Ireland fans react on Twitter to West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph's performance

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West Ham understudy Darren Randolph is off to Euro 2016 with Ireland.

Darren Randolph was an unlikely hero as he helped Ireland secure their place at Euro 2016.

The goalkeeper started the Republic's crucial second leg play-off win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, in for injured veteran Shay Given.

Randolph kept a clean sheet as a 2-0 victory gave Ireland a 3-1 aggregate victory, with Stoke's Jon Walters grabbing both goals.

He was a commanding presence at the back as the away side dominated possession with 69 per cent, and piled on the pressure with five corners.

Ultimately Bosnia's attack let them down, with only one of their nine efforts finding the target, but that should not take away from Randolph's confident display, and his surprisingly prominent role in Ireland's qualification.

With Shay Given getting towards the end of his career, Randolph has done enough to put himself into the conversation to take the number one spot next summer.

Going against him is the fact he remains a back-up for Spanish stopper Adrian at West Ham, and has not featured for his club since September.

Irish fans were delighted with his performance, taking to Twitter to praise the Bray born 28-year-old. Here is a look at the reaction...

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