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#EC Qualification

# ec-qualification - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Shane Long is 'touch and go' for Ireland's Euro 2016 play-off
# Fingers Crossed
# Fingers Crossed

Shane Long is 'touch and go' for Ireland's Euro 2016 play-off

Oct 28th 2015, 1:54 PM 2,845 Views 4 Comments

Striker left out of Southampton squad as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury.

# ec-qualification - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Boost for Ireland as Shane Long in line to return before Bosnia playoff
# Good News
# Good News

Boost for Ireland as Shane Long in line to return before Bosnia playoff

Oct 24th 2015, 9:57 AM 3,464 Views 7 Comments

The Southampton striker could feature in the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 playoff with Bosnia.

# ec-qualification - Monday 12 October, 2015

'We have a great chance regardless of who we get' - Robbie rallies Ireland for the playoffs
# Move On
# Move On

'We have a great chance regardless of who we get' - Robbie rallies Ireland for the playoffs

Oct 12th 2015, 8:50 PM 5,856 Views 5 Comments

Keane wants Ireland’s new boys to secure their major championship debut in France.

Welcome to Hell! Coleman wants 'intimidating' Aviva crowd for Euro 2016 playoff
# Make Some Noise
# Make Some Noise

Welcome to Hell! Coleman wants 'intimidating' Aviva crowd for Euro 2016 playoff

Oct 12th 2015, 7:15 AM 6,012 Views 5 Comments

“Best fans in the world” can make Dublin a tricky task for Ireland’s playoff opponents.

'Lewandowksi has gone down rather theatrically' - O'Neill cries foul over suspensions
# By The Book
# By The Book

'Lewandowksi has gone down rather theatrically' - O'Neill cries foul over suspensions

Oct 12th 2015, 6:15 AM 5,602 Views 6 Comments

John O’Shea and Jon Walters will miss the first leg of Ireland’s Euro 2016 playoff.

# ec-qualification - Sunday 11 October, 2015

'I should have gone to the other corner' - Richard Keogh rues his missed chance
# What If
# What If

'I should have gone to the other corner' - Richard Keogh rues his missed chance

Oct 11th 2015, 11:10 PM 4,107 Views 4 Comments

Derby defender had Ireland’s best chance of a late equaliser in Warsaw.

As it happened: Ireland v Poland, Euro 2016 qualifier
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Poland, Euro 2016 qualifier

Oct 11th 2015, 7:44 PM 124,815 Views 107 Comments

Ireland took on Poland with automatic qualification at stake on a big night for the Boys in Green.

No Wes Hoolahan as Ireland make five changes for Poland showdown
# Team News
# Team News

No Wes Hoolahan as Ireland make five changes for Poland showdown

Oct 11th 2015, 6:49 PM 12,069 Views 17 Comments

Wessi is on the bench in Warsaw.

'It's in our hands!' - We went out to meet the Irish fans who have travelled to Warsaw
# Marty's Army
# Marty's Army

'It's in our hands!' - We went out to meet the Irish fans who have travelled to Warsaw

Oct 11th 2015, 6:01 PM 2,340 Views 0 Comments

Thousands of Irish fans are in the Polish capital as the Boys in Green look to clinch automatic qualification.

Letter from Warsaw: 'One team with everything to lose; one with everything to gain'
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

Letter from Warsaw: 'One team with everything to lose; one with everything to gain'

Oct 11th 2015, 12:52 PM 3,526 Views 2 Comments

It’s matchday in Poland and Niall Kelly is ready for a Super Sunday.

'There’s nothing to say about it' - Martin O'Neill brushes off Ireland contract talk
# New Deal
# New Deal

'There’s nothing to say about it' - Martin O'Neill brushes off Ireland contract talk

Oct 11th 2015, 12:05 AM 3,519 Views 7 Comments

Reports indicated that the FAI are ready to offer the Ireland management a two-year extension.

# ec-qualification - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Shane Long: Beating Germany was special - now we've got to make it mean something
# This Is The One
# This Is The One

Shane Long: Beating Germany was special - now we've got to make it mean something

Oct 10th 2015, 7:00 PM 4,348 Views 13 Comments

Tomorrow evening’s game in Poland is Ireland’s play-off, says supersub Long.

