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With O’Neill at the helm, Ireland veterans say we have a real shot at making the last 16 at the Euros

12th June, 2016
The Irish team at a training session at the Stade Municipal Montbauron stadium in Versailles Picture: Getty

A Tuesday night in Cork, and none of it made any sense. Shortly after full-time in Ireland’s final warm-up match, Martin O’Neill was realising the scale of Turner’s Cross, and was flustered in what was already a difficult moment.

The stadium has a dressing-room for each team and one for the officials, which were all in use, and that left just the doping-control area vacant. Out of options, he...

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