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Watch: Aaron Connolly Boosts Ireland Credentials With Cracking Goal

Watch: Aaron Connolly Boosts Ireland Credentials With Cracking Goal

This will have Stephen Kenny purring.

When Aaron Connolly burst onto the Premier League scene after his brace against Spurs in October, we probably wouldn't have believed you if you told us he wouldn't score again until the final game of the season.

To be fair, the Galway man has been unlucky on a number of occasions. He has come close quite a few times since then, providing a few assists and winning a couple of penalties along the way.

Connolly has been in very impressive form since the season restarted last month, finally getting his reward this afternoon.

He found the back of the net early in the second half in Brighton's game against Burnley, and what a goal it was. He picked the ball up on the left flank before breezing past the opposition defender and finishing neatly into the bottom corner.

It came at an important time too, with Ireland set to play two internationals before the Premier League resumes. Many had doubted his ability to play on the left wing for Ireland after a poor showing in Switzerland, but this is proof that he is very effective operating from that area.

Take a look at this.

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

With Connolly having played as a left winger under Stephen Kenny at U21 level, many expect he could fill the same position in the senior team in the coming months.

This goals show just how dangerous he can be when drifting in from the flank, something that will delight Ireland supporters.

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Gary Connaughton

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