Nations League


Groundhopping: Ireland (v Ukraine, Aviva Stadium)

Date: 8 June 2022

Competition: Nations League (international)

Result: Ireland 0 – 1 Ukraine

Tickets: €20 (adult), €15 (kids) (much higher prices too, I only go when I get in early on the cheap seats, to be honest)

Attendance: circa 40,000

Game Rating: ⭐ ⭐ (five for the positive vibes, though).

The game: Another poor performance from an Irish side in the Nations League with a couple of stand out performances from Ogbene (who looks a real prospect) and Collins (who by all rights should have a lot more caps already). A couple of decent chances in the game at either end, a bit of a dull affair all in.

The goal was a freekick early in the second half that just somehow evaded Kelleher and went in the net. It’ll be forgotten totally in a couple of weeks. The highlight, to be honest, was looking at the atmosphere amongst the Ukranian fans.