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Watch: Ireland International Inspires Incredible Championship Comeback

Watch: Ireland International Inspires Incredible Championship Comeback

There was plenty of Irish interest at the New York Stadium on Saturday as Rotherham and Derby drew 3-3.

Obviously, Derby have three players - Jeff Hendrick, Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh - all with hopes of being in Martin O'Neill's squad for Euro 2016.

In the Rotherham matchday squad there were also three Irish internationals - Paul Green, Stephen Kelly and, on the bench, Leon Best. Rotherham captain Lee Frecklington has also represented Ireland.

It was Best who would have the most impact on the game.

Derby looked to have easily won the game when second half goals put them 3-0 up with 65 minutes elapsed. That included some nice combination play from Hendrick and Christie to create Derby's second of the game.

However, Rotherham would score three goals in the space of eight minutes to rescue a point. Two of those goals would come from seven-cap Ireland international - including a dramatic 91st minute equaliser.

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PJ Browne
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Kerryman. Write mostly about Gaelic games and athletics. Did not win a 2008 NBA title with the Boston Celtics.

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