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Shane Long had a tough afternoon against Belgium’s Thomas Vermaelen and Toby Alderweireld. Photograph: Reuters

1: Hoolahan ineffective when Ireland don’t look to play Wes Hoolahan was Ireland’s stand out player against Sweden but was largely ineffective agains(...)

There was little sign of discord as  Belgium hammered the Republic of Irealnd 3-0.  Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The question before the match was whether the discord in the Belgian camp would translate into a bad performance on the pitch. Instead, Ireland bec(...)

Martin O’Neill must have shed a tear on learning the seriousness of Jon Walters achilles injury. He constructed a finely balanced, effective, workmanlike starting XI that simply could not afford to lose even one key figure.

Darren Randolph A glorious save from Yannick Carrasco - who was already flagged offside but still - and takes no blame for goals, especially the se(...)

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku scores the first of his two goals in the Euro 2016   Group E match at Stade Matmut Atlantique  in Bordeaux. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Belgium 3 Republic of Ireland 0 Ireland will have to pick themselves up and defeat Italy on Wednesday if they hope to avoid first round elimination f(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Stephen Ward during a training session at the Stade de Bordeaux on Friday. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has made just one change to the side that drew with Sweden for this afternoon’s match against Belgium with (...)

 Radja Nainggolan was probably Belgium’s most effective player over the course of the qualifying campaign.

Many players see these European Championships as a shop window but few come face-to-face with their buyer in quite the way Belgian midfielder Radja Na(...)

 Ireland’s players warm up before today’s training session in Bordeaux. Photo: EPA

Before the sun sets in Bordeaux today, the beautiful French city may well have taken its place among the other heritage sites in Irish football histo(...)

Relations between Belgium’s brilliant goalkeeper and their beleaguered coach seemed rather frosty when they appeared together at today’s pre-match press conference.

Irish supporters needn’t get too excited about the reports of a dramatic punch-up on a plane between Belgium’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and their m(...)

Republic of Ireland’s  coach Martin O’Neill: “We have to be mentally tuned in. There are other sides at this tournament who possibly have a lot of talent at their disposal and can maybe afford to be not quite so tuned in; we can’t.” Photo: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Belgium v Republic of Ireland Bordeaux, 2pm It is easy to forget after a week around the Ireland set-up that the players ultimately let go of a lea(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill: “Belgium will be up for the game. They have lost that game against Italy but they’ll be raring to go again and so are we.”

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has dismissed the idea that Belgium will be adversely affected by any disagreements within the camp when th(...)

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