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Irish Abroad: The best stats from the Turkey friendly

Joe McCarthy

Friday, 23rd March 2018

International Match

Turkey 1-0 Republic of Ireland
Starting Players
Colin Doyle made his second appearance for Ireland, ten years and ten months after his first cap
Shane Duffy continued his record of being named in the starting XI in his every international appearance
Declan Rice and Scott Hogan both made their international debuts
Kevin Long made his fifth appearance for Ireland
James McClean made his 58th appearance for Ireland
Seamus Coleman made his 44th appearance for Ireland in his first appearance since breaking his leg one year before this game
Jeff Hendrick’s 38th appearance for Ireland was also his 30th start for his country
Conor Hourihane made his fifth appearance for Ireland
Both Alan Browne and Sean Maguire started their first international game in their second appearance for Ireland

Ciaran Clark made his 31st appearance for Ireland
David Meyler made his 24th appearance for Ireland
Alan Judge made his second appearance for Ireland, almost two years after his last appearance on Friday, 25th March 2016
Matt Doherty came off the bench to make his international debut
Shane Long made his 79th appearance for Ireland

Saturday, 24th March 2018

League 1

Bradford City 1-0 Gillingham
24 hours after playing for his country in Turkey, Colin Doyle lined out for Bradford and kept a clean sheet
Callum Reilly made his 100th career start
Conor Wilkinson started his first game since Saturday, 30th December

Fleetwood 2-0 Northampton
Cian Bolger scored his fifth goal of the season

Peterborough 1-1 Bristol Rovers
Conor O’Malley’s returned to the Peterborough starting XI for his first appearance since Saturday, 25th November

Southend United 2-0 Rotherham
Simon Cox scored his first goal since Tuesday, 26th December in the same game that Stephen McLaughlin scored his first goal since Saturday, 27th January

League 2

Carlisle United 1-1 Cambridge United
Gary Deegan was booked for the fifth time this season

Sunday, 25th March 2018


Colorado Rapids 2-2 Sporting Kansas City
Joe Mason scored his first goal for Colorado Rapids in his MLS debut

Australian A-League
Perth Glory 1-0 Melbourne Victory
Andy Keogh’s first goal in almost two months was also his 40th goal in the A-League


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