Ronan Curtis makes Irish debut in draw with Northern Ireland


Ronan Curtis made his Republic of Ireland senior debut in tonight’s 0-0 draw with Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium.

The St Johnston man replaced Callum O’Dowda at half-time.

The 22-year-old has been rewarded for his superb form for Portsmouth in League One, scoring six goals and adding seven assists for Pompey.

Curtis was called up to the senior panel twice previously by Martin O’Neill, but was handed his senior bow in tonight’s friendly.

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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