Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Interview with Shay Given

For those of you who don't know, Shay Given is from Lifford and is a goalie for Manchester City and goalie for the Republic of Ireland football (soccer for ye'all on the west side of the Atlantic).

The Irish Times has a good interview with him about his careear and what it's like to play International football:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2009/1014/1224256613693.html

IT IS 99 games now and heading for 14 years since Shay Given prepared to line out for the Irish senior team for the first time. His family had travelled down from Donegal and the goalkeeper remembers being nervous ahead of what was "a momentous occasion for me and my family".

There might just be a few butterflies tonight, too, as the now 33-year-old leads his country out ahead of appearance number 100 with his two kids, Shayne and Sienna, there to see their father play in a Republic of Ireland jersey for the first time.



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