What a way to open your international goal-scoring account.
While Ireland’s U15 side picked up a tasty 3-1 win over Czech Republic in Cahir earlier this afternoon, the plaudits will go to Kilkenny’s Ciaran Brennan who bagged a goal in either half to help his side to the win.
Brennan opened the scoring for Ireland after nine minutes with a calm finish, firing low across the Czech goal.
The visitors wouldn’t be too long in getting back into the game, Vit Kolar levelling things up on 29 minutes with a cracking free kick from beyond the edge of the box, the sides going in level at half time.
Brennan was clipped in the box by Tomáš Vincour just minutes after the restart and grabbed the go-ahead goal himself before being called ashore as Ireland made it 3-1 on 84 minutes with a Callum Thompson free kick.
This afternoon’s game meant Ireland chalked up back-to-back victories over Czech Republic, ending their international season on a high, Colin O’Brien’s charges having thumped the same opponents 5-2 at the sart of the week.
A goal in either half, some day for the East End man!