It was a mixed night for Shay in that he had to come off just before half-time, after his knee gave him problems, but for Ireland, it was as sweet a night as anyone could’ve hoped or dreamed of. One goal from Shane Long and Ireland are on cloud nine, with a huge chance of making it to France. But before anyone’s Mothers say ‘Bon Voyage’ just yet, there’s still a very strong Poland team wanting the second spot in the group too. It’ll be a ding-dong battle on Sunday in Poland, with Shay travelling along, if at all, just as support. His knee won’t let him do anything this weekend. He’s still waiting for results from it today and hoping it’s just a bad niggle. Let’s wait and see, but if Ireland do get to France, it was be heart-breaking for Shay not to be involved in some way. Let’s hope he makes a full recovery soon.