Shane Long Puts Ireland in Front Against World Champs Germany in Euro Qualifying

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistOctober 8, 2015

Ireland's Shane Long celebrates with fans after scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2016 group D qualifying soccer match between Ireland and Germany in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Peter Morrison

What a night it could be for Irish football.

Shane Long's second-half goal has them leading world champions Germany in Euro 2016 qualifying.

Long latched on to a long ball by Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph before firing home.