Ireland will qualify for Euro 2016

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Ireland shouldn’t bemoan Euro 2016 qualifying group

Date: 10th March 2014 at 12:33pm
Written by Cal Byrne

The reaction to the Republic of Ireland being drawn in Group D for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Germany, Poland, Scotland, Georgia and Gibraltar was one of pessimism. Due to the Michel Platini’s success in having the competition expanded to 24 teams, and Ireland having appointed a new coaching ticket in Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane, this was the first tournament in years that Ireland would have been genuinely expecting to qualify for. However, when the draw came out, the general feeling in the Ireland camp was ‘it could have been easier’. While this may be true, if the Republic of Ireland can’t get out of this group then they don’t deserve to be at France 2016. In any other year, the group would have certainly been a tough one. Ireland ... Read More

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