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Irish Player Ratings: In-Depth Roundup Of Our Footballers Abroad

Irish Player Ratings: In-Depth Roundup Of Our Footballers Abroad

We're back with another set of our Irish player ratings, and they're bigger and better than ever!

We have trawled through the top four divisions in English football to find every Irish player who featured over the weekend, as well as a short summary of how they performed. We've also included footage of all the goals scored by our players across the water.

Here's the ratings in full.

Irish Player Ratings

Premier League

  • Aaron Connolly - Newcastle United 0-3 Brighton & Hove Albion - 8/10 (Who Scored)

Connolly opened his account for the season in some style, producing this fine finish to round off the victory for Brighton.

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  • Seamus Coleman - Everton 5-2 West Brom - 7/10 (Liverpool Echo)
  • Callum Robinson - Everton 5-2 West Brom - 7/10 (Birmingham Mail)
  • James McCarthy - Manchester United 1-3 Crystal Palace - 7/10 (Football London)
  • Shane Long - Southampton 2-5 Tottenham Hotspur - 6.1/10 (Who Scored)
  • Jimmy Dunne - Leicester City 4-2 Burnley - 6/10 (Lancs Live)

Dundalk native Jimmy Dunne came out on the losing side on his Premier League debut, but he did manage to find the back of the net with a fine header.

(The goal will play automatically when you click on the video below.)

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche expressed his delight for Dunne after the game.

It's early in his career, but he's a really solid boy and he's learned a lot since he has come in with us after lockdown. He's been with us all through that and this pre-season period and he's done nicely.

Very pleased for him and very proud of him to get his first Premier League goal. It's a fantastic thing for a youngish player.

  • Robbie Brady - Leicester City 4-2 Burnley - 6/10 (Lancs Live)
  • Will Smallboneย - Southampton 2-5 Tottenham Hotspur - 6/10 (Who Scored)
  • Matt Dohertyย - Southampton 2-5 Tottenham Hotspur - 5/10 (Football London)
  • Kevin Long - Leicester City 4-2 Burnley - 5/10 (Lancs Live)
  • Jeff Hendrick - Newcastle United 0-3 Brighton & Hove Albion - 4/10 (Chronicle Live)
  • Dara O'Shea - Everton 5-2 West Brom - 4/10 (Birmingham Mail)

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Championship

  • Derrick Williams - Blackburn Rovers 5-0 Wycombe Wanderers - 8.5/10 (Who Scored)

Williams was included in the Champions Team of the Week after his role in the win.

  • Jordan Shipley - Coventry City 3-2 QPR - 7.5/10 (Coventry Telegraph)
  • James Collins - Luton Town 2-1 Derby County - 7.5/10 (Luton Today)
  • Glen Rea - Luton Town 2-1 Derby County - 7.5/10 (Luton Today)
  • Alan Browne - Norwich City 2-2 Preston North End - 7.5/10 (Lancs Live)
  • Darragh Lenihan - Blackburn Rovers 5-0 Wycombe Wanderers - 7.3/10 (Who Scored)
  • Kieran Sadlier - Rotherham United 0-1 Millwall - 7/10 (Yorkshire Post)
  • Chiedozie Ogbene - Rotherham United 0-1 Millwall - 7/10 (Yorkshire Post)
  • Adam Idah - Norwich City 2-2 Preston North End - 7/10 (Pink Un)
  • Sean Maguireย - Norwich City 2-2 Preston North End - 6.5/10 (Lancs Live)
  • Shaun Williams - Rotherham United 0-1 Millwall - 6.2/10 (Who Scored)
  • Jason Knightย - Luton Town 2-1 Derby County - 6/10 (Derby Telegraph)
  • Daryl Horgan - Blackburn Rovers 5-0 Wycombe Wanderers - 5.9/10 (Who Scored)
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League One

  • Gavin Bazunu - Rochdale 0-0 Portsmouth - 8.2/10 (Who Scored)

Bazunu was included in the League One Team of the Week for his role in keeping Portsmouth at bay.

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  • Shane McLoughlin - AFC Wimbledon 4-4 Plymouth Argyle - 7.5/10 (Who Scored)

McLoughlin netter his side's second goal in an exciting game.

  • Niall Canavan - AFC Wimbledon 4-4 Plymouth Argyle - 7.5/10 (Who Scored)

Canavan netted Plymouth's third goal to help them overturn a two-goal deficit late on.

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  • Paul McShane - Rochdale 0-0 Portsmouth - 7.4/10 (Who Scored)
  • Jack Taylor - Peterborough 2-1 Fleetwood Town - 7.3/10 (Who Scored)

Taylor scored a stunning late goal to help the home side to the victory.

