Shane Long hoping for another giant upset

June 25, 2016 • Featured, Soccer, SportComments (0)

Shane Long is hoping the Republic of Ireland can write a new chapter in the nation's footballing history against France on Sunday after already earning their place in Irish folklore.

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Northern Ireland's Steven Davis (right) and Conor McLaughlin (left) during a training session at the Parc Des Princes, Paris.

Northern Ireland upbeat ahead of German clash

June 21, 2016 • Featured, Soccer, SportComments (0)

A draw against Germany in Paris will almost certainly be enough to get Northern Ireland through to the knock-out stages.

Wes Hoolahan scored Ireland's only goal of Euro 2016 so far.

Irish unfazed by Italian job: Hoolahan

June 21, 2016 • Featured, Soccer, SportComments (0)

Only victory over Italy - Antonio Conte's men are yet to concede and have already clinched top spot in Group E with a game to spare - will give the Republic a chance of making the last 16

Republic of Ireland's Ciaran Clark (left), Robbie Brady (centre) and Stephen Ward (right) count the cost after Belgium's Romelu Lukaku's goal.

Ireland must beat Italy to keep Euro hopes alive

June 19, 2016 • Featured, Soccer, SportComments (0)

The Republic of Ireland's hopes of progressing to the knock-out stage of Euro 2016 suffered a hammer blow on Saturday when they were beaten 3-0 by Belgium in Bordeaux.

Republic of Ireland's Wes Hoolahan and Robert Brady after the final whistle during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group E match at the Stade de France, Paris. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 13, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Ireland. Photo credit should read: John Walton/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. Book and magazine sales permitted providing not solely devoted to any one team/player/match. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

Irish let victory slip after own goal

June 13, 2016 • Featured, Soccer, SportComments (0)

Wes Hoolahan put Ireland ahead but a Ciaran Clark own goal saw Sweden grab a point in the Euro 2016 opener.

Northern Ireland's Steven Davis reacts to his team's defeat at the hands of Poland at Euro 2016.

Northern exposure as Poles edge out Irish

June 12, 2016 • Featured, Soccer, SportComments (0)

Northern Ireland face an uphill battle to advance in Euro 2016 after losing their first match against Poland.