What Portsmouth winger Ronan Curtis said after making full Republic of Ireland debut

Ronan Curtis celebrated the ‘unbelievable feeling’ after making his maiden Republic of Ireland start.

Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 1:00 pm
Ronan Curtis in action against Bulgaria. Picture: PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images

The Pompey winger featured for 84 minutes in Mick McCarthy's side’s 3-1 friendly win over Bulgaria in Dublin last night.

His 56th-minute shot could only be parried by visiting keeper Hristo Ivanov, leaving Alan Browne with an easy tap-in to break the deadlock.

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Curtis earned his third cap for Eire but it was the first time he featured from the outset.

And the 23-year-old revealed it’ll be a memory that’ll stay with him forever.

He wrote on Twitter: ‘Unbelievable feeling getting my first start for my country memories for life.’

Curtis will now head back to Fratton Park and link up with his Pompey team-mates.

Kenny Jackett may opt to give the former Derry man a rest for the EFL Trophy clash against Norwich under-21s on Saturday.