The Republic of Ireland are still shite at football and will continue to be shite for the foreseeable future. That’s the depressing verdict after Stephen Kenny’s men were beaten 1-0 in Dublin tonight by the Ukrainian under 15 schoolboys B team.
Ireland started brightly and were the better team during the opening four minutes but were shite for the rest of the match.
Incredibly there are still Irish fans who insist we have the players to compete at international level despite most of our squad playing in the second and third tier of English football, with many of them struggling to become first team regulars at their clubs.
Ireland manager Stephen Kenny was unusually honest after the game, telling RTE “Yes, we were shite but in my defence, that’s because most of our players are shite. There’s not a lot I can do about that. It’s a load of shite.”
Next up for Ireland in this utterly pointless UEFA Nations League nonsense is Scotland on Saturday, another shite team but unfortunately, not nearly as shite as us.