Mick McCarthy says Shane Long is “back where we need him to be” to stake a claim for a place on the plane to Slovakia, while the manager is prepared to give Ciaran Clark and James McClean as long as he can to see if they are able to recover from injury in time for Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off on March 26.
On May 1, 1994 - 25 years ago today - the world was shocked by the death of three-time world champion Ayrton Senna when he crashed while leading the San Marino Grand Prix at the Imola track in Italy.recalls one of Formula 1's darkest days.
The only bit of good Nations League news out of last night for Ireland is that, with Denmark’s stand-off with their federation now resolved, they are sure to present a rather more formidable obstacle to Wales in Aarhus on Sunday than sorry Ireland were able to muster in Cardiff.
Martin O’Neill will not face any disciplinary action from Uefa for confronting Zbynek Proske at the end of Ireland’s controversial exit from the U17 European Championship but the Czech referee has been dropped for the semi-finals.
The Cork-born art historian, Patricia Curtin-Kelly, has long been fascinated by the work of Harry Clarke — the famous stained glass artist and illustrator responsible for the magnificent windows in the Honan Chapel, University College Cork.
Eden Hazard maintaining his fitness and form is clearly key to Chelsea hanging on to the coattails of what passes for a title race this season. Getting him to stay at Chelsea long-term is central to any future success the London side might challenge for.
Extreme times call for extreme pop stars and Annie Clark fits the bill perfectly. After four progressively more audacious albums as St Vincent, her latest, Masseduction, may be her masterpiece — and the first great record of the Age of Trump.
“We have to win the games and the equation is really simple,” was Martin O’Neill’s decisive summation yesterday, as he contemplated Ireland’s World Cup qualifying landscape with two group games to go.
The dream start of a fourth-minute Shane Duffy goal gave way to something more like a prolonged nightmare for Martin O’Neill’s team in Tbilisi on Saturday, as an abject performance and a third successive draw in qualifying put a significant dent in Ireland’s World Cup ambitions ahead of the crunch meeting with Serbia tomorrow night.
Cabinet ministers Jeremy Hunt and Greg Clark have sought to reassure the pharmaceutical industry that the UK will maintain a "close working relationship" with the European Union after Brexit, amid concerns about the regulation of medicines.