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O'Shea Takes Irish Hot Seat


27/07/2020

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) today confirmed the departure of outgoing national team manager Stephen Kenny, with former captain John O'Shea taking the reigns in his place. Kenny's tenure lasted just three-and-a-half months, having taken the reigns himself in April, as the former Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers manager leaves without a game in charge to his name. In an FAI statement, it was confirmed that Kenny left his role 'due to personal reasons', and the FAI thanked him for his efforts as manage of the senior team, as well as his efforts as Under-21s manager from 2018 - 2020.

John O'Shea replaces Stephen Kenny as Ireland's third new manager since the last time they appeared in a major competition (Euro 2016). Mick McCarthy took charge of a disappointing 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, and left his role in April of this year for new scenery, with the Covid-19 pandemic in full swing. McCarthy had guided Ireland to a playoff place for the delayed 2020 European Championships, with Ireland to face Bosnia in the playoff semi finals in October of this year ahead of next summer's finals.

John O'Shea will have a big task on his hands as his Ireland side will face the much-fancied Bosnia & Herzegovenia in the Euro 2020 playoff semifinals, with the winner progressing to the final against either Northern Ireland or Slovakia. Ireland will also play against Wales, Finland and Bulgaria in the UEFA Nations League B Group 4 fixtures this winter - a group which Ireland are predicted to finish third in.

A lack of goals has been Ireland's downfall in recent years. Since the 2016 European Championships, Ireland have scored just 27 goals in 28 games in competitive fixtures and friendlies combined. Much of Ireland's lackluster form in front of goal has been attributed to their top scorer of all time, Robbie Keane, retiring from international football in 2016. The Dublin-born former striker notched up an incredible 68 goals in 146 games for Ireland, and is renowned as one of the greatest goal scorers of international football ever. Among active players, Shane Long is Ireland's top scorer with 17 goals to his name in 82 games.

The objective for John O'Shea's Ireland will be to reach the delayed Euro 2020 playoff finals but to do that, they will need to navigate a tricky task in Bosnia. With squad confidence at an all-time low, O'Shea will have a monstrous task on his hands to blood new talent into the team and to get a blunt set of players firing on all cylinders once more. The 118-capped former Irish defender is aware of the pressure involved with the role but is excited about his first management role, following a brief spell as a coach for English side Reading since his retirement from playing in 2019.[/jjustify]

John O'Shea:
"It's an honour to be in this role now. Everybody knows how much I love being involved with the national team. Coming from Waterford, it was always a dream of mine to play for Ireland and I was very fortunate to do that, and to play in a few tournaments with Ireland. Now I'm in a position where I can help the next generation to fulfill their dreams of playing for Ireland, and hopefully to play for Ireland in tournaments too.


It's a difficult role (being manager of Ireland) - one that has taken its toll on some very experienced managers. I think I can take inspiration from those who came before me, particularly those who lead us to tournaments, and hopefully we can qualify for a tournament sooner rather than later. We're a very small country and we want to make the people proud of our football again.

I was fortunate enough to play with some really incredible players in the past - Robbie (Keane), Shay (Given), Damien (Duff), Richard (Dunne) all spring to mind. There's still some of my former team mates involved and hopefully they'll all play a big part for us but it is also time for new faces to come in and leave a mark on Irish football. I'll give opportunities to the players who deserve them but it is up to the players to prove themselves. Let's make this country proud."

John O'Shea's first games in charge of Ireland will come against Finland (A) and Wales (H) in September in UEFA Nations League fixtures.

Who Is John O'Shea?



John O'Shea was confirmed as the new manager of the Republic of Ireland's national team recently, but who is he? Let's take a look at the often-forgotten, but always reliable, former defender.

Born on 30th April 1981, John Francis O'Shea hailed from Waterford, Ireland. Growing up in the south of the country, O'Shea played youth football for Ferrybank AFC and Waterford Bohemians. In 1998, John O'Shea made the much-travelled move overseas to Manchester United where he joined an illustrious academy which produced more superstars than any other in British football. O'Shea impressed for the club's juvenile sides, and was handed a first-team debut by the great Alex Ferguson in a League Cup game against Aston Villa on 13th October 1999.