Poland say Lewandowski will send a message to world football tomorrow night
# Red Alert
# Red Alert

Poland say Lewandowski will send a message to world football tomorrow night

Oct 10th 2015, 5:17 PM 9,920 Views 17 Comments

Bayern Munich striker has 14 goals in his last five games — and Poland say he’s not finished yet.

# ec-qualification - Friday 9 October, 2015

Letter from Warsaw (nearly): Marty's Army dares to dream after a night for the ages
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

Letter from Warsaw (nearly): Marty's Army dares to dream after a night for the ages

Oct 9th 2015, 5:30 PM 4,671 Views 5 Comments

Niall Kelly will be in Poland soon… but he’s not there yet.

'I just have a blur of Shane Long's goal. It was an amazing finish'
# And Then A Hero Comes Along
# And Then A Hero Comes Along

'I just have a blur of Shane Long's goal. It was an amazing finish'

Oct 9th 2015, 12:01 AM 6,866 Views 1 Comment

Gelsenkirchen hero John O’Shea salutes Aviva hero Shane Long.

# ec-qualification - Thursday 8 October, 2015

'It doesn't matter who is playing or not. It's about the nation' - Robbie hails Ireland's supersubs
# Smells Like Team Spirit
# Smells Like Team Spirit

'It doesn't matter who is playing or not. It's about the nation' - Robbie hails Ireland's supersubs

Oct 8th 2015, 11:41 PM 6,507 Views 3 Comments

Shane Long came off the bench to stun the world champions in Dublin.

As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Germany, Euro 2016 qualifier
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Republic of Ireland v Germany, Euro 2016 qualifier

Oct 8th 2015, 6:38 PM 99,780 Views 100 Comments

It was the big one at the Aviva Stadium and we were there to follow all the action.

Martin O'Neill has set out a positive gameplan for Ireland's clash with Germany
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

Martin O'Neill has set out a positive gameplan for Ireland's clash with Germany

Oct 8th 2015, 7:58 AM 12,506 Views 17 Comments

The next four days will shape Ireland’s Euro 2016 fate.

# ec-qualification - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Ireland dealt big injury blow ahead of Germany qualifier
# Out!
# Out!

Ireland dealt big injury blow ahead of Germany qualifier

Oct 7th 2015, 1:33 PM 24,161 Views 11 Comments

Seamus Coleman will sit out Thursday’s clash.

# ec-qualification - Monday 5 October, 2015

Roy Keane nails a crossbar challenge, summons football back to his feet
# Tekkers
# Tekkers

Roy Keane nails a crossbar challenge, summons football back to his feet

Oct 5th 2015, 3:39 PM 13,803 Views 6 Comments

Still got it.

# ec-qualification - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Positive news from Everton ahead of Martin O'Neill's squad announcement
# Update
# Update

Positive news from Everton ahead of Martin O'Neill's squad announcement

Sep 17th 2015, 11:34 AM 2,931 Views 0 Comments

Roberto Martinez says Seamus Coleman could play this Saturday.

# ec-qualification - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Reports: Jack Grealish has taken a decision on his international future
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Reports: Jack Grealish has taken a decision on his international future

Sep 10th 2015, 8:43 AM 23,613 Views 62 Comments

The news will come as a disappointment for Martin O’Neill.

# ec-qualification - Monday 7 September, 2015

Northern Ireland salvage late draw after Chris Baird picks up bizarre red card
# Momentum
# Momentum

Northern Ireland salvage late draw after Chris Baird picks up bizarre red card

Sep 7th 2015, 10:07 PM 11,884 Views 11 Comments

Kyle Lafferty’s strike gave Windsor Park plenty to shout about.

As it happened: Ireland v Georgia, Euro 2016 qualifier
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Ireland v Georgia, Euro 2016 qualifier

Sep 7th 2015, 6:30 PM 68,800 Views 97 Comments

After Friday’s win in Faro, Martin O’Neill’s men hosted Group D opponents Georgia at Lansdowne Road.

