Euro 2020 Qualification (R)

Discussion in 'Ireland' started by pmannion, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Ireland's Euro 2020 Qualifying campaign began yesterday in Gibraltar. We won 1-0 on an awful pitch in horrendous conditions - but even allowing for that, this was awful from Ireland. Still, a win is a win and the poor performance will be quickly forgotten if we improve against Georgia on Tuesday.

    The Swiss, meanwhile, won 2-0 in Tbilisi to get their campaign off to a promising start. They play Denmark at home on Tuesday.
     
  2. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Damn but that was awful to watch. Ireland struggled against a team of part-timers. At this point in time I'm hoping Ireland doesn't qualify.
     
  3. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Last night's 1-0 win against Georgia was much, much better. It wasn't outstanding, and we still conspired to make the last ten minutes very nervy; but it was Ireland's best passing display since, probably, the loss to France in Euro 2016. We actually looked like a proper football team!
     
    Dyvel repped this.
  4. pmannion

    pmannion Member
    Staff Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Newfoundland
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Final squad for Denmark and Gibraltar. Teenager Luca Connell gets a surprise callup (another highly rated English-born lad that we could cap-tie against Gibraltar)?

    Republic of Ireland Squad:

    Goalkeepers:
    Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Mark Travers (Bournemouth), Sean McDermott (Kristiansund BK);
    Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), John Egan (Sheffield United), Kevin Long (Burnley), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff City);
    Midfielders: Alan Judge (Ipswich Town), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Luca Connell (Bolton Wanderers), Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic), Robbie Brady (Burnley), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth);
    Forwards: David McGoldrick (Sheffield United), Shane Long (Southampton), Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Callum Robinson (Preston North End)
     
  5. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member

    May 28, 2001
    We may not qualify, but McCarthy does have it, doesn’t he? Denmark destroyed us in Dublin 18-20 months ago. 4-1 and it should have been more. And now here we are Denmark, drawing 1-1, unlucky not to have nicked a late (undeserved) winner. Yes, both sides have changed, but not by that much in 18-20 months.
     

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