Thursday 23 November 2017

11 stunning images from last night's dramatic win in Cardiff that you'll want to see over and over

9 October 2017; Republic of Ireland supporter Alan Keane, from Roscommon, following the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 October 2017; Republic of Ireland supporter Alan Keane, from Roscommon, following the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
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With courage and integrity in abundance, Ireland have qualified for a World Cup play-off after a dramatic 1-0 victory over Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium.

When it mattered most, Ireland delivered again as they have done so often under Martin O'Neill.

The work-rate from Jeff Hendrick for James McClean's winner typified what this set of players is all about.

All eyes now turn to the playoff draw next Tuesday with Italy, Croatia, Denmark and Portugal or Switzerland (depending on tonight's result) the teams we can face.

But before all that set your eyes on these 11 images from last night that are sure to make you smile.

9 October 2017; Republic of Ireland supporters Clayton Peppard, age 11, with his dad Shane, from Clondalkin, Dublin, prior to the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 October 2017; Republic of Ireland supporters Clayton Peppard, age 11, with his dad Shane, from Clondalkin, Dublin, prior to the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 October 2017; James McClean, second from right, of Republic of Ireland celebrates with team-mates after scoring his side's first goal during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 October 2017; Republic of Ireland celebrate their side's first goal during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 October 2017; James McClean of Republic of Ireland celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 October 2017; Harry Arter of Republic of Ireland celebrates following his side's victory during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
9 October 2017; Shane Duffy, right, of Republic of Ireland celebrates with teammate Robbie Brady following his side's victory during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
9 October 2017; James McClean of Republic of Ireland celebrates his side's victory with his wife Erin following the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 October 2017; David Meyler of Republic of Ireland celebrates following the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 October 2017; Shane Duffy of Republic of Ireland celebrates following the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 October 2017; Republic of Ireland supporters celebrate following the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
9 October 2017; Republic of Ireland supporter Alan Keane, from Roscommon, following the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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