Jon Walters capped a memorable weekend and a memorable year when, having scored for Stoke City in their 2-1 win at Watford on Saturday, he was last night named Ireland’s Player of 2015 at the annual FAI/3 International Awards.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter is the only newcomer in a provisional 34-man Irish squad for the Euro qualifier against Poland but Martin O’Neill has sprung something of a surprise by including injured Hull City winger Robbie Brady.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2015
While next month’s European Championship qualifiers against Gibraltar and Germany might be just three days apart, the gulf in standard between Ireland’s opponents is about as wide as it gets in international football, running all the way from unranked minnows to the champions of the world.
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014
Martin O’Neill has expressed his delight at Roy Keane’s decision to stay on with Ireland and, rather than surrender to another round of speculation, is determined to leave the subject of a possible role for his assistant at Aston Villa "on the back burner" until the completion of the team’s short American tour.
Thu, 05 Jun, 2014
Monitoring players, scouting new ones, finalising his backroom team and looking into the possibility of a pre-World Cup friendly or two in the United States — all of this and more will be on Martin O’Neill’s agenda between now and Ireland’s next game, at home to Serbia, in March.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2013
Given that the obituaries have already been written, the essential challenge facing Giovanni Trapattoni and the Ireland team here in Vienna this evening might properly be said to belong to the realms of the paranormal: to somehow prove that, in football at least, there can be life after death.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2013