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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(...)

Luton Town striker  James Collins at  the  FAI National Training Centre in  Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Group D permutations shifted somewhat in Ireland’s favour on Sunday evening as Denmark were held to a scoreless draw in Tbilisi, Georgia. Mick Mc(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy: ‘All the lads that were in the team that I was really concerned about have gone and played.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Having delayed the final naming of his squad for Thursday’s game against Switzerland last week so that potentially key players could get game time und(...)

 Callum Robinson celebrates scoring his first premier League goal for Sheffield United  in the game against Chelsea  at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has dismissed the notion that Shane Long’s absence from the squad for Thursday’s game against Switzerland ca(...)

 Michael Obafemi  celebrates scoring for Southampton  in the  Carabao Cup second-round match against  Fulham  at Craven Cottage. Photograph: James Chance/Getty Images

Having delayed the naming of his final squad for the European Championship qualifier against Switzerland until Thursday so as to give some of the play(...)

Patrick Honohan was governor of the Central Bank of Ireland from 2009-2015. Photograph: James Forde

The prospects of Kilmacud Crokes in the approaching Leinster semi-finals. A home defeat of the Irish football team by Norway, despite an early penalty(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy: has all but said he will stick with the side that started against Georgia. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mick McCarthy says he is relieved that the new rules relating to handball won’t come into effect in the coming week’s European Championship qualifiers(...)

Shane Long has been ruled out of the international window with a hamstirng injury. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Southampton striker Shane Long has been ruled out of Ireland’s two European Championship games after sustaining a hamstring injury in Monday morning’s(...)

Marko Arnautovic scores his and West Ham’s second against Southampton. Photograph: Ian Walton/Reuters

West Ham United 3 Southampton 0 Marko Arnautovic scored his first goals since January as West Ham swept aside Southampton 3-0. The Austrian, whose f(...)

Shane Long of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League win over Bournemouth at St Mary’s Stadium. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Southampton 3 AFC Bournemouth 3 Callum Wilson’s smart Bournemouth double denied Southampton the south coast bragging rights, but Saints still sealed (...)

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