Dunne pleased with point

Republic of Ireland remains unbeaten in competitive matches under coach Giovanni Trapattoni.

“The main aim was not to lose so we are pleased with the point,” said Dunne.

“It was a good way to end the season and we can go into the new one full of hope about making it to the finals.”

“Unfortunately, when we scored we sat back a bit and they got the goal quickly enough,” Dunne continued.

“They really needed to win so they were always going to come at us and everyone just dug in a defended really well.

“I was delighted to get the goal. John O’Shea blocked Berbatov and it was a free header.”