Without football backstop, will Brexit cut Irish players adrift?

Arsenal’s Niall Quinn with Kenny Sansom after the club’s victory over Liverpool in the 1987 Littlewoods Cup final. Pic: Simon Bruty/Allsport/Getty

In the aftermath of a drab, scoreless draw against Denmark on Monday, Martin O’Neill assured the media that his players would be ready for the “big stuff” in March. 

By that he meant the opening qualifying matches in the Uefa Euro 2020 campaign due to take place during the international break March 18 to 26, 2019.

It’s now up in the air as to who will be in charge of Ireland’s readiness for those games. 

But something else that could have a dramatic impact on Irish football is up in the air too. Three days after that international break, the UK is scheduled to leave the EU.

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