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.
Portugal’s triumphant soccer team returned home last night on a plane named after the country’s late legend Eusebio and will continue their celebrations after the dramatic win over hosts France in the Euro 2016 final.
Tomorrow night’s final will be a sad occasion for those of us out in Montrose as John Giles makes his last appearance on the RTÉ panel. Ours is a team which has been playing together for a long, long, time and I’m certainly sad that it’s breaking up now. I know Eamon feels the same way and I know that John does too.