Sean Maguire makes Ireland squad for upcoming qualifiers

At a press conference in SSE Airtricity's headquarters, O'Neill selected a 39-man panel for the games away to Georgia (September 2) and home to Serbia (September 5) as Ireland aim to push towards qualification for next summer's World Cup in Russia. There is a first senior call-up for Preston North End striker

Sean Thornton retires from football

Drogheda United midfielder Sean Thornton has today confirmed his retirement from professional football with immediate effect. The 34-year-old returned home to his local club in 2015 where he made 73 appearances for Drogheda, scoring 14 goals. Sean began his career across the water with Tranmere Rovers where he would make 11 appearances

Ireland player ratings from Uruguay fixture

Player ratings from last night’s impressive 3-1 win against Uruguay by Darryl Geraghty Darren Randolph (4): Under pressure from the start, with Uruguay’s big backline causing problems from set pieces. Moment to forget for the goal. Lack of first team affecting him? Cyrus Christie: (9): The Championships self proclaimed best right back

Ireland defeated as Horgan & Boyle make debuts

Darryl Geraghty Despite a massive dark cloud over the Irish camp following Seamus Coleman’s horrific leg break last Friday, tonight’s friendly encounter allowed some Irish fringe players a chance to shine. Along with this golden opportunity for some, tonight’s game also gave the domestic league some massive exposure it desperately needs,