MILLWALL's Shane Ferguson and David Forde were part of historic occasions in the Euro 2016 qualifiers last night.
Ferguson was an unused substitute as Northern Ireland qualified for the European Championships for the first time with a 3-1 win over Greece in Belfast.
Forde was in the Republic of Ireland squad that secured at least a play-off place after their stunning 1-0 defeat of world champions Germany at Lansdowne Road.
Martin O'Neill was forced to change his goalkeeper in the 44th minute when Shay Given picked up an injury, but it was West Ham's Darren Randolph he summoned for his competitive international debut rather than Forde.
That decision was justified as Randolph produced some important saves and it was his punt forward that set up Shane Long for the winning goal.
Forde has now slipped from first to third choice for his country in the space of a year and since losing his place to Jordan Archer at his club.
Northern Ireland finish their campaign with a trip to Finland on Sunday, while the Republic travel to Poland knowing a win or a 2-2 draw or higher will seal their place in France.