Wednesday 17 January 2018

Ireland return to states for Mexico friendly

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill. Photo: Sportsfile
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill. Photo: Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

Martin O'Neill's Ireland team are set for a summer encounter in the USA after it was confirmed this afternoon that the Boys in Green will take on Mexico at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on June 1.

The game will take place just ten days before the crucial World Cup qualifier against Austria at the Aviva Stadium. There will also be a Dublin friendly against Uruguay on June 4.

"This is a brilliant match for us in our preparation for our World Cup qualifier against Austria," O'Neill said of the Mexico fixture.

Meanwhile, much-travelled Cillian Sheridan has made history by becoming the first Irish player to move to the Polish league after he signed for Jagiellonia Bialystok.

The Cavan-born player, capped three times at senior level in 2010, began his senior career at Celtic but has also lined out for clubs in Bulgaria and Cyprus, as well as spells in England and Scotland but has been based in Cyprus since 2013. And now Jagiellonia Bialystok, a side aiming for their first Polish title, have signed Sheridan (28) from Omonia Nicosia.

Irish Independent

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