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Irish Abroad: The best stats from Poland v Ireland

Joe McCarthy

Saturday, 8th September 2018
League 1
Accrington Stanley 1-1 Burton Albion

Seamus Conneely made his 150th start for Accrington Stanley
Stephen Quinn was booked for the first time since August 2016

Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Luton

James Collins was booked for the first time this season

Southend United 2-3 Peterborough

Stephen McLaughlin’s 15th goal in the competition was also the 20th he scored since leaving the League of Ireland

Sunderland 1-1 Fleetwood

Paddy Madden’s goal was his 80th strike in League One

League 2
Cambridge United 1-2 Carlisle United

Gary Deegan made his 100th appearance in League Two

Exeter 5-1 Notts County

The first goal of Pierce Sweeney’s first brace of his career was his tenth goal in League Two

Lincoln City 0-1 Crawley

Lee Frecklington was sent off for the first time since March 2015

Morecambe 0-1 Swindon Town

Barry Roche started his 450th game for Morecambe

Tuesday, 11th September 2018
International Match
Poland 1-1 Republic of Ireland

The eleven players who started this game had a combined caps total of 129, the lowest total since a 3-2 friendly loss to Uruguay in February 2011 when the caps total was 102.

Starting XI
Darren Randolph made his 30th appearance for Ireland was also his 25th start at international level
Kevin Long made his eighth appearance for Ireland
Richard Keogh’s 18th appearance for Ireland was his first appearance for the Republic since Friday, 2 June 2017
John Egan made his third appearance for Ireland was his first start since the same game
Enda Stevens’ third cap for Ireland was also his first start
Cyrus Christie made his 19th appearance for Ireland
Jeff Hendrick made his 41st appearance for Ireland
Shaun Williams’ third appearance for Ireland was his first start at international level
Callum O’Dowda made his 12th appearance for Ireland
Aiden O’Brien marked his international debut with a goal, the first player to do so since Robbie Brady and Alex Pearce both scored on their first appearances for Ireland against Oman in September 2012
Callum Robinson made his second appearance for IrelandSubstitutes
Alan Judge made his fifth appearance for Ireland
Daryl Horgan made his sixth appearance for Ireland
Conor Hourihane made his seventh appearance for Ireland
David Meyler made his 26th appearance for Ireland
Graham Burke made his third appearance for Ireland
Matt Doherty made his third appearance for Ireland

Football League Trophy
Fleetwood 2-2 Leicester City U21

Cian Bolger was sent off for the first time for Fleetwood. This was the defender’s fourth career red card, and his first since December 2014

Swindon Town 1-0 Newport County

Mark O’Brien’s first start of the season was also his 50th start for Newport County

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