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Irish Abroad: Duffy’s record, Maguire’s debut, Whelan’s landmark

Joe McCarthy

Friday, 6th October 2017
FIFA World Cup 2018 European Qualifying
Republic of Ireland 2-0 Moldova

Darren Randolph made his 20th start in his 25th appearance for Ireland
Shane Duffy continued his record of starting every game for Ireland in his 14th international appearance
Callum O’Dowda made his first competitive start in his seventh appearance for Ireland
Daryl Murphy scored his second and third international goals in his 29th appearance for Ireland, his first international goals in 13 months
Congratulations to Sean Maguire on making his first appearance for Ireland, before this the last player to make his debut in a competitive game was Anthony Pilkington against Sweden in September 2013
Harry Arter was booked for the first time since May 2016 in his eighth appearance for Ireland

Saturday, 7th October 2017
League 1
Northampton 0-6 Bristol Rovers

Rory Gaffney scored his fifth goal of the season

League 2
Accrington Stanley 0-2 Luton

James Collins made his 350th career appearance

Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Stevenage

After his first career start in the League Trophy midweek, Luke Wade Slater made his first appearance in League One as a second half substitute

Lincoln City 2-1 Chesterfield

Sean Long made his 25th appearance in League One

Australian A-League
Central Coast Mariners 1-5 Newcastle Jets

The first goal of Roy O’Donovan’s hat trick against his former club was his 20th goal in the A-League

Monday, 9th October 2017

FIFA World Cup 2018 European Qualifying
Wales 0-1 Republic of Ireland

With this victory, Martin O’Neill is the first Republic of Ireland manager to win two away qualifiers against higher ranked opposition Austria(30) and Wales(13)
Darren Randolph and Daryl Murphy were both shown their first yellow card at international level
Cyrus Christie and Shane Duffy both made their 15th appearances for Ireland
Ciaran Clark was booked for the first time since November 2012 in his 25th start for Ireland
James McClean scored his tenth international goal in his 55th appearance for Ireland, Ireland have gone on to win every competitive game when the Derryman has scored
Jeff Hendrick made his 35th appearance for Ireland
Glenn Whelan earned his 83rd cap off the bench, drawing level with Paul McGrath
Kevin Long’s appearance from the bench meant there were four Burnley players on the pitch at the same time!

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