Next month’s friendly with the United States will be John O’Shea’s final game as a Republic of Ireland player.
The Sunderland defender says the time is right for him to retire from international football.
The Aviva friendly will be O’Shea’s 118th Ireland cap, having made his debut 17-years ago under Mick McCarthy.
A captain of his country on 17 occasions, O’Shea says now is the time for others to lead the team forward.
Former teammate Kevin Kilbane says the Waterford native was a very popular member of the squad.
Meanwhile, cross channel in last night’s action, Huddersfield can plan for a second season in the Premier League.
David Wagner’s side guaranteed safety with a 1-all draw at Chelsea – whose hopes of qualifying for the Champions League are now out of their own hands.
Wagner says they’ve showed some incredible attributes.
Tottenham secured their place in Europe’s top club competition with a 1-nil victory over Newcastle.
Huddersfield’s point means only a freak set of results on the final day of the campaign will stop Swansea being relegated.
Champions Manchester City set a new competition goalscoring record for a single season – moving to 105 in total in a 3-1 win over Brighton.
Leicester beat 10-man Arsenal 3-1.
Tonight, Manchester United would make sure they finish as runners-up by avoiding defeat at West Ham.