Irish and Polish fans may have a special affection for each other but all’s fair in love and football and the huge clash of the teams in Dublin means friendship must be parked for 90 minutes. The countries have previously met on 25 occasions, the second of which resulted in President Hyde being removed as a patron of the GAA.
Just four games into the League of Ireland campaign and we already have a goal of the season contender, and as ususal it has come from St Patrick’s Athletic. The Saints have had an eye for the spectacular in recent years and now Greg Bolger can add his name to the list for this specatacular effort in the win over Derry City.
With four of the Republic of Ireland’s next five games at home, the arrival of group leaders Poland to Dublin offers a serious question to the Boys in Green’s qualifying credentials. With the stakes so high, we take a look at five of the potential game-changers ahead of the massive Euro 2016 clash.