Pretenders to Dunne's throne must prove worth to O'Neill
GRADUALLY, the personality of Martin O'Neill's Ireland side is beginning to reveal itself. His selection for Sunday's friendly with Turkey promised to be the most informative of the entire summer series. The remaining three matches will be peppered by significant absences, with the Stoke contingent out of Saturday's Italian date at Craven Cottage and John O'Shea and Seamus Coleman given leave for the US leg. That pass could yet be extended to others.