Shaun Williams in action for Dundalk FC in 2007.
Former Dundalk FC midfielder Shaun Williams scored his first goal on his second appearance for the Republic of Ireland senior team tonight.
However, the strike counted for little as Wales handed Martin O'Neill's charges a 4-1 hiding in their Nations League group opener in Cardiff.
Thrilled for Sean Williams gave him his Loi debut with Dundalk in 2007 as a skinny 19 year old— Giller (@JGill_Giller) September 6, 2018
The Millwall man was introduced for Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane just before the hour mark, by which point Ireland were four goals in arrears having trailed 3-0 at half-time.
His goal came on 66 minutes when he dispossessed Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey about 20 yards from goal before nonchalantly chipping over the outrushing Wayne Hennessey.
Another ex-Lilywhite, Daryl Horgan came off the bench for the Irish.