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Twitter Reacts To Ireland’s 1-0 Defeat To Iceland

Three International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 28/3/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Iceland Iceland’s Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson scores their first goal from a free kick Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

On a night dominated by debuts, Ireland’s new recruits could unfortunately just could not gel quickly enough to get past their Icelandic opponents. 

Cork natives John Egan and Conor Hourihane dominated the pre-match discussion, being the only two to start the game who were earning their first senior caps.

Whether Martin O’Neill saw any immediate roles for the duo looking ahead to June remains to be seen but there are signs there at least that a healthy crop of new and talented players are coming through.

Part of the this new crop of course consists of ex-Dundalk and current Preston duo Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle who both made their debuts tonight in what is a vote of confidence in the quality currently within the League of Ireland.

The game itself was, however, less than spectacular and leaves O’Neill with more questions than answers about his squad ahead of this summer’s fixtures against Mexico, Uruguay and Austria.

As ever, Twitter users were on hand to provide some immediate reaction to the night’s proceedings.

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