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Ireland v Faroes: Here's how we rated the Boys in Green

A Robbie Keane hat-trick handed Ireland a 3-0 win in Dublin.

The starting XI tonight.
The starting XI tonight.
Image: INPHO/James Crombie

David Forde 7 – Had little or nothing to do but showed a safe pair of hands on the rare occasions he was called upon.

Seamus Coleman 7 – Didn’t get forward as much as he could have in the first half but made up for that with a nice ball for the second goal and was a threat after the break.

John O’Shea 6 – A quiet night for him and his central defensive partner.

Sean St Ledger 6 -With O’Shea, the Leicester defender wasn’t given much work to do by the Faroes.

Marc Wilson 6 – Solid performance from the Stoke man and got the ball out to McGeady early. Came off injured.

Aiden McGeady 8 – Ireland’s biggest threat in the first half and ran his marker ragged on the left flank.

Glenn Whelan 6 – Shielded the Irish defence and never stopped working for the team.

Wes Hoolahan 8 – Wanted the ball at every opportunity, had a hand in two goals and made Ireland tick on his competitive debut.

Simon Cox 6 – It’s clear to everyone but Trap that he’s not a right winger.

Jon Walters 6 – Put himself about and didn’t give the Faroes a minute’s peace. Replaced by Conor Sammon.

Robbie Keane 9 – A hat-trick on the night he becomes Ireland’s most capped player.


Conor Sammon 6 – Set up the third goal.

James McClean 5 – Didn’t make a huge impact upon his introduction.

Stephen Kelly – Not on long enough

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