It was a successful evening for Derby County central defender Richard Keogh with the Republic of Ireland on Monday night.

Keogh, who started every game for the Rams during the 2018/19 campaign, played the full 90 minutes in their 2-0 victory over Gibraltar at the Aviva Stadium.

The 32-year-old kept a clean sheet as Mick McCarthy’s side continued their unbeaten start to Euro 2020 qualification.

They sit top of Group D, having picked up 10 points from their opening four fixtures.

An own goal from Gibraltar’s Joseph Chipolina gave Ireland a first half lead, whilst Burnley’s Robbie Brady ensured all three points with a strike in the dying moments of the game.

Speaking after the game, Keogh said: “It was all about getting the three points and we managed to do that, so it’s job well done.

“I don’t think they threatened our goal at all and it was a solid performance. We stayed professional, dominated the second half and won the game comfortably.

“Now we have the win we can enjoy the summer, rest up and we have a big game coming up when we return. If you would have said to us we would be sitting on 10 points, I would have taken that going into the next few qualifiers.

“We are in a good position and we have got to keep the buzz going and see where it takes us.”

The Republic of Ireland’s next Euro 2020 qualifier is in September as they host Switzerland in Dublin.