McShane only got his chance because of injuries to Steve Staunton´s regular centre-back pair of Richard Dunne and Andy O´Brien, and he seized his chance by being named man of the match. He is now preparing for the crucial qualifying double-header against Slovakia and the Czechs again as one of the most important members of Staunton´s travelling squad.
McShane said: "I remember that Czech Republic game as the starting point of my career really. It was a high-profile game with a lot of pressure and to get man of the match was brilliant."
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