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David Forde hails 'fantastic' win

8 September 2014

Lions keeper speaks after Euro 2016 qualifier

Millwall goalkeeper David Forde has hailed the Republic of Ireland's 'fantastic' start to the Euro 2016 qualifiers after a brace from Everton's Aiden McGeady secured a 2-1 win against Georgia.

Lions stopper Fordey has been ever-present for Ian Holloway's side this season and played the full 90 minutes of Sunday's hard-fought game at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi.



McGeady broke the deadlock for Ireland on 24 minutes but when Tornike Okriashvili's piledriver cancelled out the opener, the game looked to be heading for a draw.
However Everton winger McGeady curled home a 90th-minute winner which ensured Fordey and his Ireland team-mates headed back to Dublin with a great opening night win.

"Fantastic, it's great to start off the campaign with a win," the Lions keeper told Talk Sport earlier today. "It's a very difficult place to go. We knew it would be a very tough game. We took the lead, they levelled just before half-time but we showed tremendous resolve and Aidan McGeady was fantastic on the night and scored two very good goals.
"We are all in good spirits and glad to have got off to a good start."


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"It's between Scotland, Ireland, Poland and Georgia, who are not a bad side. They can cause some shocks. It's a very tight group and there could be a few twists and turns before we're finished."

When asked whether Ireland are targeting a spot behind World champions Germany, who beat Scotland 2-1 in Dortmund, Fordey added: "Germany are the firm favourites, then you are looking at anyone.

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