Norwich City star Wes Hoolahan has no intention of calling time on Republic of Ireland career

Wes Hoolahan impressed for the Republic of Ireland at Euro 2016. Picture: PA

Wes Hoolahan impressed for the Republic of Ireland at Euro 2016. Picture: PA - Credit: PA

Wes Hoolahan is having too much fun to call time on his Republic of Ireland international career.

The Norwich City midfielder was a second-half substitute for Irish legend Robbie Keane in the striker's swansong last week during a 4-0 friendly win against Oman. Hoolahan, however, has no plans to follow suit, with the Dubliner and club-mate Robbie Brady part of Martin O'Neill's squad who begin their World Cup qualifying quest tonight in Serbia.

Hoolahan and Brady were stand-out performers at Euro 2016 and City's longest-serving player wants to savour more of that success for his country.

'To play on the biggest stage of all and do well as a team and individually, and Robbie as well, was a great experience for us and gave us so much confidence,' he said. 'I haven't really said anything about my future internationally. I will just continue my form at Norwich and if I get picked I would always want to play for my country.'

Hoolahan's summer exploits in France did not go unnoticed in Norfolk, as much as back home in Ireland.


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'We didn't realise that the Norwich City fans were becoming Ireland fans as well for the tournament, but it was great to have that,' he said.

'When we got home and the plane landed it was nice to see all the fans and the support we got.

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'You don't realise how big it is. You get your mates showing you some pictures outside the pubs and the stadiums and things like that cheering us on and they all really enjoyed themselves.'

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