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Ireland’s Robbie Brady celebrates scoring the winner against Italy during the group stages at Euro 2016. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

So, when does the draw take place? Proceedings will kick off at 11am this Sunday morning (December 2nd). There will undoubtedly be the usual drawn ou(...)

Martin O’Neill during Ireland’s 4-1 defeat to Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If the summer of 2016 was the peak of Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland stewardship, then 2018 was his annus horribilis. The 5-1 World Cup play-of(...)

Robbie Brady celebrates his later winner against Italy in Lille. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Martin O’Neill’s five-year reign as Republic of Ireland manager is over. The 66-year-old signed a new two-year deal as recently as January 2018 - but(...)

Michael Obafemi with his mother Bola and brother Affy following his international debut away to Denmark. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A thrilled Michael Obafemi has set his sights on a long international career after becoming the first player born this century to be capped by the Rep(...)

Ireland’s Aiden O’Brien scores his side’s first goal during the friendly against Poland in September. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It would be an understatement to say that the feeling around the Irish national team at the moment is pretty low. No goals in five hours of football,(...)

 Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Matt Doherty is a doubt for Thursday night’s match. Photograph: Reuters

Matt Doherty missed Ireland’s training again on Tuesday with the Wolves defender given time to see a specialist after sustaining a facial injury, just(...)

Declan Rice waves to the crowd in the Aviva Stadium during an Ireland friendly against the USA in June. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Wolves wing back Matt Doherty says he does not care whether Declan Rice opts to play for Ireland or England, with the Dubliner suggesting he is one of(...)

Shane Long is facing ankle surgery and up to six weeks on the sidelines. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty

Shane Long looks set to miss Ireland’s fixtures against Northern Ireland and Denmark, with the Southampton striker facing ankle surgery. Long was lef(...)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their fourth goal with team mates during the Premier League win over Southampton at the Etihad Stadium. Photo: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manchester City 6 Southampton 1 This dismantling of Southampton illustrates how difficult dethroning Manchester City will surely be. From opening whi(...)

Harry Wilson fires home a free-kick to give Wales the lead in the Uefa Nations League match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 0 Wales 1 Having been in charge for 27 of the 49 games played since Lansdowne Road was rebuilt and renamed, it is no huge surpris(...)

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