In order to gain first-team experience, O'Shea departed on loan to AFC Bournemouth of the old English Second Division for the 1999/2000 season and then on to Royal Antwerp of Belgium for the 2000/2001 season. John O'Shea racked up a total of 24 across the two seasons in a variety of defensive roles, and returned to the Manchester United senior team as a player who could play anywhere across the back line.

O'Shea's versatility often meant he was a player who was used to fill gaps in the squad by Alex Ferguson during his time at the club, but was regularly involved in a star-studded team. O'Shea's Manchester United career was one littered with trophy success - as he won 5 Premier Leagues, 1 Champions League, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cups, 4 Community Shields and 1 Club World Cup trophy in 393 games between 1999 and 2011. A stoppage time winner at Anfield in the Premier League in 2007 will be forever remembered by Manchester United fans.

O'Shea's Manchester United career came to an end in 2011 when he moved to Wearside as he joined Sunderland in a £4,000,000 deal. Former Manchester United player Steve Bruce was the manager at the time and the signing of O'Shea was much-celebrated by a side that was still finding its feet in the Premier League, having been promoted a few seasons previously. O'Shea made 256 appearances for Sunderland, primarily as a central defender, between 2011 and 2018. His last two seasons at the club were misery-filled, with Sunderland suffering back-to-back relegations from both the Premier League and the Championship.

In a mass clear-out by Sunderland in 2018, John O'Shea left the club for Championship side Reading on a free transfer. O'Shea made 11 appearances for Reading before hanging up his boots after an incredible 20-year club career in 2019.

The Waterford-born defender was touted as a very talented player from a young age. Under Mick McCarthy, O'Shea made his Ireland senior debut in 2001 against Croatia in a friendly. Despite impressing for Manchester United, O'Shea didn't make the cut for the Irish squad for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. O'Shea quickly became a key player for his country shortly after, however, and made an astonishing 118 appearances for his country - the third-most ever for Ireland. John O'Shea played a key role in the two tournaments he played in - the European Championships in 2012 and 2016, and his own personal highlight as an Irish international came in 2014 when he scored a last-minute equaliser against Germany on his 100th appearance for Ireland - a goal which was important in Ireland's qualification campaign for the 2016 European Championships.

Since hanging up his boots, John O'Shea has been involved in Reading's coaching team. Following a year of experience-building, John O'Shea was handed the opportunity to lead a country he represented for 18 years as a player. Despite not having any managerial experience to his name, 'Johno' is a man Irish fans have an affinity with and will certainly get behind.
A big moment for O'Shea to take charge of a team that has stuttered at times, lets hope his experience can get them firing again. Good to see you back with something different!
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Republic of Ireland National Team: All You Need To Know


Name: Republic of Ireland
Association: Football Association of Ireland (FAI)
Confederation: Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)
First Game: 1924

Nickname: The Boys in Green
National Anthem: Amhrán na bhFiann
Kit Colour: Green, white & orange

Manager: John O'Shea
Assistant Manager: Keith Andrews
Captain: Seamus Coleman
Vice Captain: Shane Duffy

Current FIFA Ranking: 34th
Best Ever FIFA Ranking: 6th (1992)
Worst Ever Fifa Ranking: 67th (2013)

Rivals:
  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • France

Stadium

Stadium: Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road)
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Capacity: 51,700
Year Built: 2010

Player Records


Most Caps:
Player Name:
Years Active:
Total Caps:
Robbie Keane
1998 - 2016
146
Shay Given
1996 - 2016
134
John O'Shea
2001 - 2018
118
Kevin Kilbane
1997 - 2011
110
Steve Staunton
1988 - 2002
102
Damien Duff
1998 - 2012
100
Aiden McGeady
2004 - Present
93
Niall Quinn
1986 - 2002
91
Glenn Whelan
2008 - Present
91
Tony Cascarino
1985 - 2000
88

Most Goals:
Player Name:
Years Active:
Total Goals:
Robbie Keane
1998 - 2016
68
Niall Quinn
1986 - 2002
21
Frank Stapleton
1977 - 1990
20
Don Givens
1969 - 1981
19
John Aldridge
1986 - 1997
19
Tony Cascarino
1985 - 2000
19
Shane Long
2007 - Present
17
Noel Cantwell
1953 - 1967
14
Jonathan Walters
2010 - 2018
14
Kevin Doyle
2006 - 2017
14

Competition Performances





FIFA World Rankings History

Upcoming Fixtures



TheLFCFan: Thank you, it is good to be back!
Goodluck with ROI!
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Finding that next Keane is going to be massive for any success Ireland have. Some beautiful graphics there btw.
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Genuinely mystified at how Glenn Whelan is still knocking around. Looking forward to seeing a bit of a change from club stories here!
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September 2020 Internationals


New manager John O'Shea named his first Republic of Ireland squad for their September fixtures against Finland (A) and Wales (H) in the UEFA Nations League B, with plenty of surprises in the squad. Long-term Ireland players Robbie Brady, Glenn Whelan, James McClean and Shane Long were among those missing John O'Shea's first squad.

