Republic of Ireland's Richard Dunne satisfied with draw in Hungary

Hungary's Peter Szakaly is tackled by Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne
Hungary's Peter Szakaly is tackled by Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne

Defender Richard Dunne says the Republic of Ireland can go into Euro 2012 in buoyant mood after stretching their unbeaten run to 14 games with a 0-0 draw in Hungary.

"We were always confident and are happy to come away with a draw," said Dunne.

"We didn't pull out of any tackles but happily we did not have any injuries.

"It was arranged that Shay Given would come off at half-time. Goalkeeper is a specialist position and others have to get game time."

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni conceded that Hungary had been on top for much of the game in Budapest.

"They deserved to score in the first half, one or two goals, but Shay Given saved us," he said.

"In the second half we changed a bit and had fresh energy, with Jon Andrews and Simon Cox coming on, and we could have scored.

"But I am pleased with the draw and not having any players injured."

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