Kevin Kilbane has given Ireland the lead aganst Andorrra with a powerful header from a corner kick after 16 minutes.
It is Ireland's first competitive game at the new Aviva stadium in Dublin.
Earlier in the night Slovakia shocked Russia with a 1-0 in in Russia to lead the European Champiosnhip qualifying table.
Two other teams in the group Macedonia and Armenia are also playing tonight
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