Former League of Ireland manager Sean Connor says Ireland must not lose first match

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Former League of Ireland manager Sean Connor believes Shane Long is pivotal for Ireland to help the Boys In Green qualify out of their group at Euro 2016.

Martin O'Neill's players kick off their tournament against Sweden tomorrow and Sean believes Long will be really important for Ireland's chances and says it is a game that Ireland cannot afford to lose.

He said the striker has had an excellent league season for his club Southampton.

He told Sunday Sport presenter Myles Gallagher that the games so far have been enjoyable and the standard of play has been good…