Kevin Long is the only Corkman in the Ireland squad to grace the Premier League this season, but his journey from the Connolly Road to Turner’s Cross, and further afield to Burnley’s Turf Moor, has taken in a multitude of highs and lows.
Sat, 24 Feb, 2018
The opening weekend of the season may be too early to talk of a crisis, but the mood music around Stamford Bridge is not good and Saturday’s humiliation by Burnley was not out of character from a club that has appeared dysfunctional since before becoming champions last May.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2017
Referee Anthony Taylor insists the decision to go on his stag do days before taking charge of Swansea against Burnley had no bearing on the controversial penalty blunder he made during the fixture last month.
Sun, 02 Apr, 2017
Non-league leaders Lincoln stunned Sky Bet Championship side Ipswich with a stoppage-time goal from Nathan Arnold to secure a 1-0 win at Sincil Bank in their FA Cup third-round replay — and leave Mick McCarthy’s future at Portman Road bleak.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2017
Jose Mourinho cut a frustrated figure in the stands as Manchester United failed to turn supremacy into victory, with Tom Heaton's man-of-the-match display helping Burnley sneak a goalless draw at his former club.
Sat, 29 Oct, 2016
It shouldn’t be all about Cristiano Ronaldo, it really shouldn’t, but from the moment people labelled this match as Ronaldo v Bale you knew there was no way on earth he was going to settle for second best — and that’s why Wales are finally out of Euro 2016 and Portugal can look forward to the final in Paris on Sunday.
Thu, 07 Jul, 2016
Both countries won one game and exited Euro 2016 at the same stage, but what would the best combined Republic and Northern Ireland team look like?, who swapped between the camps during the tournament and covered all eight games, makes his selection.
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016