Irish Abroad: International Roundup

Joe McCarthy casts his eye over the Irish players across the water., follow him on twitter @irish_abroad

Friday, 24th March 2017
FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Republic of Ireland 0-0 Wales
  • James McClean’s 48th appearance for Ireland was also his 25th start
  • Jeff Hendrick’s start was his 30th appearance for Ireland
  • John O’Shea started his first game for Ireland since Monday, 5 September 2016
  • Richard Keogh’s first appearance since the same game was his 15th start for Ireland
  • David Meyler’s first start since Tuesday, 31 May 2016 was his tenth start for Ireland, and was booked for the first time since November 2014 – coincidentally the same game Aiden McGeady got his last booking for Ireland before this game
  • Stephen Ward made his 40th start for Ireland
  • Cyrus Christie’s introduction was his first appearance since Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Tuesday, 28th March 2017
International Friendly
Republic of Ireland 0-1 Iceland
  • Aiden McGeady’s start against Iceland was his first start for Ireland since Tuesday, 31 May 2016
  • Jonathan Hayes made his first start for Ireland, in what was his third cap
    Cyrus Christie’s first start since Wednesday, 31 August 2016
  • Alex Pearce’s start (first start since Tuesday, 18 November 2014) was his fifth start for Ireland, and his first appearance since Tuesday, 29 March 2016
  • Keiren Westwood made his 20th appearance for Ireland in his first appearance since Wednesday, 31 August 2016
  • Both Conor Hourihane and John Egan made their first appearances for Ireland, with Egan also earning his first international booking
  • This was Kevin Doyle’s first start since Friday, 25 March 2016
  • Preston players Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan came off the bench to make their first appearances for Ireland
  • Stephen Gleeson made his third appearance for Ireland, almost ten years after his last cap in May 2007
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