World Cup:Ireland dream team revealed

All Ireland World Cup dream team as chosen by derryjournal.com readers
All Ireland World Cup dream team as chosen by derryjournal.com readers

Over the last few days we’ve revealed who you chose to play in your All Ireland World Cup dream team and no we add the final pieces to the jigsaw - the forwards.

Ireland - both north and south - have had some great strikers turn out at the World Cup.

Ireland’s record scorer Robbie Keane walked into your team, chosen in 79% of the teams submitted.

Keane, the joint second highest international scorer among players currently playing, has scored 62 times for his country and is Ireland’s most capped player.

At the 2002 World Cup, Keane scored three goals in Ireland’s four games, including a last-minute penalty to force the game against Spain into extra-time.

It was a tough call as to who would partner Keane up front in your side. Niall Quinn and Norman Whiteside were both in the frame but you went for John Aldridge as Keane’s partner.

The former Liverpool hitman was chosen in 34% of your teams. He failed to score in the 1990 World Cup and is probably best remembered for his efforts four years later.

In USA 1994, Aldridge, who had scored 6 times in qualifying,scored against Mexico as Ireland went down 2-1. But he is best remembered for his reaction to having to wait a full six minutes to get on the filed as a substitute.

So here’s your All Ireland World Cup dream team in full:

GK:Pat Jennings

RB: Denis Irwin

LB: Steve Staunton

CB:Kevin Moran

CB:Paul McGrath

MF: Ronnie Whelan

MF: Ray Houghton

MF:Martin O’Neill

MF: Roy Keane

CF: Robbie Keane

CF: John Aldridge