Instead, O'Shea experimented by putting his faith in youth. Eight of the twenty-three man squad called up were under the age of twenty-three. The squad named lacked experience in general, with an average of just twelve caps per player. Eight of the players called up had not played for Ireland previously, and may have the opportunity to impress for their country for the first time under the new manager.

Republic of Ireland's downfall in recent years had been a lack of goals scored, and the squad called up gave no reason to believe that may be changed. From the squad called up for September's internationals, the twenty-three players had only scored a combined twelve goals between them for the Boys In Green. Indeed, the top scorer in the squad was central defender Shane Duffy, who had three goals in thirty-three games for Ireland.

Eight uncapped players were called up by John O'Shea with the potential of making their senior debuts for the country. Among the uncapped players were goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu (Peterborough), left back Dennis Cirkin (Tottenham Hotspur), central defender Sean Morrison (Cardiff City), attacking midfielder Dan Crowley (Hull City), midfield maestro Jason Knight (Derby County), central midfielder Jayson Molumby (Preston North End), attacking midfielder Connor Ronan (Grasshopper Zurich) and striker Adam Idah (Norwich City).

Newcastle United central defender Ciaran Clark missed out due to injury, having picked up a moderate knee ligament injury for his club. There was also no place for long-term Irish players Robbie Brady, Glenn Whelan, James McClean or Shane Long - all of whom played key roles for Ireland over the past decade.

The twenty-three man squad had scored just twelve senior goals for Ireland previously. John O'Shea will be hoping some of his young attackers begin firing, with Aaron Connolly and Adam Idah tipped to become top goal scorers in the future.



Finland vs Republic of Ireland
UEFA Nations League B Group 4
5-2
Teemu Pukki 27'

30' Dan Crowley
Teemu Pukki pen 32'

47' Jeff Hendrick
Teemu Pukki 65'


Teemu Pukki 71'


Teemu Pukki 80'



Finland (4-4-2): L Hradecky; G Kamara, J Toivio , T Sparv, T Lam (80'); R Lod, F Jensen (77'), R Eremenko (71'), L Lappalainen (71'); T Pukki, M Forss (77')
Subs Used: A Halme (71'), I Niskanen (71'), N Hamalainen (77'), J Pohjanpalo (77'), J Oksanen (80')
Manager: Markku Kanerva

Republic of Ireland (4-2-3-1): D Randolph; S Coleman (55') , J Egan , K Long , E Stevens; J Hendrick, J Cullen (50') ; D Crowley (80'), J Knight, C Robinson (66'); A Connolly (80')
Subs Used: C Hourihane (50'), M Doherty (55'), S Maguire (66'), C Ronan (80'), A Idah (80')
Manager: John O'Shea

John O'Shea's managerial debut came against an in-form Finland side that had already qualified for the upcoming European Championship finals. Finnish cult hero Teemu Pukki was tipped as the danger man, and somebody who could seriously damage Ireland's campaign. An experience starting lineup was named by O'Shea in a 4-2-3-1 shape, with a back line full of incredibly experienced players.

O'Shea's first game in charge didn't start off on the best of terms as Teemu Pukki ghosted in behind Kevin Long to head home a Roman Eremenko cross midway through the first half. Jeff Hendrick was proving to be Ireland's main creative force, as he teed up a Dan Crowley debut goal before scoring a long-range effort either side of a second Teemu Pukki goal. Following the hour mark, Teemu Pukki's class shone even more, as he scored his hat trick goal by capitalising on a poor decision from goalkeeper Darren Randolph to try win the ball in midfield. Randolph was again at fault for Pukki's fourth goal of the evening as the ball floated through his hands and into the path of a free Finnish GOAT. Helsinki experience a Pukki Party, as the five-star man scored his fifth of the game late on with a long range lob over the mistake-riddled Darren Randolph.

