Three League of Ireland players were in senior international action on Saturday

Sun, Jun 03 2018

Sander Puri has played the full 90 minutes in both of Estonia's games this week. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick (ETPhotos)

Graham Burke became the first League of Ireland footballer to score for the Republic of Ireland in 40 years when he scored a second-half equaliser against the United States on Saturday.

The Shamrock Rovers striker tapped home Darragh Lenihan's goalbound shot just before the hour – the first domestic-based player to net since Rovers' Ray Treacy in April 1978.

Burke wasn't the only current League of Ireland player in action, however, with both Waterford's Sander Puri and Limerick's Henry Cameron representing their national teams on Saturday,

Puri played all 90 minutes for Estonia as they were beaten 1-0 by fellow Baltic state Latvia in Riga (he also played the full 90 in their 2-0 win over Lithuania on Wednesday).

And Cameron played the final 12 minutes of New Zealand's 2-1 Intercontinental Cup defeat to Kenya in Mumbai following an 18-month absence.

The All Whites face Chinese Taipei in their second match on Tuesday before concluding the group phase against hosts India on Thursday.a