Ireland’s elevation to Test status led to a change in England and Wales Cricket Board eligibility regulations, which came into effect last month, meaning Irish internationals must either stop representing their country to continue with their county
Thu, 10 Oct, 2019
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
Although a number of the more senior candidates – among them John O’Shea, Glenn Whelan and Jon Walters — have left the squad to return to their clubs, it still tells you something about how important a player Robbie Brady has become for Ireland, that Martin O’Neill has nominated him as captain for the friendly game against Iceland at the Aviva tonight.
Tue, 28 Mar, 2017
Sat, 03 Sep, 2016
Martin O’Neill might feel sad about saying goodbye to Robbie Keane — and sadder still that, as he’s often pointed out, he didn’t have the services of the record goalscorer in his prime — but the Ireland manager finds consolation in the fact that, even at 32, another of his strikers, Jon Walters, is good to go again.
Wed, 31 Aug, 2016
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016
The 500-year-old wreckage of a Portuguese ship piloted by an uncle of explorer Vasco da Gama has been found off the coast of Oman, a discovery that included the recovery of an incredibly rare coin — of which only one other was thought to exist.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2016