Ireland will not play another competitive match until March 2019. The side could look very different by then. Here Kevin Boyle looks at three areas Ireland need to look at now in order to develop as a side ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. ___________3. Potential Retirees In the aftermath of Tuesday night’s devastation, it was easy to forget that a whole host of senior players will likely bow out of international football.
Ireland will apply the same brand of dogged football during Tuesday’s second-leg clash with Denmark as they did in Copenhagen on Saturday, which means we’re unlikely to see Wes Holohan until the closing stages. Many things that were fashionable in the 1990s have since gone by the wayside. The onward march of modernity has put paid to many of that decade’s most contemptible trends.
Whether through mismanagement, or an increasing lack of quality players, the once fearsome Springboks have never looked more ordinary. South Africa’s record defeat to Ireland on Saturday is just the latest in a long line of galling results from the two-time World Cup champions. Those who had dared to believe that Allister Coetzee’s charges had finally turned a corner after a bruising 2016 that included defeats to Wales, England and Italy, have now been given pause for thought.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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