Ireland hungry for a slice of Uefa’s cash pie

With 24 nations competing next summer in France, the cash on offer has rocketed to a prize fund of €300 million

22nd November, 2015
Jonathan Walters is congratulated by Daryl Murphy after scoring against Bosnia at the Aviva Picture: Sportsfile

Amid joyful scenes at Lansdowne Road last Monday, it was understandable that Ireland captain Robbie Keane preferred to look towards next year’s European Championships, rather than dwell on the last jaunt to the showpiece in 2012.

Ireland’s chastening experience in Poland has since taken on the status of a family bereavement as an event seldom mentioned nor considered one too much can be learned from.

Compared to his previous top-table appearance, the...

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