Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Marino Waltz

5-0 to Ireland against San Marino, a result just on the threshold of respectability in a game that was inflated by the Pravda-like FAI as 'an emotional farewell' to Lansdowne. A goal apiece by Andy Reid and a first by Kevin Doyle, together with a hat-trick by local fairweather forward Robbie Keane, ensured Ireland move into positive goal difference for the first time since their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign started. A surprise 1-1 draw between Cyprus and Germany has provided a glimmer of hope for the beleagured Boys in Green, one that will no doubt soon be snuffed out by Steve Staunton's shambolic outfit.