McGivern plays 90 mins for Irish

Port Vale defender Ryan McGivern played the full ninety minutes in Northern Ireland’s European Championship Qualifying defeat to Romania.

McGivern became Port Vale’s fifteenth International when he appeared as a sub in the game against Greece earlier this season, but he was promoted to a starting position for this game.

Romania won the game thanks to two late goals from Papp but the Irish still remain in a good position to qualify after an excellent start to their campaign.

Vale Internationals

  • Teddy Peers (Wales)
  • Andy Jones (Wales)
  • Neville Southall (Wales)
  • Sammy Morgan (N.Ire)
  • Billy Bingham (N.Ire)
  • Jon McCarthy (N.Ire)
  • David Healy (N.Ire)
  • James Lawrie (N.Ire)
  • Andrew Little (N.Ire)
  • Ryan McGivern (N.Ire)
  • Eammon O’Keefe (Ire)
  • George Abbey (Nigeria)
  • Tony Rougier (T&T)
  • Chris Birchall (T&T)
  • Anthony Griffith (Montserrat)
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