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# coybig - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Irish international boosts Euro hopes by being shortlisted for Scottish Player of the Year

Aberdeen midfielder Jonny Hayes made his debut for Martin O’Neill’s side just last month.

O'Neill: I spoke to other managers at PFA Awards about contingency plans for Euro 2016

Injury setbacks are part and parcel of the game and the Ireland manager intends to prepare for the worst.

# coybig - Sunday 24 April, 2016

With the Euros not far away, Kevin Doyle returned last night and scored a peach Wexford Youth This post contains videos

With the Euros not far away, Kevin Doyle returned last night and scored a peach

The attacker picked up that gruesome leg injury while on international duty last month.

# coybig - Thursday 21 April, 2016

# coybig - Monday 18 April, 2016

It's a big night for Shay Given as he makes his first Premier League start for Stoke

Has the door to Martin O’Neill’s Euro 2016 squad been flung open?

# coybig - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Too little, too late? Darron Gibson makes first Premier League start of the season

Could the Derry man make a late push for a Euro 2016 call-up?

# coybig - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Jack Byrne's individual highlights against Ajax will give Ireland fans hope Standout Performance This post contains videos

Jack Byrne's individual highlights against Ajax will give Ireland fans hope

Cambuur lost out to the league leaders but Ireland’s young midfielder shone throughout.

# coybig - Sunday 10 April, 2016

Opinion: He's an Irish football icon but Shay Given should not go to Euro 2016

The veteran goalkeeper will be hoping to get the chance to impress at Stoke City before the tournament begins.

# coybig - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Ireland oddly down in the latest Fifa rankings despite a win and a draw last week

The Boys in Green have lost ground on Northern Ireland after falling two places to 31st.

# coybig - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

It's probably too late for the Euros but Andy Keogh is in superb form Down Under

Last weekend, the 29-year-old broke an A-League record and has hit ten goals since January.

Good news on Robbie Keane's knee surgery as striker set to be fit for the Euros

Keane back to full fitness in “close to a month,” says Galaxy boss Bruce Arena.

# coybig - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Ireland in good health for the Euros, but future beyond that a cause for serious concern

Martin O’Neill has been among those to express concern at the lack of underage talent coming through.

# coybig - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Bump in Given’s road to Euro 2016 as he sits on bench for Stoke’s draw

Jakob Haugaard filled in for Jack Butland and was wrong-footed by two deflected Swansea strikes in a 2 – 2 draw.

Here's who we think will make Ireland's 23-man Euro 2016 squad

Martin O’Neill will confirm his final squad on 28 May, and some difficult decisions lie ahead.

# coybig - Thursday 31 March, 2016

‘Hopefully back soon stronger’: Robbie Keane had an operation on his knee today

At what point do we start wrapping all of Ireland’s players in cotton wool?

We’ll Leave It There So: McGregor rematch set, Walters remains upbeat and all today’s sport

Elsewhere, Lionel Messi’s charity donation has backfired spectacularly and it was a great day for former Irish cricket coach Phil Simmons.

# coybig - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Jack Butland to Rob Elliot: ‘Come round to mine and we can watch the Euros together’

England and Ireland keepers make summer plans after injury nightmares cost them Euros place.

Rob Elliot ruled out of Euro 2016 as Newcastle confirm his season is over

Cruciate injury will sideline Ireland keeper for several months.

# coybig - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Hoolahan, Christie and O’Kane shine and other thoughts from Ireland’s draw with Slovakia

Rob Elliot’s chances of heading to Euro 2016 were also dealt a significant blow tonight.

It proved a miserable night for Ireland’s Euro 2016 Group E opponents

Italy also suffered an injury blow as defender Leonardo Bonucci was carried off against Germany.

Long and McClean strike from the spot as Ireland put in positive performance against Slovakia

Martin O’Neill’s side drew 2-2 at Lansdowne Road this evening.

Injury woes for O’Neill as Rob Elliot suffers potential Euro 2016 blow

The Newcastle goalkeeper has suffered a knee injury during the first half of tonight’s friendly against Slovakia.

Ireland win two penalties in as many minutes during action-packed first half All Square This post contains videos

Ireland win two penalties in as many minutes during action-packed first half

The Boys in Green fell behind to Slovakia but goals from Shane Long and James McClean saw them come away with a draw.

Elliot, McShane and O’Kane handed starts in experimental Ireland side

Martin O’Neill has named his starting lineup for tonight’s match at the Aviva Stadium.

Four Irish soccer fans are cycling 500km to Paris for the Euros opener in June in aid of charity

The journey starts in Dublin on Tuesday 7 June.

# coybig - Monday 28 March, 2016

‘It’s a different atmosphere’ – Clark glad to put relegation woes to one side and focus on Ireland

The defender is happy to get a break away from life at the Premier League’s basement club Aston Villa.

Given can boost Euro 2016 chances thanks to Butland injury – O’Neill

The Ireland boss also spoke about the uncertainty around the fitness issue that has kept Robbie Keane out of this week’s friendlies.

Turner’s Cross will host Ireland’s final Euro 2016 warm-up game

The Boys in Green take on Belarus at Cork City’s home ground on 31 May.

Ireland set to turn to McClean with just one fit striker for Slovakia

Martin O’Neill hinted that the West Brom winger could be in line for a different role tomorrow evening.

# coybig - Sunday 27 March, 2016

It’s Sunday so here are our favourite sports pictures of the week

All the action from the last seven days.

# coybig - Friday 25 March, 2016

MON: ‘I thought we could have a wee bit more confidence when in possession’

Ireland continue their unbeaten home run but Martin O’Neill finds room for improvement.

New faces for the Euros? 3 talking points from Ireland’s win against Switzerland

Shane Duffy and Ciaran Clark consolidated their Euro claims, but it was a frustrating debut for Alan Judge.

Clark header sees Ireland’s Euro 2016 hopefuls dig out Swiss win

Good Friday for the Boys in Green in the first of their Euro 2016 warm-ups.

As it happened: Ireland v Switzerland, international friendly

There was live football on Good Friday as the Aviva Stadium hosted the Boys in Green in a Euro 2016 warm-up game.

Alan Judge handed senior Ireland debut for Swiss test

The Brentford midfielder starts in tonight’s international friendly at the Aviva Stadium.

# coybig - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Irish go down to stylish Italian outfit as Euro dream takes a substantial hit

Noel King’s side face a massive game against Slovenia in four days time.

Quiz: Can you recognise these Swiss footballers ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against Ireland?

The countries face off in the Aviva tomorrow night.

# coybig - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Elliot handed golden opportunity to stake his claim for Ireland number 1 shirt

Newcastle United’s goalkeeper will start one of this week’s friendlies thanks to his performances in the Premier League this season.

Walters and Hendrick ruled out for Ireland’s Euro 2016 warm-up with Switzerland

The pair have left the squad in Dublin but Walters could feature against Slovakia next Tuesday.

# coybig - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Jon Walters named Ireland’s senior international player of the year

The Stoke striker took the award into the corner to run down the clock afterwards.

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