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A day to remember for Rovers duo

Find out why Lenihan and Williams came up against Mulgrew on Sunday

21 May 2018

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It was a day to remember for Darragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams on Sunday, as the Rovers duo represented Ireland for the first time.

The defensive pair were named in the starting XI to face Celtic in Scott Brown's Testimonial, which was played in front of around 55,000 fans at Celtic Park.

Rovers skipper Charlie Mulgrew - who came through the Celtic youth system and later spent six years at the club - lined up for the hosts and contributed to an entertaining contest as the game finished 2-2.

Posting on his official Twitter account after the match, Williams said: "What an experience - a day I will never forget.

"Getting to play for my country in front of a full crowd at Celtic Park, things you dream of as a kid.

"I had goosebumps before the game listening to You'll Never Walk Alone, and will keep working hard to get more opportunities."

Over on Instagram, Lenihan added: "What a great game to be involved in. The atmosphere was unbelievable.

"It's always an honour to wear the Irish jersey."

The duo will now hope to get a first Ireland cap when Martin O'Neill's men take on France in a friendly in Paris on Monday 28th May.

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