The Opel Jersey’s Feargal Brennan examines the Irish fans’ connection to the current crop of international players, and the different aura around Martin O’Neill’s team today.
Check out a teaser clip of Kevin Kilbane’s interview with former Irish teammate Roy Keane for Saturday’s Football Focus on BBC One. You can also watch RTE’s Tony O’Donoghue interviewing his fellow Corkman where he asks Keane outright if he walked out of the World Cup in Saipan.
Everton’s Seamus Coleman will be cheering on his native Donegal in the All-Ireland final today and he’ll be joined by his club-captain Phil Neville.
It was a very good night for the Irish in the League Cup with goals for Shane Long, James McClean, Jon Walters, Wes Hoolahan, Kevin Kilbane and a screamer from Nott’s Forest’s new Cox in the Box.
In the final part of our look at the state of the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of Euro 2012, Spud Watch finds a new role for Kevin Kilbane and ponders the unthinkable; Stephen Ireland should phone home.
Kilbane scores in the shoot-out as Huddersfield make the League 1 play-off, making up for two howlers here
I had written a critique of Giovanni Trapattoni’s original squad selection yesterday for next week’s clash with Wales. However, earlier today I was handed a revised squad update here at Spud Watch Towers and I’ll be f*cked if you think I’m gonna go back and re-edit all the nonsense and garble. But what has been handed to me is is the most exciting looking Irish squad in 5 years….
GIOVANNI Trapattoni has named the Irish team for the friendly with Argentina and raised the eyebrows of many (Kenny Cunningham especially) with the inclusion of Paul McShane and Kevin Kilbane as fullbacks.