By Full Contact News and Views
As months go, March 2017 has been a good one for Full Contact client Andy Boyle.
As if a birthday and his Championship debut (for Preston North End) was not sufficient, last night Andy earned his first cap for Martin O’Neill’s Ireland.
Following his January move across the waters from Dundalk, Andy waited patiently for his English debut – which arrived on none other than his birthday on 7th March away to Derby County. Three excellent performances later for Simon Grayson’s side, Andy would receive a call-up to Ireland’s squad for their fixtures against Wales and Iceland.
Sitting out the Wales game last week, Andy was named as a substitute for the home fixture against Ireland last night and – in the 64th minute – he entered the field of play at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
It has indeed been a great March for Andy, but a pretty spectacular 12 months too – leading Dundalk’s European charge, another Irish Premier winner’s medal, a move to the Championship and now a fully fledged Irish international.
Patrick Conliffe, head of Full Contact’s Irish office, was at the Aviva Stadium and said “It was a brilliant moment to see Andy enter the field of play in an Irish jersey. He has been a credit to himself and us and truly deserves this recognition. He stands as an inspiration to all League of Ireland players, and shows clubs in England, what can be achieved from over here – even if you don’t make the move until you are 24 or 25.”
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