Shay looks very likely to captain the Republic of Ireland against Poland tomorrow night in the absence of injured Robbie Keane. It’s something that I know Shay is very proud of. If fact just to play for Ireland is also a very proud thing for him. He once commented: “To walk out in front of 70,000 irish fans wearing the jersey is something that I will always treasure and never get tired of doing. It gives me goose bumps.”
Shay will be winning his 91st cap as Ireland look to extend their unbeaten run under Giovanni Trapattoni to six games. Shay has also captained Newcastle this on occasion this season.
Let’s hope it’s all three points despite the absence of Robbie Keane.