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Norris would gladly wear green jersey if called on

IN-FORM Ipswich Town midfielder David Norris says he's ready to answer Ireland's call if Giovanni Trapattoni expresses an interest.

'Chuck' Norris, 29, has scored four goals in five games for Roy Keane's side this season and that form has prompted talk of an international call-up for the ex-Plymouth player.

"When Steve Staunton was the manager of the Republic, he contacted me and asked me about my availability and whether I would be interested in playing," said Norris.

"Obviously, I was born in England, but I have the connections through my mum's side of the family. She's Irish and has got a massive family. They all love football so if the offer was there I certainly wouldn't turn it down.

"At the same time, though, I'm not expecting anything to happen. They have got some good players and it's not something I am thinking about, if it happens it would be a bonus."

O'Sullivan is star for Irish in qualifier

Fiona O'Sullivan scored all the goals in Ireland's comfortable 3-0 win over Israel at the Carlisle Grounds last night, their final Women's World Cup qualifier.

San Francisco native O'Sullivan took her tally to six goals in five international appearances as the Irish clinched third spot in their group behind Russia and Switzerland.

For interim manager Sue Ronan this result secured four points from her two games in charge following the departure of Noel King.