Manchester United goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara made his first international appearance for the Republic of Ireland last night, in a friendly victory over Bulgaria.
Mick McCarthy brought the 23-year-old on in the final 15 minutes in place of Bournemouth ‘keeper Mark Travis.
Ireland ran out 3-1 winners with a second-team side, and had already conceded before O’Hara entered the fray.
O’Hara has been rewarded for establishing himself as first choice on loan at Burton Albion, after a successful spell last season at League 2 side Macclesfield Town.
In reality, it’s going to be extremely difficult for O’Hara to break into the first-team at Old Trafford, given he is behind five goalkeepers, including talented youngster Dean Henderson at Sheffield United in the pecking order.
However, it’s a fantastic achievement for O’Hara to be given his first international call-up and we wish him the best of luck this season at Burton Albion.
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) September 10, 2019
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