Question nobody asked - Who has scored since Duffer's last goal?
Published 14/02/2011 | 05:00
Damien Duff's goal in midweek came five years after his last international goal, during which time Ireland have played 46 games, although Duff was missing for several of them because of injury.
In between Duff's two goals, a remarkable 17 different players have scored international goals for Ireland, while an own goal from Davide Simoncini of San Marino brings the tally to 59 goals.
In that time, Robbie Keane has added 20 goals to his record tally in green to give him a comfortable lead in the race.
Unsurprisingly, second and third is completed by strike partners Kevin Doyle (9) and Shane Long (5). Completing the list are Stephen Ireland (4); Richard Dunne and Kevin Kilbane (both 3); Sean St Ledger, Liam Lawrence and Glenn Whelan (all 2), while there has been one goal each for Keith Fahey, Darron Gibson, Paul Green, Stephen Hunt, Keith Andrews, Andy Keogh, Steve Finnan and Liam Miller.