Norwich City’s Irish stars Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady are off to European Championship finals
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Norwich City stars Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan have a major championship to look forward to after helping the Republic of Ireland to book their place in the finals of Euro 2016,
The City pair both played their part as the Republic beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-0 at Dublin's Aviva Stadium in the second leg of their play-off to complete a 3-1 aggregate success.
Brady was one of their star players, and set up the decisive second goal for Jonathan Walters with a well struck free-kick while Hoolahan also did his bit before being replaced by the fresh legs of James McClean early in the second half.
Walters had given Martin O'Neill's side the lead from the penalty spot on 24 minutes when Ervin Zukanovic was harshly adjudged to have handled Daryl Murphy's cross.
He then latched on to Brady's deflected free-kick 20 minutes from time to ensure the Republic qualified for consecutive European Finals for the first time in their history.
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'It's the type of thing you grow up dreaming about,' said Brady afterwards.
'Everyone involved was excellent and we did everything we needed to and now we're off to France.
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'I'm so proud of everyone involved. When things got tough I'm sure everyone involved has been through it before and we stuck together.'
Goal hero Walters added: 'The whole team on the pitch are heroes. We got there in the end, we did it the hard way, but we got there.
'You've got to take it in because these moments don't come round often in a career.'