Duff Road Ahead for Republic to Reach Rio

The Irish camp has been rocked with the news of Damien Duff’s retirement as the Green Army prepares to mobilise again to a Samba beat. The next chapter in the Irish football story starts here with Giovanni Trapattoni’s announcement of the squad for the first World Cup 2014 qualifier with Kazakhstan.

Video: Iniesta Pulling the Strings

Ahead of the first El Clasico of the season, here’s Nike’s brilliant video featuring the new CTR360 Maestri III. Andrés Iniesta pulls the strings in midfield.

Given, the Greatest, Hangs Up Gloves

He sat ringside at London’s ExCel Arena. Around him, thousands of green-clad Irish were in raptures creating a cauldron of noise as Ireland’s sporting superstar, Kate Taylor, powered to Olympic gold. As he hangs up his gloves, trying to replace Shay Given could prove a knock-out blow to our future qualifying hopes.

No Cull But a Chance To Breed New Life

Only Trap could introduce a new-look Irish squad but fail to get people excited. Marc Wilson, James McCarthy, James McClean, and Seamus Coleman are in but there has been no cull. Still, the Italian has hinted that change could be coming.