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How many of these Irish international footballers from the 00s can you remember?

How well do you know your Joseph Lapiras from your Joey O’Briens?

You know who this guy is, right?
You know who this guy is, right?
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

NO FEWER THAN 70 players made their senior international debuts for the Republic of Ireland between 2000 and 2009. 

Some, like John O’Shea and Richard Dunne, went on to have illustrious careers with their country winning over 100 caps apiece. Others, like some of those below, never donned a green jersey again.

So, without further ado, here’s the ultimate test of how much attention you were paying to the Irish international side during the first decade of the 21st century. 

This centre-half made just one appearance for Ireland in 2000, but what's his name?
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Paul Smith
Paul Butler

Paul McGee
Paul Green
Name the midfielder who made the first of just two international appearances in April 2000?
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Alan Bennett
Alan Mahon

Alan Campbell
Alan O'Brien
Can you pick the 8-capped Alan Quinn out of this line up?
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Name this former Liverpool player who won five caps between 2007 and 2008?
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Darren Potter
Richie Partridge

Brian Mooney
Michael Robinson
This striker scored one goal in nine appearances for his country, but who is he?
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Stephen Gleeson
Stephen Ireland

Stephen O'Halloran
Stephen Elliott
Which one of these goalkeepers is Colin Doyle
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This player made both his Ireland appearances in the US. What's his name?
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Joseph Lapira
Joseph Golding

Joe O'Cearuill
Joe Gamble
He only managed 27 minutes for Ireland, but who is this former Manchester City striker?
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Jon Macken
Jonathan Douglas

Jonathan Walters
Jon Goodman
Seven players with the O'Brien surname have been capped at senior level by Ireland, but which one of these is Alan?
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This midfielder played for Wolves when he made his debut in 2007, but what's his name?
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Matt Doherty
Anthony Ford

Aaron McCarey
Stephen Gleeson
This Galway born striker failed to score in 10 appearances for his country but what's his name?
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Alan Maybury
Alan Bennett

Alan Lee
Alan Moore
Which of these four is former U21 International Player of the Year and four-time senior international Barry Quinn?
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Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You deserve a cap yourself!
Wow, you aced that one. Were you the one calling all these players up?
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You know your stuff!
Not bad at all. You were even keeping a close eye on those pointless US tours.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You only watch competitive games!
Some of them threw you but that's to be expected. The 00s were a long time ago. Sort of.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
That could have gone better!
You're more a GAA fan aren't you? Not to worry.
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How big a Republic of Ireland fan are you?

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Steve O'Rourke

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