The first round of fixtures has been and gone for our four players out on international duty with Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland – here’s how they got on.
Paddy Lane – Northern Ireland Senior Squad
Luxembourg 1-3 Northern Ireland - Friday 25 March (7:15pm)
After training with the Senior squad at Northern Ireland this week, they had their first of two games during this international break, with Lane being named on the bench. Goals from Josh Magennis, Steve Davis, and Gavin Whyte gave them the win in this friendly.
Carl Johnston & Barry Baggley – Northern Ireland Under-21s
Slovakia Under-21s 2-1 Northern Ireland Under-21s – Friday 25 March (3pm)
Carl Johnston started in this one and made an impact, scoring the equaliser after the side went behind early on. Just past the hour mark, Chris McKee played the ball across the six-yard box to Johnston, who poked home.
Barry Baggley came off the bench with five minutes to go for Sean Stewart and it ended sour for the side in green as they conceded a penalty in the 86th minute, which saw them lose the Euro Qualifier 2-1 on the day.
Cian Hayes – Republic of Ireland Under-19s
England Under-19s 3-1 Republic of Ireland Under-19s – Wednesday 23 March (7:30pm)
The young winger had a great start to his time with the Ireland youth team as he came off the bench in the 35th minute in the clash against the Three Lions and even produced an assist three minutes later for James Abankwah - the only goal they scored in the game.
Keep up the good work lads!