Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has made an offer to take full ownership of the club in a deal which values the Premier League outfit at £1.8bn (€2bn). The American’s company, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment (KSE), currently owns 67% of the Gunners and has offered to purchase the 30% held by Alisher Usmanov’s Red and White Securities firm.
Wed, 08 Aug, 2018
One of the attributes which made Kevin Doyle such an effective striker throughout his career – the Wexford man’s renowned spring heel leap and powerful heading ability – will now be in the spotlight for very different reasons after the Ireland international cited concussion and headaches caused by heading the ball as the reasons for his enforced retirement at the age of 34.
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
When Martin O’Neill named three uncapped strikers in his latest squad at a press conference in Dublin on Tuesday, almost lost in the discussion about Ireland’s need to locate a cutting edge was the manager’s low key reference to Kevin Doyle “suffering a bit from concussion”.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2017
Sean St Ledger might be assured of a permanent place in the records as one of only five Irish players to score at the European Championship finals — even if his header in the 3-1 defeat to Croatia was, in the context of an otherwise miserable Euro 2012 for Ireland, the very definition of a consolation goal.
Wed, 31 May, 2017
Tue, 08 Nov, 2016
It was Damien Duff, speaking earlier this week in Dublin, who floated the notion of Ireland perhaps ‘doing a Leicester’ at Euro 2016 — at least in terms of narrowing the gap with teams deemed to be their superiors, like group opponents Belgium and Italy.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2016
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
Having upped sticks from Malahide, the Irish squad will get a first taste of their new Dublin base when they step out on Pitch Number One at the National Training Centre in Abbotstown this morning, to begin preparations for the European Championship double-header away to Gibraltar in Faro on Friday and at home to Georgia in the Aviva Stadium on the following Monday.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
Martin O’Neill is trusting that his players will go the extra mile in keeping themselves sharp and focused in the long post-season run-up to the friendly against England on June 7 and, more crucially, the Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland on June 13.
Wed, 13 May, 2015
Last June one year, a Scottish team replete with journeymen pros without a win in any of the six competitive games they had played up until then in their World Cup qualifying campaign, travelled to Zagreb and came away with a 1-0 win against the world’s then fourth-highest ranked side.
Fri, 22 Aug, 2014