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Martin O'Neill watches on as Daryl Horgan scores this brilliant individual goal

The Dundalk winger has been touted for an Ireland call-up in recent weeks.

Martin O’Neill Martin O'Neill pictured at Oriel Park last night. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

IRELAND BOSS MARTIN O’Neill was one of many interested spectators at Oriel Park last night, as Dundalk beat Cork in a top-of-the-table clash.

One player who certainly caught the eye was winger Daryl Horgan, who scored a brilliant match-winning brace for the hosts.

Horgan put Dundalk ahead with a well-struck free kick, before a spectacular second in which he dribbled the ball from just outside his own box before blasting it home.

The 24-year-old has been touted for an Ireland call-up on the back of an impressive season both domestically and in Europe.

During the most recent Ireland squad announcement, O’Neill said he had considered calling up Dundalk players but cited their hectic schedule as the reason for his reluctance.

However, with the Airtricity League Premier Division season set to end on 28 October, O’Neill won’t have the same excuse when he comes to name his squad for the 12 November clash away to Austria.

And if O’Neill does choose to make his second League of Ireland squad call-up after Gary Rogers was part of the group to face Oman and Serbia, as one of the standout players for Dundalk this season, Horgan would certainly be a prime candidate for selection.

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