2016-03-29 Ireland v Slovakia

Ireland took on fellow EURO 2016 qualifiers Slovakia in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium on 29th March. Miroslav Stoch opened the scoring after just 14 minutes, but two penalties for the Irish were expertly taken on 21 minutes by Shane Long and then three minutes later by James McLean put the Irish ahead. However, Slovakia drew level just before the half as a cross bounced off Paul McShane for an own goal.