John O'Shea (ROI Manager):
"It was a difficult game for us tonight and we really suffered from a lack of concentration at the back. I felt the first hour of the game was pretty even and we looked good value for a result but we were foolish with our decision making at the back and it cost us.

We'll take important lessons from the game today and hopefully build on some positive moments that we produced. A few of the younger lads got their debuts today and they'll be fantastic players for Ireland for years to come. It isn't the start we wanted tonight but it's a result we just have to take on the chin."

Roy Keane (pundit):
"It was a shocking and miserable performance from a very mediocre bunch of players. There's not enough quality in that team and it really showed tonight. They conceded five goals to a striker who is playing in the Championship this season. The next few years will not be pretty for Ireland unless they can unearth a gem somewhere."





Republic of Ireland vs Wales
UEFA Nations League B Group 4

1-1
Aaron Connolly 6'

24' Keiffer Moore

Republic of Ireland (3-4-1-2): G Bazunu; S Coleman, J Egan, K Long; M Doherty, J Knight (72'), C Hourihane (72'), E Stevens (60'); D McGoldrick (H/T); A Connolly, S Maguire (H/T)
Subs Used: C Ronan (H/T), C Robinson (H/T), D Cirkin (60'), J Cullen (72'), J Molumby (72')
Manager: John O'Shea

Wales (4-2-3-1): D Ward; C Roberts, C Mepham, J Rodon, B Davies (77'); E Ampadu (72') , A Ramsey (77'); H Wilson (72'), D Brooks (77'), G Bale; Kieffer Moore
Subs Used: J Allen (72'), B Woodburn (72'), N Taylor (77'), W Vaulks (77'), H Rabson-Kanu (77')
Manager: Ryan Woman Beater Giggs

Following the disappointment in Helsinki, O'Shea decided to go for a change in shape for their second September fixture against Wales. His Irish side lined up in a 3-4-1-2 formation at Thomond Park in Limerick. A debut was handed to eighteen year old prodigal goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, while captain Seamus Coleman operated on the right side of a back three.

he switch in formation brought early rewards, as Aaron Connolly scored his first senior international goal just after five minutes. However, Gareth Bale was at his brilliant best as he crossed low for Kieffer Moore to level the score midway through the first half. In a tight game, the two sides couldn't be split after full time.

John O'Shea (ROI Manager):
"The performance was much better today and I felt we maybe deserved to come away with more than a draw. We're still finding our legs and it is a team where the players are still getting to know each other. It was very positive today and it was great for some of the youngsters to get minutes under their belt for their country.

I felt the change in shape was maybe something that suited who we had fit and ready to play today. It allowed us to be flexible with how we set up throughout the ninety minutes - switching from a back five to a back three and providing numbers in different areas when we needed to. It is certainly a system we would like to continue to use in the future and is something we'll be working on over the coming months and years."


Seamus Coleman (ROI Captain):
"It was a tough game for us today but I think we can walk away with our heads held high. We didn't get the win we wanted but our performance was very good and we will hopefully continue to develop towards the level we know we can perform at.

It was great to see some of the youngers lads get to play today and show the fans a glimpse of what they can do. We've a group of very exciting young talent breaking through and it will only help this country to see them perform on the international stage."





UEFA Nations League B Group 4

The Republic of Ireland sat in third place on one point following their opening two fixtures of the group. They were predicted to finish third and look set to do so, if they can keep Bulgaria at bay.



Upcoming Fixtures
08/10/2020 | UEFA European Championship Playoff Semi Final | Bosnia & Herzegovenia (A)
11/10/2020 | UEFA Nations League B Group 4 | Bulgaria (A)
14/10/2020 | UEFA Nations League B Group 4 | Finland (H)



Nerazurri, thank you!
TheLFCFan, it is always important in international football to have at least one reliable goal scorer. Hopefully one of the young attackers emerges to be just that!
Jack, big up Glenn!
Took a hammering in Finland, but bounced back for a good point against Wales.

Connolly will be immense for you. And you've got Parrott waiting in the wings? So two very good strikers to help kickstart a new era.
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A much better result against the Welsh. There is a lot of work to be done with this Irish squad but I'm sure you'll find a way ;)
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1 monthEdited

October 2020 Internationals


John O'Shea made a number of changes to his twenty-three man squad for Republic of Ireland's October internationals. Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, central defender Nathan Collins, versatile midfielder Robbie Brady, defensive midfielder Allan Power and veteran striker Shane Long came into the squad, having not been included last time out.

