Irish abroad: Mark Travers and Aaron Connolly impress as Wes weaves magic 9 months ago

Irish abroad: Mark Travers and Aaron Connolly impress as Wes weaves magic

It was a good weekend for Irish supporters across England.

Throughout the leagues in England, Irish talent flourished last weekend as Aaron Connolly and Mark Travers set the Championship alight.

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Seamus Coleman delights fans

The former Sligo Rovers defender claimed Everton's opening goal, to win their first league game in two months as they beat Leeds 3-0 at Goodison Park.

The Republic of Ireland captain was heavily involved in the build-up to Evertonโ€™s first goal and showed commendable bravery to head the ball over the line. It was a flash from the past by the Donegal man to how he used to attack under Roberto Martinez during the 2013-14 season.

The 33-year-old was overlapping throughout the match, Coleman delivered the perfect response to supporters who have criticised him this season.

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Aaron Connolly gets off the mark

The Brighton loanee opened his goalscoring account with Middlesbrough as they beat Derby County 4-1.

The Galway man's deflected effort just before halftime found its way past Ryan Allsopp into the net.

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The eight-time capped Irish international will be aiming to kick on now in an attempt to break back into Stephen Kenny's team.

You shall not pass - Mark Travers

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Bournemouth continued their charge to the Premier League with a 2-1 against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

The former Shamrock Rovers goalkeeper is staking a claim to become the Republic of Ireland number one. He made six saves made during the match on Saturday.

This season, Travers has kept 12 clean sheets for the Cherries, he is currently playing a league above current Ireland number one Gavin Bazunu.

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Goalscoring machine Will Keane

Striker Keane got his 15th goal of the campaign as he looks set to take the step up to international stage. The Wigan attacker recently declared for the Republic of Ireland.

Wigan Athletic are edging towards Championship football for next season as they won 2-1 against Charlton Athletic.

The former Manchester United youth player is in good company with the 'Tics as James McClean and Jamie McGrath play alongside him.

Rolls Royce Wes Hoolahan

The former Republic of Ireland international is showing no signs of slowing down, as a clip of the 39-year-old speeding past opponents did the rounds on social media.

Cambridge drew 2-2 with Burton Albion as Hoolahan played the full 90 minutes. It is regarded that Hoolahan is Cambridges best player.

Shelbourne registered an interest in their former players during the January transfer window as his contract expires in the summer.

Still got it!


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