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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Macedonia

All time
# Trap attack
Five things Ireland need to do to win in Skopje
As the Ireland squad prepare to fly out for their crunch qualifier against Macedonia, we suggest five notes Trap should have in his playbook.
# eastern promise
Forward thinking: Should Trap take the Long road or go with Simon Cox?
Reports from the Ireland camp suggest that the Ireland manager will go for the West Brom man ahead of Shane Long in the Euro qualifier. Is he right?
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Tuesday
Kelly to lead Ireland tonight, Kilkenny plan without star duo and everything you need to know about the lockout.
# Talking Points
The Watercooler: the future's bright, the future's green
Paul Ring reflects on a successful weekend for Giovanni Trapattoni’s men. Or was it?
Ireland 2-1 Macedonia: As it happened
Ireland have beaten Macedonia 2-1 at the Aviva Stadium thanks to goals from Aiden McGeady and Robbie Keane.
# Captain's run
I'm ready: Keane fighting fit for Macedonia test
Dubliner will become most-capped Ireland captain when he leads out home side at the Aviva Stadium tonight.
# Change It Up
McCarthy’s inclusion gives me freedom to experiment, says Trapattoni
The Republic of Ireland boss has indicated that he will not necessarily stick to 4-4-2 when using the Wigan midfielder.
# Ready for Action
Trap looks to older heads to lead patient, positive approach
Irish manager confident that his players can exploit Macedonia’s defensive tactics.
# Hands Off
Caldwell admits to trying to convince James McCarthy to turn his back on Ireland
Scottish vice-captain believes McCarthy is destined for big things but wants to see him represent the country of his birth.
# Euro 2012
Ireland hopefuls need to make a choice, says Liam Lawrence
British-born midfielder says Pennant and O’Hara shouldn’t ‘juggle’ their options.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: St Patrick's Day
Six Irish winners on Day Two at Cheltenham, Real Madrid and Chelsea book their places in the Champions League quarter-finals, and Kidney names his side to stop England’s Grand Slam charge.
# Hammer Blow
O’Shea now also a major doubt for Macedonia game
Manchester United defender picked up a hamstring strain during last night’s Champions League action.
# Boy in Green
Trapattoni moves to end speculation by including McCarthy in Macedonia squad
Keane and Lawrence both included in panel after coming through substitute appearances unscathed at the weekend.
# Injury Worries
Dunne and Lawrence give Trap fresh injury worries
Richard Dunne and Liam Lawrence have both picked up injuries ahead of Ireland’s important Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia.
# Crocked
Robbie Keane a doubt for crucial Macedonia game
West Ham striker will be sidelined for six weeks and may miss Euro 2012 qualifier.