Recap: Your morning sports updates

Updated / Friday, 10 Nov 2017 12:45

A dejected Northern Ireland fan following their 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in Windsor Park last night

The Story So Far

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As Northern Ireland reels from yesterday's cruel loss to Switzerland, we'll leave you with a compilation of World Cup injustices from down the decades. 

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Ray Houghton and Peter Schmeichel on the fraught battle to reach USA 94, at a time when the Danes were European champions. 

""I was looking forward to playing against them... It was the same as if I was in a team playing Greece after Euro 2004. I wouldn't be overly concerned. I wouldn't be going over saying, 'Oh we're going up against the European champions.'" - Ray Houghton


Limerick captain James Ryan announces inter-county retirement 

Limerick captain James Ryan has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling in a statement released on Friday afternoon.

The Garryspillane native, who turned 30 in April, made his debut for the Limerick senior team during the 2008 National hurling league.

The pinnacle of his inter-county career arrived in 2013 when he delivered a Man of the Match against Cork in the Gaelic Grounds as Limerick reclaimed the Munster hurling title for the first time in 17 years.

Brief extract from his statement on his retirement

"I wish to announce my retirement from the Limerick Senior Hurling team. Training & playing for Limerick has played a huge part of my life and I was privileged to have played for my county for so many years.

"I would first like to thank my mam and dad who nurtured my love for sports and supported me all the way through my career."

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GAA guide

Lots of GAA action in the club calendar this weekend. Here is your guide to what is taking place, where and when.


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Looking forward, rather than back, Ray Houghton is cautiously optimistic about Ireland's chances of making the World Cup.

Just as long as we don't underestimate Denmark.

"What's happened far too often is we're under-playing the opposition," he told RTÉ Sport.

"It's as if everyone is delighted we got Denmark and it's going to be an easy task. Well it isn't, I can assure you.

"As long as we're in it. Even if we were to lose the game one-nil, with that Aviva roar on Tuesday and the crowd behind the players it would drive them on.

"The last two occasions that we've played away first in play-offs we've gone on to qualify so I think that all bodes well."

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