Friendly: Ireland 1-0 Bosnia & Herzegovina – McClean Starts But McGeady Makes Biggest Impression (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

26th, May 2012


By Alan Duffy

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Bosnia & Herzegovina – Friendly – 26th May 2012

Giovanni Trapattoni is getting a rather decent squad of players together, and against Bosnia & Herzegovina in Dublin, another gifted young Irishman made his first start for the Republic. James McClean enjoyed a superb season in the Premer League with Sunderland, and at the Aviva, his every touch was greeted with applause.

McClean threatened the Bosnian goal on a number of occasions, however, it was the more experienced Aiden McGeady who made the difference against a Bosnian side which included Edin Dzeko and Dynamo Moscow playmaker Zvjezdan Misimovic.

Coming on as a half-time sub, McGeady hit the post before ulitmately setting up Shane Long’s winner on late on, courtesy of a fine cross.

With McGeady, McClean, Long, Damien Duff, Robbie Keane and Kevin Doyle all battling for places up front, the Boys in Green  could provide a shock or two in Poland and Ukraine. If only they had a bit more depth in central midfield, they could be a pretty decent outfit.



Photos: PA


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  1. Seán says:

    We actually do have a half decent central midfield but they’re never played…starting Wes Hoolahan and James McCarthy would be a step in the right direction but Trap is too defence minded so has Whelan and Andrews…having said that,it got us to a major tournament so I’m not complaining too much!

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