There will be opportunities for Kelleher, Collins and Power to make their senior debuts for the Republic of Ireland, while the returns of Shane Long and Robbie Brady add goals to the side. The two had 25 senior international goals between them, as opposed to 11 between the rest of the squad.

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, Stoke City defender Nathan Collins and Kilmarnock midfielder Alan Power have all been called up and could potentially make their senior debuts for the Republic of Ireland this window.

Shane Long has been recalled to the squad. The talismanic striker is the 7th top scorer in Irish history (17 goals) and is just four goals off 2nd placed Niall Quinn (21 goals).

Newcastle United defender Ciaran Clark remains sidelined with a knee ligament injury while Mark Travers, Sean Morrison, Dennis Cirkin, Jeff Hendrick and Adam Idah all drop out of the Ireland squad.

Bosnia & Herzegovenia vs Republic of Ireland
UEFA European Championship Playoff Semi Final
1-2
Edin Visca 63'

36' David McGoldrick


42' David McGoldrick

Bosnia & Herzegovenia (4-2-3-1): A Begovic; M Susic (80'), O Vranjes, A Ahmedhodzic (85'), S Kolasinac; M Pjanic, A Gojak (51'); E Visca, H Hajradinovic (62'), R Krunic (56'); E Dzeko
Subs Used: A Hodzic (51') , S Prcic (56'), K Kodro (62'), Z Kvrzic (80'), T Sunjic (85')
Manager: Ivaylo Petov

Republic of Ireland (3-4-1-2): C Kelleher; S Coleman, J Egan, K Long; M Doherty, J Molumby (73'), C Hourihane (79'), R Brady; J Knight; A Connolly, D McGoldrick
Subs Used: J Cullen (73'), A Power (79')
Manager: John O'Shea

In John O'Shea's biggest test to date, Bosnia were sure to provide difficulty to Ireland's hopes of reaching a third consecutive European Championship place. Star players Miralem Phanic, Edin Visca and Edin Dzeko were all starting for the much-fancied home side, while Ireland retained the 3-4-1-2 shape they lined up in against Wales. There was a senior international debut for young goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, who had impressed for Liverpool in cup competitions in the early parts of the season. Robbie Brady's return to the squad was also a return to the starting lineup as he replaced Enda Stevens at left wing back, while veteran striker David McGoldrick partnered the young Aaron Connolly up front in a new-look attack.

Ireland were the dominant team in the first half, and David McGoldrick scored twice before the half-time break to give the Irish a very strong lead in the one-legged playoff semi final. McGoldrick's first was a towering header from a floated Aaron Connolly cross, and his second was a snap shot from a quick sliding through ball played by Jason Knight. Bosnia fought back in the second half, and Edin Visca halved his team's deficit just after the hour mark but Ireland held on to a first victory under John O'Shea, and a place in the European Championship qualification playoff final.

Ireland's win over Bosnia booked a place in the European Championship qualification playoff final next month, where they will face Slovakia at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The final will be a one-legged affair, with extra time and a penalty shootout if required, and the winner will progress to next summer's European Championship finals.

John O'Shea (ROI Manager):
"Delighted with the win. It isn't easy to play away to Bosnia but we put in a real shift and the two goals we got in the first half were what we deserved. We knew they'd make it difficult for us in the second half and pin us back more but I think we defended very well and got the job done in the end. We can now look forward to playing in the qualification playoff final next month.

Getting the first win is very important. We played brilliantly against Wales last month but didn't get the result we deserved then. Today's win lifts a massive weight off our shoulders and proves we have what it takes to be competitive. We still have a lot to work on and to improve but we can be delighted with what we achieved today."



