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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(...)

 Republic of Ireland’s Keiren Westwood applauds the fans during the lap of honour after tonight’s  match at Turner’s Cross. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

David Forde was the most obvious loser as Martin O’Neill named his travelling party for the European Championships after Tuesday night’s 2-1 home defe(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Harry Arter slides in to tackle Kevin Strootman of the Netherlands during the friendly international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Everyone else can get excited about the Euros now. Everyone but the talented young Irish midfielders, and Darron Gibson, can start to dream but the bo(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan in action against Slovakia’s Miroslav Stoch. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There’s more than one way to put them under pressure. With Wes Hoolahan as our creative director, as we saw for 71 minutes last night against Slovaki(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan collides with  Peter Pekarik of Slovakia during the friendly international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A night when black was white and white was black. Ireland put in as crisp and cogent an hour of play as the Martin O’Neill era has seen but needed two(...)

James McClean celebrates after slotting home a penalty  in the friendly international against Slovakia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Republic of Ireland 2 Slovakia 2 If Slovakia really left thinking that this is typical of what they can expect from England and Wales in June then th(...)

Shane Long with the Republic of Ireland squad at the FAI National Training Centre in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It will not have much to do with any belated attempt to emulate Spain or Barcelona, but the Republic of Ireland may well find themselves playing with(...)

Eunan O’Kane of the Republic of Ireland misses a late chance during the international Euro 2016 warm-up match against Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium. Photo:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

They say good things come to those who wait. For Eunan O’Kane that wait was a frustrating one made up of sitting on the bench watching others get thei(...)

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