Well the Boys in Green are set to descend on France next summer after a wonderful two – legged victory over Bosnia & Herzegovina. Ireland backed up last friday’s 1-1 draw away from home with a 2-0 victory in the Aviva tonight!
Walters was the man of the moment when he followed up his first half penalty conversion with a volley which beat Begovic of Chelsea at his near post to sent the Aviva into raptures. The chances of us qualifying looked dead in the water a little ove a year ago when they succumbed to Scotland in Celtic Park but the group was turned on its head when Ireland beat the current world champions Germany 1-0 in the Aviva.
Dust off the passports and get down to the credit union because the Boys in Green are on the way to France.
The inaugural final tournament in France in 1960 was a four-team affair, involving four matches played over five days at two venues. For UEFA EURO 2016, France’s third finals having won on home turf in 1984, 24 sides will contest 51 games over 32 days at ten venues – in Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse.