Gibraltar v Republic of Ireland: Euro 2016 qualifier preview
Skipper Robbie Keane returned to the Republic of Ireland starting line-up as manager Martin O'Neill went in search of goals against Euro 2016 minnows Gibraltar.
The 35-year-old, who was used only as a substitute in the last qualifier against Scotland following a troublesome groin injury, was handed a 141st international cap and a chance to add to his 65 goals for his country in Faro in a team which also included Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark, Derby counterpart Cyrus Christie and the full-back's club-mate Jeff Hendrick .
Gibraltar boss Jeff Wood, taking charge of his first game, included Lee Casciaro, the scorer of his team's only competitive goal to date, in his side.
Gibraltar: Perez, Garcia, Barnett, Roy Chipolina,
Joseph Chipolina, Sergeant, Walker, Bardon, Kyle Casciaro,
Lee Casciaro, Duarte. Subs: Robba, Bosio, Ryan Casciaro,
Olivero, Gosling, Lopez, Victory, Rovegno, Coombes, Gulling,
Rep of Ireland: Given, Christie, O'Shea, Clark, Hendrick,
Hoolahan, McCarthy, Whelan, Brady, Keane, Walters. Subs: Forde,
Coleman, Wilson, McGeady, Long, McClean, Meyler, Doyle, Ward,
Quinn, Keogh, Randolph.
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (Croatia)
Belfast Telegraph Digital