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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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dirtydingusmagee added 15:53 - Mar 24
OH FECK , ZONK back in the news , with a massive win ,

dukey44 added 15:58 - Mar 24
Sorry but I thought this was an Ipswich page.. Who cares about him now he's history to us. We playing good football again now not micks drab boring football.. Oh just like the Irish played yesterday..

1psw1ch added 19:38 - Mar 24
Us irish have been playing crap football before mccarthy came so no point in blameing him for that performance

blueboy1981 added 19:56 - Mar 24
Strange decision by the Club to allow Bowman to link up - the sooner Lambert hooks Bowman out now the better. Typical McCarthy boring traits, and subsequent results.
Far more competent people out there than Bowman.

brian_a_mul added 20:00 - Mar 24
The Gibraltar game was played on a plastic pitch which slowed the game terribly and was an injury hazard to the players, it really shouldnt be allowed for senior international games. The wind was crazy, it whipped around the Rock causing havoc for corners, long passes etc. It really was a horrible game but at least Ireland got the 3 pts and no injuries!

Bergholtblue added 09:27 - Mar 25
I didn't even know that we had a director of football. What exactly is/was his role?

runningout added 10:41 - Mar 25
we do have embarrassing element that hold a meaningless grudge. Get over it, we all know change was due. Somebody just appointed ropey replacement

cobboldblue added 12:22 - Mar 25
Maybe we should give him some credit for the good signings MM & TC made, there we a few, given he is effectively top scout according to the article? Just a thought.

pegasus added 13:30 - Mar 25
Er...but this is an Ipswich story, isn't it? It's about Bowman. And Judge, an Ipswich player, is mentioned in the final para.

carsey added 18:38 - Mar 25
Come on folks let's not get into more slagging each other off. The article is on here because he's a current Town employee. The fact he was employed by a previous manager who caused a split the fan base is incidental.

Daniel72 added 17:58 - Mar 27
Personally I'm a fan of Ipswich, Ireland and Gibraltar. Not a bad result all round :-)

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