Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Fosters Or Guinness?

Fosters Or Guinness?

That was the ultimate question posed to starlet Shane Lowry as he had to make his final choice on who to represent internationally.

Lowry is Perth borne, but represented Eire at U17 and U21 levels, winning two caps for the U21 side, but has recently decided that his allegiance will lie with Australia as he progresses his career.

Rules state that a player can change their mind up until the age of 21, so long as they haven't represented the full national side, so Lowry was well within his rights to make this decision, and the Football Association of Ireland have said they harbour no ill will to the player after his decision.

Speaking to SSN, a FAI spokesperson said:

'The decision is entirely up to the player.

'Players have gone the other way in the past and declared for us. So it's a case that we've benefited from it in the past.'

Unfortunately I can't find any direct quotes from Lowry on the issue but no doubt I'll find some eventually.

Bookmark and Share



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Sunday September 13 2009
Time: 8:33PM

Comments

0
lol, only you could think of a title like that! Superb!
The Fear
13/09/2009 20:38:00
0
lol, only you could think of a title like that! Superb!
The Fear
13/09/2009 20:38:00
0
Well it was either that or 'Lowry doesn't give a 4 X for Eire' but I thought that might send the wrong message lol
mike_field
13/09/2009 20:46:00
0
Well it was either that or 'Lowry doesn't give a 4 X for Eire' but I thought that might send the wrong message lol
mike_field
13/09/2009 20:46:00
0
Well the FAI have poached so many non Irish we cant really complain that he wants to play for the country he's from.
Pking
13/09/2009 22:12:00
0
Well the FAI have poached so many non Irish we cant really complain that he wants to play for the country he's from.
Pking
13/09/2009 22:12:00
0
Shame we Irish miss out on the prospect of Lowry forging a club & country partnership with Dunner, he looks a good prospect.
Madirish
13/09/2009 23:07:00
0
Shame we Irish miss out on the prospect of Lowry forging a club & country partnership with Dunner, he looks a good prospect.
Madirish
13/09/2009 23:07:00
0
yay
AussieVilla
14/09/2009 05:58:00
0
yay
AussieVilla
14/09/2009 05:58:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Foreign Owners - An Outsiders View - Competition

Sportswriter Bob Holmes has taken a look at the rise of foreign ownership in the English game and as well as acknowledging the often aired thoughts of the fans, he's also...

What Came First Lee Hendrie. The Chicken Or The Egg?

Lee on the atmosphere and fans last season and why Scott Sinclair had to leave. But is it really down to the fans?

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

Bruce - January Cost Us

Manager Steve Bruce's early week interviews with the media are filtering through properly now and whilst he hasn't closed the door on Play Off promotion...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vital Villa Player Of March
Suggested By: JP Fear
Baker7%
Chester3%
Johnstone13%
Taylor0%
Jedinak39%
Hutton13%
Hourihane1%
Lansbury0%
Adomah0%
Bjarnason17%
Amavi0%
Bree0%
Gardner0%
Kodjia7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Vettel hoping for love affair with new Ferrari
Latest Vital Boxing News
McGoldrick Wins Professional Debut
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear407
2.Pride of Lions314
3.sirdennis311
4.HeathfieldRoad1874292
5.JuanPabloAngel279
6.Sasquatch215
7.Silhillvilla177
8.Melon Donkey160
9.BodyButter149
10.DeanoVilla142
The Vital Football Members League