League of Ireland needs a slice of the FAI’s Euro pie

If we want to develop young players for the national team, we need to support the League of Ireland, writes John Fallon

3rd July, 2016
The League of Ireland needs a helping hand on the back of the national teams success Pic: Sportsfile

With the players headed for the beach and the bunting back in the attic, the lull since last Sunday’s Euro 2016 exit provides a window to assess the present and future of a team that restored credibility for Irish football.

Ireland’s disastrous showing at the last tournament four years ago in Poland meant Giovanni Trapattoni’s successor Martin O’Neill was working off a low base to lift the nation, but there was enough endeavour displayed...

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