Shane Duffy

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Ireland’s Darren Randolph makes a save during the defeat to Switzerland in Stade de Geneva. Only the goalkeeper’s heroics and some desperate last-ditch defending prevented a rout. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mick McCarthy insists his Republic of Ireland team will have “overachieved” if they beat Denmark in Dublin next month to qualify directly from Group D(...)

Shane Duffy reacts after conceding the second goal against Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

Turns out Peter Schmeichel called it about right. “Switzerland will win against Ireland. I have seen Ireland play and they are so bad.” He was so with(...)

Ireland’s Darren Randolph makes a save against Switzerland. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Switzerland 2 Republic of Ireland 0 No famous victory in the end then, nor even the draw that would have left the Danes with a day off to look forwar(...)

  James McClean and Glenn Whelan after Ireland conceded the goal in the first half. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Darren Randolph Ireland’s best player. Got down for a smart save from Xhaka in the opening exchanges, followed later on by an even better one from a (...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph in action during the  Euro 2020  Group D qualifier against Georgia at the  Boris Paichadze Arena in  Tbilisi. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Georgia 0 Republic of Ireland 0 When it was all over, Mick McCarthy described the suggestion that Ireland should be especially disappointed not to ha(...)

Ireland’s Aaron Connolly shoots on goal in stoppage time at the end of the Euro 2020 Group D game against Georgia at the  Boris Paichadze Arena in  Tbilisi. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Georgia 0 Ireland 0 Ireland got out of Tbilisi with a point after a poor performance in a poor game that the home side will feel they did comfortably(...)

Shane Duffy: set to return in central defence for the Republic of Ireland  against Georgia in  Tbilisi. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

News of of Shane Duffy’s return may have added slightly to the need Mick McCarthy felt at his pre-match conference to do some dampening of expectatio(...)

Shane Duffy during an Ireland training session at the Boris Paichadze Arena in  Tbilisi ahead of Saturday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Georgia. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mick McCarthy has confirmed that he intends to start Shane Duffy in Saturday’s European Championship qualifier against Georgia with the Ireland manage(...)

 Shane Duffy could play in Ireland’s game against Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday after recovering from a calf strain. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Shane Duffy is due into Dublin on Wednesday evening after being declared fit to play at least some part in Saturday’s European Championship qualifier (...)

Kevin Long and Aaron Connolly taking part in the Republic of Ireland squad session at the  FAI National Training Centre in  Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

He was, he said nearly a week ago, “optimistic” that Shane Duffy might yet play some part in the enormously important double header his Irish side is (...)

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