Live: Republic of Ireland 3 Faroe Islands 0

Thats it from me tonight. Hope you enjoyed the commentary - and , if you're Irish, the outcome. not a classic but a fairytale for Robbie Keane. The night very much belonged to him in more ways than one.

Unsurprisingly it was Robbie Keane who stole the show on the occasion of his 126th appearance. He now has 59 goals for his country

Full time - this could and should have been far more comprehensive for the Irish but its a good way to end the season's qualifiers - up to third and still have a chance of qualifying.

Three minutes of added time to go

Robbie Keane has been named Man of the Match - hardly a shock!

What a finish from Robbie Keane........ unfortunately he'd already been flagged for offside!

Holst comes off and Samuelsen comes on

Coleman slides it insde for Keane, who tries to play it back to Coleman but can't - the corner falls to Cox on the edge of the box but his shot is well over

Stephen Kelly replaces Marc Wilson

Coleman played it into Sammon on the near post, he turns and knocks it across the six-yard line - who else but Robbie Keane is there to tap in

Goal!!!! Robbie Keane competes his hat trick!!!

McGeady is brought off, much to his obvious disgust - shame really as he's done really well tonight. James McLean is on

They can't cope with McGeady's direct way of playing. He's runs from collecting the ball on the halfway line- unchallenged to the edge of the box... he needs to make more of the final pass though or his decision making at the end of a run.. so much opportunity

And Ireland make a change - Conor Sammon replaces Jon Walters

Hoolahan is booked on his first start for Ireland for a late challenge

Cox plays the ball in from the right, falls to McGeady but he can't put the gloss on his great performance this time - hits the ball into the ground and its harmless

Good move, the excellend McGeady plays a cross-field pass to Cox who plays in in first time but it just evades Walters as the ball's cleared at the near post.

Corner comes in - easily claimed by David Forde

Edmundsson replaces Klettskaro

Free kick to the Faroes is played in by Olsen and headed behind by O'Shea

one-two from McGeady and Keane - McGeady plays it in and claims for handball... nothing given

Great play by McGeady again, this time though it's Coleman's ball in between goalkeeper and the last line of defence... he slides it across from the right and Robbie Keane gobbles up the chance on the back post - and easy finish

Goal!!! Finally it's 2-0 - Robbie Keane again

Keane's through-ball to Coleman is cut out, but this is a bit better from Ireland, more tempo

Glenn Whelan picks it up in midfield and drives forwrd but there's no option available and eventually he plays it too far in front of Walters

Christian Holst is consumed with rage as he feels he should've had a penalty for a push on him by St Ledger possibly a bit of a let off for the Irish there

Ok, we're back underway - remember, you can have your say by emailing me at or tweet me @1rebs

That's it for the first half - fairly mundane stuff to be honest, but the three points will surely be in the bag

If you fancy a flutter at this point - 250/1 for the Faroes to turn this round!!

McGeady finds himself central... drives forward, hits a powerful shot but straight at Nielsen - he's been the pick of the Irish in the first half

Good move from the Faroes, flicked in by Holst for Klettskaro but he just can't control it on the edge of the box

But its given away, McGeady has it again, this time his cross is headed over the bar by the defender.. the corner comes to nothing and is cleared... but it comes back.. Cox's cross is over hit, Walters rescues it from the other side but his cross is poor

Ireland's latest corner is headed away, and the Faroes have some possession coming up their right and win....A THROW IN!!

McGeady's cross is cleared to Robbie Keane who smashes it back in but over the bar

Austria are 2-0 up against Sweden in the other game in this group - so any points here will leave Ireland in 3rd

Another through-ball from Waleter to Keane but its decent defending there to deny him

Free kick to Ireland 25 yards out on the left... Very well worked - Cox plays it into Walters, its flicked through to Robbie Keane, but its well saved... the corner comes in - header from Walters is straight at the goalkeeper

Ireland come again with McGeady.. has a shot but its blocked, Coleman turns it in towards Robbie Keane who launches himself for the bicycle kick but doesn't make contact

Walters flicks a long ball on and a sliced clearance goes up into the air but the goalkeeper claims....

Corner delivered but play is stoped after a collision between Nielsen and Vatnsdal

Ireland win a corner after about 40 passes around the edge of the box

Ireland still being patient, knocking the ball around - can they show the endeavour to go and really run riot tonight?

Great run from McGeady past a couple of Faroe Island defenders, but he crosses from too far out really - its blocked.

Keane through to Coleman but he's offside as he tries to pull it across goal - looks a poor decision

Pretty slow moving game - the Faroes have no real desire for anything other than damage limitation and Ireland seem happy to knock it about

Walters plays it through at the other end but Keane just can't control it, that would've been a chance... Ireland have it again and Keane plays in Walters but his shot is blocked

The Faroes have their first attack but the cross is easily dealt with by John O'Shea

Remember you can tell me what you think of procedings tonight via twitter @1rebs or email

Another corner is played in my McGeady but put over by Whelan

I'm not sure the Faroe Islands have had anything surmounting to possession yet, never mind anything else!

McGeady ran clear down the left and pulled it back along the floor to Keane who turned it in..

GOAL - 1-0 Ireland - didn't take long and its ROBBIE KEANE!!

Walters wins a corner - taken by McGeady, short - works his way into the box but his shot is woeful, pulls it past the near post

So we're ready for kick off here in Dublin and off we go....

Proud moments for Robbie Keane as the anthem plays. His son is the mascot for his 126th appearance.

SUBS: Danielsen, Mouritsen, Jorgensen, Samuelsen, Edmundsson, Naes, Gestsson, Davidsen

FAROE ISLANDS: Nielsen; Justinussen, Frederiksberg, Gregersen, Vatnsdal; Baldvinsson, Samuelsen, Olsen, Holst; Klettskard, Jonsson

SUBS: Keogh, Sammon, Delaney, O'Dea, Randolph, Hendrick, McClean, Westwood, McShane, Dunne, Kelly, Quinn

IRELAND: Forde; O'Shea, St Ledger, Wilson, Coleman; McGeady, Whelan, Hoolahan, Cox; Keane, Walters

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Could be a big night for the Irish.. with Austria and Sweden plaing each other - a win for Trapatonni's men could see them move into 2nd in the group behind Germany

Hello and welcome to the coverage of Republic of Ireland v Faroe Islands with me, Rebecca Stephenson

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