Focus on Ireland

No American dream for Ireland

June 10, 2013
By Gareth Maher
Something is seriously wrong with the modern game when a manager is pleading with players to make themselves available to take on the reigning World and European champions. But then again, end-of-season tours do make a mockery of the professional era.

On Tuesday evening, thousands of Irish-Americans will flock to Yankee Stadium in New York, paying for their t-shirts, food, drinks and tickets, only to see a second-string Republic of Ireland side taking on Spain - who also have other things ...

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