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Dublin: 4 °C Sunday 23 November, 2014

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# coybig - Friday 21 November, 2014

FAI responds to criticism from fans by introducing new database for away tickets

Fans Direct will allow supporters to apply through a new database.

# coybig - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

3 things we learned from Ireland’s win over the USA

Brady, Christie and McGoldrick were the outstanding performers on a positive night in the Aviva Stadium.

American experiment a success as O’Neill finds more pieces of the puzzle

“It was nice to regain momentum after Friday night,” Martin O’Neill says.

# coybig - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against the USA

Ireland finished the year on a high with a 4-1 win against the US in Dublin.

As it happened: Ireland v USA, international friendly

Ireland were looking to end the year on a high against the Americans tonight.

Dunphy: Keane ‘circus’ is out of control and will soon impact Ireland results

“Unless Martin O’Neill gets a grip of it then it’s going to get worse.”

# coybig - Monday 17 November, 2014

Roy Keane in ‘tense’ showdown with print media after hotel row questions

The Ireland assistant does not think he’s been a distraction.

# coybig - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Anatomy of a goal: Analysing Shaun Maloney’s winner

It was a terrific finish from the Scottish midfielder but Martin O’Neill will be livid with the Irish players’ role in it.

The Shane Long experiment didn’t work and 4 more talking points from last night

The Irish strategy ensured the striker was relatively anonymous while Scotland bossed things in central midfield.

Seamus Coleman ‘devastated’ by defeat in Glasgow but urges Ireland to move on

The Everton full-back believes that there is still a long way to go in Euro 2016 qualifying despite losing 1-0 to Scotland at Celtic Park on Friday evening.

Player ratings: Here’s how the Boys in Green fared against Scotland

We reflect on a disappointing night for the Boys in Green.

‘If the manager wants to play one up-front, I’m not f**king Niall Quinn and I’m not Shane Long’

Robbie Keane says he has to respect Martin O’Neill’s decision to drop him for last night’s clash with Scotland.

‘We’re still in this’ – Home form most important for qualification, insists O’Neill

The Ireland boss believes there was very little between the sides at Cetic Park.

# coybig - Friday 14 November, 2014

This fine Shaun Maloney finish gave Scotland all three points against Ireland

Maloney struck the game’s only goal 15 minutes from time.

Heavy queues outside Celtic Park meant lots of fans missed the kick-off tonight

Supporters took to social media to vent their frustration.

RTÉ panel on Robbie Keane’s omission: ‘A big call but the right call’

Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady have offered their thoughts on the Irish captain being dropped for tonight’s game.

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Robbie Keane does not start against Scotland – here’s the Ireland team

Martin O’Neill has opted for the pace of Shane Long up front, dropping Ireland’s captain for the first time since 2001.

I hid behind the Cornflakes to avoid Roy Keane in a supermarket, says Steven Reid

Ex-international says Irish players won’t care about the recent incident in Portmarnock.

Jeff Hendrick: Why Ireland’s form midfielder should start against Scotland

The 22-year-old can play an important supporting role in an Irish 4-5-1.

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Poll: How confident are you ahead of tonight’s game against Scotland?

Is it going to be a big night for the Boys in Green?

Analysis: How the Republic of Ireland can beat Scotland

Gordon Strachan’s side have defensive issues that can be exploited while their shape leads to opportunities.

# coybig - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Scottish quartet will cause Ireland real problems, says skipper Brown

Martin O’Neill will need to be wary of the movement of Ikechi Anya, Shaun Maloney, Steven Naismith and Steven Fletcher.

Keane’s all smiles at Ireland training as squad prepare for Scottish trip

Pretty low-key build up to the foxy beard derby.

Scotland v Republic of Ireland: 3 key battles

Martin O’Neill’s side will need to monitor Steven Naismith closely while James McClean has a great opportunity to impress.

James McCarthy and Glenn Whelan both OUT of Scotland game

The FAI have confirmed that both players will return to their clubs.

# coybig - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Richie Sadlier is in for John Giles on the RTÉ panel on Friday night and here’s why

There’s going to be a change in the studio for the Scotland game.

# coybig - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

‘If Martin O’Neill calls on me to play, I’ll be ready’, says new boy Cyrus Christie

Derby County defender says England Under-21s had contacted him but that the Republic of Ireland was the better option.

Ray Houghton warns McGeady and McCarthy: ‘Expect it to be hostile’

The Glasgow-born midfielder knows what it’s like to return to the Scottish city but in an Irish jersey.

Delaney’s ‘deeply unhelpful’ comments on ticket row are stoking tension – YBIG fan group

FAI chief executive predicts “tension in the air” with Irish and Scottish fans sitting side-by-side on Friday night.

Call it a comeback! Glenn Whelan arrives in Ireland camp in late bid to prove his fitness

Midfielder determined to show that he has recovered from a fractured leg.

# coybig - Monday 10 November, 2014

Wilson ruled out of Scotland qualifier, first call-ups for Christie and McGoldrick

Stoke City’s Glenn Whelan hasn’t made the 27-man squad but Everton midfielder James McCarthy will be assessed in Dublin tonight.

# coybig - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Gordon Strachan: ‘Martin O’Neill is a happy eccentric – a little bit like Ronnie Corbett’

Ahead of Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier, the Scotland manager also responded to claims made by Roy Keane in his latest book.

# coybig - Friday 7 November, 2014

Lenihan follows in Coleman’s footsteps by going on loan to Blackpool

The former Cork City full-back will spend a month with the Championship club.

# coybig - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Scotland announce 27-man squad for showdown with Ireland

The main talking point is that Rangers’ Lewis MacLeod has been called up to the senior set-up for the first time.

# coybig - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Roy Keane: ‘I’ve had the Celebrity Big Brother offers and the jungle stuff’

The Republic of Ireland assistant coach also revealed he’s not a fan of Gone Girl.

# coybig - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

O’Neill: We will go to Celtic Park full of confidence thanks to Germany equaliser

The Ireland boss believes the world champions will still top Group D despite their under-par performances, however.

No Jack Grealish as O’Neill names Ireland squad for Scotland and US

Brian Lenihan is the only uncapped player in the 36-man provisional squad.

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