# Shane Long

This year
'In my head, I think enough is enough' - Shane Long set to retire from football
Former Republic of Ireland international is 37 in January and spent 18 seasons in English football following move from Cork City in 2005.
'Embarrassing and degrading' - Shane Long reveals hurt at losing Ireland number 9 jersey
The striker was not happy with Stephen Kenny’s decision.
Last year
Irish attacker scores on Blackburn debut, Shane Long marks first Reading start in 11 years with goal
Sam Szmodics swiftly endeared himself to his new fans, while Callum O’Dowda and Jimmy Dunne were also among the scorers.
'A football fairytale' - Shane Long returns to Reading
The Irishman signs on a one-year deal.
Southampton confirm that Shane Long has left the club after 8 years
The Irishman has been linked with a return to Reading.
'Role model' Long lauded by Saints boss after ending two-year Premier League goal drought
The Ireland striker scored in yesterday’s win over Everton.
Shane Long bags his first Premier League goal in two years as Saints win
Ireland star helped Southampton defeat Everton 2-0 with Arsenal, Chelsea and Watford also winning this afternoon.
Shane Long scores winning Cup goal for Southampton, Chelsea stroll past Chesterfield
Everton, meanwhile, avoided further deepening their crisis under Rafa Benitez with an extra-time win at Hull.
All time
Shane Long makes first Premier League start in over a year as Southampton hold Spurs
The Tipperary native made his first top-flight start since 26 December last season.
Winning debut for Long, first Cardiff victory for McCarthy and Collins hits the net
A round-up of today’s Championship action.
Ireland striker Shane Long completes Championship loan switch
The 34-year-old Southampton player will spend the rest of the season with Bournemouth.
31 of the most notable overseas moves involving Irish players in the January transfer window
Jack Byrne and others who opted for pastures new.
Shane Long's Southampton see off Shrewsbury in rearranged FA Cup tie
The Saints will face Arsenal next in the competition.
Shane Long makes first Premier League start of the season and has goal ruled out amid stalemate
The Ireland international’s wait for a goal continued against Fulham today.
Pauw hopes Shane Long's heroics of 2015 can inspire Ireland to salvage their qualification bid
The Girls in Green will host the Germans on 1 December.
David Meyler: Two years on from Ireland debut, Obafemi wondering when second cap will come
Southampton’s young forward is up for discussion this week, along with the player on every Liverpool fan’s lips and more predictions.
The view from Slovakia: 'They know Matt Doherty, Shane Long... They know that it's a strong team'
Miroslav Antol, a journalist with Daily Sport, gives the lowdown on Ireland’s upcoming opponents.
'Outstanding professional' Long handed two-year contract extension by Southampton
The 33-year-old has been tied down by the Premier League club until the summer of 2022.
Kenny plans to reach out to Robbie Brady, James McCarthy and Shane Long
Now that he has succeeded Mick McCarthy as Ireland manager, what are the big questions facing Stephen Kenny?
Ireland's Obafemi on target, Chelsea's Champions League hopes suffer setback
Shane Long and Will Smallbone were also handed starts for the Saints.
Long nets for Saints but injury concern for Ireland's Stevens as he's withdrawn after wondergoal
The Ireland defender didn’t return for the second half after scoring a stunning goal.
Long opens up on Ireland 'killer blow', Euro 2020 dream and shutting down keyboard warriors
The Southampton striker addressed a number of issues with his club’s website.
'Trust me, if Shane says he will be okay, then he will be okay' - McCarthy
The Ireland boss has allayed concerns over the Brighton defender’s fitness ahead of next month’s vital Slovakia clash.
Classy Liverpool go 22 points clear at top
Jurgen Klopp’s side were too good for Southampton at Anfield today.
McCarthy tells Shane Long he's back in the mix to help Ireland reach Euro 2020
The veteran striker is in line for an international recall as Southampton team-mate Michael Obafemi is also catching the eye.
Sergio Aguero gets Man City out of jail, Ireland pair feature in Southampton win
Pep Guardiola’s side earned a hard-fought victory over Sheffield United this evening.
Shane Long scores but Southampton collapse, Arsenal drop points again
Bournemouth’s relegation troubles grew with defeat at Norwich.
'Everybody loves him, and nobody likes to play against him' - Southampton boss hails resurgent Long
Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has been delighted with the Ireland striker’s input in recent weeks.
Saints march over Villa and out of the drop zone, Burnley bag late win in Bournemouth
The 3pm kick-offs proved profitable for visiting teams.
'He should be in it for sure... He's still playing Premier League'
Stephen Hunt believes Shane Long has been unfairly overlooked by Ireland.
Man City, Leicester ease into last eight stage of the Carabao Cup
Elsewhere, Seamus Coleman returned as Everton saw off Watford at Goodison Park.
'It's only confidence-boosting for me that I've been picked ahead of Shane Long'
James Collins still admits he has a long way to go to match the Tipperary native’s achievements for Ireland.
Freak injury leaves Sean Maguire a doubt for upcoming Irish internationals
‘It’s the most bizarre injury I have seen before’, said Preston manager Alex Neil.
Shane Long and Robbie Brady miss out as McCarthy finalises Irish squad for Swiss qualifier
Jack Byrne and James McCarthy make the cut, however.
Do you agree with our Ireland team to face Denmark?
Mick McCarthy has some tough selection calls ahead of Friday’s game.
Shane Long out of Irish qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar
The Southampton striker has suffered an injury once again.
McCarthy says he is 'keeping an eye' on Dundalk's Hoban as he hails Shane Long's form
Robbie Keane was at Oriel Park on Friday night to watch the Lilywhites record goalscorer in action.
Long's fourth goal in five games helps Southampton preserve their Premier League status
Meanwhile, Cardiff’s survival hopes were dented after their 1-0 defeat at Fulham.
'If it’s not to be then I will look to pastures new, but I don’t want that'
With just one year remaining on his contract, Shane Long has addressed his future at Southampton.
Long knew to chip former team-mate Foster but was oblivious to setting Premier League record
‘I didn’t know what the record was before’, said the Republic of Ireland striker.