Ireland fail to qualify for the 2006 World Cup Finals.
“Shambles” was the word used by one of the commentators, and I agree 100%. Based on the display of the previous few games, we didn’t deserve to reach the finals. Simply as that.
We were unfortunate that our two most influencial players were injured. But after listening to interviews with other players on the team, they knew what was needed yet they failed to deliver.
Now, of course, there will be speculation as to whether or not Brian Kerr
will should continue as manager, but in my opinion it’s time he stepped down.