Paul's McPain

Paul's McPain
By Donny Mahoney Updated
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A new low for the pride of Kilpeddar, Irish football's resident punching bag: has shortened Ireland’s odds for victory against Armenia on Friday following the withdrawal of Paul McShane from the squad on Wednesday.

McShane joins a growing number of Irish players on the injury list ahead of Friday’s showdown with the team ranked 96th in the FIFA World rankings. Despite that injury list, the patriotic Irish are getting stuck into the Boys in Green to start their campaign with three points.

A spokesperson stated that ‘Following the withdrawal of Paul McShane from the Ireland squad, we’ve see plenty of money for Ireland to win at 4/6. As a result we’ve had to shorten them to 4/7.’

The spokesperson continued ‘It may just be a coincidence with the timing of McShane’s withdrawal or maybe the Irish football fan doesn’t rate the much maligned McShane and his defensive abilities. There does seem to be an enduring memory of him letting Thierry Henry get in behind him in the first place to get his hand of God goal last November.

Either way the Irish football fan seems to have a bit of confidence about a victory on Friday.’


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