Aaron Connolly will be thrilled if his international career is half as successful as that of mentor Robbie Keane.
Seamus Coleman had already accepted the Republic of Ireland would have to beat either Switzerland or Denmark to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals before it became a mathematical certainty.
Aaron Connolly left Georgia ruing the one that got away after passing up a late chance to snatch a priceless Euro 2020 qualifier victory on his senior Republic of Ireland debut.
Debutant Aaron Connolly very nearly snatched victory in Georgia after coming off the bench to spark a late Republic of Ireland surge.
The Republic of Ireland’s bid for Euro 2020 qualification will be tested by this month’s pivotal trips to Georgia and Switzerland.
A bemused Mick McCarthy has taken as a compliment opposite number Vladimir Weiss’ comparison of his team to Michael Flatley.
Scott Hogan is primed to play a part for the Republic of Ireland in Georgia after fulfilling a remarkable promise to score a winner for his club if he was brought in from the cold.
Shane Duffy will fly to Georgia with the rest of the Republic of Ireland squad on Thursday after being declared fit for Saturday evening’s Euro 2020 qualifier.
Matt Doherty is ready to step into the breach as the Republic of Ireland attempt to take a significant stride towards Euro 2020 qualification in Georgia.
Conor Hourihane is refusing to accept that he is a Republic of Ireland regular as he attempts to cement his place for the crucial Euro 2020 qualifier double-header against Georgia and Switzerland.
Mick McCarthy has told teenager Aaron Connolly he would not have called him into the Republic of Ireland squad if he was not confident he could play a part in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.