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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(...)

Martin O’Neill: the Republic of Ireland manager took the job not to get rich but because he considered it an honour. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“The hard cold fire of the northerner”. That line from Louis MacNeice is always there when you start thinking about the elements of Martin O’Neill. Ma(...)

A big win would quickly take the attention off Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Inpho

Having lamented the lack of competitive action when he first got the job, Martin O’Neill could probably do without an eight month lay-off until the st(...)

 Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson celebrates scoring his side’s second goal  during the Premier League match against Brighton at the Amex Stadium. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Brighton 2 Bournemouth 2 This was the harshest of Premier League lessons for Brighton & Hove Albion, who twice surrendered the lead as Bournemout(...)

Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata heads a goal against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: PA

Chelsea 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Chelsea could survey their work on St Stephen’s Day with some satisfaction at the final whistle. A stubborn Br(...)

James McClean celebrates after scoring the winning goal  in the World Cup qualifier against Wales at Cardiff City Stadium in October. Photograph:   Harry Trump/Getty Images

Highlight It’s hard, on the one hand, to imagine many of the contenders for next summer’s World Cup having been paid too much attention to Ireland’s (...)

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool scores his side’s fourth goal during their Premier League win over Brighton and Hove Albion. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Liverpool 5 Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino buried Brighton to keep Liverpool’s top-four charge on track. The Brazi(...)

Red smoke emerges from the Crystal Palace section during their Premier League draw with Brighton. Photo: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

There was a moment here when Glenn Murray thought his time had come. Only eight minutes remained of a fraught derby, a contest so tense as to be excru(...)

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