Did an Israeli defender use magic* to stop Gareth Bale scoring yesterday?
# Could It Be Magic
# Could It Be Magic

Did an Israeli defender use magic* to stop Gareth Bale scoring yesterday?

Sep 7th 2015, 9:50 AM 11,337 Views 4 Comments

*Of course he didn’t but what’s Tal Ben Haim I doing here?

# ec-qualification - Saturday 5 September, 2015

'I'm not the most prolific!' - Cyrus Christie talks us through his first Ireland goal
# First Impressions
# First Impressions

'I'm not the most prolific!' - Cyrus Christie talks us through his first Ireland goal

Sep 5th 2015, 12:20 PM 7,572 Views 3 Comments

Defender’s goal got Ireland up and running against Gibraltar.

# ec-qualification - Friday 4 September, 2015

RTÉ panel spell out the consequences for O'Neill if Ireland don't beat Georgia
# Make Or Break
# Make Or Break

RTÉ panel spell out the consequences for O'Neill if Ireland don't beat Georgia

Sep 4th 2015, 10:58 PM 13,123 Views 21 Comments

It’s three points or bust for Marty on Monday.

The Group D table is looking a whole lot better for Ireland tonight
# Moving On Up
# Moving On Up

The Group D table is looking a whole lot better for Ireland tonight

Sep 4th 2015, 10:00 PM 15,146 Views 6 Comments

Ireland move ahead of Scotland into third place after Friday evening’s games.

Georgia have just done us a MASSIVE favour against Scotland
# Euro 2016
# Euro 2016

Georgia have just done us a MASSIVE favour against Scotland

Sep 4th 2015, 6:58 PM 23,363 Views 42 Comments

This could be huge.

As it happened: Gibraltar v Ireland, Euro 2016 qualifier
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Gibraltar v Ireland, Euro 2016 qualifier

Sep 4th 2015, 6:45 PM 51,779 Views 43 Comments

Catch up on all tonight’s action from Faro in our minute-by-minute report.

Antonio Candreva's dive against lowly Malta last night was pretty shameful
# Dive
# Dive

Antonio Candreva's dive against lowly Malta last night was pretty shameful

Sep 4th 2015, 11:49 AM 6,742 Views 10 Comments

Not the Lazio midfielder’s finest moment by any stretch.

Home comforts for Ireland but the future is still uncertain
# Field Of Dreams
# Field Of Dreams

Home comforts for Ireland but the future is still uncertain

Sep 4th 2015, 9:33 AM 4,288 Views 8 Comments

Tommy Martin wonders if Ireland’s ambition off the pitch will be matched on it.

Georgia can give Ireland's qualification hopes a massive boost this evening
# Do Us A Favour
# Do Us A Favour

Georgia can give Ireland's qualification hopes a massive boost this evening

Sep 4th 2015, 6:00 AM 6,216 Views 10 Comments

Kakhaber Tskhadadze’s side take on Scotland in Tbilisi at 5pm.

# ec-qualification - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Gareth Bale is single-handedly leading Wales to Euro 2016 after scoring another winner
# Reliant
# Reliant

Gareth Bale is single-handedly leading Wales to Euro 2016 after scoring another winner

Sep 3rd 2015, 9:50 PM 12,767 Views 23 Comments

The Real Madrid star bagged the only goal of the game as Chris Coleman’s side cemented their place at the top of Group B.

Germany are missing a key man for the crunch Poland/Scotland double-header
# Marc-ed Absent
# Marc-ed Absent

Germany are missing a key man for the crunch Poland/Scotland double-header

Sep 3rd 2015, 8:00 PM 5,152 Views 1 Comment

Reus has been fit for just four of Germany’s last 10 internationals.

# ec-qualification - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

After impressing in the Premier League, O'Kane has his sights on Ireland debut
# Cherries
# Cherries

After impressing in the Premier League, O'Kane has his sights on Ireland debut

Sep 2nd 2015, 8:15 AM 6,759 Views 2 Comments

The Bournemouth midfielder is settling in with Martin O’Neill’s squad this week.