Brendan Rodgers, Celtic Boss has made it known that he would be at the Northern Ireland Hospice on Christmas Day, where he would spend time with terminally-ill children and adults.
This month, Celtic face a grueling schedule of games, which will see them go into no less than three matches before going into a break for the Christmas period.
The period will see both management and players of Celtic go on to take a well-deserved rest. However, the same is not to be said of Hoops Manager, Rodgers as he is preparing to spend Christmas Day at the Northern Ireland Hospice, with the children and adults.
Rodgers recently sold his late parent’s house and went on to donate the proceeds from the sale, to the Hospice where he is an ambassador.
His intention in making the donation, was to honour the charity works of his late mother while she was alive, and as a way of saying thank you to the Hospice for their support towards his late father who had died of throat cancer in 2011. Continue reading I’D SPEND CHRISTMAS DAY AT NORTHERN IRELAND HOSPICE – CELTIC BOSS
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has branded striker Robbie Keane as one of the greatest finishers the game has seen.
The striker recently announced his international retirement in a career that saw him make close to 150 appearances for the national team. Since making his debut in 1988,Keane has gone on to feature in 145 appearances. A return of 67 goals from these matches speaks volumes about the striker’s capability in front of goal.Keane has been a successful Premier League forward who represented the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool, and Aston Villa
. He is currently with LA Galaxy in the MLS.
As Ireland qualified for the Euro 2016 in surprising circumstances, it was thought thatKeane would make the most out of it by featuring in a major international tournament. This has long been a dream for many Irish players. Prior to Euro 2012, Ireland had qualified for only one European championships in their history. Euro 2016 was seen as a distant attempt, but they qualified with flying colours. It was also seemingly the best place forKeane to call time on his international career and it proved to be the same.Keane will make one final appearance for the international team when they take on Oman in the first week of September.
Continue reading Martin O’Neill Praises Robbie Keane After International Retirement
When we talk of football matches we do talk about the fans at times and how the impact of a game affects them, how they single out heroes out of the teams and decide whom they wish to follow, uplift or condemn.
Indeed, it is the fans and their responses that boosts the confidence of the players, helps team managers be assured or doubt their decisions and push a team to work harder in order to please the fans.
There was a recent declaration that the mayor of Paris would be providing the fans of Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland an honorary medal as they have showcased sportsmanship to an exemplary level. The recent announcement of this unique honor has raised queries from all over as to what instances have led to this decision and for recognizing the motivating effects that fans have. Continue reading Ireland Fans To Be Honored For Supportive Behavior
Republic of Ireland will face Netherland next in another friendly before the regional tournament in France this summer. The Irish team played a 2 – 2 draw with Repre of Slovakia at the Aviva stadium of March 29th 2016.
Head Coach of the Irish team, Martin O’Neill played with just a striker in the Tuesday friendly as the squad had multiple injuries at the same time. Martin had ruled out the team’s skipper Robbie Keane due to a knee injury. Kevin Doyle, another attacking option for The Wolfhounds, was on the sidelines after he recently went through surgery to repair his shin.
Aside Kelvin Doyle, other key players for The Wolfhounds, Jonathan Walters and Daryl Murphy also missed the match. Before the match, the spokesman for the Irish FA commented on the injuries.
The spokesman said: “Jonathan Walters, Daryl Murphy, and Kevin Doyle will be unavailable for the second of two March games following on from last Friday’s 1-0 win over Switzerland. Murphy and Doyle both picked up injuries in that game, while Walters was not risked. Murphy and Walters have now returned to their clubs for assessment and management of injuries. Doyle will remain with the Ireland squad for ongoing medical management following surgery on a shin injury sustained in the first half of the Switzerland game.” Continue reading IRELAND PLAY NETHERLANDS NEXT