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DAILY INTERNATIONAL ROUND-UP: MONDAY

16 November 2015

Irish duo heading to Euro 2016

REPUBLIC of Ireland secured their place at Euro 2016 on Monday night, with Norwich City's Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan at the heart of a play-off triumph over Bosnia-Herzegovina.

With the tie level at 1-1 following Brady's first-leg strike in Zenica, Martin O'Neill's men went into the game knowing victory would take them to next summer's Finals.

Arguably the most decisive moment came midway through the opening period, when Hoolahan's sublime flick released Jon Walters into the penalty-area.

Walters' attempted cross struck an arm, leading to a spot-kick being awarded which the Stoke City forward duly dispatched with confidence to set the Irish on their way.

They would secure their place among Europe's elite with just over 20 minutes remaining; the excellent Brady's whipped delivery from a free-kick being lashed home by Walters to wrap up a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Brady and Hoolahan have both played vital roles in the overall qualifying process, with each player forming a key part of the Ireland side throughout.

For a full list of international fixtures involving Norwich City players this week, click HERE.



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