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Martin O’Neill confident Republic will reach Euro 2016 via play-offs

• Manager upbeat but irked by suspensions for Jon Walters and John O’Shea • Says bans picked up at group stage should not be carried into play-offs Rather than dwell on Sunday’s anticlimatic 2-1 defeat in Poland , the Republic of Ireland manager, Martin O’Neill, emphasised the positive as

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Poland v Republic of Ireland: Euro 2016 qualifier –as it happened

A brilliant header from the brilliant Robert Lewandowski took Poland to France and sent Ireland to the play-offs - in the first leg, they’ll be without the suspended John O’Shea and Jonathan Walters 9.45pm BST So, there we go; simply put, Poland were too good for Ireland. Lewandowski will get t

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Germany's defeat to Ireland unnecessary, says Joachim Löw – video

Coaches Joachim Löw and Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill give their reactions after the Republic of Ireland beat Germany 1-0 on Thursday, boosting their hopes of qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals. Löw says Germany need not have lost the match, and says his team will need to digest the

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Shane Long keeps alive Republic of Ireland hopes in win over Germany

Shane Long came off the bench to fire the Republic of Ireland to a historic victory over the world champions and guarantee Martin O’Neill’s team a place in the Euro 2016 play-offs at least. But why should they settle for that now they have shown they are capable of victories like this? On Sunda

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Republic of Ireland v Germany: Euro 2016 qualifier – as it happened

Shane Long came off the bench to score the winner for the Republic of Ireland as they beat the world champions for the first time and kept alive their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016 with a famous victory Match report: Republic of Ireland 1-0 Germany 10.10pm BST And finally, here’s Paul Doyle

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Robbie Keane responds to Roy Keane's breastfeeding quip – video

Ireland’s Robbie Keane drew laughs from the assembled media on Wednesday when he gave his response to assistant manager Roy Keane’s assertion that following the birth of his second son the LA Galaxy striker would be ready to face Germany in their Euro 2016 qualifier Continue reading...

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