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Séamus Coleman has been included in the Republic of Ireland squad for the friendly against Oman and the World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Belgrade despite struggling with ankle ligament damage. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named defenders Séamus Coleman and John O’Shea in his squad for the upcoming friendly against Oman and(...)

Jonathan Walters’ goals were crucial during qualifying and he will need to be firing on all cylinders if Ireland are to get out of the group. Photograph: Getty

Prospects On the face of it, Ireland’s prospects are no better than any of the sides who came through the play-offs with the countries that benefit(...)

Shane Duffy at the Aviva Stadium after  the  friendly against  Switzerland in March. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill keeps saying of late that anyone could probably list off 80 or even 90 per cent of the squad he will bring to France in a couple of wee(...)

Shane Duffy and John O’Shea: Duffy has played 42 games for Blackburn this season. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Defender Shane Duffy looks all but certain to make Ireland’s squad for the European Championships after Marc Wilson had to admit defeat in his battle(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Marc Wilson will sit out Euro 2016 due to injury. Photograph: Getty Images

Stoke City defender Marc Wilson has admitted defeat in his bid to be for the European Championships and informed the manager that it is clear at this (...)

The Irish squad are based in Abbotstown this week preparing for Friday’s friendly against the Netherlands. Photograph: Inpho

The Ireland squad started their preparations for the European Championships at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown on Monday morning with 24 play(...)

 Callum O’Dowda of Oxford United scores during the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final match against Barnsley at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Oxford United’s Callum O’Dowda has been named in a 35-man Republic of Ireland squad to play Netherlands. The young winger recently helped his club s(...)

Jonathan Walters with his Three International Player of the Year Award. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Jon Walters has been named as Ireland’s Senior International Player of the Year at the FAI’s annual Three sponsored awards with the 32 year-old strike(...)

Damien Delaney has been omitted from Martin O’Neill’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill appears to have drawn a line under the exclusion of Damien Delaney from his international squad, killing off any chance of a return by (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: “I think this would probably be the last hurrah for some of the players.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has said that anything up to half of the places in his 23-strong squad for the Euro 2016 are up for grabs w(...)

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