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#Shane Long

# shane-long - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Manchester United’s rumoured target started as Southampton struggled in Europe

The Saints will need the Senegal international if they’re to progress to the group stage after a 1-1 first-leg draw at St. Mary’s.

# shane-long - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Super-sub Shane Long gets Southampton out of jail

Goals from Papiss Cisse and Georginio Wijnaldum had cancelled out Graziano Pelle’s opener.

# shane-long - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Long on target as Saints put one foot in the next round, Hammers left frustrated

There were mixed fortunes for the Premier League teams in tonight’s Europa League third round qualifiers.

# shane-long - Sunday 14 June, 2015

5 things Ireland must do to get their Euro 2016 qualification campaign back on track

Decide on a fixed best team and more notes for Martin O’Neill’s to-do list.

# shane-long - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Do you agree with our combined Ireland-Scotland XI?

We’ve decided to assess the merits of the two respective sides and come up with their joint-best team.

# shane-long - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Open thread: What should the Ireland team to face Scotland be?

Our writers give their thoughts ahead of Saturday’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier.

# shane-long - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Power ranking the 8 best current internationals with a League of Ireland background

Seamus Coleman, Shane Long and a number of others began their footballing life in the domestic game.

# shane-long - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Shane Long deserves more of a chance at international level

The Tipperary native enjoyed a strong end to the season with Southampton.

# shane-long - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

5 things Ireland boss Martin O’Neill will have learned from this season’s Premier League

Hull’s Irish players are not as bad as the table suggests and more reasons to be optimistic.

# shane-long - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Shane Long wins Southampton’s goal of the season award after scoring this beauty

The Ireland international has had a somewhat difficult time adjusting to life at St Marys.

# shane-long - Saturday 16 May, 2015

Shane Long lobs Shay Given from all of 35 yards in 6-1 drubbing of Villa

Southampton scored five first half goals with the Ireland striker notching twice on a miserable afternoon for Tim Sherwood’s side.

# shane-long - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Power ranking the 10 best one-time-GAA-playing athletes

With the Championship coming back again, we look at the sports starts who could have made an impact if fate panned out differently.

# shane-long - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

3 winners and 3 losers from Ireland’s clash with Poland

Shane Long and others who impressed in the green jersey on Sunday night.

# shane-long - Monday 30 March, 2015

James McClean was pivotal in securing draw – Martin O’Neill

The Wigan man made a noticeable impact after coming on in the second half of last night’s match.

# shane-long - Sunday 29 March, 2015

‘You could tell there was a goal coming and thankfully I was the man to get it’ – Long

Super sub Shane Long is confident that Ireland can still make the Euro 2016 finals after tonight’s 1-1 draw with Poland.

Martin O’Neill: play like that again and we can do Scotland in June

The Ireland boss was delighted with his side’s fighting spirit.

# shane-long - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Long time coming for Shane as striker ends goal drought ahead of Poland showdown

Elsewhere in the Premier League, there was late drama at Villa Park.

# shane-long - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

‘The League of Ireland’s biggest problem is sitting in our living rooms — it’s Sky Sports’

Ger O’Brien, Chris Shields and Evan McMillan chat to The42 about the challenges facing Irish football in 2015.

# shane-long - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Shane Long faces fitness race ahead of Ireland-Poland Euros qualifier after breaking ribs

The striker also suffered a punctured lung shortly after coming on during the Saints’ FA Cup tie with Crystal Palace.

# shane-long - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Shane Long is on the mend after suffering rib injury during FA Cup clash

The attacker is facing close to a month in the treatment room.

# shane-long - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Shane Long proved the match-winner for Southampton as they beat Ipswich

The Irish international scored the only goal of the game in tonight’s third round replay against Mick McCarthy’s side.

# shane-long - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Bad news for Shane Long? Southampton have agreed a deal to sign a Dutch winger in January

Ronald Koeman is getting his transfer business done early.

# shane-long - Monday 22 December, 2014

‘People don’t have a clue what they are talking about’ – Long dismisses Saints critics

The Premier League club bounced back from a five-game losing streak on Saturday with a 3-0 home triumph over Everton.

# shane-long - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

3 talking points from Man United’s fortuitous win over Southampton

Can the Red Devils ‘do a Liverpool’ and more questions arising from the Monday evening kick-off.

# shane-long - Monday 8 December, 2014

As it happened: Southampton v Man United, Premier League

Southampton took on Man United, as both sides sought to consolidate their place in the top 5.

# shane-long - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Shane Long and Alan Quinlan are besties! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also, Brian O’Driscoll owns Rory McIlroy and Graham Norton befriends Paul Galvin.

# shane-long - Saturday 8 November, 2014

‘In the beginning he had some adaptation problems’ – Koeman praises rejuvenated Long

The Ireland international scored a brace today.

# shane-long - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Shane Long scored his first goal for Southampton tonight

It has taken the Tipperary native 13 matches but he found the back of the net in the win over Stoke.

# shane-long - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

5 talking points ahead of today’s Germany-Ireland clash

Martin O’Neill’s men face a significant challenge in tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifier against the reigning world champions.

# shane-long - Sunday 12 October, 2014

4 selection dilemmas facing Martin O’Neill ahead of the Germany game

Glenn Whelan versus Jeff Hendrick and other tough calls.

# shane-long - Friday 10 October, 2014

Do you agree with our Ireland starting XIs to face Germany and Gibraltar?

Martin O’Neill’s men face Gibraltar tomorrow before travelling to play Germany on Tuesday.

# shane-long - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

O’Neill pleased Doyle got his move, unsure of Long’s new club role

The Ireland boss was asked about a number of his forwards at today’s press conference in Malahide.

14 Irish players who moved clubs during the latest transfer window

Brian Lenihan, Shane Long, Kevin Doyle and other stars who have recently switched clubs.

# shane-long - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Shane Long perfectly executed a Thierry Henry style wrong-foot pass last night Precision This post contains videos

Shane Long perfectly executed a Thierry Henry style wrong-foot pass last night

He may not have meant it though.

# shane-long - Saturday 23 August, 2014

No joy for Shane Long as Saints draw blank, Swansea go joint top after second win

Meanwhile, West Ham secured a convincing win over Crystal Palace.

# shane-long - Thursday 21 August, 2014

£12m Southampton move is Shane Long’s time to shine – O’Neill

“You’re a centre-forward, set yourself a proper target and go for it.”

Martin O’Neill names 36-man squad for Oman friendly and Euro 2016 opener

Ireland face Oman on 3 September before travelling to Tbilisi four days later.

# shane-long - Friday 15 August, 2014

VIDEO: Shane Long’s first interview as a Southampton player

The Ireland international says it was a difficult decision to leave Hull.

# shane-long - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Opinion: Shane Long needs to sharpen his finishing to justify price tag

The Tipperary man joined Southampton today.

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