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Everton full-back Seamus Coleman looks a major doubt for Ireland’s two European Championship qualifiers with Germany and Poland due to a hamstring strain. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Seamus Coleman’s fitness will be assessed by the FAI’s medical staff this morning before any final decision is made on his ability to play in the Euro(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill during the Group D qualifier against Gibraltar at Estadio do Algarve, in Faro, Portugal. Photograph:  John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Having flown out as hopefuls, Ireland returned from Portugal last night as qualification contenders. Minutes after their 4-0 defeat of Gibraltar had b(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan in action during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Gibraltar in Faro, Portugal. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shay Given 7 The presumption that he wouldn’t have a save to make rendered his diving two-hander from Walker on 36 minutes positively world-class. Oth(...)

Martin O’Neill at Ireland’s training ground in the Algarve, Faro, on Thursday. The last time Ireland played  Gibraltar, Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick, which escalated into a 7-0 victory. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s been a stuttering campaign to date with the point gained in Gelsenkirchen against the world champions last October the only highlight, and one al(...)

Roy Keane: The one thing we won’t do is take our eye off the ball in terms of training or think we can just turn up and win.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy

There was a moment yesterday after training in Abbotstown when Roy Keane suddenly seemed surprised by his own tone as talked about Gibraltar. “I thin(...)

Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters has just one year left on Stoke contract. Photograph: PA.

Stoke City have rejected a bid of around €2 million for Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters from Norwich City but it is possible that the 31-ye(...)

Martin O’Neill seemed exasperated over the fitness of Everton’s Aiden McGeady. Photograph: Inpho

While the Jack Grealish saga rumbles on, the fitness of Martin O’Neill favourite Aiden McGeady is probably at least as pressing a concern for the man(...)

Bournemouth’s Eunan O’Kane has been named in martin O’Neill’s provisional 37-man squad for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia. Photograph: PA

As he named a hugely extended squad for next month’s European Championship qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia, Republic of Ireland manager Marti(...)

Unfortunately for Martin O’Neill his selections and plans have scarcely worked apart from periods against weak Georgia and awful Gibraltar.

A chance for redemption then. After our defeat at Celtic Park back in November, I questioned whether our midfielder players – Jeff Hendrick and Darron(...)

England’s Jordan Henderson battles for the ball with the Republic of Ireland’s Aiden McGeady during the international friendly at The Aviva Stadium. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA

Decisions, decisions. A damp squib is better than the fire and brimstone of 1995 but this scoreless draw with England proves the overall plan and shap(...)

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