SHOULD Giovanni Trapattoni feel the need to give his charges any extra motivation before their crunch World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria tonight, he could do worse than pin the thoughts of Nasko Sirakov on the wall in the dressing room in the Vassil Levksi stadium.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2009
THERE might have been a circumstance where B internationals didn’t mean an awful lot in the overall scheme of things — they still mightn’t perhaps, one could argue — but there was a sense of purpose about the Irish squad last night.
Fri, 10 Oct, 2008
PARTLY out of choice and partly because his hand was forced by a combination of injuries and retirements, there is certainly a fresh green look to Steve Staunton's first Republic of Ireland squad, announced in Dublin on Thursday morning.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2006
AFTER Roy Keane’s decision to quit Ireland, it will come as no surprise if Brian Kerr invests major responsibility in the youthful but substantial frame of Keane’s Manchester United colleague John O’Shea as he embarks upon a mission to create a bright new era when they play Scotland at Hampden Park tonight (8 p.m ).
Wed, 12 Feb, 2003
Mon, 10 Jun, 2002