Had Boots Did Travel: The Irish Abroad (September 22-24, 2020)

Fri, Sep 25 2020

Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes could not help Aberdeen avoid a Europa League defeat versus Sporting Lisbon last night Credit: Michael P Ryan (ETPhotos)

It was a busy few days for the Irish plying their trade abroad as the Europa League, Carabao Cup and EFL trophy took centre stage.

Former Malahide United schoolboy Peter Kioso produced a man of the match performance for Luton Town in their three-nil defeat at home to Premier League giants Manchester United

Ireland defender Shane Duffy picked up a clean sheet as Celtic secured a last-gasp one-nil win over Latvians FC Riga on Thursday evening.

Troy Parrott was hooked off at half-time with a suspected injury as Millwall lost two-nil at home to Premier League Burnley.

Padraig Amond scored his first goal of the season as Newport County secured their first win of the season as they saw off recently relegated Watford at Rodney Parade on Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for Aberdeen duo Jonny Hayes and Tommie Hoban as they played in the Dons one-nil loss away to Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon.

Europa League

Ireland defender Shane Duffy picked up a clean sheet as Celtic secured a last-gasp one-nil win over Latvians FC Riga on Thursday evening.

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for Aberdeen duo Jonny Hayes and Tommie Hoban as they played in the Dons one-nil loss away to Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon.

Graham Carey also featured as his CSKA Sofia teammates defeated Faroese side B36 Torshavn at home by three goals to one.  

Elsewhere, Matt Doherty was an unused sub in Tottenham Hotspur’s three-one win away to Macedonian’s Shkendija.

Carabao Cup

Padraig Amond scored his first goal of the season as Newport County secured their first win of the season as they saw off recently relegated Watford at Rodney Parade on Tuesday evening.

The Carlow native made sure of the win in the 65th minute for Newport, with the former Shamrock Rovers forward netting to make the score 3-1.

Former Malahide United schoolboy Peter Kioso produced a man of the match performance for Luton Town in their three-nil defeat at home to Premier League giants Manchester United, while Irish international forward James Collins was left on the bench in the Hatters’ defeat.

Troy Parrott was hooked off at half-time with a suspected injury as Millwall – who also included Shaun Williams and Alex Pearce in their starting side – lost two-nil at home to Premier League Burnley.

Dundalk native Jimmy Dunne played the full ninety for Sean Dyche’s Clarets while Corkonian Kevin Long was left on the bench in their win.

Ireland under-21 Gavin Kilkenny and senior international Mark Travers both featured in Bournemouth’s two-one defeat away to Premier League giants Manchester City.

Liam Delap, the son of former Irish international Rory Delap, scored the winner for Pep Guardiola’s side. Delap is eligible for the Boys in Green but has played with England at the underage grades.

Darren Randolph started in West Ham’s comprehensive 5-1 win over Hull City at the London City Stadium.

Former Cork City defender Sean McLoughlin played the full game for the Tigers while Irish under-21 Conor Coventry was left on the bench for the Hammers.

Fellow Irish under-21 Dara O’Shea was called upon from the bench as West Brom were defeated on penalties by Championship Brentford after the game finished 2-2 at the Hawthorns.

Former Ringmahon Rangers schoolboy Adam O’Reilly was left on the bench as Preston North End were defeated two-nil at home to Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion.

Irish international Seanie Maguire was sprung off the bench for North End but he could not help his side avoid defeat.

Dubliner Ciaran Brennan played for Championship Sheffield Wednesday in their two-nil defeat against Fulham, while Nathan Collins and James McClean both featured in Stoke City’s one-nil win over Gillingham.

Conor Hourihane came off the bench as Aston Villa secured a three-nil win over Championship Bristol City, while Anthony Scully started in Lincoln City’s heavy seven-two defeat at home to Liverpool.

The Imps left Dubliner Sean Roughan on the bench in their loss while Jurgen Klopp’s side left Caoimhin Kelleher on the substitutes.

Ciaran Clark started as Newcastle secured an easy seven-nil win over League Two Morecambe.

Morecambe saw starts for John O’Sullivan and an appearance off the bench for Liam McAlinden in their heavy loss. Jeff Hendrick was left on the bench for Steve Bruce’s side.

Glenn Whelan started for League One Fleetwood Town in their five-two defeat to Premier League Everton as Seamus Coleman was left on the bench by Carlo Ancelotti.

EFL Trophy

Former Shamrock Rovers full-back James Furlong played as Brighton’s under-23s were defeated by AFC Wimbledon.

Brighton left Irish under-17 international Matt Everitt on the bench in their defeat while the Dons also left Kerryman Shane McLoughlin on theirs.

Irish under-21s Will Ferry started while Thomas O’Connor was sprung from the bench as Southampton’s under-23s lost two-one away to Stevenage.

Ian Lawlor started for Oldham Athletic as they romped to a four-nil home win over Wolves’ under-23s.

Wolves saw Irish under-17 striker Conor Carty make an appearance off the bench against their League Two opponents.

Meanwhile, Caoimhin Kelleher was left powerless as Liverpool’s under-23s were soundly defeated by a John Sheridan managed Wigan Athletic by six goals to one at the DW Stadium.

Rest of the World

Jon Gallagher and Jake Mulraney both played in Atlanta United’s one-nil win over Dallas in the MLS.

Elsewhere, Paddy Barrett played for Indy Eleven in their one-all draw with Saint Louis in the USL Championships.

Meanwhile, former Finn Harps man Niall Logue played a role in Tucson’s two-one win over Forward Maddison in the USL League One.