September 5, 2018

Republic of Ireland Qualification Quest Begins Again

It feels like the World Cup has just finished but the new International season is about to kick off. After missing out on another World Cup journey as a result of a play off defeat to Denmark, the Republic of Ireland will have a chance to gain revenge on the Danes as the two teams have been paired in the same group in the brand new UEFA Nations League competition. Wales make up the final team in the group, a team who the Boys in Green faced in their World Cup Qualification group.

Later on today, Ireland face off against the Welsh in Cardiff. The Irish team is going through somewhat of a transition at the minute, with a lot of the older lads having sailed off into the sunset (they retired). This gives the younger squad members a chance to make their mark. The team has not been helped by the situations with Declan Rice and Harry Arter, as well as the injury to James McClean but it will give others the chance to step up. This team has always fought for the cause and tonight’s match will be no different.

Ireland are coming up against a Welsh team looking for a fresh start. After getting to the Semi Final of Euro 2016, they failed to make an impression on World Cup qualification, finishing behind Serbia and Ireland. However, they have appointed Ryan Giggs as their new manager and with players of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey’s quality, they will cause a huge threat.

Here at Intersport Elverys Towers, we are really looking forward to getting behind the Boys In Green. Let the roller-coaster begin!

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