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Bowman Joins McCarthy's Staff as Ireland Win in Gibraltar
Saturday, 23rd Mar 2019 19:31

Town director of football Dave Bowman joined former Blues manager Mick McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor on the Republic of Ireland bench as they beat Gibraltar 1-0 in their opening European Championships qualifier this evening having taken on a role as a technical advisor with the FAI. Blues attacker Alan Judge was an unused sub, while ex-Town striker David McGoldrick created the winning goal for Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick three minutes after the break.

The 58-year-old has been given permission to take on the part-time position with Ireland while continuing his duties with Town.

Bowman joined the Blues in 2012 after McCarthy took over at Portman Road having previously worked with him at Wolves, Sunderland and during his previous stint in charge of Ireland.

Effectively the club’s chief scout despite his job title, Bowman remained at the club after McCarthy’s departure and now works with current boss Paul Lambert on recruitment.

Bowman with McCarthy during his time as Town boss

We understand Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce recently showed interest in taking Bowman, who is out of contract in the summer, to Hillsborough.

Ireland host Georgia in their second qualifier at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Tuesday when Judge will hope to win his sixth full cap.

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TrueBlue1996 added 19:34 - Mar 23

ITFCsince73 added 19:45 - Mar 23
Doube l zzzzzzzzzzzzzzZ.

tractorboybig added 19:48 - Mar 23
Why is this on TWTD? who gives an F about southern Ireland?

itfchorry added 19:51 - Mar 23
McCarthy Out

ITFCsince73 added 20:11 - Mar 23
Tractorboybig. Feel sorry for them....that’s about it.

ITFCsince73 added 20:13 - Mar 23
Wouldn’t wish boring hoofball on anyone.
Hope the Irish don’t blame us....

jas0999 added 20:16 - Mar 23
I bet he wouldn’t have got on the plane if offered a point against the mighty Gibraltar! As it is a thoroughly brilliant 1-0 win ...

istanblue added 20:26 - Mar 23
I take it Ireland sat back after going ahead, happy to take a 1-0 against the mighty Gibraltar!

GeoffSentence added 20:26 - Mar 23
@tractorboybig it's on here because it involves a current member of Town staff.

OwainG1992 added 20:28 - Mar 23
Stop moaning for once guys! How awesome does that backdrop look.

busterjames1 added 21:53 - Mar 23
As long as he keeps Alan Judge sweet and he spots some talent in this role .Hopefully town will benefit from his jaunts !

ChrisFelix added 23:20 - Mar 23
They are a good team are Gibraltar

JamestownPrince added 00:59 - Mar 24
Sunday pub team against Sunday pub team....

RobITFC added 01:16 - Mar 24
And this is news? This fool told us all to politely go and do one! after we scored at Norwich, what a loser!

HappySnidge added 07:11 - Mar 24
Sunday papers have Mick quoted as "hating every minute" of the Gibraltar game. Interesting to see how this type of motivation talk impacts their performance against Georgia.

Also once a blue, always a blue. Great to see a mini reunion of old boys and to see how some of the current crop perform on the International stage.

1psw1ch added 07:11 - Mar 24
Wow,,,im irish and support ipswich ,,love the club,,,but no need to be haveing a dig at us for been irish ,,,

Northstandveteran added 07:14 - Mar 24
Another no news weekend.

Let's throw in a McCarthy story!

That'll stir up the natives.

1psw1ch added 07:17 - Mar 24
Did you give a f when irish man daryl murphy banged in 27 goals back in 14/15 season,,,would,nt think so

thundercat600 added 07:18 - Mar 24
Oh dear, read this just to see the vile comments from the "we hate Mick" brigade and I have not been disappointed. If you want to see the ugly side of football just look no further than reading the comments on this site

PositivelyPortman added 08:56 - Mar 24
Thundercat “vile comments”? Christ you’ve lead a sheltered life haven’t you? 😂😂😂

Ipswichbusiness added 09:26 - Mar 24
I presume that Mr Bowman has been at least partly responsible for our muddle-headed recruitment strategy over the last few years, so the sooner he goes the better.

Wickets added 12:28 - Mar 24
Actually i think it was Bowman who successfully negotiated the bringing in of Waghorn and Garner , though Mick took the credit, i am wondering if this might compromise his position here in any way?

MrJase_79 added 13:51 - Mar 24
Yea I don't understand why this website continues to ever post McCarthy stuff. He has nothing to do with Town, we've had 2 managers since then.

Why does this website keep posting stuff about him? really bizarre.

midastouch added 13:55 - Mar 24
Look in their element sitting there @ Carrot Road in the picture above.

prebbs007 added 14:09 - Mar 24
Who gives a flying f&£k ???

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