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Irish Eye: Saint Cillian’s brace breaks Hearts

Want to know how your favourite Irish footballers got on across the water this weekend? We’ve got all the details right here.

Cavan man Cillian Sheridan celebrates with his team-mates after scoring the opener against Hearts yesterday.
Cavan man Cillian Sheridan celebrates with his team-mates after scoring the opener against Hearts yesterday.
Image: Graham Stuart/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Premier League

Richard Dunne (QPR 1-1 Aston Villa) If there’s one thing that Richard Dunne does better than manhandling Russians, it’s scoring past his own keeper. The centre-half gifted QPR an injury-time point at Loftus Road yesterday with his ninth Premier League own goal.

Npower Championship

Jeff Hendrick (Derby 3-0 Milwall) Hendrick opened his league account against Nottingham Forest last week and the teenager wasted no time in doubling his tally. He put Derby two up six minutes before the break, smartly finishing Craig Bryson’s pass.

League One

Peter Murphy (Carlisle 1-0 Stevenage) Carlisle veteran Peter Murphy was the match-winner on Saturday, heading past Chris Day in the 27th minute when he found himself unmarked six yards from goal.

Alan Lee (Huddersfield 2-2 Leyton Orient) Lee opened the scoring at the Galpharm Stadium with a thunderous header midway through the first half.

Jonathan Douglas (Oldham 0-2 Brentford) Douglas drilled Brentford into the lead in the 39th minute when his 25-yard rasper found its way through a forest of players in the box and into the bottom corner.

James O’Connor (Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Exeter) Former Ireland U21 James O’Connor pounced to score from close range, putting Wednesday 1-0 up with his first goal of the season after Artur Krysiak failed to deal with Rob Jones’s header.

Scottish Premier League

Jon Daly (Hibernian 3-3 Dundee United) Daly hit a brace at Easter Road on Saturday but watched as a three-minute flurry denied Dundee United all three points. The Dubliner’s first came in the 29th minute when he turned home John Rankin’s rebound from close range. Daly then put Dundee within touching distance of a win, stooping to head them into a 3-1 lead with just over 20 minutes remaining.

Darren Randolph (Motherwell 1-0 Aberdeen) Randolph picked up clean sheet number five of the season as he held Aberdeen at bay in Motherwell’s 1-0 win.

Cillian Sheridan (St Johnstone 2-0 Hearts) Loan signing Cillian Sheridan was on the double for Saint Johnstone, linking brilliantly with Francisco Sandaza twice to score either side of half time.

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