Tue, 08 Nov, 2016
Thu, 03 Nov, 2016
It’s easy to scoff at claims from European stars Dusan Tadic and Robert Lewandowski Ireland are long-ball specialists but the proposition is indisputable according to Uefa’s technical report from the summer European Championships.
Wed, 14 Sep, 2016
Friday night marked four years almost to the day since Ireland’s last adieu to their Dublin faithful ahead of a European Championship bid and there were moments aplenty to make you wonder at how much has changed in that snapshot of time.
Sun, 29 May, 2016
Sat, 28 May, 2016
Fri, 27 May, 2016
Tue, 24 May, 2016
It may prove too little, too late but David McGoldrick served a timely reminder to Martin O’Neill after scoring his first goal since August in Ipswich’s 3-2 championship win over MK Dons on Saturday.
Mon, 02 May, 2016
If Friday against Switzerland was a night when the defence showed way, here was a game where all Ireland’s better play came at the other end of the pitch, with the novel strike partnership of Shane Long and James McClean both getting on the score sheet — albeit from the penalty spot — while Wes Hoolahan once again showed how vital he is to the team’s attempts to play a more creative brand of football.
Wed, 30 Mar, 2016
Amidst the official Good Friday drought, the Aviva Stadium might have seemed an inviting watering hole for some in the attendance of 35,450 but, if not exactly intoxicating, the friendly fare on the pitch certainly provided a lively enough distraction and even some all too feisty exchanges as Ireland edged past Switzerland thanks to a Ciaran Clark goal after just two minutes of the game.
Sat, 26 Mar, 2016
Thu, 22 Oct, 2015
Despite all the soundings emanating from the Irish camp about Gibraltar’s steady improvement over this Euro qualifying campaign, Stephen Quinn cut to the chase when considering the challenge posed by tomorrow night’s opponents in Faro.
Thu, 03 Sep, 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