All good things come to a end, and this cliche definitely applies to the unfortunate Rob Elliot. Over 20 starts for Newcastle United in the Premier League, Likely to be on the plane to France in June and a new baby on the way. Things were looking good for the 29 year old. Too good.
On a cold, crisp night in Dublin 8, where conditions where absolutely perfect for a game of football for this time of year. It was the men from Inchicore who took home the points and the bragging rights in what was the first Dublin derby of the season.
When Martin O’Neill announces his squad for the upcoming friendlies against Euro 2016 finalists Switzerland and Slovakia, he’ll be insisting that there is still everything to play for. Even for the players not selected.