael O’Neill claims the FAI targeted former Manchester United defender Paddy McNair in the mistaken belief that he was a Catholic. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has criticised what he sees as the FAI’s ongoing policy of recruiting players from the North. He suggested th(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi made sure that his neighbours wouldn’t be making a racket. Photograph: Reuters

Buddy Berbatov gets a lot off his chest While Robbie Keane was preparing for his first game as player-coach of Indian Super League side ATK, his for(...)

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