Bulgaria vs Republic of Ireland
UEFA Nations League B Group 4
1-3
Dimitar Iliev 20'

1' Aaron Connolly


78' Shane Long


87' Shane Long

Bulgara (4-2-3-1): P Iliev; Cicinho , V Antov, P Zanev (78'), A Nedyalkov; K Malinov (73') , B Tsonev (68'); T Nedelev, D Iliev, K Despodov (68'); A Galabinov (73')
Subs Used: D Yankov (68'), S Delev (68'), G Milanov (73'), I Isa (73'), V Bozhikov (78')
Manager: Yasen Petrov

Republic of Ireland (3-4-1-2): C Kelleher; S Coleman, J Egan, K Long; M Doherty (H/T), J Molumby (61'), A Power, E Stevens; D Crowley (65'); A Connolly, C Robinson (65')
Subs Used: N Collins (H/T), C Ronan (61'), J Knight (65'), S Long (65')
Manager: John O'Shea

It was a return to Nations League football for the Republic of Ireland, following a massive victory over Bosnia. Ireland were favourites for this game and scored within the first minute through Aaron Connolly, who broke through the middle and finished well into the bottom-left corner. Bulgaria showed they had quality, however, levelling the score midway through the first half through Iliev. It was a very familiar face who decided the game as Shane Long came off the bench to score twice late on to secure Ireland's first win in the Nations League group, and further boosting morale in an Irish camp already bouncing this month.
John O'Shea (ROI Manager):
"I couldn't have asked for more from the lads tonight - great performance all-round. We had a few tired legs from the previous game but we showed grit and a very strong spirit to get the goals we needed to win. We're in a healthy position in the Nations League group now and we can look forward to the second half of the group stage with a lot of confidence. Finland will provide a tought test in our next game but we'll be ready to fight for another positive result.

Shane (Long) is a great lad. He's scored very important goals for us before - I still get flashbacks to his goal against Germany - and his two goals tonight were massive for us in this tournament, as well as for confidence going forward. He's playing brilliantly for his club Bournemouth right now, scoring a lot of goals, and its great to see him translating that form to international football. Hopefully he can continue in the same vein going forward."



Republic of Ireland vs Finland
UEFA Nations League B Group 4
2-1
David McGoldrick 7'

9' Teemu Pukki
Shane Long 85'



Republic of Ireland (3-4-1-2): C Kelleher; N Collins, J Egan , S Duffy; S Coleman (69'), J Knight, C Hourihane (73'), Robbie Brady (85'); C Ronan (57'); A Connolly (66'), D McGoldrick
Subs Used: D Crowley (57'), S Long (66'), C Christie (69'), A Power (73'), E Stevens (85')
Manager: John O'Shea

Finland (3-3-2-1-1): L Hradecky; A Halme, P Arajuuri , J Toivio; I Niskanen, T Lam (83'), N Hamalainen (78') ; R Eremenko (73'), G Kamara (90+1'); F Jensen (68'); T Pukki
Subs Used: R Lod (68'), M Virtanen (73'), J Raitala (78'), J Oksanen (83'), M Forss (90+1')
Manager: Markku Kanerva

A home game against Finland was an opportunity for revenge for John O'Shea's side, and they went into the game in good form having won their previous two fixtures this window. An early David McGoldrick goal gave Ireland the perfect start but Teemu Pukki immediately levelled the score with a magnificent individual effort. It was a game for experience strikers, and Shane Long came off the bench to provide the decisive moment once again. Long finished from close range with five minutes remaining to hand Ireland a priceless victory with his 20th goal for Ireland. It was a win which put Ireland into a strong position in the group.

John O'Shea (ROI Manager):
"It was brilliant (winning at Aviva Stadium for the first time during his reign). We had to dig very deep against a brilliant team and we did exactly that at the right moment to give us such an important win. We didn't have the best of starts to this group but we've won our last two games and we're in the hunt for finishing in the top spot. We've still got a lot of work to do and next month we've got big games but we're very happy with this window."




Upcoming Fixtures

12/11/2020 | UEFA European Championship Playoff Final | Slovakia (H)
15/11/2020 | UEFA Nations League B Group 4 | Wales (A)
18/11/2020 | UEFA Nations League B Group 4 | Bulgaria (H)



Nerazurri, Parrott's among my thoughts. He needs to perform at club level to get in, however.
ScottT, we are finding a way ;)
Great set of results for ROI! Revenge against Finland. Home game in the play-off final for the Euros.

Look forward to the next update.
Good to avenge the last game against Finland! Hopefully the defence can be tightened up a bit over the next few games otherwise a good start
Hi Justice, good read that and love the design of your updates. Congrats on the results last month as well, although Roy Keane won't be happy you've conceded from Pukki again!
Slovakia should be totally beatable. Good luck!

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