Friday June 7, 2013 1st Round: Group C Finished Aviva Stadium

Republic of Ireland 3 - 0 Faroe Islands

  • Keane 5’, 56’, 81’

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    Time:90'
    • Republic of Ireland
    • Faroe Islands
    • - Fairly straightforward win for Ireland against the Faroe Islands. Keane was the standout performer but Hoolahan and McGeady also turned in good displays. A must-win game, won.
    • 90' FULL TIME: Republic of Ireland 3-0 Faroe Islands.
    • 91' Robbie Keane announced as man of the match. There's not a dissenting voice in the house. Wonderful performance!
    • 87' Keane has the ball in the net again but it's been ruled out for offside. The whistle went some time before he struck the shot, but it was some shot! Found the top corner with a chip!
    • 80' GOAL! Republic of Ireland 3-0 Faroe Islands (80 mins: Keane). Keane seals his hat-trick on the night he breaks Ireland's appearance record. Great instinctive movement and finish.
    • 78' Things have gone a little flat in Dublin. Faroe Islands are huffing and puffing, but let's face it, they're not very good so they can't quite blow the house down. All a bit easy for Ireland.
    • 55' GOAL! Republic of Ireland 2-0 Faroe Islands (55 mins: Keane). Relief for the home side as Keane doubles Ireland's lead after going work from Hoolahan and Coleman.
    • 47' McGeady throws a few step-overs and a drop of the shoulder into his run down the left and his cross into the centre is a good one, but Hoolahan can't climb high enough and his header goes over.
    • 45' The second half between Republic of Ireland and the Faroe Islands has started.
    • - Despite such a positive start, it's been a largely frustrating evening for Ireland so far. Their lead doesn't look under threat but they haven't created too much and when they have they've spurned their chances.
    • 45' HALF TIME: Republic of Ireland 1-0 Faroe Islands
    • 34' Keane takes the ball down on his chest on the edge of the box, firing a volley at goal. However, his shot is brilliantly saved by the Faroes' keeper. Wonderful save!
    • 30' McGeady tries to jink through the Faroe Island defence but is eventually crowded out and the possession comes to nothing.
    • 25' Keane tries to get on the end of a ball poked through the Faroes backline but the opposition keeper gets to it first and saves from close range.
    • 23' McGeady collects the ball in the centre of the pitch, turns and shoots at goal but his effort is charged down.
    • 19' After such an impressive start Ireland have taken their foot off the peddle a bit. The Faroes don't look terribly threatening but they are enjoying more of the ball, even if they're not doing anything with it.
    • 6' For the sake of their own nerves it was important Ireland got an early goal and that's exactly what they've done. Hoolahan was integral to the move that led to the goal, driving through the centre of midfield.
    • 5' GOAL! Republic of Ireland 1-0 Faroe Islands (5 mins: Keane). The LA Galaxy turns home McGeady's low cross to give the hosts an early lead.
    • 3' Looks like a pleasant evening in Dublin and I think most in attendance are expecting a pleasant, unstressful game.
    • 1' Republic of Ireland have just kicked off against the Faroe Islands!
  • Summary

    • 80' GOAL! Republic of Ireland 3-0 Faroe Islands (80 mins: Keane). Keane seals his hat-trick on the night he breaks Ireland's appearance record. Great instinctive movement and finish.
    • 55' GOAL! Republic of Ireland 2-0 Faroe Islands (55 mins: Keane). Relief for the home side as Keane doubles Ireland's lead after going work from Hoolahan and Coleman.
    • 5' GOAL! Republic of Ireland 1-0 Faroe Islands (5 mins: Keane). The LA Galaxy turns home McGeady's low cross to give the hosts an early lead.

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