Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Football

Republic of Ireland ratings

Published 16/11/2015

Jonathan Walters was the Republic of Ireland's star man in Dublin
Jonathan Walters was the Republic of Ireland's star man in Dublin

DARREN RANDOLPH - An assured display behind a largely well-organised defence and deserved his slice of good fortune when substitute Vedad Ibisevic's injury-time volley came back off the bar - 7 (out of 10)

SEAMUS COLEMAN - Calm throughout on a night when defensive solidity rather than attacking prowess was required of him - 7

RICHARD KEOGH - Turned in another solid display at the heart of a rearguard which simply refused to be beaten - 7

CIARAN CLARK - Growing in stature with every international appearance and more than looked the part once again - 7

ROBBIE BRADY - Carried to threat to Bosnia-Herzegovina from the off and had a hand in the second goal, but was less than effective from the set-pieces with which he was presented - 6

GLENN WHELAN - Led by example on a night when tenacity and industry were richly rewarded - 7

JAMES McCARTHY - Robust in the middle of the field, where he made a series of timely interventions to break up dangerous Bosnia attacks - 7

JEFF HENDRICK - Another fine international appearance from the Derby midfielder, who is rapidly establishing himself as a regular - 8

WES HOOLAHAN - Struggled to force his way into the game and departed prematurely as O'Neill introduced fresh legs - 6

JONATHAN WALTERS - Used his power and energy to good effect and was clinical when presented with his chances - 9

DARYL MURPHY - Battled manfully in the lone striking role and played the key role in the penalty - 7

SUBSTITUTES

JAMES McCLEAN (for Hoolahan, 55) - Picked up a silly booking, but worked hard to help Ireland see out the game - 6

SHANE LONG (for Murphy, 55) - Might have added a third goal after breaking three, but his lack of recent football caught up with him - 6

JOHN O'SHEA (for Whelan, 90) - Played his part in repelling a late flurry after being introduced as a last-minute replacement - 6

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph