Luca Connell has told Mick McCarthy that he is committed to playing for Ireland and the manager has further revealed that but for a thigh injury ruling him out, the Liverpool-born Bolton Wanderers midfielder would have been in with a real chance of at least a cameo in the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifier against Gibraltar.
Thu, 30 May, 2019
As the majority of the Irish squad for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers begin work at their training camp in Portugal today, Mick McCarthy says he has no fears that the 17-day-long run-up to the game against Denmark on June 7 will see any of his players fall victim to cabin fever.
Wed, 22 May, 2019
Although it appeared initially as if Luca Connell was already in the final squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Denmark and Dublin, Mick McCarthy has clarified that the player’s retention for those games will probably depend on how the Bolton Wanderers rising star performs in Ireland’s training camp in Portugal.
Tue, 21 May, 2019
There’s no Ireland striker in better form than David McGoldrick at the moment and the 31-year-old illustrated that reality again this weekend, opening the scoring as Sheffield United maintained their promotion push courtesy of a 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
Mon, 04 Feb, 2019
Cancelling Christmas isn’t an obvious means of ingratiating yourself with a raft of new employees but it appears that Sam Allardyce can do no wrong at Everton where the latest chapter in one of British football’s most intriguing careers has kicked off on the most promising of intros.
Fri, 22 Dec, 2017
There were only a couple of selection decisions Martin O’Neill needed to be convinced of last night and Kevin Long did well enough against Uruguay to show he’s capable of stepping up to the challenge of a World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
Mon, 05 Jun, 2017
Felix Healy is the only Irishman, north or south, to make the leap from domestic leagues to a major international tournament. spoke to him about 1982, the World Cup, balancing his days playing football with nights as a gigging musician and a life less ordinary.
Sat, 04 Jun, 2016
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016
Having drawn a team of proven European pedigree in the Champions League, Dundalk’s Daryl Horgan thinks it’s important the club learn a lesson from last season’s narrow Europa League exit to Hajduk Split, when the Lilywhites lost the home leg 0-2 before going to Croatia and winning 2-1.
Wed, 24 Jun, 2015