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.

Irish Return Not a Given Despite Boro Heroics

Is Shay Given’s potential international return dead and buried after Middlesbrough failed to extend his loan period? The Irish shot-stopper will return to Aston Villa at the end of February and will likely see out the season on the bench.