Republic of Ireland qualify for Euro 2016 with victory over Bosnia

Republic of Ireland qualify for Euro 2016

JON Walters scored both goals in the Republic of Ireland´s 2-0 victory over Bosnia on Monday in a night he has called the greatest of his career.

Walters saluted the team spirit and the importance of all of the players on the field.

“There was a whole team of heroes out there. We got there in the end and it is the best moment of my career, in any shirt. To qualify for the European Championship finals is unbelievable. You’ve got to take in the atmosphere because these moments don’t come around in a career very often.

A first half penalty and a 70th minute goal made the difference for Ireland and they now join England, Northern Ireland and Wales in next summer´s Euro 2016.

Ireland captain John O’Shea and striker Shane Long didn´t start because of injury and it was a different looking Ireland side on the field with three Championship players on the pitch including Richard Keogh and Jeff Hendrick from Derby.

Jon Walters praised the resilience and planning of the coaches after the game in Dublin, “The management team deserve lots of credit –they have been excellent throughout the campaign,” the forward said.

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