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International Clarets

10 September 2014

Find out how the Clarets got on for their respective nations over the international break.

Stephen Ward played the entirety of Republic of Ireland’s 2-1 victory over Georgia as they got off to the perfect start in their Euro 2016 Group D qualifier in Tbilisi.

international appearance.thWard won his first full cap in May 2011, scoring on his international debut, and the game against Georgia, his second outing in a week for his country as a Claret after the Republic’s 2-0 friendly win against Oman, was his 26


He becomes only the second Claret to win full international honours for the Republic of Ireland after Keith Treacy.


Elsewhere, new loanees Nathaniel Chalobah and Michael Keane both played the full 90 minutes as England U21s won 1-0 away against Lithuania in their penultimate qualifier.


minute against Moldova, as the Three Lions won 3-0 to secure top spot in the group and make it nine wins in ten games.stClarets striker Danny Ings missed that first fixture through illness but came on to replace Norwich City’s Nathan Redmond in the 81


Ings nearly got himself on the scoresheet, as he cut inside from and tested the Moldovan keeper with a shot, while Michael Keane also completed another full 90 minutes.


Elsewhere, Cameron Dummigan and Conor Mitchell were also in action for Northern Ireland at U19s level, with both players completing 90 minutes in their 2-2 friendly draw with Iceland.


Dummigan then joined up with Turf teammate Conlan and the U21 squad for the first time as they hosted Serbia in the UEFA U21 Championship qualifiers. Both players started the game as they went down 4-1 to the visitors in their final game.


Daniel Lafferty was also on international duty with Northern Ireland but was an unused substitute as Northern Ireland recorded a 2-1 away win over Hungary courtesy of ex-Claret Kyle Lafferty’s winner.

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