Naill Quinn thrilled for John O'Shea

Quinn thrilled for O'Shea
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Former Republic of Ireland striker Niall Quinn hails John O'Shea following defender's late equaliser during Tuesday's draw with Germany.

Former Republic of Ireland striker Niall Quinn has hailed John O'Shea following the team's 1-1 draw with Germany in Euro 2016 qualifying.

O'Shea scored a late equaliser on his 100th international appearance in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday as Ireland earned a point to maintain their unbeaten start in Group D.

The result has seen Ireland remain in second place in the standings, with Poland leading the way on goal difference after three games.

"It's brilliant for him," Quinn told Sky Sports News. "He's taken the mantle of the leader of that Ireland side and he's bought in to everything Martin O'Neill brought to the team. He leads by example and I am thrilled for him."

Ireland continue their qualifying campaign on November 14 when they travel to Scotland.

Republic of Ireland's new football manager Martin O'Neill speaks during a press conference to announce his official appointment at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, Ireland on November 9, 2013
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