  • Ronan Curtis - Rochdale 0-0 Portsmouth - 7.2/10 (Who Scored)
  • Michael Harriman - Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Northampton Town - 7.1/10 (Who Scored)
  • Cian Bolgerย - Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Northampton Town - 7.1/10 (Who Scored)
  • Jimmy Ryan - Rochdale 0-0 Portsmouth - 7.1/10 (Who Scored)
  • Warren O'Hora - MK Dons 1-2 Lincoln City - 7/10 (Milton Keynes Citizens)
  • Aiden O'Brien - Oxford United 0-2 Sunderland - 6.7/10 (Who Scored)
  • Callum Reilly - AFC Wimbledon 4-4 Plymouth Argyle - 6.7/10 (Who Scored)
  • Joe Mason - MK Dons 1-2 Lincoln City - 6.5/10 (Milton Keynes Citizens)

Mason scored MK Dons' equaliser in the 59th minute, doing well to take down a tricky high ball and convert beyond the goalkeeper.

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  • Stephen Quinn - Burton Albion 2-1 Accrington Stanley - 6.5/10 (Who Scored)
  • Seamus Conneely - Burton Albion 2-1 Accrington Stanley - 6.5/10 (Who Scored)
  • Jimmy Keohaneย - Rochdale 0-0 Portsmouth - 6.5/10 (Who Scored)
  • Glenn Whelan - Peterborough 2-1 Fleetwood Town - 6.3/10 (Who Scored)
  • Liam Kelly - Oxford United 0-2 Sunderland - 6.1/10 (Who Scored)
  • Seรกn Roughan - MK Dons 1-2 Lincoln City - 6/10 (Lincolnshire Live)
  • Stephen Ward - Bristol Rovers 0-2 Ipswich Town -ย  6/10 (East Anglian Daily Times)
  • Paddy Madden - Peterborough 2-1 Fleetwood Town - 5.8/10 (Who Scored)

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League Two

  • Wes Hoolahan - Morcambe 0-5 Cambridge United - 9.3/10 (Who Scored)

Wes Hoolahan scored one goal in Cambridge's win, also being named in the League Two Team of the Week.

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  • Ian Lawlor - Stevenage 3-0 Oldham Athletic - 9.2/10 (Who Scored)
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The goalkeeper was also named in the team of the week despite the defeat, making a total of nine saves in the game.

  • Joshua Kayode - Carlisle 2-0 Southend United - 8.2/10 (Who Scored)

Kayode is the third Irish player in the team of the week, scoring his side's second in the 2-0 win.

  • Richie Towell - Grimsby Town 0-4 Salford City - 8.1/10 (Who Scored)

Towell scored Salford's fourth goal of the game from the penalty spot late on.

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  • Harry Charlsey - Leyton Orient 2-2 Mansfield Town - 7.6/10 (Who Scored)
  • Charsley registered an assist and was named man-of-the-match.
  • Corey O'Keefe - Leyton Orient 2-2 Mansfield Town - 6.8/10 (Who Scored)
  • Billy Clarkeย  - Forest Green 2-2 Bradford City - 6.5/10 (Who Scored)
  • Liam Kinsella - Harrogate Town 2-2 Walsall - 6.4/10 (Who Scored)
  • Eoin Doyle - Colchester United 2-0 Bolton Wanderers - 6.2/10 (Who Scored)
  • Ryan Sweeney - Leyton Orient 2-2 Mansfield Town - 6.1/10 (Who Scored)
  • James McKeown - Grimsby Town 0-4 Salford City - 6.1/10 (Who Scored)

Goalkeeper McKeown had the odd task of facing three penalties during the game, all of which were scored.

  • John O'Sullivanย - Morcambe 0-5 Cambridge United - 6.1/10 (Who Scored)
  • Emmanuel Osadebeย - Harrogate Town 2-2 Walsall - 6.0/10 (Who Scored)
  • Paudie O'Connorย  - Forest Green 2-2 Bradford City - 5.6/10 (Who Scored)

Both O'Connor brother were sent off in the second half of Bradford's draw at Forest Green.

  • Liam McAlinden - Morcambe 0-5 Cambridge United - 5.5/10 (Who Scored)
  • Anthony O'Connorย  - Forest Green 2-2 Bradford City - 4.8/10 (Who Scored)

Sent off in the second half.

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See Also: Wes Hoolahan Already Has Cambridge United Fans Swooning Over Him

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