It’s game day again for Ireland.

first_imgAhead of tonight’s Euro 2016 warm up with Slovakia, Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says that Shay Given’s chances of making the Euro’s will increase if he gets a run of games with Stoke.Given is expected to get game time as the Potters regular stopper Jack Butland is out injured and could miss the rest of the season.O’Neill says a run of games will help the 38 year olds cause. Ahead of tonight’s game Newcastle’s Rob Elliot is expected to start while James McLean may partner Tipperary’s Shane Long up front as Robbie Keane, Daryl Murphy, Jon Walters and Kevin Doyle are all out injured.Another game has been added to Ireland’s preparations- the game against Belarus will be played at Turners Cross in Cork on May 31st.last_img

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