john o’shea

King John of Royal Antwerp

An early loan spell with Royal Antwerp means John O’Shea probably understands the Belgium side he’s up against at Euro 2016 better than most Irish players, writes Cian Manning.

Passage of Play: John O’Shea

“(Trap) told us to keep it going and congratulated everyone, not for getting this far; it’s not f*cking X-Factor. He thanked us for everything we achieved so far.”

Spud Watch – The Irish Abroad 30.11.10

A SHORTER than usual Spud Watch this week as I am losing the will to live, because, with Ireland’s economy now playing in the Vauxhall Conference against teams like Darfur and Haiti, it seems like our national team may be heading in the same direction.

Spud Watch – The Irish Abroad 16.11.10

SEAMUS Coleman is rapidly becoming a right-sided Gareth Bale under our eyes. When you consider that this time last year, Bale was still a struggling left-back and you look where he’s at now. Coleman is already far from a struggling defender and was a real handful for the Arse in the first half, creating chances and space through acceleration, flat-out pace, decent control and the ability to make a pass.