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10th May 2016

Stephen Ireland ruled out of the Euros after breaking his leg in training

Carl Kinsella

Stephen Ireland has been ruled out of Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign after breaking his leg in a training session this afternoon…

The midfielder, who is currently plying his trade with Stoke City, has been ruled out of any action for the next several months as he recovers from the injury.

The Cork man, who has been capped six times for the Republic of Ireland, has not played for his country since 2007 – after he falsely claimed that his maternal grandmother had died, then falsely claimed that his paternal grandmother had died.

Of course, Ireland has repeatedly expressed that he has no intention of playing for his country again, and his agent rang Ireland manager Martin O’Neill in May 2014 to say that Ireland would not be available for selection.

While this trend was very likely to continue into Ireland’s journey to France, we would imagine that Ireland’s injury puts the final nail into a coffin that is not about 90% nail and 10% coffin.

While this is obviously a blow to Ireland’s chances, supporters don’t need to worry too much. As far as we know, Andy Reid is still fit.