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The Ireland Starting XI For Tonight Has Been Named And People Are Delighted

By James Fenton

September 5, 2017 at 5:56pm


Before during and after Ireland's grim 1-1 draw in Georgia the other day, all the talk was of the omission of regular creative spark Wes Hoolahan.

RTÉ's Eamon Dunphy has been among the most vocal advocates of the Dubliner but the general feeling around the country is that Ireland are a better team with the 35-year-old in it.

Well, it seems the nation has got its wish as Martin O'Neill has included 'Weso' in the team for tonight's crucial World Cup qualifier against Serbia at the Aviva Stadium. 

Hoolahan and David Meyler come in for Glenn Whelan and Hary Arter with Jon Walters captaining the team.

It's fair to say people are happy with the decision. 

The match gets underway at 7.45pm and will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2.

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