THE REPUBLIC of Ireland failed the test of nerve at a raucous Celtic Park last night as Gordon Strachan's Scotland jockeyed themselves into Euro 2016 qualification contention.
Shaun Maloney revealed his outstanding winning goal for Scotland against the Republic of Ireland was the result of a well-worked training ground move.
Scotland 1 Republic of Ireland 0
Scotland confirmed their 2016 European Championship qualifying credentials with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Republic of Ireland thanks to a wonderful second-half strike by Shaun Maloney.
Martin O’Neill is refusing to allow the latest episode in the Roy Keane saga to distract him from his mission to guide the Republic of Ireland to the finals of Euro 2016.
Ireland full-back Rob Kearney was delighted to make a winning start to this season’s RBS 6 Nations but warned sterner challenges lie ahead.
Ireland 28 Scotland 6
Stand-in skipper Jamie Heaslip shrugged off a disallowed try to claim the score that broke Scotland’s resistance in Ireland’s 28-6 RBS 6 Nations victory in Dublin.
Ireland captain and talisman Paul O’Connell has been forced out of this afternoon's RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland after suffering a chest infection last night.
Peter O’Mahony has warned Ireland that superstardom is no precursor to RBS 6 Nations success.
Ronan O'Gara has said consistency is key for Ireland heading into the start of the RBS 6 Nations this weekend.
Ireland women’s rugby coach Philip Doyle was beaming after his side’s 59 - 0 victory over Scotland last night.
Ireland’s entire pack must shoulder the “unbelievable” burden carried by injured flanker Sean O’Brien, according to boss Joe Schmidt.