Republic of Ireland Football Team Fixtures & Results for 2015
The Republic of Ireland began their 2015 campaign with Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. A last minute goal from Shane Long earned the Irish a 1-1 draw.
The second match of 2015 was a home friendly against the auld enemy, England in June. This was the first match between the two countries in Ireland since the abandoned match back in 1995. That match had to be abandoned due to rioting by English fans in the old Lansdowne Road stadium.
Ireland’s third match in 2015 was a Euro 2016 qualifier in June against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. A first half goal from Jonathan Walters was wiped out by an own goal by John O’Shea in the first minute of the second half. The match ended in a 1-1 draw – Ireland’s third draw from three matches in 2015.
Ireland’s fourth match in 2015 was a 4-0 victory over Group D minnows Gibraltar in a Euro 2016 qualifier. This win, allied to a Georgian win over Scotland, meant that Ireland rose to third place in the group. This was followed up with a home 1-0 victory over Georgia.
Ireland’s first and only victory over Germany in a competitive match was a 1-0 win at the Aviva Stadium in Oct 2015. It was a Euro 2016 qualifier match and the Germans were reigning World Cup champions at the time.
The year finished with a two match Euro 2016 play-off against Bosnia & Herzegovina. Following a gritty 1-1 draw away in the fog at Zenica Ireland sealed the deal with a 2-0 victory at the Aviva stadium in Dublin. Two goals from Jon Walters were more than enough to send the team, managed by Martin O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane, to the Euro 2016 finals in Paris, France.
Republic of Ireland Match Fixtures & Results for 2015
Scores in parentheses are half-time scores