Player ratings from Ireland's draw with Qatar

Player ratings from Ireland's draw with Qatar

IT WAS another disappointing night for Stephen Kenny's Irish team, after yet another bright start to a game.

After making the perfect start, the game petered out, with Ireland creating little or nothing in the second half.

Here are our player ratings from the friendly against Qatar:

Gavin Bazunu - 7 

All eyes were on Bazunu after his extremely impressive debut against Luxembourg on Saturday. And while the young 'keeper had some rash moments, he still looked assured in goal, and we are buzzing to see more from him.


Cyrus Christie - 6 

Christie was called in to do a job as Matt Doherty pulled out with an injury, and he did his job, the same way he always has down the years. He put in a shift, and that's all we can say really.

Dara O'Shea - 7

O'Shea was awarded man of the match for his performance, and really can leave this international break with his head held high.

He has just turned 22, and we can be fairly sure he'll be at the heart of our defence for years to come.

Shane Duffy - 6

The big man played well enough last night that fans can be left wondering whether or not he should have started the two more important games. We feel he certainly would have offered more than Ciaran Clark.


Seamus Coleman - 7 

Captain Coleman was reliable as ever, and played in a position that may even add a few years to his Everton career. A model professional.

James McClean - 7

He got his first goal in over three years on his 80th appearance for Ireland, and you could just see how much it meant to him. As always, he gave his all,

Jayson Molumby - 6

Molumby did not play at his best on Tuesday night, but we feel confident in saying we've got a bit of a gem in the young midfielder.

Jeff Hendrick - 5


This may be harsh on Jeff, but as a senior Premier League player, we should be looking to him to control the pace of games in the midfield, and he did not do that.

Robbie Brady - 5

After nearly scoring a cracker in the opening minutes, he sadly went off injured after 20 minutes.

Daryl Horgan - 6 

Horgan, as he always does when playing for Ireland, really looked decent. He put in some great crosses and had some nice touches, but maybe should have offered more going forward.

Shane Long - 6

Long offered something completely different to what we had against Luxembourg, and maybe showed the he should have started ahead of Collins. His pace stretched the defence, and he got himself a great chance to make it 2-0, but his poor finishing let him down.


Troy Parrott came on for Robbie Brady after 20 minutes, and had some lovely touches and forward passes, but didn't do enough to guarantee himself his place in the next game.