As Ireland face USA in a friendly in Dublin, New Yorker Eugene O’Driscoll ponders questions of football and national identity.
In the build-up to two huge play-off games for Ireland against Denmark, Eugene O’Driscoll casts his mind back to the last meeting between the teams, when debate raged about accommodating a small gifted midfielder, but a 4-0 win offered hope.
Ireland’s latest American adventure sees them take on Mexico this week. So, who are these supporters that continually show up in New York when the Irish arrive? What is the status of soccer in the Irish-American community? And when will we see a player born and raised in the United States line out for the Boys in Green? asks Irish New Yorker Eugene O’Driscoll.