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Kevin Kilbane made his Irish debut 20 years ago this month.

Kevin Kilbane made his Irish debut 20 years ago this month.

Kevin Kilbane played 612 club games and 110 games for the Republic of Ireland. He got his first cap while Mick McCarthy was the manager and would go on to play under Brian Kerr, Steve Staunton, and Giovanni Trapattoni.

Having made 300 Premier League appearances there was no doubt about his ability and quality.

He was raised in England his parents coming from Mayo and Longford.  He was called up to the England u-18 squad but refused the invitation as he had always wanted to represent Ireland.

Making his debut against Iceland on 6th September 1997 he would go on to play 110 times and become a fan favorite.

He is now equally successful off the field as a pundit for Match of the Day and Newstalk amongst many others.

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