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Debut delight for Darragh!

The defender appeared for the first time for his country and played his part in the win over the USA

4 June 2018

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It was a debut to remember for Rovers defender Darragh Lenihan, who earned his first cap for the Republic of Ireland at the weekend.

Replacing John O'Shea - who was appearing for his country for the final time - in the first half, Darragh would play for 55 minutes in the Aviva Stadium against the USA.

After Bobby Wood's opener put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half time, Lenihan played his part in the equaliser for Martin O'Neil's side, hammering a volley towards goal which was going in, only for Graham Burke to get a touch on the line and be confirmed as the goalscorer.

But Lenihan did find the net soon after, but the assistant referee's flag was up and wrongly ruled his strike out for offside.

Just when it appeared the game would end all square, former Rover Alan Judge scored with his first touch with just a minute remaining to win the game in front of 32,000 in Dublin.

Fellow Rover Derrick Williams missed out on the squad due to injury.

Congratulations, Darragh!


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