Saturday 26th March 2011 ko 20.00
UEFA European Championship Qualifying Group B
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 2 (McGeady 2 Keane 21)
FYR MACEDONIA 1 (Tričkovski 45)
Att 30,000 at Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin
It had been a highly convivial afternoon in Newry but as I thrashed the tiny hire car on the motorway back to Dublin the tension was building. On one hand any trip to any capital is going to involve traffic, and we’d made the decision already to use both of Dublin’s toll roads (costing a total of €4.70) just to get there on time. Another problem was the fact that even though we’d been in Ireland since Friday morning, we still didn’t have tickets.