Darron Gibson starts…


Derry-born Darron Gibson, known to most as the player at the centre of the IFA/FAI tug-of-war, is starting tonight for the Republic against Cyprus at Páirc an Chrócaigh. Gibson will partner Glenn Whelan in midfield in a surprise choice by Giovanni Trappatoni.
Update Great run from Duff, crosses to Keane, easy header. Ireland 1 Cyprus 0. 4 min.