Toe-to-toe with Tedesco but sobered by the Swiss: A tactical review of O’Shea’s interim period

John O’Shea will come away from his first two games as a head coach with mixed emotions. A genuinely impressive performance against a much-changed Belgium side saw the former Manchester United man put together a well-drilled XI that had a good mix of youth and experience who diligently carried out their instructions, particularly when they […]

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Ireland impress in O’Shea’s managerial debut despite Ferguson’s missed penalty

Ireland drew 0-0 with a strong Belgium side in what was an impressive display for the Irish in their first game under John O’Shea. Although it was a goalless game, it was one with plenty of chances with Evan Ferguson’s missed penalty the moment that will stick in people’s minds.  Away from the football despite

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Who are the newest faces in Ireland’s u21 squad ?

Jim Crawford has named his squad for the upcoming 2025 European u21 Championship qualifier away to San Marino this Friday. Crawford’s men currently sit second in their group, a point adrift of Italy and a point ahead of Norway, with qualification hopes still firmly in their own hands. Four uncapped players have been named in

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