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Duffy's Ireland progress

17 November 2015

It was a successful night for the Republic of Ireland as they defeated Bosnia & Herzegovina 2-0 in Dublin to progress through to the finals of Euro 2016.

After last Friday's 1-1 draw in Zeneca, the Irish headed to the Aviva Stadium knowing a positive result would see them reach next summer's finals in France.

Former Rovers Academy player Jonathan Walters opened the scoring from the penalty spot for Ireland in the 24th minutes, and doubled their advantage with a volley with 20 minutes remaining.

Rovers defender Shane Duffy was part of the Martin O'Neill's squad for the match but didn't feature.

Elsewhere on Monday Northern Ireland's Under-19s qualified for the Elite round of the UEFA Under 19 Championship despite losing 2-0 against Slovakia.

A win over Norway and a draw with Russia meant Northern Ireland finished second in their group behind winners Slovakia.

Rovers youngster Mark Edgar featured in all three games for the Northern Irish.

There are two further Rovers players hoping to take part in internationals this Tuesday.

Lee Williamson's Jamaica are in Port Au Prince for a World Cup qualifier against Haiti, whilst Darragh Lenihan's Republic of Ireland Under-21 side have a friendly match against Norway in Waterford.


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