On This Day – 2nd June 2nd June 1957: Mark Lawrenson was born on this day in Preston, Lancashire, England. The former Republic of Ireland defender made 39 appearances for Ireland between 1977 and 1987 his final appearance coming in the 5-0 win over
On This Day – 2nd June
2nd June 1957: Mark Lawrenson was born on this day in Preston, Lancashire, England. The former Republic of Ireland defender made 39 appearances for Ireland between 1977 and 1987 his final appearance coming in the 5-0 win over Israel at Dalymount Park in November 1987. However, he missed out on UEFA EURO 1988 due to injury. He had a glittering club career with Preston North End, Brighton and Liverpool, where he won five league titles and one FA Cup.
2nd June 1974: Jon Goodman was born on this day in Walthamstow, London. He made four appearances for the Republic of Ireland during his time at Wimbledon and also played for Millwall. He made his international debut in the 0-0 draw with Wales in February 1997 and also was capped in the World Cup qualifiers against FYR Macedonia, Romania and Liechtenstein later that year.
2nd June 1949: The Republic of Ireland suffered a 3-1 defeat to Sweden in the Råsunda Stadion, Stockholm. Davy Walsh put Ireland ahead in the ninth minute but Sune Anderson (18) equalised from the penalty spot before Hasse Jeppson (37) put the home side ahead. Nils Liedholm (69), one of the legendary AC Milan players, scored the final goal of the game.
2nd June 1985: The Republic of Ireland secured an impressive 3-0 win over Switzerland at Lansdowne Road in a 1986 World Cup qualifier. Frank Stapleton (7), Tony Grealish (33) and Kevin Sheedy (57) all scored in this comfortable victory for Eoin Hand's side.
2nd June 1990: The Republic of Ireland secured a comfortable 3-0 victory over Malta at the Ta'Qali Stadium, Valletta. It was the final warm-up game for Jack Charlton's Ireland ahead of the 1990 World Cup as Niall Quinn (43), Andy Townsend (77) and Frank Stapleton (87) all scored. It was Stapleton's 20th international goal which saw him overtake Don Givens in the all-time Ireland goalscoring charts.
2nd June 2001: The Republic of Ireland were held to a 1-1 draw by Portugal at Lansdowne Road in a 2002 World Cup qualifier. It would turn out to be a crucial point in the battle for World Cup qualification as Roy Keane (68) put the home side ahead before Luis Figo (78) equalised.
2nd June 2004: Aidan McGeady made his Republic of Ireland debut in a 1-0 win over Jamaica in the Unity Cup at The Valley in London. McGeady came on for Alan Lee in the 83rd minute of the game as Graham Barrett scored the only goal of the game in the 26th minute to secure the win.
2nd June 2013: The Republic of Ireland secured an impressive 4-0 win over Georgia at the Aviva Stadium in an international friendly. Georgian goalkeeper Giorgi Loria was sent-off in the 20th minute as Richard Keogh (42), Simon Cox (48) and Robbie Keane (77, 88) all scored to secure the win.
2nd June 2018: Shamrock Rovers forward Graham Burke became the first home-based Irish international goalscorer since Ray Treacy against Turkey in April 1978 when he scored against the USA in a 2-1 win. It was also John O'Shea's 118th and final appearance in an Ireland shirt as Darragh Lenihan became the first Meathman to play for Ireland on his debut. Former Shamrock Rovers defender Enda Stevens also made his debut as Bobby Wood (44) put the away side ahead but goals from Burke (55) and a last minute goal from Alan Judge secured the win.