Irish football has always had more than its fair share of great names and characters. The likes of Paul McGrath, Roy Keane, Johnny Giles, Liam Brady, Niall Quinn, Packie Bonner, Jackie Carey and, of the current crop, Robbie Keane and Shay Given have graced the game, winning hundreds of caps between them. But never before has there been a complete record of all the men to have pulled on the green shirt of Ireland with spirit in their heart and fire in their belly. In these pages over 300 men from one cap wonders like Paddy Andrews of Bohemians through to record appearance maker Steve Staunton stand shoulder to shoulder. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 photographs, and statistics fully updated to the end of the 2008/09 season, Republic of Ireland: Player By Player is the most comprehensive book about Irish internationals ever published.
Christopher Davies was the Republic of Ireland correspondent for the Daily Telegraph for 20 years, covering over 200 games. From Euro 88 when Ireland made their debut on the international stage through Italia 90, USA 94 and the Saipan controversy which overshadowed the 2002 World Cup finals, he traced their every step. This is his second book.