U16s face Hungary in Budapest double header…

Head Coach Paul Osam has selected an eighteen player squad for a brace of Under 16 friendly internationals against Hungary in Budapest this week. The sides met in Teliki early on Tuesday afternoon where the hosts prevailed by three goals to two with Matt Everitt and Brandon Holt finding the net for Ireland. The sides meet again at 10am (Irish time) on Thursday morning.

Republic of Ireland: Gavin Bazunu; Alex Dunne, Luke Turner, Cian Kelly, James Furlong; Brandon Holt, Seamas Keogh; Patrick Moore (Adam Lennon 61), Troy Parrott, Sean Kennedy (Conor Carty 55); Matt Everitt.

Airtricity League contests on Monday…26/02/2018

There were three Airtricity League Premier Division contests played on Monday evening. Shamrock Rovers crushed visitors Bray Wanderers by six goals to nil in Tallaght Stadium while the RSC saw hosts Waterford defeat St Patricks Athletic by two goals to nil. Sligo Rovers were defeated by four goals to one in the Showgrounds by defending champions Cork City, the only side with maximum points after the first two sets of league fixtures.

Premier League on Saturday afternoon…24/02/2018

Shane Duffy was in central defence for Chris Hughtons Brighton & Hove Albion as they secured a four one Premier League success over visitors Swansea City this Saturday afternoon. Burnley included Stephen Ward, Jeff Hendrick and Kevin Long in their side for the one all draw with Southanpton at Turf Moor. Declan Rice was a very late West Ham United substitute in their four one defeat at Liverpool while James McClean was substituted on fifty seven minutes as his West Bromwich Albion slipped further into the relegation mire with a two one home defeat by Huddersfield Town.

The Championship on Saturday afternoon…24/02/2018

Fulham continued their Championship promotion challenge with a two nil victory over current leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers at Craven Cottage this afternoon. Cyrus Christie was an unused substitute for the victors while Matt Doherty was in his customery wing back position for the visitors. Eunan O’Kane was in midfield action for Leeds United who scored the only goal to defeat visitors Brentford at Elland Road where John Egan started with Alan Judge again a late substitute. Alan Browne and Greg Cunningham started and Daryl Horgan was a late substitute for Preston North End who surprisingly lost at home to the only goal from visitors Ipswich Town. Liam Kelly scored an early goal for Reading as did Richard Keogh for their visitors Derby County as the sides played out a three all draw at the Madejski Stadium. The Stadium of Light also hosted a three all draw between hosts Sunderland for whom John O’Shea started with Aiden McGeady a late substitute and Middlesbrough who had Darren Randolph on goalkeepng duty. The Aston Villa trio of Conor Hourihane, Scott Hogan and Glenn Whelan all started at Sheffield Wednesday with Hourihane and Whelan both scoring as their side ran out four two victors.