NI boss Michael O'Neill says Republic friendly is a 'great game for both teams'

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is "really looking forward" to Thursday's friendly against the Republic of Ireland and says it is "too long" since the countries last met in 2011.

O'Neill was speaking after he and Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill met Irish President Michael D Higgins at a Co-Operation Ireland dinner in Dublin on Wednesday evening.