Former Republic of Ireland player Kevin Kilbane fears that the side will miss out on UEFA EURO 2016 after a 1-1 draw at home to Scotland. He wrote in his Irish Mail on Sunday column: "We're still in it but only just. And we have an almighty mountain to climb in our remaining qualifiers if we are to make it to France.That performance and result could cost us our place at the EURO finals. It's not over yet, the remaining fixtures could work in our favour but we are making hard work of it."
A mixture of defiance and despair in the Irish print media in the wake of the 1-1 draw at home to Scotland, with Shaun Maloney featuring heavily, just as across the sea (see 10:18).
"Shaun of the dead," says the Sunday World, in reference to Maloney's deflected equalising goal. The Sunday Independent carries a message from coach Martin O'Neill that "it's far from over".
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