Dominic O'Rourke, President of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association, says that Team Ireland are focused on the qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 in London next March but are keeping a close eye on developments with the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Martin O’Neill had told us to keep the faith and events last night, in Dublin, Vienna, and elsewhere besides, will have secured no small number of converts as the Republic of Ireland push for Russia’s promised land.
“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.
Martin O’Neill is calling on his players to “rise to the occasion” and reprise the successful conclusion to their Euros qualification campaign two years ago, as he announces his squad today for next month’s crucial concluding World Cup group games at home to Moldova and away to Wales.
As a footballer, Callum O’Dowda seems to take all the big tests in his graceful stride – whether that be moving from League 2 Oxford United to Bristol City in the Championship, getting his first senior cap on the eve of the Euros against Belarus in Cork or, just last month, making his competitive debut for Ireland when coming off the bench in the 3-1 win in Moldova.